Azure SQL Database Data Discovery and Classification

In then digital world we are moving to, Data Privacy and Compliance becomes a key part of the way we drive our business.  Microsoft Azure SQL Is making it easier to discover and categorize the data in your database. Data Discovery & Classification (currently in preview) provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labeling & protecting the sensitive data …

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Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment Tool

Ever wished you could have a Microsoft engineer personally tune up your Azure Virtual Machines? Here’s the next best thing. The free Virtual Machine Optimization Tool automatically inspects SQL Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint deployments and provides a detailed set of prioritized recommendations and step-by-step instructions for improvement. Aimed especially at IT pros, this tool …

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Getting started video series and content for Startups

Getting Started on Azure here are some useful links to get started The following five videos are now available, each approximately 5 minutes long. Getting Started on Azure for Startups: Overview of the Azure portal- An introduction to the Azure portal, covering navigation and key elements of the portal including the Azure dashboard, marketplace, and …

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Microsoft Azure Stack Hardware available to order, ships in September

Microsoft’s hybrid cloud effort pushed forward today, with the company announcing at its Inspire partner conference that customers can now order machines that run Azure Stack. The hardware, which has been produced in a partnership between Microsoft and server manufacturers, will essentially let customers run private instances of Microsoft Azure in their own data centers. …

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