Azure Cosmos DB's point-in-time restore can be used to restore a deleted account, restore into any region that has a backup, recover from an unplanned write or delete operation within a container, restore a database or restore a container.
Azure Blob storage inventory provides insight into containers, snapshots and block, append and page blobs within an account. Using Blob Inventory, you can see a full list of blobs and containers on a daily or weekly basis.
A little about .NET MAUI Essentials, the future of Xamarin.Essentials.
Xamarin Community ToolKit is set to become .NET MAUI ToolKit. This will be a new Community Toolkit library fully optimized for .NET MAUI.
Now released to general availability – always encrypted with secure enclaves increases confidential computing of Azure SQL. It helps to prevent sensitive data from being removed by rogue administrators, DBAs or cloud operators.
Here is a brief rundown of the new configuration options now available for secrets in App Service and Azure Functions.
Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management (Azure AD PIM) integration with Azure Lighthouse, brings us another step towards Zero Trust and least privilege access.
After a packed Inspire 2021 last week, we thought we would look back at the UK-specific announcements and what news there was from our side of the pond.
SQL Server Big Data Clusters was released with SQL Server 2019. It works by uniting the SQL engine with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop, creating a single, secure and unified platform that extends the analytics capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads. The CU11 release in early July brought us some new capabilities for Big Data Clusters. The largest of which is the expansion of data encryption at rest.
At Inspire 2021, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability. The service (currently in preview) is designed to help companies measure, understand, report and reduce environmental impact and therefore be able to measure progress towards sustainability goals.