Category Archives : Events

03

Jul

Highlights from SIGMOD 2019: New advances in database innovation

The emergence of the cloud and the edge as the new frontiers for computing is an exciting direction—data is now dispersed within and beyond the enterprise, on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge. We must enable intelligent analysis, transactions, and responsible governance for data everywhere, from creation through to deletion (through the entire lifecycle of ingestion, updates, exploration, data prep, analysis, serving, and archival).

Our commitment to innovation is reflected in our unique collaborative approach to product development. Product teams work in synergy with research and advanced development groups, including Cloud Information Services Lab, Gray Systems Lab, and Microsoft Research, to push boundaries, explore novel concepts and challenge hypotheses.

The Azure Data team continues to lead the way in on-premises and cloud-based database management. SQL Server has been identified as the top DBMS by Gartner for four consecutive years.  Our aim is to re-think and redefine data management by developing optimal ways to capture, store and analyze data.

I’m especially excited that this year we have three teams presenting their work: “Socrates: The New SQL Server in the Cloud,” “Automatically Indexing Millions of Databases in Microsoft Azure SQL Database,” and the Gray Systems Lab research team’s “Event Trend Aggregation

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20

Jun

Azure Security Expert Series: Learn best practices and Customer Lockbox general availability

With more computing environments moving to the cloud, the need for stronger cloud security has never been greater. But what constitutes effective cloud security, and what best practices should you be following?

While Microsoft Azure delivers unmatched built-in security, it is important that you understand the breadth of security controls and take advantage of them to protect your workloads.

We launched the Azure Security Expert Series, which will provide on-going virtual content to help security professionals protect hybrid cloud environments. Ann Johnson, CVP of Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, kicked off the series and shared five cloud security best practices:

Strengthen Access Control Increase your security posture Secure apps and data Manage networking Mitigate threats

Make sure you are up to speed with each of these important best practices as you secure your own organization.

Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure

During Ann’s main talk, she announced the general availability of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure. Customer Lockbox for Azure extends our commitment to customer privacy while also giving you help when you need it most. With Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure, customers can review and approve or reject requests from Microsoft engineers to access their data during a support

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17

Jun

Azure Security Expert Series: Best practices from Ann Johnson
Azure Security Expert Series: Best practices from Ann Johnson

June 19th 10 am – 11 am PT (1 pm – 2 pm ET)

With more computing environments moving to the cloud, the need for stronger cloud security has never been greater. But what constitutes effective cloud security, and what best practices should you be following?

We are excited to launch the Azure security expert series on June 19th, for security operations and IT professionals. Kicking off with Ann Johnson, CVP of Cybersecurity for Microsoft, and other industry experts in discussions on a wide range of cloud security topics.

Save the date What is included in the event?

You’ll hear from Ann Johnson on the following:

Cloud security best practices with Hayden Hainsworth, GM and Partner, Cybersecurity Engineering at Microsoft. The latest Azure security innovations. Partnership with Ran Nahmias, Head of Cloud Security at Check Point Software Technologies. Security principles from a Microsoft enterprise customer.

During the streaming event, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a live chat with Microsoft cloud security experts.

You will also have access to watch our new on-demand sessions at your own pace, all led by Microsoft security product experts, to gain practical knowledge from these topics:

Get started with Azure Sentinel a

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12

Jun

Join Microsoft at ISC2019 in Frankfurt
Join Microsoft at ISC2019 in Frankfurt

The world of computing goes deep and wide in regards to working on issues related to our environment, economy, energy, and public health systems. These needs require modern, advanced solutions that can be hard to scale, take a long time to deliver, and were traditionally limited to a few organizations. Microsoft Azure delivers high-performance computing (HPC) capability and tools to power solutions that address these challenges integrated into a global-scale cloud platform.

Join us in Frankfurt, Germany from June 17–19, 2019 at the world’s second-largest supercomputing show, ISC High Performance 2019. Learn how Azure customers combine the flexibility and elasticity of the cloud and how to integrate both our specialized compute virtual machines (VMs), as well as bare-metal offerings from Cray.

Microsoft booth presentations and topics include:

How to achieve high-performance computing on Azure Cray Supercomputing on Azure Cray ClusterStor on Azure with H-Series VMs AI and HPC with NVIDIA Autonomous driving Live demos Case studies from partners and customers More about our recently launched HB and HC virtual machines

To learn more, please come by the Microsoft booth, K-530, and say “hello” on June 17 and June 19.

Microsoft, AMD, and Cray breakfast at ISC

Please join us for

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07

Jun

Microsoft hosts HL7 FHIR DevDays
Microsoft hosts HL7 FHIR DevDays

This blog post was co-authored by Greg Moore, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare and Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare.

One of the largest gatherings of healthcare IT developers will come together on the Microsoft campus next week for HL7 FHIR DevDays, with the goal of advancing the open standard for interoperable health data, called HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, pronounced “fire”). Microsoft is thrilled to host this important conference on June 10-12, 2019 on our Redmond campus, and engage with the developer community on everything from identifying immediate use cases to finding ways for all of us to hack together in ways that help advance the FHIR specification.

We believe that FHIR will be an incredibly important piece of the healthcare future. Its modern design enables a new generation of AI-powered applications and services, and it provides an extensible, standardized format that makes it possible for all health IT systems to not only share data so that it can get to the right people where and when they need it, but also turn that data into knowledge. While real work has been underway for many years on HL7 FHIR, today it has become one of the most

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05

Jun

Ask Me Anything – “Network” with teams from Azure Networking!

Which 3rd party devices are supported for connecting to Azure VPN Gateway? Can I connect to multiple sites from the same virtual network? Ask these questions and more during the next Ask Me Anything (AMA) session via Twitter on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Time.

This is your opportunity to ask questions about our products, services, or even the team, directly to members of these teams:

Azure Application Gateway Azure DNS Azure ExpressRoute Azure Traffic Manager Azure VPN Gateway

Tell us about your experiences, we want your valuable insights into how we can improve the service.

To get involved, follow @AzureSupport on Twitter and send a tweet with the hashtag  “#AzNetworkingAMA”. Then during the event, members from the product teams will start answering your questions.

How it works

AMA stands for Ask Me Anything, which is a less formal way to get answers to your questions directly from the engineers and product managers. It’s an opportunity for a live conversation with the experts who are responsible for building and maintaining Azure services.

During the live session, you can ask questions by tweeting at @AzureSupport  with the hashtag #AzNetworkingAMA. Your question can span multiple tweets by replying to first tweet you post with this hashtag.

If

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07

May

Generally available: Azure Red Hat OpenShift
Generally available: Azure Red Hat OpenShift

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/generally-available-azure-red-hat-openshift/

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25

Apr

Get ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2019
Get ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

Early this Saturday morning—while it’s still Friday in many parts of the world—people will gather at several locations in New Zealand to kick off Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 to learn about Microsoft Azure and cloud computing.

Truly global

Throughout the day, thousands more will attend these free events to expand their knowledge about Azure using a variety of formats as chosen by each location. As Saturday makes its way around the globe, more people will gather in groups of 5 to 500 at hundreds of other locations to do the same until the final locations on the west coast of North America get underway. Chances are, there’s a location near you. Check out the map to find your local event.

Global Azure Bootcamp is a 100 percent community-driven event driven by MVPs, regional directors, and user group leaders around the world working in collaboration to deliver the largest one-day, global Azure event.

Learn more about Global Azure Bootcamp from this recent episode of Azure Friday, in which Scott Hanselman spoke with Global Azure Bootcamp co-founder and Azure MVP, Magnus Mårtensson:

Get ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

Science lab

This year, the organizers teamed up once again with the

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25

Apr

Connecting Global Azure Bootcampers with a cosmic chat app

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/connecting-global-azure-bootcampers-with-a-cosmic-chat-app/

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24

Apr

Spark + AI Summit – Developing for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/spark-ai-summit-developing-for-the-intelligent-cloud-and-intelligent-edge/

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