Microsoft Introduces Azure’s Availability Zones, Increasing Service Availability
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on October 3, 2017
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“Availability Zones” main concept resides on offer fault-isolated locations within an Azure region, which provides redundant power, cooling, networking and any other component related to Azure’s datacenters. The mission for these availability zones is to, of course, provide high availability for workloads running in these datacenters to guarantee resiliency in case of an outage.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure Confidential Computing, Always Encrypted Data
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on September 21, 2017
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It should not be any big surprise for anyone that security improvements, new security features and products are a top priority for most cloud providers. The huge financial impact the latest security breaches are generating within the market are highly noticeable, therefore the distrust from customers around cloud services are rising. Microsoft just announced the concept of Confidential Computing, a concept to allow encryption of data while in use.

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Azure AD instance set up basic walkthrough
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on September 14, 2017
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This article intended to give basic walkthrough on how to set up an Azure Active Directory instance and demonstrate some simple example of what you can do with it once it has been set up – sort of AAD “show and tell”. I believe a lot of people prefer hands on approach, where you trying to use technology right off the bat, throwing glances at documentation as necessary. This blogpost can be a good starting point for such type of learning journey.

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[Azure] Backup your SQL Server databases
Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 26, 2017
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If you want to backup your databases on SQL Server, but you don’t have storage anymore, or you don’t want to buy new hardware or you want to back up your LAB, you can save them on Azure. To do this, it’s very simple, and you pay only the storage that you use.

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Walmart is Asking Providers to Avoid Storing Information in AWS, but is that a Right Decision?
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on July 21, 2017
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As a result of the recent major buyout from Amazon to Whole Foods, Walmart has recently asked their vendors and providers to not use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting any of the Walmart data or even transactions. Adding to that recommendation, Walmart has been recommending to these providers to use Microsoft Azure instead. But is that a right decision to protect their information?

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Generation and Use of Virtual Credit Cards for Registration with Cloud Providers (GCP, AZURE, AWS)
Posted by Veniamin Kireev on June 19, 2017
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Anonymity Secured Virtual Credit Card

Anonymity has been a vital issue since the very emergence of the Internet. Though anonymity is not something that was invented with the Internet.

People always resort to it in order to achieve various goals, such as to hide their real names, obtain a more unbiased evaluation of their messages or creations, protect the privacy of people in scientific studies, etc. This issue has gained more attention due to a spread of social networks and online services, which has prompted governments in many countries to adopt laws that both protect anonymity in certain circumstances and require disclosure of personal information, while explicitly forbidding anonymity in other situations.

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Big Data and Machine Learning: Introducing Cortana Intelligence Solution Templates to Accelerate Adoption
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on May 3, 2017
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Microsoft recently announced, related about the major announcements that came from the Data Amp event, that the Cortana Intelligent Solution will include new and important components to facilitate companies’ adoption: Cortana Intelligence Solution Templates.

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Major Announcements for Microsoft SQL: GetToSQL Migration Service in Preview and GA for Azure Analysis Services
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on April 25, 2017
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“Data is everything,” says Microsoft as their statement in the Data Amp conference, where they introduced several announcements for the SQL community. These revelations cover a great diversity of features regarding the SQL, for on-prem and cloud.

Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft

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