Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

Forrester IT

Microsoft has announced support for macOS in its rebranded Microsoft Defender ATP product, taking this product from being an offering that could be considered an add-on for hardening its own operating system to a multiplatform security solution.

Tools for Building Professional Cloud Architecture Diagrams

IT Pros Rock!

I’m frequently asked about templates, stencils and shapes that are available for documenting the architecture of cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure , Azure Pack and Office 365. Windows Azure Pack Azure System Center 2012 R2 Microsoft Azure

Download 30 Azure eBooks from Microsoft

Anoop

All these eBooks are provided by Microsoft. Introduction Let’s check some details about Azure architecture from Mark Russinovich! The post Download 30 Azure eBooks from Microsoft appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair.

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Microsoft previews pay-for-use Kubernetes on Azure

Computer Weekly

Microsoft regards containerisation as the next phase in enterprise architectures, and is now offering Kubernetes on Azure

Windows 10 Upgrade Readiness Architecture with SCCM – Part 1

Anoop

The Microsoft tool for this solution is “Upgrade Readiness”. The post Windows 10 Upgrade Readiness Architecture with SCCM – Part 1 appeared first on Anoops. ConfigMgr (SCCM) featured SCCM ConfigMgr Upgrade Readiness Upgrade Readiness Architecture with SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade ReadinessNew Windows 10 versions are released multiple times a year. The biggest challenge is ensuring application and driver compatibility on an ongoing basis.

Microsoft Ignite 2018: Teams Breakout Sessions

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microsoft Ignite runs from 9/23-9/28 and this year they have a whopping 49+ sessions just dedicated to Microsoft Teams! 10 sessions dedicated to current and new features within Microsoft Teams! In addition, they will have sessions covering troubleshooting, architecture, and compliance: BRK2159: What’s new in Microsoft Teams, The hub for teamwork. BRK2161: Microsoft 365, Built for Teamwork. BRK3118: Microsoft Teams Architecture Update.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview has been announced. Microsoft recommends LTSC Windows Server for workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server, Share Point and SDDC. The focus of […] The post Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview appeared first on StorageIOblog. Windows Server 2019 in the past might have been named 2016 R2 also known as a Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release.

Newest Microsoft Technology Center Opens in St. Louis

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Yesterday marked the opening of the newest Microsoft Technology Center. As Flores previously stated of Microsoft’s MTC vision: “We’re going through the next phase of a revolution, which is the digital transformation revolution.

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

While Microsoft Windows Server recently celebrated its 20th birthday (or anniversary), a lot has changed as well as evolved. The post Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016 appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud: Cross-Premises Data Mobility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple (Part 10)

IT Pros Rock!

This article is part 10 in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by the US IT Pro team at Microsoft. Microsoft StorSimple 8000 Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution.

What Can CIOs Do When The Cloud Isn’t Fast Enough?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Players in this market include Microsoft and General Electric. This improves communication time, but it is creating a new network architecture. Technology architecture computing resources edge General Electric Internet loud machines Microsoft performance vehicles

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Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech Microsoft Azure Data Box Family is part two of a four-part series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Microsoft Azure Data Box Overview Microsoft […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

VMware or Microsoft? Shopping for Private Clouds

IT Pros Rock!

At a recent community event, I met “Scott”, a savvy IT Pro who was in the process of planning the architecture for a new datacenter location at his company.

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Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions #blogtobertech Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions is the last of a four-post series looking at Microsoft Azure Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review. […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates – #blogtobertech Microsoft announced Azure Data Box is the first in a series of four posts looking at Data Box including a test drive experience. View Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box […] The post Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Picking a public cloud? Think beyond AWS, Google, and Microsoft

David Linthicum

That is, should the questioner's company go with Google, Microsoft, or, more likely, Amazon Web Services? What you should be after is an architecture, or what many people call a stack. I often get this question: "Which public cloud should we go with?" The right answer depends on many, many factors, and the answer is never a single public cloud platform.

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Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive #blogtobertech Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive is part three of four series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Getting Started The workflow for using Data […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Microsoft WPC 2013 -- Cloud Themes

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

[Note: This is the second in a series of articles about Microsoft''s recent Worldwide Partner Conference, written from the point of view of a long-time partner.]. The first major theme of WPC 2013 was the cloud, and how Microsoft has adapted the company to compete in the cloud. .

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Storage IO Blog

Need to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. The post Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Cloud Conversations Azure AWS Service Maps via Microsoft

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft has created an Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Map (corresponding services from both providers). The post Cloud Conversations Azure AWS Service Maps via Microsoft appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Fixing the Microsoft Windows 10 1709 post upgrade restart loop

Storage IO Blog

Recently I needed to upgrade one of my systems to Microsoft Windows 10 1709 (e.g. The post Fixing the Microsoft Windows 10 1709 post upgrade restart loop appeared first on StorageIOblog. the September 2017) release that post upgrade resulted in Windows Explorer, desktop, and taskbar going into an endless loop.

Microsoft Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Storage IO Blog

September was a busy month for data infrastructure topics as well as Microsoft in terms of new and enhanced technologies. Wrapping up September was Microsoft Ignite where Azure, Azure Stack, Windows, O365, AI, IoT, development tools announcements occurred, along with others from earlier in the month. The post Microsoft Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools

Storage IO Blog

Talking about tools and technologies is one thing, installing as well as trying them is the next step for gaining experience so how about some quick hands-on time with Microsoft Diskspd (download your copy here).

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Microsoft Windows Server, Azure, Nano Life cycle Updates

Storage IO Blog

For those of you who have an interest in Microsoft Windows Server on-premise, on Azure, on Hyper-V or Nano life cycle here are some recently announced updates. The post Microsoft Windows Server, Azure, Nano Life cycle Updates appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Happy 20th Birthday Microsoft Windows Server, get ready for Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

Happy 20th Birthday Microsoft Windows Server, get ready for Windows Server 2016 August 3, 2016 – 1:48 pm Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF Happy 20th Birthday Windows Server, ready for Server 2016? server storage I/O trends In case you have not heard, Microsoft is celebrating the 20th birthday (or anniversary) of Windows Server.

Server and Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I)

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Diskspd is a synthetic workload generation (e.g. benchmark) tool that runs on various Windows systems as an alternative to Iometer, vdbench, iozone, iorate, fio, sqlio among other tools. Diskspd is a command line tool which means it can easily be scripted to do reads and writes of various I/O size including random as well as sequential activity.

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Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

IT Pros Rock!

at Microsoft. Chris Avis - Microsoft and Technology. Microsoft Script Center - The Scripting Guys! Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. at Microsoft. >. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Reference Architecture.

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley

Storage IO Blog

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage – A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley The O’Reilly @oreillymedia media folks (oops, excuse me, Microsoft Press) sent me out (that’s a disclosure btw) an real soft cover print copy of Rethinking Enterprise Storage – A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley aka @MicroFarley of Microsoft/Storsimple that features a […].

If Windows 7's security is so outdated, why doesn't Microsoft make it as good as Windows 10's?

Tech Republic Security

Why can't Microsoft update the 'long-outdated security architectures' it says Windows 7 is based upon

Can Nature Help Us Solve an Impending Data Storage Crisis?

Data Center Knowledge

Researchers make big advancements in DNA storage architecture Read More. Featured Microsoft Storage

Hortonworks Eats IBM.And Loves It

Forrester IT

Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. Enterprise ArchitectureBig announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned.

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Liveblog: Hybrid Architectures, Bridging the Gap to the Cloud

Scott Lowe

This is a liveblog of the AWS re:Invent session titled “Hybrid Architectures: Bridging the Gap to the Cloud” (ARC208). The speaker for the session is Jamie Butler, Manager of Solutions Architecture at AWS (focused on state/local government). Finally, AWS also offers a directory service in three different flavors (Microsoft Active Directory, Simple AD [Microsoft-compatible; leverages Samba], and AD Connector).

Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Network World

Microsoft this week began blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 But the company also refused to provide security fixes to Windows 7 systems that were powered by AMD's "Carrizo" CPUs, an architecture that was supposed to continue receiving patches. The decree that led to the update bans, whether allowable or not under Microsoft's new policy, was revealed in January 2016 , when the company said making Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

Forrester IT

Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. Enterprise ArchitectureBig announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned.

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Free Tools to Help Manage your Virtualized Datacenter  

CTOvision

Architecture Big Data Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Companies Data center Hyper-V information technology Microsoft Visio Veeam Virtual machine vmware VMware vSphere By Natalie Lehrer. Virtual server deployments can get complex quickly. When you are studying for your certification exams, educators typically have virtual labs setup for you that allow you to quickly login to and plug away at your task.