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Azure Offline Backup with Azure Data Box now in preview

18 February, 2020

An ever-increasing number of enterprises, even as they adopt a hybrid IT strategy, continue to retain mission-critical data on-premises, and look towards the public cloud as an effective offsite for their backups. Azure Backup—Azure’s built-in data-protection solution, provides a simple, secure and cost-effective mechanism to backup these data-assets over the network to Azure, while eliminating on-premises backup infrastructure.

Senior Program Manager, Azure Backup
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Turning to a new chapter of Windows Server innovation

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Today, on January 14, 2020, as Windows Server 2008 /R2 reaches its end of support, we’re beginning a new chapter of innovation in Windows Server technologies that enable our customers to modernize their IT, both in the cloud and on-premises. If you are running business-critical workloads on this popular operating system we recommend that you take the necessary steps to protect these workloads.

Director, Windows Server and Azure Product Marketing

Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

Monday, 13 January 2020

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides a comprehensive set of management and operational controls that can help your organization demonstrate compliance with privacy laws and regulations.

Senior Compliance Manager, Azure Trust and Compliance

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