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Feb

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-cost-management-and-billing-updates-february-2021/Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the READ MORE

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Feb

Automating quota management with Azure Quota REST API
Automating quota management with Azure Quota REST API

Enterprises are increasingly defined by the applications they use and build to run their core business processes, including the customer experiences they provide. Across all sectors, we see how companies like challenger banks, online healthcare providers, e-commerce providers, and other startups are winning customers by providing new applications. The continuous need to innovate and deliver faster has yielded a new paradigm of software development called cloud native.

Cloud native describes the applications, architectures, platforms, infrastructure, and processes, that together make it economical and possible to respond quickly to a changing landscape and growing customer needs. In simple terms, it is application code, and dependencies packaged in containers, deployed as microservices, and exposed as APIs. And you can manage them using DevOps processes and tools.

Automation is a key aspect of DevOps and agile development. The longer it takes for developers and operations personnel to complete mechanical and manual tasks, the slower and less flexible their environment becomes. With Azure Quota REST API, you can automate quota management and integrate this capability programmatically with your applications, tools, and existing systems. Now you can move your applications and systems faster to the cloud and free up your time to focus on

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Feb

Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure
Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/accelerating-department-of-defense-mission-workloads-with-azure/Source: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/accelerating-department-of-defense-mission-workloads-with-azure/     As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs. READ MORE

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Feb

Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure

As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs.

In many cases, accelerating mission workloads means forging a faster and more secure way for teams to build, ship, and authorize new applications. For the broad range of suppliers providing goods and services to the DoD, including the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), this also means navigating evolving compliance requirements.

Navigating the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the DoD is one imminent challenge for customers and partners in the defense ecosystem. Our CMMC Acceleration Program is designed to help DIB customers both achieve a higher level of sustained cybersecurity and prepare for assessments. In addition, we’re delivering a host of new services at DoD Impact Level 5 and a range of partner programs to address the varied needs of our customers and partners from every angle.

Extensive IaaS and PaaS capabilities at DoD IL5

Mission owners choosing Azure Government can now access an even broader range of IaaS and Paas capabilities to drive initiatives forward using the 120 Azure Government services now

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23

Feb

Migrate SAP systems faster with Cloud Move for Azure by SNP
Migrate SAP systems faster with Cloud Move for Azure by SNP

​This blog post has been co-authored by Hiren Shah, Principal PM Manager, SAP on Azure

SAP solutions power the digital enterprise core of many enterprises. As part of their digital transformation journeys, organizations are looking to migrate their mission-critical SAP workloads to Microsoft Azure to take advantage of hyperscale cloud, agility, and business continuity. Migrating mission-critical SAP environments requires careful planning and expertise to minimize risk and downtime. However, with the right automation tools and a team of experts, migration doesn’t need to be cumbersome. To streamline migration for our customers, and to help them reap the benefits of cloud computing at an accelerated pace, SNP and Microsoft have expanded their alliance. With the new Cloud Move for Azure program, customers can now leverage the power of automation to accelerate their SAP transformation journey with all the benefits of Azure cloud.

Cloud Move for Azure enables automated and precise cloud sizing through the detailed analysis of an existing SAP system, mapping it to a new environment in Azure with full cost transparency. You can read more about it below. SNP’s CrystalBridge® and SNP’s BLUEFIELD™ approach offers a state-of-the-art automated migration for complex SAP environments in a cost-efficient and

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22

Feb

Introducing private Azure marketplace—simplified app governance and deployment

Azure Marketplace offers thousands of industry-leading apps and services from Microsoft and partners, certified and optimized to run on Azure. Azure Marketplace makes it easy to find, try, and buy the solutions you need confidently and quickly to drive business outcomes.

Introducing private Azure Marketplace

To simplify governance and deployment of apps for our customers, we are announcing the general availability of private Azure Marketplace.

Private Azure Marketplace is built on top of Azure Marketplace to enable governance of which apps are available for deployment in the company. Apps can be added from Azure Marketplace into the private Azure Marketplace that complies with customer policies and standards. Company employees can then easily buy or deploy these pre-approved apps within the organization. Microsoft apps are automatically added to the private Azure Marketplace. In addition, customers with an Azure consumption commitment can deprecate it by purchasing eligible apps through Azure Marketplace.

How Azure Marketplace helps you accelerate innovation

Azure Marketplace continues to grow with new product and commercial innovations, accruing tremendous value to both our customers and app publishers.

Find and try confidently

Choose from more than 12,000 apps and services curated by category, workload, and industry. Take advantage of free trials on

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22

Feb

A deep dive into serverless applications on Power Apps and Azure

In 2021, each month we will be releasing a monthly blog covering the webinar of the month for the low-code application development (LCAD) on Azure solution. LCAD on Azure is a new solution to demonstrate the robust development capabilities of integrating low-code Microsoft Power Apps and the Azure products you may be familiar with.  

This month’s webinar is A Deep Dive into Serverless Applications on Power Apps and Azure. In this blog, I will briefly recap low-code application development on Azure, provide an overview of serverless, reasons for why to build a serverless Power App, and what to look forward to in the webinar’s demos.

What is low-code application development on Azure? 

Low-code application development (LCAD) on Azure was created to help developers build business applications faster with less code, leveraging the Power Platform, and more specifically, Power Apps—helping them scale and extend their Power Apps with Azure services.  

For example, a pro developer who works for a manufacturing company would need to build a line-of-business (LOB) application to help warehouse employees track incoming inventory. That application would take months to build, test, and deploy. However, with Power Apps’ it can take hours to build, saving time and resources. However, say the

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18

Feb

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-front-door-enhances-secure-cloud-cdn-with-intelligent-threat-protection/This blog post was co-authored by Jessie Jia, Senior Program Manager The Internet is the new corporate network and the fabric that connects users, devices, and data to applications of all types. It is foundational to how organizations run their businesses, engage their customers, conduct commerce, operate their supply chain, and enable their READ MORE

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18

Feb

Azure Automation 2020 recap and what’s new
Azure Automation 2020 recap and what’s new

This blog post was co-authored by Sanjay Satheesh, Product Marketing Manager for Azure Automation.

If you are like many of our customers running a mix of machines and applications in your on-premises datacenters or in the cloud, be it Azure or any other platform of your choice, consistent management of these resources is likely to be top of mind for you. Infrastructure Automation was one of the major investment areas for many companies in 2020 and with the global pandemic impacting every organization—large or small—their employees, and the customers they serve. We have seen the crucial role infrastructure automation plays in sustaining and running operations efficiently across the board, by giving you the ability to automate your day-to-day mundane IT tasks and other mission-critical operations.

Azure Automation brings in a rich feature set and integration capability with other platforms to configure infrastructure and orchestrate workflows in the cloud or on-premises through the hybrid worker role. Our team continues to expand this ecosystem offering more features and improvements. Customer feedback has been instrumental in shaping these features, and we hope you’ll keep the feedback coming.

In this blog post, let’s go back on a retrospective journey and see the enhancements introduced in

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17

Feb

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/apache-spark-connector-for-sql-server-and-azure-sql-now-compatible-with-spark-30/Accelerate big data analytics with the Spark 3.0 compatible connector for SQL Server—now in preview. We are announcing that the preview release of the Apache Spark 3.0 compatible Apache Spark Connector for SQL Server and Azure SQL, available through Maven. READ MORE

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