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Apr

E-Mail Subscriptions for Paginated Reports is Now Available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/e-mail-subscriptions-for-paginated-reports-is-now-available/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/e-mail-subscriptions-for-paginated-reports-is-now-available/           E-mail subscriptions is one of the key features used by millions of SQL Server Reporting Services customers today. Our latest release for “New Feature Friday” is the support of Paginated Reports in e-mail READ MORE

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18

Apr

The April release of Azure Data Studio is now available

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2019/04/18/the-april-release-of-azure-data-studio-is-now-available/Source: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2019/04/18/the-april-release-of-azure-data-studio-is-now-available/     We are excited to announce the April release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studioand review the Release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading READ MORE

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18

Apr

Microsoft open sources Data Accelerator, an easy-to-configure pipeline for streaming at scale

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/microsoft-open-sources-data-accelerator-an-easy-to-configure-pipeline-for-streaming-at-scale/

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18

Apr

Put IoT in action to overcome public building safety challenges

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/put-iot-in-action-to-overcome-public-building-safety-challenges/

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18

Apr

Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java.

Highlights of this release More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python or Java. Manage HDInsight clusters: The SDK provides several useful operations to manage your HDInsight clusters, including the ability to create clusters, delete clusters, scale clusters, list existing clusters, get cluster details, update cluster tags, execute script actions, and more. Monitor HDInsight clusters: Manage your HDInsight cluster’s integration with Azure Monitor logs. HDInsight clusters can emit metrics into queryable tables in a Log Analytics workspace so you can monitor all of your clusters in one place. Use the SDK to enable, disable, or view the status of Azure Monitor Logs integration on a cluster. Script actions: Use the SDK to execute, delete, list, and view details for script actions on your HDInsight clusters.  Script actions allow you to run scripts as Ambari operations to configure and customize your cluster. Getting started

You can learn how to get started with the HDInsight management SDK in the language of your choice here:

.NET Getting Started Guide Python Getting Started Guide Java Getting

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18

Apr

Azure resources to assess risk and compliance
Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Lucy Raikova, Senior Program Manager, Azure Global – Financial Services.

It is vital for our customers in the Financial Services Industry to deliver innovation and value to their customers while adhering to strict security and regulatory requirements. We at Microsoft Azure know this, and we understand the complexities of trying to innovate fast and effectively, while also ensuring that key regulations and compliance necessities are not overlooked. Azure is uniquely positioned to help our global FSI customers meet their regulatory requirements. Most customers, and likely the entire FSI, need to identify risks and conduct a full risk assessment before committing to any cloud service. This is often mandated by internal risk policies or external regulations, and we agree it is a critical security practice to do the due diligence of assessing a cloud service provider’s (CSP) ability to comply with strict regulations. This will validate the competence of a CSP to enable the privacy, security, access, and continuity of their cloud environment and downstream customer data in cloud.

Microsoft provides rich set of solutions and resources to help you assess and manage your compliance risk as you evaluate moving to the Microsoft cloud. One of

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18

Apr

How to develop an IoT strategy that yields desired ROI

This article is the second in a four-part series designed to help companies maximize their ROI on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, we discussed how IoT can transform businesses. In this post, we share insights into how to create a successful strategy that yields desired ROI.

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds real promise for fueling business growth and operational efficiency. However, many companies experience challenges applying IoT to their businesses.

In an earlier post, we discussed why and how to get started with IoT, recommending that companies shift their mindset, develop a business case, secure ongoing executive sponsorship and budget, and seize the early-mover advantage. In this post, we’ll cover the six elements of crafting an IoT strategy that will yield ongoing ROI.

1. Have a vision of where you’re headed

IoT leaders benefit from having a vision for where they’re headed and how to commercialize IoT, whether it’s improving the customer experience, redesigning products, expanding a service business, or driving operational excellence. As with any business vision, making it a reality is a long game. IoT leaders and teams will gain insights slowly over a series of projects that stairstep to

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17

Apr

Microsoft driving standards for the token economy with the Token Taxonomy Framework.

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/microsoft-driving-standards-for-the-token-economy-with-the-token-taxonomy-framework/

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17

Apr

Azure Container Registry now supports Singularity Image Format containers

Azure and Sylabs announced today a new collaboration which enables Singularity container images to be stored in registries supporting the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Distribution Specification. Singularity version 3.0 defines a new secure Singularity Image Format (SIF).

Azure Container Registry supports storing Helm, CNAB, and other cloud native artifacts in OCI distribution based registries, by working with the OCI Registry as Storage (ORAS) project as a common library to enable various artifact types to be stored. Leveraging the same common library, Singularity Image Format container images can now be stored in Azure Container Registry and other OCI distribution-based registries.

Compliance with standards emerging from the Open Containers Initiative (OCI) has been a matter of emphasis in some of our most-recent releases of Singularity,” stated Singularity founder and Sylabs CEO Gregory Kurtzer. “In fact, Singularity is compliant with both the image and runtime specifications championed by the OCI. To really drive adoption of these standards however, the matter of distributing containers also needs to be addressed. Fortunately, ORAS addresses this significant gap, and significantly lowers the barrier to widespread enterprise adoption. We are delighted to be collaborating on an ongoing basis with Azure to ensure that Singularity is ‘ORAS aware’. Through

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16

Apr

Announcing Azure Government Secret private preview and expansion of DoD IL5

Enabling government to advance the mission

Today we’re announcing a significant milestone in serving our mission customers from cloud to edge with the initial availability of two new Azure Government Secret regions, now in private preview and pending accreditation. Azure Government Secret delivers comprehensive and mission enabling cloud services to US Federal Civilian, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and US government partners working within Secret enclaves.

In addition, we’ve expanded the scope of all Azure Government regions to enable DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) data, providing a cost-effective option for L5 workloads with a broad range of available services. With our focus on innovating to meet the needs of our mission-critical customers, we continue to provide more PaaS features and services to the DoD at IL5 than any other cloud provider.

For more than 40 years we have prioritized bringing commercial innovation to the DoD. We also continue to help our customers across the full spectrum of government, including every state, federal cabinet agency, and military branch, modernize their IT to better enable their missions.

Microsoft is helping customers across the full spectrum of government, including departments in every state, all the federal cabinet agencies, and

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