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PowerShell and Azure REST API

List Blob Encryption Status As you write PowerShell scripts to automate management of your Azure environment, you may find limitations with the Azure SDK cmdlets.    For example, I recently enabled encryption on a customer’s storage account.   Since it only encrypts … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure has overtaken AWS as public cloud provider of choice

A new survey of IT professionals shows Microsoft Azure has overtaken Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the public cloud provider of choice, although there is considerable overlap. The survey was commissioned by Sumo Logic, a data analytics provider, and was performed by … Continue reading

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Microsoft Gaining Ground As Alternative To Amazon Web Services

Microsoft‘s (MSFT) Azure cloud computing platform is gaining ground as an alternative to Amazon.com‘s (AMZN) Amazon Web Services, one analyst says. “Heavy investments from Microsoft now appear to be paying off this year, based on positive feedback from channel partners … Continue reading

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The cloud comes through in crises, drones detect diseases and Cortana Intelligence elevates IoT — Weekend Reading, Feb. 3

 We may be in the chilly depths of February, but there’s no winter hibernation going on at Microsoft. Join us for an overview of some of the big happenings over the past week. Read More

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Microsoft breaks through in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Today I’m thrilled to share that for the second year in a row, Microsoft has been positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms … Continue reading

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Azure IP Advantage

Best-in-industry intellectual property protection Across the globe, the shift to cloud computing is accelerating, impacting every industry and every person. As our customers move to the cloud, business risks are changing. One issue is the increased IP infringement risk associated … Continue reading

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New in Azure Stream Analytics: Geospatial functions, Custom code and lots more!

Today, we are pleased to announce the roll-out of several compelling capabilities in Azure Stream Analytics. These include native support for geospatial functions, custom code with JavaScript, low latency dashboarding with Power BI and preview of Visual Studio integration and … Continue reading

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