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Using natural language processing to manage healthcare records

The next time you see your physician, consider the times you fill in a paper form. It may seem trivial, but the information could be crucial to making a better diagnosis. Now consider the other forms of healthcare data that permeate your life—and that of your doctor, nurses, and the clinicians working to keep patients thriving. Forms and diagnostic reports are just two examples. The volume of such information is staggering, yet fully utilizing this data is key to reducing healthcare costs, improving patient outcomes, and other healthcare priorities. Now, imagine if artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to help the situation.

The Azure platform offers a wealth of services for partners to enhance, extend, and build industry solutions...

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Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

The Azure Sphere public preview 19.06 quality release is now available via the Retail Evaluation feed. The Retail Evaluation feed will provide the new OS for 14 days before we release it to the Retail feed. The Retail OS feed will continue to deliver version 19.05; we plan to upgrade it to 19.06 in two weeks.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Update 19.06 for Azure Sphere public preview now available for evaluation

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Public endpoint for data traffic is globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

Public endpoint enabling data traffic from the Internet and outside the virtual network is now globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance. This capability unlocks new enterprise integration scenarios between managed instance and other information systems such are multi-tenant Azure services Power BI, Azure App service, CRM, DWH and numerous other services on the Internet.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Public endpoint for data traffic is globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

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Enhanced management capabilities to release unused subnets and create databases available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now offers new management capabilities: Immediate release of network subnet upon deletion of the last managed instance residing in it, and new options to create instance databases through Azure Portal, API and PowerShell.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Enhanced management capabilities to release unused subnets and create databases available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

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Azure.Source – Volume 88

News and updates

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

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 offer of free extended security updates for three years provides a new lease on life to these servers while giving organizations time to upgrade. Learn how easy it is to protect your SQL databases in Azure.

Microsoft and Truffle partner to bring a world-class experience to blockchain developers

Last month, Microsoft released Azure Blockchain Service making it easy for anyone to quickly setup and manage a blockchain network and providing a foundation for developers to build a new ...

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Azure Cosmos DB: A competitive advantage for healthcare ISVs

This blog was co-authored by Shweta Mishra, Senior Solutions Architect, CitiusTech and Vinil Menon, Chief Technology Officer, CitiusTech

CitiusTech is a specialist provider of healthcare technology services which helps its customers to accelerate innovation in healthcare. CitiusTech used Azure Cosmos DB to simplify the real-time collection and movement of healthcare data from variety of sources in a secured manner. With the proliferation of patient information from established and current sources, accompanied with scrupulous regulations, healthcare systems today are gradually shifting towards near real-time data integration. To realize such performance, healthcare systems not only need to have low latency and high availability, but should also be highly responsive...

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View linked GitHub activity from the Kanban board

We continue to enhance the Azure Boards integration with GitHub. Now you can get information of your linked GitHub commits, pull requests and issues on your Kanban board. This information will give you a quick sense of where an item is at and allow you to directly navigate out to the GitHub commit, pull request, or issue for more details.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: View linked GitHub activity from the Kanban board

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Public Preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions , and today we are excited to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Public Preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

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