Update on Spectre and Meltdown security updates for Windows devices

This Post was originally done by John Cable / Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery. Microsoft continues to work diligently with its industry partners to address the Spectre and Meltdown hardware-based vulnerabilities. Our top priority is clear: Help protect the safety and security of our customers’ devices and data. Today, I’d like to …

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Microsoft for Startups

Microsoft is excited to announce Microsoft for Startups, a new program that delivers access to technology, go-to-market and community benefits that helps startups grow their customer and revenue base.  Microsoft is committing $500 million over the next two years to offer joint sales engagements with startups, along with access to our technology, and new community spaces that …

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Azure SQL Database Data Discovery and Classification

In then digital world we are moving to, Data Privacy and Compliance becomes a key part of the way we drive our business.  Microsoft Azure SQL Is making it easier to discover and categorize the data in your database. Data Discovery & Classification (currently in preview) provides advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labeling & protecting the sensitive data …

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Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment Tool

Ever wished you could have a Microsoft engineer personally tune up your Azure Virtual Machines? Here’s the next best thing. The free Virtual Machine Optimization Tool automatically inspects SQL Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint deployments and provides a detailed set of prioritized recommendations and step-by-step instructions for improvement. Aimed especially at IT pros, this tool …

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Making Technology Accessible for All

We occasionally, as developers, build amazing features, tools, and services.  But we often forget how to factor in inclusive design into the code that we write.  There is a huge population of people out there who have varied abilities; everything from blindness to vestibular disorders, of which we need to take into consideration. The general …

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Getting started video series and content for Startups

Getting Started on Azure here are some useful links to get started The following five videos are now available, each approximately 5 minutes long. Getting Started on Azure for Startups: Overview of the Azure portal- An introduction to the Azure portal, covering navigation and key elements of the portal including the Azure dashboard, marketplace, and …

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