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How-old.net: Augmenting Virality in Real Time with Batch Analytics using Data Factory

Microsoft launched the How-old.net demo as part of the keynote presentation at Build2015. We started the demo as a test for 50 users but it went viral with more than 33 million users and 236 million images in less than a week of activity. Very soon, this turned out to be a big data question, and we decided to augment real time with historic data analytics.

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Inside Azure Search: Chaos Engineering

As systems scale, we expect nodes to fail ungracefully in random and unexpected ways, networks to experience sudden partitions, and messages to be dropped at any time. Azure Search uses chaos engineering to help solve this problem.

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The Evolving Role of the Managed Service Provider

Nearly every enterprise has at least one relationship with a managed service provider today and it’s very likely that relationship has evolved over the years. Get ready, it’s changing again and very much to the advantage of the enterprise.

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Azure SQL DB Previews Elastic Database Query

A flexible new distributed query capability is now available in preview in Azure SQL Database. Elastic database query allows tools and applications to retrieve data from an entire collection of databases through a single connection.

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Getting Started with Logic App Templates

Logic Apps are part of the Azure App Service platform that make it easier to build web, mobile and integration apps. Logic App Templates are pre-built and allow you to simply click, configure and deploy.

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New troubleshooting SSH connections

Step through a process to isolate and correct issues with making SSH connections to Azure-based Linux servers.