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Oct

Introducing Corda Enterprise on Azure Blockchain Service
Introducing Corda Enterprise on Azure Blockchain Service

Providing our customers with choice and flexibility is central to our mission around blockchain in Azure. Today, we are pleased to introduce that we’re bringing managed Corda Enterprise to Azure Blockchain Service.

The road to Corda Enterprise on Azure as a managed service

In 2016, Microsoft and R3 worked together to bring Corda Enterprise to Azure as a virtual machine image in the Azure Marketplace.

In 2017, the relationship matured to a partnership, and in the subsequent years we’ve worked closely with customers, consortiums, and independent software vendors (ISVs) to help them bring Corda-based solutions to Azure. Working together with our customers and partners, we’ve seen the launch of multiple Corda consortiums on Azure, from Insurwave’s launch in 2018 to the recent September 2019 announcement of TradeIX’s launch of the Marco Polo Network on Azure.

As customers were building end to end solutions, one of the big requests was to make integrating Corda with enterprise data, systems, and Software as a Service (SaaS) easier. Earlier this year, we released the Corda Logic App and Flow Connectors that brought 30 years of Microsoft enterprise integration experience to Corda. With Flow and PowerApps, it also became possible for citizen developers to build

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22

Oct

Power BI Service and Mobile September 2019 feature summary
Power BI Service and Mobile September 2019 feature summary

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-september-2019-feature-summary/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-service-and-mobile-september-2019-feature-summary/           It’s time again to recap the features and announcements in the Power BI service and mobile for the month of September.

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22

Oct

Microsoft Azure Data loves PASS Summit 2019!
Microsoft Azure Data loves PASS Summit 2019!

This years event is gearing up to be a monumental occasion as we plan to make some exciting product announcements.

Listen from some of our leading keynote speakers, including Azure Data CVP Rohan Kumar, as they share their knowledge on Microsofts data platform products and services, and how to stay on the edge of the changing data landscape.

Only PASS Summit gives you a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders, as well as Microsoft product teams providing you with deep dives into data solutions.

Make sure you register ASAP and be sure to sign-up to the Data + AI sessions and clinics that are scheduled across the Summit program.

Pro-tip: access the Conference Sessions and get ready to be informed and inspired.

Recieve a $200 off discount with code: MSLOVEPASSPre-Conference activitiesNov 4th: SQL Server 2019 workshop: Bob Ward will give a comprehensive hands-on experience to try all the new features in SQL Server 2019. He will lead you through a day-long workshop on how to maximize the new capabilities of SQL Server 2019. You will walk away from this workshop knowing what Bob knows so that you can modernize your skills with SQL Server and teach others in your community or company why SQL

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22

Oct

Announcing new contact lists for reports and dashboards in the Power BI service

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-contact-lists-for-reports-and-dashboards-in-the-power-bi-service/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-contact-lists-for-reports-and-dashboards-in-the-power-bi-service/           The new contact list for reports and dashboards makes it easy to support end users by providing a contact list that includes multiple users or even groups in the Power BI service. When READ MORE

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22

Oct

Gain on OLTP price-performance with Azure SQL Virtual Machines
Gain on OLTP price-performance with Azure SQL Virtual Machines

This post was co-authored by Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager, Sadashivan Krishnamurthy, Principal Architect, and Bob Ward, Principal Architect.

Today, most applications are running online transactional processing (OLTP) transactions. Online banking, purchasing a book online, booking an airline ticket, sending a text message, and telemarketing are examples of OLTP workloads. OLTP workloads involves inserting, updating, and/or deleting small amounts of data in a database and mainly deals with large numbers of transactions by large number of users. Majority of OLTP workloads are read heavy, use diverse transactions, and utilizes wide range of data types.

Azure brings many price-performance advantages for your workloads with SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) with a wide range of Azure Virtual Machine series and Azure disk options. Memory optimized VM series like Intel based Es_v3 series or AMD based Eas_v3 series offer high virtual CPU (vCPU) to memory ratio at a very low cost. Constraint vCPU capable VM sizes offer reduced cost of SQL Server licencing by constraining the vCPU abailable to the VM, while maintaining the same memory, storage, and input or output (I/O) bandwidth. Premium Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver high-performance and low-latency managed disks with high IOPS and throughput capabilities needed for SQL

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21

Oct

On-premises data gateway October 2019 update is now available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-october-2019-update-is-now-available/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-october-2019-update-is-now-available/           October Gateway release

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21

Oct

October 2019 unified Azure SDK preview
October 2019 unified Azure SDK preview

Welcome back to another release of the unified Azure Data client libraries. For the most part, the API surface areas of the SDKs have been stabilized based on your feedback. Thank you to everyone who has been submitting issues on GitHub and keep the feedback coming.

Please grab the October preview libraries and try them out—throw demanding performance scenarios at them, integrate them with other services, try to debug an issue, or generally build your scenario and let us know what you find.

Our goal is to release these libraries before the end of the year but we are driven by quality and feedback and your participation is key.

Getting started

As we did for the last three releases, we have created four pages that unify all the key information you need to get started and give feedback. You can find them here:

.NET Java JavaScript and TypeScript Python

For those of you who want to dive deep into the content, the release notes linked above and the changelogs they point to give more details on what has changed. Here we are calling out a few high-level items.

APIs locking down

The surface area for Azure Key Vault and Storage

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20

Oct

Azure API for FHIR® moves to general availability

Today, Microsoft becomes the first cloud with a fully managed, first-party service to ingest, persist, and manage healthcare data in the native FHIR format. The Azure API for FHIR® is releasing today in generally availability to all Azure customers.

The core mission in healthcare is to deliver better health outcomes, and the data standard fueling the future of that mission is FHIR. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) has revolutionized the industry in the last several years and is rapidly becoming established as the preferred standard for exchanging and managing healthcare information in electronic format.  Microsoft understands the unique value FHIR offers to enable management of Protected Health Information (PHI) in the cloud, so we’re advancing Azure technology to enable our health customers the ability to ingest, manage, and persist PHI data across the Azure environment in the native FHIR format.

With the Azure API for FHIR, a developer, researcher, device maker, or anyone working with health data—is empowered with a turnkey platform to provision a cloud-based FHIR service in just minutes and begin securely managing PHI data in Azure. We’ve simplified FHIR through this new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) so customers can free up their operational resources and focus their development

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19

Oct

Win Power BI Swag with Community Kudopalooza!
Win Power BI Swag with Community Kudopalooza!

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/win-power-bi-swag-with-community-kudopalooza/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/win-power-bi-swag-with-community-kudopalooza/           WIN SWAG! Visit the Power BI community to get answers to your questions and connect with others to see cool examples of how people are using Power BI. https://aka.ms/commkudo

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17

Oct

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2019/10/17/mssql-extension-for-visual-studio-code-now-has-object-explorer-and-intellicode/Source: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2019/10/17/mssql-extension-for-visual-studio-code-now-has-object-explorer-and-intellicode/     Today were introducing a new release for the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code which is now available! The mssql extension for Visual Studio Code is the official SQL Server extension that supports connections to SQL READ MORE

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