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Citrix XenDesktop Essentials Makes Migrating to Windows 10 Easy and Inexpensive

Citrix Systems
Now you can deliver a Windows 10 Enterprise desktop powered by Citrix HDX technology for as little as $32.72 per user per month, and that includes the costs for both Citrix software and Azure resources! Last month I wrote a blog post on our recently published whitepaper, “XenApp Essentials Total Cost of Ownership Analysis.” The […]

DataCore Tech Cranks Wheezing SQL Servers to Ridiculous Speeds

DataCore
Parallelising IO is like punching hyperspace button DataCore has crafted a driver for SQL Server that runs IO requests simultaneously and increases throughput. The company’s parallel IO technology has been shown to be effective in a series of SPC-1 benchmark tests where it is the highest-performing and lowest price-performance shared storage resource tested. Where a database like […]

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview

Greg Schulz
Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL and Overview. Microsoft has been increasing their support of Linux across Azure public cloud, Hyper-V and Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Windows platforms including Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as well as Server along with Docker support. WSL with Ubuntu installed and open in a window on one of […]

Remote Desktop Manager 13 Sneak Peek: Check Out

Devolutions
You know how frustrating it is when another user disconnects you from a server? Sure, it’s not personal — but it’s still annoying. Well, that suffering is over thanks to the new Check Out feature, which will be available in Remote Desktop Manager 13 (coming soon!). About Check Out/Check In Check Out lets you lock […]

Black Holes – Casting shadows on SQL Server Parallelism

DataCore
For any of you who’ve struggled trying to tweak degrees of parallelism (DoP) and affinity masks in multi-core SQL Servers to chop down query times, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news first: your well-intentioned attempts are being defeated by an insidious collection of choke points outside of your control […]

DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products to Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

DataCore
New Software Release Provides for Fail-safe Business Continuity, Self-Healing Infrastructure, Container Orchestration, Hybrid Cloud Replication and Multi-way Data Availability to Ensure Uptime and Responsiveness DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 – Always Encrypted

Microsoft
In this post, I want to focus on the Always Encrypted security feature of SQL Server 2016 SP1, specifically with the Express edition. This post is motivated by a customer who was hoping to understand a bit more about the different encryption options, specifically column-level encryption, and whether or not the data remains encrypted when […]

NAKIVO Announces Q3 2017 Results and Revenue Growth of 84%

NAKIVO
NAKIVO maintains a robust growth rate in the VMware, Hyper-V, and Amazon EC2 backup markets worldwide, with 84% revenue growth in Q3 2017 vs. Q3 2016. NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments has announced today its Q3 2017 results. Customers: In Q3 2017, NAKIVO has acquired 94% more customers […]

Microsoft: Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure Available Now

Microsoft
Today, we are pleased to introduce a new cloud service map to help you quickly compare the cloud capabilities of Azure and AWS services in all categories. Whether you are planning a multi-cloud solution with Azure and AWS, or simply migrating to Azure, you will be able to use this service map to quickly orient […]

What’s new in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 17.3

Microsoft
We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.3! Download SSMS 17.3 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.3 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available. In addition to enhancements and bug […]

Citrix: Delivering the Most Secure & Efficient Web Apps to Your Users

Citrix Systems
As a Master Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI), the conversation around security and monitoring inevitably comes up very early from students and is a core focus of mine around any conversation I have during my classes. Security is at the top of every organization’s list as a priority in today’s world. By leveraging NetScaler ADCs, Citrix […]

Vembu BDR suite – Unlimited features for Limited environment

Vembu a leading BDR solution provider has something new that I think I should share. BDR solutions are important but can also be pretty expensive. Vembu understood this very well and created a free edition of their solution for a limited environment. The free edition has unlimited features for 3 virtual machines. Three virtual machines […]

Microsoft Licensing on AWS – Video

Amazon Web Services
You have a variety of options for using new and existing Microsoft software licenses on the AWS Cloud. By purchasing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) license-included instances, you get new, fully compliant Windows Server and SQL Server licenses from AWS. Your existing licenses may be used on […]

Gartner: The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

Gartner
  On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue for a product already widely used by early release customers. What does this imply for the $34.4 billion database management system (DBMS) Market? Over the years, Microsoft has grown SQL Server […]

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