Azure Virtual Machine Images

Not everyone is aware of the Azure virtual machine images available in the Azure Marketplace so this is just a short post to highlight this great resource. These images are a convenient way to spin up new virtual machines and try out products and services.  For most of the products pre-loaded on the VMs, the…

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Azure Content Spotlight – More cloud growth in store for 2018

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. 2017 has been an exciting year for Azure!  From innovations in big data and IoT to additional data centers to a strong presence in open source communities, Microsoft’s commitment to providing the best…

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Azure and Unity3d – AssetBundle Delivery

This article provides an illustration of how Microsoft Azure could be used as a simple means of delivering content to a Unity game. In this scenario, a game will query Azure to retrieve and load the most recent version of a particular scene. There are many ways of solving this requirement including using platform specific…

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Azure Content Spotlight – IoT Edge

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. IoT sensors are becoming more sophisticated, and as their capabilities increase, the need for more complex processing also increases.  Azure IoT Edge extends cloud intelligence to devices by allowing AI and analytics to…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Project Olympus

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. The Cloud Strategy post Microsoft’s Project Olympus delivers cloud hardware innovation at scale announces the completion of the design.  Project Olympus is Microsoft’s open source cloud hardware design for the next generation of scale…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. A significant challenge many organizations face is the initial and sometimes on-going choices as to which cloud service provider best fits their particularly requirements.  The benefit to having excellent services provided by AWS…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Diving deep into what’s new with Azure Machine Learning

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Over past several years Azure Machine Learning has brought many capabilities into the cloud.  Matt Wrinkler provides an excellent post on giving a status of where Azure Machine Learning is currently including…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure confidential computing

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Microsoft is committed to the cloud and invests heavily in making the cloud as secure as possible.  In the range of a billion dollars, Microsoft’s investment in cloud security is considerable, and…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Choosing the right Azure messaging service

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Event Grid, Event Hubs and Service Bus are all services that deal with messaging so deciding what service to use can be challenging.  Clemens Vasters in Events, Data Points, and Messages -…

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Azure Content Spotlight – General Data Protection Regulation

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. In May 2018, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect and sets a new bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance in the European Union…

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