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Microsoft acquires Kinvolk to accelerate container-optimized innovation

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The ability to run Kubernetes anywhere, whether in the cloud or on-premises, has been a high priority for Azure customers looking to rapidly innovate, with increasing customer focus on the benefits of container-optimized workloads and operating systems, lean application modernization, easier operations, and platform resiliency. To support this rapid evolution, we’re announcing that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Kinvolk.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Compute

Teaming up with Coursera on new Azure Specializations and Scholarships

Monday, April 26, 2021

Today, we are announcing that Microsoft is collaborating with Coursera to bring new opportunities for skilling in Azure via three new Specializations: Azure Fundamentals, AI Fundamentals, and Data Fundamentals. Coursera is a leading learning platform, and we are delighted to bring on-demand Azure content to their 80 million learners.

Vice President, Azure

Deploy key design principles with enterprise-scale architecture

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

When embarking on any project or new implementation, there are always key design and decision points to be discussed and fully understood. Deploying an enterprise-scale landing zone and subsequent resources to the cloud is no different. The enterprise-scale architecture prescribed in this guidance is based on the design principles that serve as a compass for subsequent design decisions across critical technical domains.

Senior Content Engineer

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – March 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March is an exciting month! If you need to control costs and avoid projected overages, you'll want to check out changes to Cost Management budgets. You also have a new view optimized for viewing subscription costs as well as more ways to save, learning resources, and documentation updates. Enjoy!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Microsoft named a Leader in Forrester Wave: Function-as-a-Service Platforms

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

There are some use cases of serverless that need to be stateful—such as long-running workflows, human approved processes, and e-commerce shopping cart applications. Durable Functions, an extension to the Azure Functions runtime that brings stateful and orchestration capabilities to serverless functions. Durable Functions stands alone in the serverless space, providing stateful functions and a way to define serverless workflows programmatically.

Principal PM Manager, Azure Functions

Scale cloud adoption with modular designs for enterprise-scale landing zones

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tailwind Traders requires an initial implementation of landing zones with fully integrated governance, security, and operations from the start. The enterprise-scale architecture provides prescriptive guidance coupled with Azure best practices, developed largely by Microsoft architects and the broader Cloud Solutions Unit technical community.

Senior Cloud Advocate, Azure

5 reasons Databricks runs best on Azure

Thursday, March 25, 2021

For any organization running big data workloads in the cloud, exceptional scale, performance, and optimization are essential. Databricks customers have multiple choices for their cloud destination. Azure Databricks is the only first-party service offering for Databricks, which provides customers with distinct benefits not offered in any other cloud.

Director of Product, Azure Data

Expanding our DR scenarios to new zonal capabilities with Azure Site Recovery

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Azure provides high availability, disaster recovery, and backup solutions that can enable your applications to meet business availability requirements and recovery objectives. We continue to build upon our portfolio of resilient services by bringing zonal capabilities for improved business continuity and disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery.

Program Manager II, Azure Site Recovery

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