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The best public cloud for SAP workloads gets more powerful

May 16, 2017

More and more enterprise customers are realizing the benefits of moving their core business applications to the cloud. Many have moved beyond the conversation of “why cloud” to “which cloud provider.” Customers want the assurance of performance, privacy and scale for their mission critical applications.

CVP, Microsoft Azure Team
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WannaCrypt attacks: guidance for Azure customers

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Over the last couple days there has been a lot of public discussion about a current ransomware attack known as WannaCrypt.  This malware has caused customer pain and concern.  The malware…

Principal Engineering Manager

Dear DocumentDB customers, welcome to Azure Cosmos DB!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Azure Cosmos DB, announced at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference, is the first globally distributed, multi-model database service for building planet scale apps. You can easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle of complex, multiple-datacenter configurations.

Architect, Azure Cosmos DB + Open Source Software Analytics

How to use Azure Functions with IoT Hub message routing

Monday, May 15, 2017

I get a lot of asks for new routing endpoints in Azure IoT Hub, and one of the more common asks is to be able to route directly to Azure Functions. Having the power of serverless compute at your fingertips is very powerful and allows you to do all sorts of amazing things with your IoT data.

Senior Program Manager, Azure IoT

Azure SQL Database now supports transparent geographic failover of database groups

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The built-in geo-replication feature has been generally available to SQL Database customers since 2014. During this time one of the most common customer requests has been about supporting transparent failover with automatic activation. Today we are happy to announce a public preview of auto-failover groups that extends geo-replication with the following additional capabilities:

Principal Program Manager, Azure SQL Database

Azure DevTest Labs updates at Build 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Azure DevTest Labs is a commercial Azure service that enables IT admins to create a cost-controlled self-service for developers and testers to quickly create environments in Azure, while minimizing waste and optimizing cost. We announced the service GA last May, and never stop exploring more opportunities to build solutions that solve our customers’ real problems in various scenarios. Today, as Microsoft Build 2017 happening now in Seattle, I would like to take this moment with you to look back all the key functionalities we've shipped since Connect() conference last November, and explain how they can help you in various scenarios.

Sr. Program Manager, Azure DevTest Labs

Batch computing at a fraction of the price

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we are delighted to announce the public preview of a new way to obtain and consume Azure compute at a much lower price using Azure Batch – low-priority VMs. Low-priority VMs are allocated from our surplus compute capacity and are available for up to an 80% discount, enabling certain types of workloads to run for a significantly reduced cost or allowing you to do much more for the same cost.

Principal Program Manager