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Docker Containers and Microsoft Windows

Microsoft
So for many students containers are a new learning opportunity and experience. Having new and modern skills is great to addition to your CV. Some students may be already using containers in personal, hobby projects or even academic assignments. The following blog has been produced with Elton Stoneman Developer Advocate @docker. Microsoft MVP. Pluralsight Author. […]

Microsoft: Commuting Stats with Azure Functions and Azure Data Lake

Microsoft
Like most people I have to get up in the morning, and get to work in some way. This usually means hopping on the metro, possibly followed by a bus afterwards, or a short stroll. (Depends on my end destination, which can vary.) The first part of the journey with the metro is fairly constant […]

Microsoft: Datacenter efficiency gets easier with new Windows Server Software Defined partner solutions

Microsoft
The island of Bora Bora. The finish line at a marathon. A software defined datacenter. What do they have in common? Being there is easy — getting there is the hard part. However in the latter case, at least, you can let someone else do the hard part for you. There’s so much efficiency, simplicity, […]

Microsoft: Tableau and Azure SQL DB, a match made in the cloud

Microsoft
In recent years, Microsoft SQL and Tableau Engineering teams have been working closely together to provide a superior user experience with the two platforms. Today we are sharing some advice on how to optimize the connectivity between Azure SQL DB and Tableau. Our teams previously teamed up for the SQL Server 2016 launch and for […]

NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5 – Beta review

Veeam
Last week, Veeam released the beta version of the new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5. It promises a significant improvement over the previous version, starting from easier usability, better performance and improved scalability — all designed for service providers in mind. As usual, I took the new version for an early test run, […]

The Commvault and Microsoft Partnership: 17 Years Strong Video

Commvault
Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer & Commvault’s Randy De Meno discuss partnering to assist customer’s Digital Transformation to Azure and the long-standing Commvault/Microsoft partnership. Learn more https://www.commvault.com/ This video is from the fine folks at Commvault.

XData and SambaCry add to the whopping number of data breaches this year

ManageEngine
Weeks after WannaCry appeared center stage, networks around the world are still being bombarded with clusters of cyber threats including Adlykuzz and EternalRocks. But is that all? Nope. Two more threats, XData and SamabaCry are already doubling the number of existing threats. Since WannaCry, almost half of all data breaches have affected the business sector, […]

Microsoft: Here’s what’s new in the latest update to Skype on Windows 10

Microsoft
Today, we’re excited to roll out an update to the Skype app on Windows 10 which makes it easier for you to stay in touch with friends from your Windows 10 devices. With the new update, you can easily share your files to Skype, react to messages, and get to your calls and conversations faster […]

Microsoft: Core Network Stack Features in the Creators Update for Windows 10

Microsoft
This blog is the sequel to our first Windows Core Networking features announcements post.  It describes the second wave of core networking features in the Windows Redstone series.  The first wave of features is described here: Announcing: New Transport Advancements in the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.  We encourage the Windows […]

Lockton Companies Leverages IGEL to Drive Productivity and Efficiency; Deliver a Secure Desktop Computing Experience

IGEL Technology
IGEL’s superior design and infrastructure management capabilities enable the insurer to manage its entire network of thin clients across the U.S. from its corporate headquarters in Kansas City IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage, has selected the IGEL […]

Migrating On-Prem to Cloud – Part 2

Turbonomic
In the previous article, we spoke about the complexities and costs of migrating workload from an on-prem environment to the public cloud, and the negatives of an allocation-based migration model versus a demand-driven migration model that makes use of the actual utilization of your infrastructure. In this article, we’ll see how easy Turbonomic makes it […]

Microsoft Azure AD Domain Services admin UX in the new Azure Portal

Microsoft
I’m excited to announce the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services in the new Azure portal. You can now create new managed AD domains and perform administrative tasks like configuring secure LDAP using the Azure portal. If you follow the blog, you already know that Azure AD Domain Services is pretty cool. It provides […]

Cisco: Are You The Lucky One? Sometimes Luck Can Bring You Malware

Cisco
For more than two decades, malicious actors have been evolving their Phishing techniques to effectively achieve their goals. From poorly crafted scams to extremely well crafted documents, Phishing attacks keep being a very effective technique in the attackers toolbox. Anyone can be a target. While more sophisticated phishing attacks are constantly changing, some other type of attacks remain under the radar for […]

Microsoft: Nested Virtualization in Azure

Microsoft
We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month. Today we are excited to announce that you can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months. For software and […]

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