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Announcing native backup for SQL Server 2008 end of support in Azure 

Update: Azure Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is now generally available. With SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 approaching end of support, many customers are moving to Azure. They see this milestone as an opportunity to reimagine and transform their infrastructure with the power of cloud computing. Azure’s...Read more

Advanced data security for SQL Server is coming to Azure Virtual Machines 

This post was written by Michael Makhlevich Our customers have asked for this and we’ve been listening – advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines! Using just a few simple steps, you can now protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities. Advanced data security for SQL Server on Azure VM currently includes...Read more

Enterprise-scale Backup for SQL Server Databases 

More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to leverage the key benefits of agility and reduced overall cost. It’s likely that at some point in time, your SQL Server will manifest as either of the three implementations in Azure: SQL Azure Database, SQL Managed Instance or SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine (VM)....Read more

Cloud Data and AI Services training roundup September 2018 

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server With SQL Server virtual machines, you can use full versions of SQL Server in the cloud without having to manage any on-premises hardware....Read more

Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.1 release 

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft Expert data scientists are adopting Advanced Analytics (AA) and Machine Learning (ML) at a rapid pace. This pace can be significantly increased when enterprise-grade AA and ML are available within environments where the customers’ data is, infusing intelligence into mission-critical applications...Read more