Tune in May 4–8, 2015, to watch top industry leaders share their views on the latest cloud trends and solutions during live keynotes and select sessions. Find out what’s next in tech and see who’s fueling it. After the conference, you can access content from more than 700 sessions—including overviews, how-tos, deep dives, and more—on demand.
Azure helps AccuWeather respond to 10 billion requests for crucial weather data every day. Watch the video.
Earlier this year we announced the plan to acquire Revolution Analytics—we’ve now closed the acquisition agreement, and together we’ll help unlock the power of the R language for advanced analytics on big data. R is the world’s most popular programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics, used by more than 2 million people worldwide. Revolution has made R enterprise-ready with speed and scalability for the largest data warehouses and Hadoop systems. To learn more, please read the announcement on the Machine Learning Blog by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Information Management & Machine Learning at Microsoft.
Azure Stream Analytics is a real-time stream processing engine in the cloud that helps uncover insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure, and applications. Developers describe their desired event stream processing and transformations in an SQL-like query language, and the system abstracts the complexities of the parallelization, distributed computing, and error handling. Temporal semantics are built in. New capabilities include support for automatically refreshing reference data, improved job diagnostics, and the ability to create new Azure Services for inputs and outputs within the context of your Stream Analytics job. These enhancements help you achieve a lower cost real-time streaming processing solution in the cloud.
Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage offering designed to support I/O-intensive workloads. With Premium Storage, you can add up to 32 TB of persistent storage per virtual machine (VM), with more than 50,000 IOPS per VM with extremely low latencies for read operations. Premium Storage is currently available for use in the West US, East US 2, West Europe, Southeast Asia, and Japan West regions. With general availability, Premium Storage will now carry a service-level agreement (SLA) for 99.9 percent availability.
If you’re an Azure customer with an Enterprise Agreement (EA) Indirect Commercial, EA for Government, or Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) subscription, you can now purchase applications and services from Azure Marketplace. Within a single, unified portal, you can easily find and deploy more than 3,000 offerings—all fully integrated into the Azure platform—with just a few clicks. Visit Azure Marketplace and learn how you can enhance your productivity on Azure by simplifying application development and software deployment.
One day. Many cities. Discover the Microsoft cloud: Learn about all the newest features and possibilities Azure offers you, and then try it on your own computer. We’re waiting for you with a free event in the cloud on April 25, 2015, hosted by user group communities in locations across the globe. Learn more.
In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world, companies are using apps to better engage their customers, partners, and employees from virtually anywhere, on nearly any device. They rely on developers to quickly build those apps for connecting to popular services and on-premises systems, plus autoscaling as the business needs. Azure App Service is a unique new service that helps developers deliver cross-platform, cloud-connected apps faster than ever before. It allows developers to more easily build employee, partner, and customer-facing apps for any platform or device. All for one low price, this solution integrates Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services into a single service—with a common app-hosting, runtime, and extensibility mode—for simplified integration with popular consumer and commercial services, plus on-premises systems. Watch the video announcement and create your app with App Service today.
Firms that leverage cloud computing to build their next app can maximize profits by employing time as a competitive weapon. As the world becomes increasingly digital, accelerating your app development and innovation can be key in getting to market faster and in iterating more efficiently once you’re there. Join cloud thought leader Joe Weinman for an on-demand webinar on the technical and business benefits of saving time with the cloud.
Learn about Azure Key Vault, a new technology within Azure for storing sensitive keys and secrets, which you can then programmatically retrieve from your applications—all without allowing access to anyone who shouldn't have it.
You may also be interested in these Cloud Cover episodes, the first two of a five-part series focusing on big data.
Check out on-demand and upcoming live webinars from Microsoft experts on topics such as Apache Hadoop in the cloud, building predictive models, and using Azure Machine Learning. Be sure to bookmark this page to check for future webinars.
If you’re struggling to get your data into tables and columns, be sure to watch this free and informative training course. Learn about the many Azure storage options beyond relational data. Watch here.
In this episode, learn how to do some disaster recovery (DR) for your key systems using Azure Site Recovery. In the past, you needed an implementation of System Center to leverage this capability, but that’s no longer the case. Find out how to help protect your investments using the built-in Hyper-V replication technology. Watch now.
Establishing a good DR solution for your essential applications and infrastructure can be time-consuming and tedious. In the past, this required identical data centers, data replication, and complex orchestration to work well—and it was expensive. Azure Site Recovery is changing all that and bringing a DR solution to everyone, regardless of organization size. Learn more.
See a demo on provisioning Docker Machine to Azure, and learn about the future of Docker client for Windows. Watch now.
The development world is all abuzz with the possibilities for containerization technologies and the public cloud, including a smaller footprint, portability, and more concentrated workloads. Read Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus' take on what containers are, how they work with Azure, and why IT professionals need to pay attention.
Learn how to use Chef to configure your VMs and your infrastructure in Azure with this on-demand training. Explore the building blocks of Chef, how to use it, and how it works with Azure, plus see several practical demonstrations. Get started.
Watch the first part of the Enterprise Mobility Core Skills series, where Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson and Microsoft Technical Evangelist Simon May help you prepare your environment for mobility with Windows 10. This course covers Identity and Access Management (IAM) in Azure Active Directory, single sign-on (SSO), user self-service management, multifactor authentication, and more. View the course.
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is a very hot topic among IT professionals. How can you provide mobile access to users while still keeping IT systems secure? The next two webinars in our ongoing free series will address this concern, with topics including Azure Active Directory Premium, plus how Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and Microsoft Office 365 work together. Our 30-minute webinars include high-level overviews, demos, and live Q&A sessions. Register for an EMS webinar today!
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Proven by 30,000+ accounts around the globe, Vision Solutions Double-Take software and methodologies help speed and simplify the migration of complex, multilayered computing environments to Azure. Double-Take Move accelerates and streamlines Azure adoption by providing near-zero downtime migrations from any platform (for example, physical, virtual, VMware, Xen, Amazon Web Services), while mitigating the risks related to data loss, server instability, user access disruption, and more.Learn More
Boundless OpenGeo Suite is a complete geospatial platform for managing data and for building maps and applications across web browsers, desktops, and mobile devices. Built on leading open source geospatial software, OpenGeo Suite has a robust and flexible architecture that enables organizations to reliably manage and publish geospatial data.Visit Marketplace page
To optimize the value of your Azure data services and broaden the addressable use cases, your data services can’t live in a silo. They need to interact with other systems in the cloud and on-premises. Informatica Cloud Services for Azure addresses this problem with a leading cloud-integration and data-management service. The offering includes Informatica Secure Agent running on-premises—or on Windows or Linux machines—and Informatica Cloud Connector for Azure Storage. Users of Azure data services such as Azure Data Factory, HDInsight, and Machine Learning can make their data work with access to the broadest set of data sources, including hundreds of on-premises applications, databases, cloud applications, and social data.Visit Marketplace page
Primestream Xchange Suite is a web-based video-sharing, collaboration, automation, and asset-management platform built for creative professionals. Send content, metadata, and markers from Xchange to leading non-linear editors (NLE) for craft editing and other post-production workflows. Store, share, edit, review, approve, archive, and prepare your footage—all with Xchange Suite powered by Azure.Visit Marketplace page