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How Azure Security Center helps you protect your environment from new vulnerabilities

Recently the disclosure of a vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) was announced in the open-source software (OSS) container runtime, runc. This vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain root-level code execution on a host. Runc is the underlying…

Update 19.02 for Azure Sphere public preview now available

The Azure Sphere 19.02 release is available today. In our second quarterly release after public preview, our focus is on broader enablement of device capabilities, reducing your time to market with new reference solutions, and continuing to…

Under the hood: Performance, scale, security for cloud analytics with ADLS Gen2

On February 7, 2018 we announced the general availability of Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2. Azure is now the only cloud provider to offer a no-compromise cloud storage solution that is fast, secure, massively scalable, cost-effective,…

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server…

Colfax amplifies the power of its ESAB product portfolio with IoT

If you’ve welded two pieces of metal together, chances are you’ve used equipment from ESAB, a business unit of Colfax Corporation. Started in Sweden in 1904, ESAB was acquired by Colfax in 2012, and offers a broad portfolio of welding, cutting,…

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 31

Akumo Software: Akumo Software's platform extends datacenter environments between virtualized or cloud-based infrastructure. It provides a consistent and simple way to cost-effectively manage an on-demand datacenter. BlogEngine.NET…

Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Connection Pooling

This blog is a continuation of a series of blog posts to share best practices for improving performance and scale when using Azure Database for PostgreSQL service. In this post, we will focus on the benefits of using connection pooling and share…

Lighting up healthcare data with FHIR®: Announcing the Azure API for FHIR

In the last several years we’ve seen fundamental transformation in healthcare data management, but the biggest, and perhaps most important shift, has been in how healthcare organizations think about cloud technology and their most sensitive…

Build your own deep learning models on Azure Data Science Virtual Machines

As a modern developer, you may be eager to build your own deep learning models but aren’t quite sure where to start. If this is you, I recommend you take a look at the deep learning course from fast.ai. This new fast.ai course helps software…

Azure IoT drives next-wave innovation in infrastructure and energy

Many of the conveniences we enjoy today are dependent on the infrastructure cities and municipalities provide, such as water mains, streetlights, and roads. This infrastructure and its associated technology support our transportation systems,…