Cloud Services (extended support) is generally available, migration tool in preview

By Dustin Ward

This post was co-authored by Altaf Tambawala, Principal Program Manager, Azure Today, we are announcing the general availability of Cloud Services (extended support), which is a new Azure Resource Manager (ARM)-based deployment model for Azure Cloud Services. The platform-supported tool for migrating existing cloud services to Cloud Services (extended support) also goes into preview today. Cloud…

Deploy key design principles with enterprise-scale architecture

By Dustin Ward

This post was co-authored by Sarah Lean, Senior Content Engineer, Azure Tailwind Traders1 is a retail company that is looking to adopt Azure as part of its IT strategy. The IT team is familiar with deploying infrastructure on premises and is now researching what they need to do in order to run their workloads within…

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – March 2021

By Dustin Ward

Whether you’re a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management and Billing comes in. We’re always…

5 reasons Databricks runs best on Azure

By Dustin Ward

For any organization running big data workloads in the cloud, exceptional scale, performance, and optimization are essential. Databricks customers have multiple choices for their cloud destination. Azure Databricks is the only first-party service offering for Databricks, which provides customers with distinct benefits not offered in any other cloud. The first-party integration and our unique strategic…