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Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Developers will have an easier time scaling their applications to meet global needs with a database product Microsoft updated on Wednesday. Called Cosmos DB, the service lets developers store data that can be replicated across any of the company’s 34 Azure public cloud regions.

Cosmos is an expansion of DocumentDB, a managed NoSQL database service that Microsoft launched in 2015. Its key innovation is a feature that lets developers pick between five consistency models that range from “strong” to “eventual” consistency.

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Microsoft is hurting the Surface brand by shunning USB-C

If you’re reading this article, you probably know what compelled me to write it. Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop earlier this week – a stunning piece of hardware – but omitted USB-C, an incredibly versatile connector that’s rapidly growing in popularity. It’s an omission that will does the brand no favors. USB-C made it’s first mainstream appearance with the revamped MacBook in 2015. Since then, Microsoft has launched the Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Book with Performance Base, Surface Studio, and now, Surface Laptop. Each time Microsoft reveals a new Surface product, I ask the same question: Why no USB-C?…

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Microsoft blends IaaS and PaaS with new Managed Disks

Microsoft introduced a nifty new feature to its Azure public cloud this week called Managed Disks. The idea is that developers will not have to worry about provisioning storage when spinning up virtual machines. Managed Disks automatically adds persistent disk storage for Azure virtual machines as applications demand it.

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