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Azure SQL Database Geo-Restore

This post continues our series on the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BCDR) capabilities of Azure SQL Database and focuses on geo-restore. In my previous post on standard geo-replication I discussed how the various business continuity features map to service tiers.

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Announcing Long Term Retention for Azure Backup

Previously, we had announced long term retention for cloud backups from DPM. With this month’s release of the Azure Backup service, we are extending that capability to cloud backups from all currently supported SKUs of Windows Server and Windows Server Essentials.

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Getting started with Azure Backup

Azure Backup is a great tool that empowers customers to backup data to Azure. In this post, we will cover how quick and easy it is to get started with Azure Backup. All that’s needed is an Azure subscription.

Introducing Azure Media Indexer

Introducing: Azure Media Indexer

Azure Media Indexer extracts meaningful metadata from audio and video files with speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research. This blog post is the first in a series describing how to run jobs on Azure Media Services using Indexer.

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High Speed Encoding with Azure Media Services

High speed encoding has been a top customer ask for Azure Media Services and that ask has now been met by enabling customers to select between three different types of Encoding Reserved Units. In this post, I will cover how you can use the new Encoding Reserved Units and the speed gains that you will get as a result.

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Getting Started with Live Streaming Using the Azure Management Portal

Earlier today we announced the availability of our public preview of Azure Media Services live services. We will have several posts this week covering different aspects of our live streaming capabilities and how to use them. In this post, I’ll give you some of the basics of live streaming and will then apply them to a specific scenario.

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The apiphany epiphany: GA’ing Azure API Management

Back in October, we announced the acquisition of apiphany; a recent entrant to the API management space based in Washington-DC. I’m excited to announce that today, Azure API Management leaves Preview and goes GA, with a 99.9% SLA.