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Azure Site Recovery: Our Commitment to Keeping Your Data Secure

Last year, Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive VP of Legal & Corporate Affairs of Microsoft expressed the importance of privacy when it comes to customer data. The Azure Site Recovery service was designed from the ground up as a hybrid IT service composed of both cloud & on-premises components to align with Microsoft’s privacy commitments.

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Azure Search Scenarios and Capabilities

To follow up on the announcement of Azure Search last week, I wanted to take a minute to give a bit of framing on why we built Azure Search and how we picked its current capabilities.

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Azure Automation: Authenticating to Azure using Azure Active Directory

If you’re a user of Azure Automation, you already know how useful it can be for automating manual, long running, frequently repeated, and error prone tasks that keep your cloud services up and running. You may also be well aware that there are a number of steps required to get Azure Automation set up to talk to Azure using certificate-based authentication. Well we on the Azure Automation and Azure PowerShell team are happy to present you with an easier alternative..

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SQL Server AlwaysOn Template in Microsoft Azure Portal Gallery

A new template has been added to the Microsoft Azure Portal Gallery and is currently in preview. The SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn template automates the creation of a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group, taking care of the setup steps behind the scenes.