11/26 – This Blog Is Moving

Important: This blog is moving to https://aka.ms/protocol_errata. In the meantime, contact us via the following: Email: dochelp @ microsoft.com Twitter: Open Specifications (@OSpecifications)


AI playground – Cognitive Services Labs

All of us are hearing about AI and would like to try ourselves and see how it works. Here is what Microsoft has come up with, https://labs.cognitive.microsoft.com/ Enjoy and learn during your holiday breaks.


Experiencing Data Access Issue in Azure and OMS portal for Log Analytics in South East Australia region – 12/19 – Resolved

Final Update: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 06:45 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 12/19, 06:00 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 12/07, 12:00 UTC and that during the ~11 days and 18 hours that it took to resolve the issue some customers in South…


Continue using Hyper-V container for IoT Edge on Windows 10 1083

With Azure IoT Edge 1.0.5 release, developers should use process isolation container to build and run IoT Edge modules for Windows 1809 (Windows 10 October 2018 Update) IoT Edge device. And Azure IoT Edge tools for Visual Studio and Azure IoT Edge for Visual Studio Code also updated its default project template to align with…

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Providing Students access to centrally provided Azure Resources when they do not have Azure Subscription credentials

Using Azure Managed Service Identity (MSI) to provide students access to Azure Resources To learn how to use managed identities to access different Azure resources, try these tutorials. Learn how to use a managed identity with a Windows VM: Access Azure Data Lake Store Access Azure Resource Manager Access Azure SQL Access Azure Storage by…


Data Science Virtual Machine with GPU for $0.18/Hour using Low Priority VMs

Deploy cheaper low priority (preemptable) instances of Ubuntu Data Science Virtual Machine ‘DSVM’ using the Microsoft Azure portal Deploy to Azure via Github -We have a set of deploy to Azure Scripts available to deploy the low priority VM simply click the link below There are additional scripts here on the DSVM GitHub repo for…


Microsoft Technology Associate Certification at the University of Lincoln

The School of Computer Science (SoCS) at Lincoln has seen rapid growth in both student and staff numbers in recent years, recently appointing four new Professors to extend its research focus and base. Domiciled within the College of Science, the School sits in the top 20% nationally for NSS overall satisfaction for the subject area…


SQL Server Linux: Directory fsync Activities

When Creating, Renaming or Deleting (remove/unlinking) a file, Linux requires the direct parent directory to be synchronized.  As documented in the manpage for fsync core changes to the directory require the directory itself to be synchronized.  “Calling fsync does not ensure that the entry in the directory containing the file has also reached disk. For…


SQL Server Linux: fsync and Buffered I/O

I was asked to validate  the SQL Server behavior in light of the error condition involving fsync/fdatasync outlined in this article.  An example of the error: The application does a buffered write and receives success. (This means data can be stored in file system cache, non-stable media.)  An fsync/fdatasync is used to make sure the…