Azure Stack– Step 1 From On Premises to Cloud migration / Hybrid implementation Strategy? Feasibly :)

Some conceptual excerpts around Azure Stack:

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November 7, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure: Products availability by region

With 42 announced regions, the below link makes it easy to choose the datacentre and region that’s right for consumptions.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/services/

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November 5, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Data: Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/10/30/modernize-your-applications-across-on-premise-and-cloud-with-the-microsoft-data-accelerator-program/

October 30, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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AWS to Azure Services Comparison

Great comparison of services at a high level, excerpts from the article as below:

Azure and AWS for multicloud solutions

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October 25, 2017 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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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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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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