TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 18: September 3, 2014
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VMworld 2014 recently took place in San Francisco, featuring keynotes from VMware/AirWatch. Check out Brad Anderson’s unofficial response, and don’t miss his latest podcast and ongoing Success with Enterprise Mobility series.
Time is running out. The end of support for Windows Server 2003 is quickly approaching – but there is no need to panic. Check out this list of resources that will help you upgrade your infrastructure and keep current.
There will soon be more than 3 billion people using internet-enabled devices that run cloud-based apps. Get information about Microsoft technologies that support a mobile workforce, test products, and find free training.
With this demo-heavy episode of The Edge Show, you will learn how to start running Docker on top of Microsoft Azure IaaS and get to know essential fundamentals of working with Docker.
Take an exclusive look at Azure AD Connect and how it can be used to implement hybrid identity. Jen Field, Senior Program Manager Azure AD Fabric, demonstrates the new tool, showing us how to deploy Active Directory Federation Services, Directory Sync, and Azure AD.
Get an inside look at how Microsoft IT planned for and deployed SQL Server 2014. This video discusses common scenarios many IT organizations face today, best practices, and some of the lessons learned from Microsoft's own roll-out.
Technical Evangelist Dan Stolts walks you through using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit to assess your current IT infrastructure and begin planning your migration to a Hybrid Cloud strategy with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.
You can now access previews of Azure DocumentDB, a fully managed transactional NoSQL document database-as-a-service, and Azure Search, which enables developers to easily add search capabilities to mobile and cloud applications.
Matt Hester and Keith Mayer kick off a special 6-part series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud.” In this first episode, they discuss the importance of planning for your organization’s move to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.
A key aspect (and advantage) to planning your modern infrastructure is being able to deliver a modern storage solution. Continuing the “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Microsoft experts discuss the many storage options available to your organization and the performance, reliability, and security offered by various options. Try Microsoft Azure.
Modern apps are not just apps that display as full screen. They offer other differences that can help solve some of the biggest problems IT pros have had with older .exe-based applications. Find out how, as Simon May explains the advantages offered by modern apps.
A “social” culture can bring many benefits to a modern enterprise. Leadership teams in Microsoft IT are spearheading efforts to embrace fundamental changes and broadly adopt social strategies throughout the company. Learn how Microsoft IT influences employees to adopt social behaviors, participate in social activities, and join communities.
Microsoft has identified new and emerging markets as a focus for future growth. This article describes how Microsoft identified markets, how Microsoft IT identified and prioritized gaps in user experience, and the resulting benefits of this data-driven analysis.
This blog post concludes a three-part series on Microsoft’s new report Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain. Cloud computing, the Internet of Things, big data, and cybersecurity loom large on today’s – and tomorrow’s – agenda. Cyberspace 2025 looks beyond technological trends to anticipate future catalysts that may impact cybersecurity.
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