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06

Dec

Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/performance-best-practices-for-using-azure-database-for-postgresql/Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Database services for PostgreSQL and MySQL at Build 2017 which is a simple, fully managed database service for PostgreSQL and MySQL that removes the complexities around infrastructure management, data availability, protection, and scale. READ MORE

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06

Dec

Azure brings new Serverless and DevOps capabilities to the Kubernetes community

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-brings-new-serverless-and-devops-capabilities-to-the-kubernetes-community/Starting today, the Kubernetes community comes together at KubeCon in Austin, Texas, with the goal of making it easier than ever to use containers to modernize existing applications and manage new applications to drive digital transformation. Today and tomorrow we READ MORE

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06

Dec

Connect your applications to Azure with Open Service Broker for Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/connect-your-applications-to-azure-with-open-service-broker-for-azure/I’m excited to announce today a preview of the Open Service Broker for Azure (OSBA), an implementation of the Open Service Broker API for Azure services. In a multi-cloud, multi-platform world, developers want a standard way to connect their applications READ MORE

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04

Dec

Webinar 12/7 -Using Microsoft Flow to automate a B2B approval process by Paul Schaeflein

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-12-7-using-microsoft-flow-to-automate-a-b2b-approval-process-by-paul-schaeflein/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webinar-12-7-using-microsoft-flow-to-automate-a-b2b-approval-process-by-paul-schaeflein/           In this webinar Paul Schaeflein, will go through how to use Microsoft Flow, Azure B2B and Microsoft’s Cloud services to automate a process to request and approve external users to an Office 365 READ MORE

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04

Dec

Power BI Developer community November update
Power BI Developer community November update

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-november-update/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-developer-community-november-update/           This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI Developers community. Don’t forget to check out the October blog post, if you haven’t done so already.

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01

Dec

Microsoft @ NIPS 2017, Long Beach, CA
Microsoft @ NIPS 2017, Long Beach, CA

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog.

The thirty-first annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) starts on Monday next week, and is being held in Long Beach, CA, from December 4th through 9th, 2017.

The event, which is completely sold out, is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.

Microsoft has always had a strong presence at NIPS and this year is no different. We have several employees taking part at the event, including as organizing committee members, workshop and symposium organizers, invited speakers and more. Our researchers and engineers have co-authored dozens of accepted papers, contributed to several posters and are also involved in key workshops that are a part of the event.

For complete details, including the list of accepted papers, posters and workshops from our team, as well as links to ML-related job opportunities at Microsoft, be sure to check out the original post here.

We look forward to meeting several of you at NIPS Long Beach next week!

ML Blog Team

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30

Nov

Azure Database Migration Service Preview brings the “lift and shift”

It’s time to get excited—the Azure Database Migration Service Public Preview is here to help you move on-premises SQL Servers to the cloud with near-zero downtime.

There’s never been a better time to start migrating your database to the cloud. Getting ahead in business today means moving to the cloud so that your company can grow and succeed.

The Azure Database Migration Service Preview is the quickest and easiest way for businesses to migrate on-premises databases to the cloud. It’s a fully managed migration service designed to work together with our time-tested migration engines such as the Data Migration Assistant, the Database Experimentation Assistant, and SQL Server Migration Assistant. These tools are tuned to ensure the best migration experience, whether upgrading from legacy versions of Microsoft SQL Server or moving from sources such as Oracle, Sybase, DB2, MySQL, and others. The new service uses a guided, easy-to-implement process to streamline tasks. Regular operations can continue normally during the migration.

Azure Database Migration Service Public Preview uses this functionality to provide rich orchestration capabilities that enable you to organize your databases into project(s) and perform source assessment, schema and data conversion, and validation activities. These activities can be assigned to one

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29

Nov

SQL Server 2017: The world’s first enterprise-class diskless database

This post is authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager and Performance Architect, Microsoft Database Systems Group.

Perhaps you saw the keynote at the recent PASS 2017 Summit where Microsoft demonstrated the performance of the world’s first enterprise-class “diskless database”. This demonstration showed how Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server partnered together to deliver > 5x performance on analytic queries directly against storage at up to 50 percent of the cost.

Recently HPE published a new world record 1TB TPC-H benchmark result¹ using this configuration with their DL380 Gen10 Server showing 1,009,065 QphH at an incredible price/performance of $0.47 USD per QphH. Performance and price are achieved by combining the power of SQL Server 2017, HPE’s scalable persistent memory, and SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 Persistent Memory Support.

HPE’s scalable persistent memory is a new innovation which combines standard memory with the persistence of standard storage. It allows database engines like SQL Server 2017 to retrieve data from its data files in a matter of seconds.

To see this technology in action, check out this video. To learn more about this amazing result and technology, read HPE’s blog post and SUSE’s

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29

Nov

On-premises data gateway November update is now available
On-premises data gateway November update is now available

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-november-update-is-now-available/Source: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/on-premises-data-gateway-november-update-is-now-available/           We are excited to announce that we have just released the November update for the On-premises data gateway.

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29

Nov

Upgrade your SQL Server to scale before adding new hardware
Upgrade your SQL Server to scale before adding new hardware

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/upgrade-your-sql-server-to-scale-before-adding-new-hardware/Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/upgrade-your-sql-server-to-scale-before-adding-new-hardware/   In SQL Server Tiger team, we closely partner with our customers and partners to ensure they can successfully run and scale their Tier 1 mission critical workloads and applications on SQL Server. Based on our experience and READ MORE

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