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CIS Azure Security Foundations Benchmark open for comment

Thursday, October 10, 2019

One of the best ways to speed up securing your cloud deployments is to focus on the most impactful security best practices. Best practices for securing any service begins with a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity risk and how to manage it.

Director of Program Management, Azure Security

Leveraging Cognitive Services to simplify inventory tracking

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Who spends their summer at the Microsoft Garage New England Research & Development Center (or “NERD”)? The Garage Internship seeks out students who are hungry to learn, not afraid to try new things, and able to step out of their comfort zones when faced with ambiguous situations.

Sr. Content Developer

Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows are now generally available

Monday, October 7, 2019

In today’s data-driven world, big data processing is a critical task for every organization. To unlock transformational insights and embrace a data-driven culture, companies need tools to help them easily integrate and transform data at scale, without requiring specialized skills.

Partner Director of Product Management, Information Management & Governance

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

Tuesday, September 24, 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, September 23, 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, September 23, 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

HDInsight support in Azure CLI now out of preview

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

We are pleased to share that support for HDInsight in Azure CLI is now generally available. The addition of the `az hdinsight` command group allows you to easily manage your HDInsight clusters using simple commands while taking advantage of all that Azure CLI has to offer, such as cross-platform support and tab completion.

Program Manager, Azure HDInsight

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