Microsoft Monday: Xbox One X Pre-Order Details, Minecraft Cross-Platform, Phil Spencer Promoted

Microsoft Monday: Xbox One X Pre-Order Details, Minecraft Cross-Platform, Phil Spencer Promoted

“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all
things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about the
Xbox One X pre-orders, Minecraft cross-platform, board of directors
changes, the new Transatlantic Internet cable and much more!
New Azure Advancements And Visual Studios Team Services
At the Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced
new Azure integrated management tools to expand upon end-to-end
monitoring, alerting and central policy management for all VMs. When
this technology is combined with the new PowerShell and Bash support in
Azure Cloud Shell, it makes apps in Azure run more efficiently.
Microsoft also unveiled a new cloud-based DevOps toolset
Visual Studio Team Services. The Visual Studio Team Services tightly
integrates with Azure so you can quickly build and deploy applications.
“Azure has long been committed to enabling the only true
consistent cloud experience from identity, to data, to platform, to
security and management. We uniquely understand that a distributed
hybrid cloud model is the durable cloud model. And, we uniquely
understand that hybrid cloud is more than just infrastructure – it must
address your entire environment,” said Microsoft EVP of Cloud and
Enterprise Scott Guthrie in a blog post.
“Enabling consistent development across cloud and on-premises, Azure
Stack integrated systems are now shipping and available for purchase –
with Dell EMC, Lenovo, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) showcasing
their solutions here at Ignite. Now developers can build one application
and have it run in Azure and Azure Stack, opening up new uses cases
such as edge and disconnected solutions and meeting literally every
regulatory requirement.”

Guthrie also pointed out in the blog post that he was
reviewing a statement of work where an enterprise organization was
planning to migrate 1,000+ SQL Server-based applications to Amazon Web
Services (AWS). And the cost was over $20 million to do so. Microsoft’s
fully managed Azure SQL Database service now has 100% SQL Server
compatibility for no code changes via managed instance. And Microsoft
introduced a new Azure Database Migration Service with near-zero
downtime migration. Guthrie said that the customer that received the $20
million migration can move their application data to Azure in less time
and 70% less cost.
General Availability Of SQL Server 2017

SQL Server 2017 is also now in general availability mode.
This is the first version of SQL Server to run on Windows Server, Linux
and Docker. SQL Server 2017 also has advanced machine learning with
support for scalable Python and R-based analytic

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