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Windows Server 2016: Complete Guide and FAQs

November 17, 2016   |   Laura Vanassche

It may be an understatement to say that Microsoft has caused quite a bit of disruption with the new release of Windows Server 2016. In summary, here are the highlights of the new licensing rules:

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Topics: Data Center

The Three Challenges of Unstructured Data

October 5, 2016   |   Brett Johnson

There’s no denying that data is growing exponentially. By 2020, IDC predicts there will be more than 40 zettabytes (ZB) of digital data in the world.1 Almost all companies experience data growth, and while not all data falls under the “unstructured” category, many IT departments fail to have full visibility into exactly what information is being stored on company networks. When a company understands the data being stored, it can make better business decisions, adapt efficiently and minimize risks. The dark data (operational data that is not being used) that exists in most businesses can cause many challenges and lead to many questions, including:

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Topics: Security, Data Center

Top Partner-led Azure Go to Market Motions

July 28, 2016   |   Jeff Salanco

It’s probably no surprise, but there was significant buzz at this year’s Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) related to partner-led, go-to-market Azure scenarios. There was more than one breakout session focused on the topic, as well as various meetings and conversations across the expo floor. From those discussions, we learned there are three services that really leverage Azure to deliver innovation, solve customer needs and profit from opportunities.

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Topics: Microsoft Azure, Data Center

What is Enterprise Mobility Suite and how can it add value for your customers?

June 28, 2016   |   Randall Crippen

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is a relatively new product combination that packs a punch when it comes to creating value and managing access to the cloud. Many customers ask if they can replace their on-premise domain controller with Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP), so today we will take a look at the components that make up EMS to carefully answer that question.

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Topics: Security, Microsoft Azure, Data Center, Client & Mobility

What to Consider When Designing a IaaS Solution a with Cloud Distributor

March 11, 2016   |   Jason Conine

At the core of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is an architecture that provides seamless cloud-based service delivery, cuts unnecessary IT costs and reduces the operational friction which inhibits business agility and value. As a result, IT departments now think more strategically about how to use infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions to benefit their businesses.

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Topics: Data Center, Cloud