James Baker joins Lara Rubbelke to introduce Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, which is redefining cloud storage for big data analytics due to multi-modal (object store and file system) access and combining the best qualities of a dedicated analytics file system with those of a cloud-scale object store.

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The 4th of July holiday tomorrow marks the 242nd year since the United States declared independence from Great Britain. July 1st, aside from being Canada Day, also marks the start of the new fiscal year at Microsoft.

To commemorate a festive week, here’s a quick little video I rendered. 🙂