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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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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VMware Cloud on AWS Overview

Interesting announcement…

VMware Cloud on AWS Overview

October 13, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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TechNet Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia

Regional issues concerning compliance can be complex. In an effort to provide insight into issues in Microsoft Azure Compliance in the context of Australia Security and Privacy Requirements….

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August 22, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Azure Channel Pricing Calculator

The Azure Pricing Calculator now has a version that includes Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) pricing. This new version is called the Azure Channel Pricing Calculator, and it allows users to estimate their Azure pricing after applying the appropriate EA and CSP discounts.

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June 17, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft acquires Solair to help customers harness the power of the Internet of Things

Microsoft acquires Solair….

Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, are engineered to help businesses in any industry utilize IoT to run more efficiently and profitably. For example, Solair has brought the power of IoT to the Rancilio Group’s full line of espresso machines, allowing the Italian manufacturer to remotely monitor machines resulting in greater efficiency across the supply chain. Using the power of cloud-based data and analytics, Solair has helped the Rancilio Group reduce costs and increase revenue.

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May 3, 2016 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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