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The key to a data-driven culture: Timely insights

3 October, 2019

A data-driven culture is critical for businesses to thrive in today’s environment. In fact, a brand-new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey found that companies who embrace a data-driven culture experience a 4x improvement in revenue performance and better customer satisfaction.

General Manager, Azure Data & AI
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Built-in Jupyter notebooks in Azure Cosmos DB are now available

Monday, 30 September 2019

Built-in Jupyter notebooks for Azure Cosmos DB are now publicly available. Developers, data scientists, engineers and analysts can use the familiar Jupyter notebooks experience to interactively run queries, explore and analyze data, visualize data & build, train, and run machine learning and AI models.

Program Manager, Azure Cosmos DB

New disk support capabilities in Azure Storage Explorer

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The release of Storage Explorer 1.10.0 brings many exciting updates and new features that we hope can help you be more productive and efficient when working with your Azure Storage Accounts. If you’ve never used Storage Explorer before, make sure to head to our product page, and download it for your favorite operating system.

Program Manager, Visual Studio

New Azure Blueprint enables SWIFT CSP compliance on Azure

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

This morning at the SIBOS conference in London we announced our new Azure Blueprint for the SWIFT Customer Security Program (CSP) control framework. The new Azure Blueprint is being introduced by Microsoft in conjunction with the recent efforts to enable SWIFT connectivity in the cloud.

General Manager, Azure Global

Introducing cost-effective increment snapshots of Azure managed disks in preview

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

The preview of incremental snapshots of Azure managed disks is now available. Incremental snapshots are a cost-effective point-in-time backup of managed disks. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Managed Disks

Navigating the intelligent edge: answers to top questions

Monday, 23 September 2019

Over the past ten years, Microsoft has seen embedded IoT devices get progressively smarter and more connected, running software intelligence near the point where the data is being generated within a network. And having memory and compute capabilities at the intelligent edge solves multiple conundrums related to connectivity, bandwidth, latencies, and privacy/security.

Principal Program Manager, Azure IoT

The Marco Polo Network uses Azure and Corda blockchain to modernize trade finance

Monday, 23 September 2019

The Marco Polo Network is now generally available on Azure to help both trade banks and corporations take advantage the R3 Corda distributed ledger to better facilitate global trade in this ever-changing world. Regardless of what headlines will lead you to believe, international trade is the lifeblood of the modern global economy.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Global Multiparty Engineering

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