Azure News Roundup – August 7, 2020

Curious about what’s been going on in the world of Azure over the past couple of weeks?

Here are some interesting developments and headlines from the broader Microsoft and Azure ecosystem and from top influencers in the space.

New Azure SQL Learning Tools help reduce the global technology skills gap

Microsoft’s all-new content will help beginners being introduced to Azure as well as SQL experts learn how to understand the benefits of Azure SQL. 

Slowing AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud revenue growth is a good thing

The “bad news” is that growth slowed more quickly than before.  The slowing cloud revenue growth doesn’t mean any of that is going away. It’s a sign that businesses are sagely cutting costs and driving for efficiency.

Introduction to Azure Sphere – Secure IoT Development Platform

Azure Sphere incorporates components of hardware, operating system, and cloud technologies to achieve greater security. This article will walk you through the major components of Azure Sphere Development.

Creating cloud ready environments with Azure landing zones

With the move to a cloud environment, IT has access to new tools and processes that unblock IT operations. By revisiting the operating model, technology-focused teams and Azure partners can help organizations improve agility, cost, and scale.

Microsoft is testing the use of hydrogen fuel cells 

Microsoft announces it has completed a milestone in its test of using hydrogen fuel cells to replace diesel. Microsoft officials have said the company is planning to eliminate its dependency on diesel fuel by 2030, the same year it is aiming to be carbon negative.

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