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Govern with the CoE Power BI dashboard - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/power-bi-govern Perform risk assessments and identifying critical, orphaned, or unused resources with the CoE Power BI dashboard
Published Date : Friday, April 10, 2020

Manage feature settings - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/settings-features View and manage feature settings for Common Data Service.
Published Date : Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Microsoft Power Apps US Government - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/powerapps-us-government Provides information about Power Apps US Government service description, plans, and limitations.
Published Date : Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Integrate data into Common Data Service - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/data-integrator Integrate data from multiple sources into Common Data Service
Published Date : Thursday, May 14, 2020

Overview of tools and apps used with application lifecycle management (ALM) in Power Platform - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/alm/tools-apps-used-alm Learn about the tools and apps used with application lifecycle management (ALM) in Power Platform
Published Date : Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Common Data Service language collations - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/language-collations Understand the Common Data Service language collations
Published Date : Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Manage the encryption key - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/manage-encryption-key Learn how you can manage database encryption key for your environment.
Published Date : Friday, April 17, 2020

Data Integrator error management and troubleshooting - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/data-integrator-error-management Integrate data from multiple sources into Common Data Service
Published Date : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Governance considerations - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/governance-considerations Explains how Power Apps and Power Automate be made widely available to their business and be supported by IT.
Published Date : Monday, November 25, 2019

Power Apps and Power Automate licensing FAQs - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/powerapps-flow-licensing-faq FAQs for licensing Power Apps, Power Automate, Common Data Service, and AI Builder
Published Date : Thursday, July 2, 2020

New Common Data Service storage capacity - Power Platform

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/capacity-storage Introducing a new storage model for Common Data Service.
Published Date : Tuesday, June 30, 2020

ActiveDirectoryInteractive connects to SQL - Azure SQL Database

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/active-directory-interactive-connect-azure-sql-db C# Code example, with explanations, for connecting to Azure SQL Database by using SqlAuthenticationMethod.ActiveDirectoryInteractive mode.
Published Date : Thursday, April 23, 2020

Working with arrays and objects in Azure Cosmos DB

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-query-object-array Learn the SQL syntax to create arrays and objects in Azure Cosmos DB. This article also provides some examples to perform operations on array objects
Published Date : Monday, December 2, 2019

Release notes for Azure SQL Edge

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql-edge/release-notes Release notes detailing what is new or what has changed in the Azure SQL Edge images
Published Date : Friday, June 5, 2020

Restart server - Azure portal - Azure Database for MySQL

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-restart-server-portal This article describes how you can restart an Azure Database for MySQL server using the Azure portal.
Published Date : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Move Blob storage data with SSIS connectors - Team Data Science Process

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/team-data-science-process/move-data-to-azure-blob-using-ssis Learn how to move Data to or from Azure Blob Storage using SQL Server Integration Services Feature Pack for Azure.
Published Date : Friday, January 10, 2020

Provision new tenants in a multitenant app - Azure SQL Database

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/saas-dbpertenant-provision-and-catalog Learn how to provision and catalog new tenants in an Azure SQL Database multitenant SaaS app
Published Date : Monday, September 24, 2018

SQL API Python examples for Azure Cosmos DB

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-api-python-samples Find Python examples on GitHub for common tasks in Azure Cosmos DB, including CRUD operations.
Published Date : Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Strengthen your security posture with Azure Security Center

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-monitoring This article helps you strengthen your security posture by monitoring your resources in Azure Security Center.
Published Date : Sunday, October 28, 2018

Create predictive data pipelines - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/transform-data-using-machine-learning Learn how to create a predictive pipeline by using Azure Machine Learning - Batch Execution Activity in Azure Data Factory.
Published Date : Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Quickstart - Create an Apache Spark pool (preview) using the Azure portal - Azure Synapse Analytics

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/synapse-analytics/quickstart-create-apache-spark-pool-portal Create a new Apache Spark pool using the Azure portal by following the steps in this guide.
Published Date : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Understand reservation discount in Azure Cosmos DB

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/understand-cosmosdb-reservation-charges Learn how reservation discount is applied to provisioned throughput (RU/s) in Azure Cosmos DB.
Published Date : Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Order device connection events fr Azure IoT Hub w/Azure Cosmos DB

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/iot-hub-how-to-order-connection-state-events This article describes how to order and record device connection events from Azure IoT Hub using Azure Cosmos DB to maintain the latest connection state
Published Date : Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tutorial - Configure Azure Analysis Services roles

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/analysis-services/tutorials/analysis-services-tutorial-roles Learn how to configure Azure Analysis Services administrator and user roles by using the Azure portal or SQL Server Management Studio.
Published Date : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Azure Premium Storage: Design for performance on Linux VMs - Azure Linux Virtual Machines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/premium-storage-performance Design high-performance applications using Azure premium SSD managed disks. Premium Storage offers high-performance, low-latency disk support for I/O-intensive workloads running on Azure Virtual Machines.
Published Date : Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tutorial: Add SQL Managed Instance to a failover group - Azure SQL Managed Instance

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/failover-group-add-instance-tutorial In this tutorial, learn to create a failover group between a primary and secondary Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Published Date : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Azure Cosmos DB: SQL .NET API, SDK & resources

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-api-sdk-dotnet Learn all about the SQL .NET API and SDK including release dates, retirement dates, and changes made between each version of the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK.
Published Date : Monday, May 11, 2020

Use PowerShell to monitor and scale a single database in Azure SQL Database - Azure SQL Database

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/scripts/monitor-and-scale-database-powershell Use an Azure PowerShell example script to monitor and scale a single database in Azure SQL Database.
Published Date : Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Create and manage Azure Cosmos DB with Resource Manager templates

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/manage-sql-with-resource-manager Use Azure Resource Manager templates to create and configure Azure Cosmos DB for Core (SQL) API
Published Date : Friday, June 19, 2020

PowerShell script to create an Azure Cosmos DB container with a large partition key

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/scripts/powershell/sql/ps-sql-container-create-large-partition-key Azure PowerShell script sample - Create a container with a large partition key in an Azure Cosmos DB account
Published Date : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Tutorial - Add a sample model- Azure Analysis Services

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/analysis-services/analysis-services-create-sample-model In this tutorial lesson, learn how to add a sample model in Azure Analysis Services.
Published Date : Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Introduction to Data Factory, a data integration service - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/v1/data-factory-introduction Learn what Azure Data Factory is: A cloud data integration service that orchestrates and automates movement and transformation of data.
Published Date : Monday, January 22, 2018

Improve columnstore index performance - Azure Synapse Analytics

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/synapse-analytics/sql-data-warehouse/sql-data-warehouse-memory-optimizations-for-columnstore-compression Reduce memory requirements or increase the available memory to maximize the number of rows within each rowgroup.
Published Date : Friday, March 22, 2019

Create users - Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/postgresql/howto-create-users This article describes how you can create new user accounts to interact with an Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server.
Published Date : Sunday, September 22, 2019

Migrate your application to use the Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK v4 (com.azure.cosmos)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/migrate-java-v4-sdk Learn how to upgrade your existing Java application from using the older Azure Cosmos DB Java SDKs to the newer Java SDK 4.0 (com.azure.cosmos package)for Core (SQL) API.
Published Date : Thursday, June 11, 2020

SQUARE in Azure Cosmos DB query language

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-query-square Learn about SQL system function SQUARE in Azure Cosmos DB.
Published Date : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Azure VM extensions and features for Windows

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/extensions/features-windows Learn what extensions are available for Azure virtual machines, grouped by what they provide or improve.
Published Date : Friday, March 30, 2018

Data security and privacy policies for Google connectors - Azure Logic Apps

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/connectors/connectors-google-data-security-privacy-policy Learn about the impact that Google security and privacy policies have on Google connectors, such as Gmail, in Azure Logic Apps
Published Date : Friday, June 5, 2020

Common deployment scenarios for Azure AD Domain Services

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-domain-services/scenarios Learn about some of the common scenarios and use-cases for Azure Active Directory Domain Services to provide value and meet business needs.
Published Date : Monday, February 10, 2020

Azure Operational Security

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/fundamentals/operational-security Learn about Microsoft Azure Monitor logs, its services, and how it works.
Published Date : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Security Overview - Azure SQL Database & Azure SQL Managed Instance

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/security-overview Learn about security in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance, including how it differs from SQL Server.
Published Date : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Analytics on SQL Server with R, Python, and T-SQL - Team Data Science Process

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/team-data-science-process/walkthroughs-sql-server Examples that walk through the use R, Python, and T-SQL in SQL Server to do predictive analytics.
Published Date : Friday, January 10, 2020

Monitor XTP In-memory storage - Azure SQL

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/in-memory-oltp-monitor-space Estimate and monitor XTP In-memory storage use, capacity; resolve capacity error 41823
Published Date : Friday, January 25, 2019

Introduction to Azure Data Factory - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/introduction Learn about Azure Data Factory, a cloud data integration service that orchestrates and automates movement and transformation of data.
Published Date : Monday, September 30, 2019

Azure database security checklist

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/fundamentals/database-security-checklist This article provides a set of checklist for Azure database security.
Published Date : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mapping data flow script - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/data-flow-script Overview of Data Factory's data flow script code-behind language
Published Date : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Get started with TmaxSoft OpenFrame on Azure Virtual Machines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/workloads/mainframe-rehosting/tmaxsoft/get-started Rehost your IBM z/OS mainframe workloads using TmaxSoft OpenFrame environment on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).
Published Date : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Use Azure Cosmos DB Table API and Azure Table storage using Python

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/table-storage-how-to-use-python Store structured data in the cloud using Azure Table storage or the Azure Cosmos DB Table API.
Published Date : Thursday, April 5, 2018

Create Hive tables and load data from Blob storage - Team Data Science Process

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/team-data-science-process/move-hive-tables Use Hive queries to create Hive tables and load data from Azure blob storage. Partition Hive tables and use the Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) formatting to improve query performance.
Published Date : Friday, January 10, 2020

Transform data using Pig Activity in Azure Data Factory - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/v1/data-factory-pig-activity Learn how you can use the Pig Activity in an Azure data factory to run Pig scripts on an on-demand/your own HDInsight cluster.
Published Date : Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Use .NET Core to connect and query a database - Azure SQL Database & SQL Managed Instance

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/connect-query-dotnet-core This topic shows you how to use .NET Core to create a program that connects to a database in Azure SQL Database, or Azure SQL Managed Instance, and queries it using Transact-SQL statements.
Published Date : Friday, May 29, 2020

Secure a database - Azure SQL Database

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/secure-database-tutorial This tutorial teaches you the about techniques and features to secure an Azure SQL Database, whether it's a single database, or pooled.
Published Date : Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Azure SQL Managed Instance: Long-term backup retention (PowerShell) - Azure SQL Managed Instance

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/long-term-backup-retention-configure Learn how to store and restore automated backups on separate Azure Blob storage containers for an Azure SQL Managed Instance using PowerShell.
Published Date : Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Set up a connection to Azure SQL Database using a managed identity (preview) - Azure Cognitive Search

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-managed-identities-sql Learn how to set up an indexer connection to Azure SQL Database using a managed identity (preview)
Published Date : Monday, May 18, 2020

Azure Active Directory documentation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/ Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft's multi-tenant, cloud-based directory, and identity management service that combines core directory services, application access management, and identity protection into a single solution.
Published Date : Friday, May 29, 2020

Conditional deployment with templates - Azure Resource Manager

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/templates/conditional-resource-deployment Describes how to conditionally deploy a resource in an Azure Resource Manager template.
Published Date : Monday, June 1, 2020

What is Apache Hive and HiveQL - Azure HDInsight

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/hdinsight/hadoop/hdinsight-use-hive Apache Hive is a data warehouse system for Apache Hadoop. You can query data stored in Hive using HiveQL, which similar to Transact-SQL. In this document, learn how to use Hive and HiveQL with Azure HDInsight.
Published Date : Friday, February 28, 2020

Migrate Azure analytics resources, Azure Germany to global Azure

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/germany/germany-migration-analytics This article provides information about migrating your Azure analytics resources from Azure Germany to global Azure.
Published Date : Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sensitive Data - Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool - Azure

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/develop/threat-modeling-tool-sensitive-data mitigations for threats exposed in the Threat Modeling Tool
Published Date : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PI in Azure Cosmos DB query language

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-query-pi Learn about SQL system function PI in Azure Cosmos DB.
Published Date : Friday, September 13, 2019

Copy data from Concur using Azure Data Factory (Preview) - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/connector-concur Learn how to copy data from Concur to supported sink data stores by using a copy activity in an Azure Data Factory pipeline.
Published Date : Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tutorial: Visualize anomalies using batch detection and Power BI - Azure Cognitive Services

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/anomaly-detector/tutorials/batch-anomaly-detection-powerbi Learn how to use the Anomaly Detector API and Power BI to visualize anomalies throughout your time series data.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tutorial - Create and manage Azure virtual networks for Linux VMs - Azure Linux Virtual Machines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/tutorial-virtual-network In this tutorial, you learn how to use the Azure CLI to create and manage Azure virtual networks for Linux virtual machines
Published Date : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Deploy Azure Monitor - Azure Monitor

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/deploy-scale Deploy Azure Monitor features at scale using Azure Policy.
Published Date : Monday, June 8, 2020

Tutorial: Migrate MongoDB online to Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB - Azure Database Migration Service

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dms/tutorial-mongodb-cosmos-db-online Learn to migrate from MongoDB on-premises to Azure Cosmos DB API for MongoDB online by using Azure Database Migration Service.
Published Date : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Quickstart: Create a managed instance of SQL Managed Instance (portal) - Azure SQL Managed Instance

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/instance-create-quickstart Create a managed instance, network environment, and client VM for access using the Azure portal in this quickstart.
Published Date : Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tutorial: Load New York Taxicab data - Azure Synapse Analytics

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/synapse-analytics/sql-data-warehouse/load-data-from-azure-blob-storage-using-polybase Tutorial uses Azure portal and SQL Server Management Studio to load New York Taxicab data from an Azure blob for Synapse SQL.
Published Date : Sunday, May 31, 2020

Explore data in SQL Server virtual machine - Team Data Science Process

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/machine-learning/team-data-science-process/explore-data-sql-server How to explore data that is stored in a SQL Server VM on Azure using SQL or a programming language like Python.
Published Date : Friday, January 10, 2020

Data-dependent routing - Azure SQL Database

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/elastic-scale-data-dependent-routing How to use the ShardMapManager class in .NET apps for data-dependent routing, a feature of sharded databases in Azure SQL Database
Published Date : Friday, January 25, 2019

What is Azure Security Center?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-intro This page describes Security Center's key benefits - discovering your security state, and improving it with coverage of cloud and on-prem resources.
Published Date : Thursday, June 6, 2019

ORDER BY clause in Azure Cosmos DB

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/sql-query-order-by Learn about SQL ORDER BY clause for Azure Cosmos DB. Use SQL as an Azure Cosmos DB JSON query language.
Published Date : Saturday, June 6, 2020

Frequently asked questions about Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/synapse-link-frequently-asked-questions Get answers to frequently asked questions about Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB in areas such as billing, analytical store, security, time to live on analytical store.
Published Date : Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Multi-Tenant Web Application Pattern

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dotnet-develop-multitenant-applications Find architectural overviews and design patterns that describe how to implement a multi-tenant web application on Azure.
Published Date : Friday, June 5, 2015

How to audit Azure Cosmos DB control plane operations

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/audit-control-plane-logs Learn how to audit the control plane operations such as add a region, update throughput, region failover, add a VNet etc. in Azure Cosmos DB
Published Date : Thursday, June 25, 2020

Azure networking services overview

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/networking/networking-overview Learn about networking services in Azure and their capabilities - connectivity services, application protection services, application delivery services, and network monitoring.
Published Date : Thursday, March 12, 2020

Connect to or install Apache Beeline - Azure HDInsight

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/hdinsight/hadoop/connect-install-beeline Learn how to connect to the Apache Beeline client to run Hive queries with Hadoop on HDInsight. Beeline is a utility for working with HiveServer2 over JDBC.
Published Date : Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Customize the setup for an Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/how-to-configure-azure-ssis-ir-custom-setup This article describes how to use the custom setup interface for an Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime to install additional components or change settings
Published Date : Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Rebuild a search index - Azure Cognitive Search

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-reindex Add new elements, update existing elements or documents, or delete obsolete documents in a full rebuild or partial indexing to refresh an Azure Cognitive Search index.
Published Date : Thursday, June 18, 2020

SAP workload planning and deployment checklist

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/workloads/sap/sap-deployment-checklist Checklist for planning SAP workload deployments to Azure and deploying the workloads
Published Date : Thursday, February 13, 2020

Transactional replication - Azure SQL Managed Instance

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/managed-instance/replication-transactional-overview Learn about using SQL Server transactional replication with Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Published Date : Monday, April 20, 2020

Load data into Azure Synapse Analytics - Azure Data Factory

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/load-azure-sql-data-warehouse Use Azure Data Factory to copy data into Azure Synapse Analytics
Published Date : Monday, June 8, 2020

Connect using Node.js - Azure Database for MySQL

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/connect-nodejs This quickstart provides several Node.js code samples you can use to connect and query data from Azure Database for MySQL.
Published Date : Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Resource providers by Azure services - Azure Resource Manager

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/management/azure-services-resource-providers Lists all resource provider namespaces for Azure Resource Manager and shows the Azure service for that namespace.
Published Date : Friday, June 5, 2020