This post is co-authored by Rangan Majumder, Group Program Manager, Bing and Maxim Lukiyanov, Principal Program Manager, Azure Machine Learning. Today we are announcing the open sourcing of our recipe to pre-train BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) built by the Bing team, including code that works on Azure Machine […]

Microsoft makes it easier to build popular language representation model ...


Migrating hundreds of SQL Server instances and thousands of databases to Azure SQL Database, our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, is a considerable task, and to streamline the process as much as possible, you need to feel confident about your relative readiness for migration. Being able to identify low-hanging […]

Assess the readiness of SQL Server data estates migrating to ...


Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed PaaS offering that enables real-time analytics and complex event processing on fast moving data streams. Thanks to zero-code integration with over 15 Azure services, developers and data engineers can easily build complex pipelines for hot-path analytics within a few minutes. Today, at Inspire, […]

New capabilities in Stream Analytics reduce development time for big ...



The pace of change has never been as fast as it is now. Globally, the population is becoming more urban and income levels are rising. By 2050, nearly 70 percent of the global population will live in cities or urban areas—that’s six billion people. Consumer behavior has also materially changed […]

Digital distribution centers—The future is here


Co-locate your Azure resources for improved application performance The performance of your applications is central to the success of your IT organization. Application performance can directly impact your ability to increase customer satisfaction and ultimately grow your business. Many factors can affect the performance of your applications. One of those […]

Introducing proximity placement groups


We are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and allow our partners to complement our offerings. In support of these efforts we are sharing the Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) program along with partners that deliver value added managed cloud network services to help enterprise customers […]

Enhancing the customer experience with the Azure Networking MSP partner ...



Reliance on cloud services continues to grow for industries, organizations, and people around the world. So now more than ever it is important that you can trust that the cloud solutions you rely on are secure, compliant with global standards and local regulations, keep data private and protected, and are […]

Advancing Microsoft Azure reliability


This post was co-authored by Hadas Bitran, Group Manager, Microsoft Healthcare Israel. Every day, healthcare organizations are beginning their digital transformation journey with the Microsoft Healthcare Bot Service built on Azure. The Healthcare Bot service empowers healthcare organizations to build and deploy an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered, compliant, conversational healthcare […]

Exploring the Microsoft Healthcare Bot partner program


As we head into the global partner conference Microsoft Inspire on July 14-18, 2019, a big focus is on rethinking how we make it easier for customers to discover, try, and buy cloud-based software and services from our partners. Today, we're excited to announce new tools, commerce options, and a […]

Enhancing Microsoft's commercial marketplace for partners



In a world where data volume, variety, and type are exponentially growing, organizations need to collaborate with data of any size and shape. In many cases data is at its most powerful when it can be shared and combined with data that resides outside organizational boundaries with business partners and […]

Announcing preview of Azure Data Share