Introducing Microsoft 365

The workplace is transforming—from changing employee expectations, to more diverse and globally distributed teams, to an increasingly complex threat landscape. From these trends, we are seeing a new culture of work emerging. Our customers are telling us they are looking to empower their people with innovative technology to embrace this modern culture of work.

Introducing Microsoft 365 – Office Blogs

 

A complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely.

Microsoft 365

July 11, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service- Gartner Reprint

The market for cloud IaaS is dominated by two leading service providers. Other service providers have responded by launching new offerings, but customers must carefully manage the risks of adopting less-mature offerings.

Research image courtesy of Gartner, Inc.

More at the link: Gartner Reprint

July 5, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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GitHub – ChristosChristofidis/awesome-deep-learning: A curated list of awesome Deep Learning tutorials, projects and communities.

 

GitHub – ChristosChristofidis/awesome-deep-learning: A curated list of awesome Deep Learning tutorials, projects and communities.

June 23, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Released: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.4

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Oracle, MySQL, SAP ASE (formerly SAP Sybase ASE), DB2, and Access allows users to convert a database schema to a Microsoft SQL Server schema, upload the schema, and then migrate data to the target SQL Server (see below for supported versions).

Released: SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v7.4 – Microsoft Data Migration Blog

June 20, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Dynamics 365 for Talent Technical Preview Is Here!

More at the link below:

Dynamics 365 for Talent Technical Preview Is Here! – Microsoft Dynamics 365, Enterprise edition Community

June 6, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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What is group-based licensing in Azure Active Directory?

The azure AD team has announced a service offering to dynamically license users based off group membership, excerpts from the post:

Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Dynamics CRM, and other similar products, require licenses. These licenses are assigned to each user who needs access to these services. To manage licenses, administrators use one of the management portals (Office or Azure) and PowerShell cmdlets. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is the underlying infrastructure that supports identity management for all Microsoft cloud services. Azure AD stores information about license assignment states for users.+

Until now, licenses could only be assigned at the individual user level, which can make large-scale management difficult. For example, to add or remove user licenses based on organizational changes, such as users joining or leaving the organization or a department, an administrator often must write a complex PowerShell script. This script makes individual calls to the cloud service.+

To address those challenges, Azure AD now includes group-based licensing. You can assign one or more product licenses to a group. Azure AD ensures that the licenses are assigned to all members of the group. Any new members who join the group are assigned the appropriate licenses. When they leave the group, those licenses are removed. This eliminates the need for automating license management via PowerShell to reflect changes in the organization and departmental structure on a per-user basis.

This means users can now opt-in to licenses or automatically have licenses assigned to them based on Dynamic group membership, more at the link below:

What is group-based licensing in Azure Active Directory? | Microsoft Docs

April 28, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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New ways to drive your business forward in today’s digital landscape – The Official Microsoft Blog

Improving sales with Dynamics 365 + LinkedIn Sales Navigator….nice article.

New ways to drive your business forward in today’s digital landscape  – The Official Microsoft Blog

April 24, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure Reference Architectures | Microsoft Docs

The official channel for Architectural guidance, Patterns and proven practices for building solutions on Microsoft Azure Platform….

Azure Reference Architectures | Microsoft Docs

April 24, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Download Unified Service Desk for Microsoft Dynamics 365 from Official Microsoft Download Center

Version 2.2 now available….

Unified Service Desk for Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides a configuration-based framework for quickly building agent applications for call centers. You can aggregate customer information from different areas in Microsoft Dynamics 365 into a single desktop and get a 360° view of customer interactions. For more information, see Unified Service Desk Administration Guide.

Download Unified Service Desk for Microsoft Dynamics 365 from Official Microsoft Download Center

April 17, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft ALM VM | Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Virtual Machine

 

The Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Virtual Machine is a virtual machine pre-installed with Visual Studio & Team Foundation server along with other supporting software coming pre-configured with sample projects, users, data and a set of hands-on-labs/demo scripts to get started with all the ALM Capabilities that Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team Services provides.

Microsoft ALM VM | Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Virtual Machine

March 14, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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