Ignite 2018 – Windows Server 2019 Azure Integration Session Recordings

One of the key hybrid messages with Windows Server 2019 is extending your current capabilities with Azure, even when workload migration to the cloud isn’t necessarily the highest priority for your organisation. In the videos below you will see how you can leverage cloud based security, Azure backup and recovery capabilities, and extending your network…


Enhancing Microsoft 365 Business – Part 1 Overview

I’ve previously written several posts covering some of the capabilities of Microsoft 365 Business, but recently during a round of training events I’ve seeing regular scenarios get presented where the required functionality may not be exposed through the admin center, or alternatively aren’t included as part of the license. In this series of posts, I’ll…


Download the Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure whitepaper

If you are planning on integrating and extending your on-premises infrastructure with Azure, download the Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure whitepaper. What does it cover? It focuses on the following four pillars… Common Identity When users access applications, they shouldn’t need to worry about whether those applications are running on-premises or in the cloud. Providing consistent…


Azure Discovery Days training and resources

On this blog we often talk about leveraging different Azure services alongside traditional on-premises capabilities, and if you haven’t dipped your toes in the water yet it might be worth visiting one of the sessions that has been scheduled. At the bottom of the post you will see links to some in-depth training opportunities as…


On Demand: Add the power of Microsoft Azure to your Windows Server workloads

The recording for this should be available shortly, and you can register to watch it here. I was able to watch this earlier today when it was live, and I strongly encourage you to take a look, especially if you want to see some short sharp demonstrations including Azure File Sync and moving an IIS…


Azure Backup System State Backup is generally available

This announcement was made last month, but I thought it would be worth mentioning as it ties into the previous post about how to leverage Azure with your Windows Server deployments. System State backup with MARS Agent is now generally available in all Azure regions. With this release, the MARS Agent has full production support…


Webcast: How to leverage Azure for your Windows Server environment

Somehow I missed this announcement until today, but the Windows Server team are running a webinar on leveraging Windows Server with Azure in our early hours tomorrow morning. I’m not a get out of bed in the middle of the night to watch something that I know will be recorded and made available, so register…


Microsoft 365 Business Part 3 – Windows AutoPilot

Following on from the last post on Azure Active Directory inclusions in Microsoft 365 Business, let’s take a look at the Windows AutoPilot pieces. For full details on Windows AutoPilot take a look at the official documentation.   To start adding enrolling devices into Windows AutoPilot, sign in to the Microsoft Store for Business as an…


Microsoft 365 Business Part 2 – Azure Active Directory

In the first post of this series I covered the Windows 10 Pro upgrades included in Microsoft 365 Business, today it’s time to discuss the Azure Active Directory components that work alongside Intune to enable Windows 10 Business. I’ll start by posting the components included with the Microsoft 365 Business SKU again. Third from the…


Ignite 2017 – Azure Hybrid Scenario Session

Integrating and extending on-premises workload with Azure provides a new range of opportunities for partners looking to expand their offerings to customers, and the below Ignite sessions are ones that I think are of great importance to OEM and System Builder partners. When the video resource become available I will update the posts with the…