Apr 26, 2018   |   Lyle Dodge

Serverless in Supply Chain – Leveraging Azure Log Analytics to build dashboards and run operations for a development team

Azure evangelist, Lyle Dodge, talks with Bharath Nimmala, Service Engineer 2 in the Microsoft Devices Supply Chain Engineering organization. In this video, Bharath will talk about how the Supply Chain engineering team uses Azure Log Analytics as its monitoring and telemetry platform across all its software components in Azure as well as how it invests...

Feb 20, 2018   |   Lukas Velush

Hello Azure: Unpacking how Microsoft moved its SAP workload to the cloud

Microsoft is heavily invested in SAP applications—it uses them extensively to run finance, human resources, global trade, supply chain, and other parts of its $89.5 billion global business. Doubling down on that investment, the company just finished moving its entire SAP landscape—an estimated 50 terabytes—to Microsoft Azure. The last, most important systems moved over the...

Jan 23, 2018   |   Karen Kirr

Redefining the MyOrder procurement experience with Azure Search and Cosmos DB

It’s hard to believe that on average Microsoft employees would spend almost 30 minutes searching for products on the MyOrder procurement website. In a day and age where short attention spans are the norm and cutting-edge technologies are rolling out regularly, Core Services Engineering & Operations (CSEO) engineers Sahil Garg and Devarajan Natarajan knew there had to be a...

Dec 11, 2017   |   Lukas Velush

The anatomy of shutting down a datacenter

The humming servers fizzled to stillness, the odor of warm, always-on circuits wafted away for the last time, and a datacenter was turned off for good. Effectively, it died. Marked by little fanfare, the end of an area came when Microsoft Core Services Engineering (CSE, formerly Microsoft IT) turned off its first datacenter in 2013....

Nov 9, 2017   |   Rick Ochs

Optimize the planet: That means PaaS, too!

Over the last few months we’ve spent a good amount of time talking about optimizing virtual machines by turning them off, sizing them correctly, and just having fewer of them. We’ve discussed cultural obstacles, embracing a growth mindset, and seeing the cloud as an opportunity, not a risk. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the...

Oct 31, 2017   |   J.S. Warnick

Microsoft supply chain gets a cloud makeover

Data, data, everywhere but – then what? A few years ago, the Microsoft supply chain was generating more than a terabyte of data each day, yet only a fraction of that data was being analyzed and used. Data lived in a variety of spreadsheets and databases all over the world, few of which were connected...

Oct 30, 2017   |   Justin Giammona

How Microsoft is securing IoT

In our last blog, Carmichael Patton talked about the cloud-connected client and our approach here at Microsoft to protect data that has now moved outside what he metaphorically referred to as “the enterprise security castle”. I have to agree with Carmichael. No one ever foresaw the power and revolution cloud computing would bring to our...

Oct 24, 2017   |   J.S. Warnick

With cloud security, digging a moat no longer works

Add security to the growing list of things cloud computing has transformed. A few years ago, as Microsoft planned to move the company’s operations to the cloud, IT experts quickly realized security in the cloud is significantly different than in an on-premises datacenter. The company had to shift from “protect and prevent” to “detect and...