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Solutions and guidance to help content producers and creators work remotely

The global health pandemic has impacted every organization on the planet—no matter the size—their employees, and the customers they serve. The emphasis on social distancing and shelter in place orders have disrupted virtually every industry and form of business. The Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry is no exception. Most physical productions have been shut down for the foreseeable future. Remote access to post-production tools and content is theoretically possible, but in practice is fraught with numerous issues, given the historically evolved, fragmented nature of the available toolsets, vendor landscape, and the overall structure of the business

At the same time, more so today than ever before, people are turning to stories, content, and information to connect us with each other...

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Using Azure Monitor source map support to debug JavaScript errors

Azure Monitor’s new source map support expands a growing list of tools that empower developers to observe, diagnose, and debug their JavaScript applications.

Difficult to debug

As organizations rapidly adopt modern JavaScript frontend frameworks such as React, Angular, and Vue, they are left with an observability challenge. Developers frequently minify/uglify/bundle their JavaScript application upon deployment to make their pages more performant and lightweight which obfuscates the telemetry collected from uncaught errors and makes those errors difficult to discern.

Source maps help solve this challenge. However, it’s difficult to associate the captured stack trace with the correct source map...

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Detect large-scale cryptocurrency mining attack against Kubernetes clusters

Azure Security Center's threat protection enables you to detect and prevent threats across a wide variety of services from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer to Platform as a Service (PaaS) resources in Azure, such as IoT, App Service, and on-premises virtual machines.

At Ignite 2019 we announced new threat protection capabilities to counter sophisticated threats on cloud platforms, including preview for threat protection for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Support in Security Center and preview for vulnerability assessment for Azure Container Registry (ACR) images.

Azure Security Center and Kubernetes clusters 

In this blog, we will describe a recent large-scale cryptocurrency mining attack against Kubernetes clusters that was recently discovered by Azure Security Center...

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Introducing incremental enrichment in Azure Cognitive Search

Incremental enrichment is a new feature of Azure Cognitive Search that brings a declarative approach to indexing your data. When incremental enrichment is turned on, document enrichment is performed at the least cost, even as your skills continue to evolve. Indexers in Azure Cognitive Search add documents to your search index from a data source. Indexers track updates to the documents in your data sources and update the index with the new or updated documents from the data source.

Incremental enrichment is a new feature that extends change tracking from document changes in the data source to all aspects of the enrichment pipeline...

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Accelerating innovation: Start with Azure Sphere to secure IoT solutions

From agriculture to healthcare, IoT unlocks opportunity across every industry, delivering profound returns, such as increased productivity and efficiency, reduced costs, and even new business models. And with a projected 41.6 billion IoT connected devices by 2025, momentum continues to build.

While IoT creates new opportunities, it also brings new cybersecurity challenges that could potentially result in stolen IP, loss of brand trust, downtime, and privacy breaches. In fact, 97 percent of enterprises rightfully call out security as a key concern when adopting IoT...

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Accelerating innovation: Start with Azure Sphere to secure IoT solutions

From agriculture to healthcare, IoT unlocks opportunity across every industry, delivering profound returns, such as increased productivity and efficiency, reduced costs, and even new business models. And with a projected 41.6 billion IoT connected devices by 2025, momentum continues to build.

While IoT creates new opportunities, it also brings new cybersecurity challenges that could potentially result in stolen IP, loss of brand trust, downtime, and privacy breaches. In fact, 97 percent of enterprises rightfully call out security as a key concern when adopting IoT...

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New Azure RTOS collaborations with leaders in the semiconductor industry

IoT is reaching mainstream adoption across businesses in all market segments. Our vision is to enable Azure to be the world’s computer, giving businesses real-time visibility into every aspect of their operations, assets, and products. Businesses are harnessing signals from IoT devices of all shapes and sizes, from the very smallest microcontroller units (MCUs) to very capable microprocessor units (MPUs). This presents a great opportunity for collaboration between semiconductor manufacturers with extensive expertise in MCUs/MPUs and Azure IoT, an industry leader in IoT.

It has been nearly one year since we acquired Express Logic and their popular ThreadX RTOS, and last year we announced Azure RTOS that provides customers those capabilities with the leading real-time operating system (RTOS)...

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Announcing server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks

Today, we're announcing the general availability for server-side encryption (SSE) with customer-managed keys (CMK) for Azure Managed Disks. Azure customers already benefit from SSE with platform-managed keys for Managed Disks enabled by default. SSE with CMK improves on platform-managed keys by giving you control of the encryption keys to meet your compliance need.

Today, customers can also use Azure Disk Encryption, which leverages the Windows BitLocker feature and the Linux dm-crypt feature to encrypt Managed Disks with CMK within the guest virtual machine (VM). SSE with CMK improves on Azure Disk encryption by enabling you to use any OS types and images, including custom images, for your VMs by encrypting data in the Azure Storage service.

SSE with CMK is integrated with Azure Key Vault

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General availability of new Azure disk sizes and bursting

Today marks the general availability of new Azure disk sizes, including 4, 8, and 16 GiB on both Premium and Standard SSDs, as well as bursting support on Azure Premium SSD Disks.

To provide the best performance and cost balance for your production workloads, we are making significant improvements to our portfolio of Azure Premium SSD disks. With bursting, even the smallest Premium SSD disks (4 GiB) can now achieve up to 3,500 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and 170 MiB/second. If you have experienced jitters in disk IOs due to unpredictable load and spiky traffic patterns, migrate to Azure and improve your overall performance by taking advantage of bursting support.

We offer disk bursting on a credit-based system...

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Microsoft partners with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones

Cloud, edge computing, and IoT are making strides to transform whole industries and create opportunities that weren't possible just a few years ago. With the rise of 5G mobile connectivity, there are even more possibilities to deliver immersive, real-time experiences that have demanding, ultra-low latency, and connectivity requirements. 5G opens new frontiers with enhanced mobile broadband up to 10x faster, reliable low-latency communication, and very high device density up to 1 million devices per square kilometer.

Today we’re announcing transformative advances to combine the power of Azure, 5G, carriers, and technology partners around the world to enable new scenarios for developers, customers, and partners, with the preview of Azure Edge Zones.

New 5G customer scenarios with Azure Edge ...

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