Archive for the ‘Cloud’ Category

Azure AD authentication extensions for Azure SQL DB and SQL DW tools

 

With the latest SQL server tools release we extended the Azure AD authentication support for SQL DB and DW tools for token-based authentication (Universal authentication) with MFA support.

 

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September 5, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure TCO Calculator | Microsoft

 

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator Preview

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August 9, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Security, Privacy and Compliance information for Microsoft Cloud Services

 

Third party independent audit and GRC assessment reports for Microsoft cloud services. Stay up to date on how Microsoft cloud services comply with global standards that matter to your organization.

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August 2, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Run a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure

 

This reference architecture shows a set of proven practices for setting up a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm on Azure, using MinRole topology and SQL Server Always On availability groups. The SharePoint farm is deployed in a secured virtual network with no Internet-facing endpoint or presence. Deploy this solution.

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August 1, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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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.

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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.

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July 5, 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.+

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April 28, 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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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.

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March 14, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Accelerate business success with Microsoft FastTrack for Dynamics 365

 

Originally offered as a one-time onboarding benefit for Office 365 customers, Microsoft FastTrack has rapidly evolved over the past 18 months to become the customer success service that helps businesses onboard and drive adoption of Microsoft Cloud.

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January 23, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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