New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few…

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Journey to the cloud

By Stuart Nielsen-Marsh, Director of Microsoft Cloud Strategy, Pulsant   Serving more than 4,000 customers across multiple industries, Pulsant is one of the UK’s leading providers of hybrid cloud solutions with a core focus on network connectivity, security and integration. The company operates an interconnected fabric between its 15 datacenters and other hybrid cloud services…


‘The New Normal’: the profound impact of digital transformation on managed services

My role has seen me travel around the world working with partners on developing and building a profitable Cloud business. One of the most common things I have heard consistently is that competition is really heating up and digital transformation is becoming more than just another buzz word for many partners and customers alike. The…


Azure AD B2B Collaboration is Generally Available!

Azure AD B2B Collaboration is Generally Available!
Azure AD B2B Collaboration is Generally Available!

Howdy folks, This is a blog post I’ve been as eager to publish as I suspect you’ve been eager to read it. I’m excited to let you know that Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) collaboration is generally available worldwide! Azure AD B2B collaboration capabilities enable any organization using Azure AD to work safely and securely with…


So planen Unternehmen den Umstieg auf Office 365

In diesem Jahr endet planmäßig der Support für Office 2007, Visio 2007, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 und Project Server 2007. Es ist ein guter, aber längst nicht der einzige Anlass, den Wechsel von einer on premise Lösung zu Office 365 in Angriff zu nehmen.


Get the “Lowdown” on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the “Essentials Experience” Role

In this episode, we’ll get you up-to-speed on all things relating to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. It covers who should use Essentials edition, scenarios it is good for, organizational sizing considerations, licensing and pricing considerations. Also learn about the easy dashboard experience and how Essentials edition gives customers a hybrid cloud pathway for moving to the…


How to stay informed and engage with the hosting partner community

With your time focused on winning business and servicing customers, we realize it can be difficult to keep up with news and topics that matter to you and your business; and even more difficult to find a place to hear from other Microsoft partners about trends and issues in the marketplace.  To help you stay current,…


Die Telefonanlage aus der Cloud: Skype for Business mit erweiterten Funktionen

Microsoft hat über seinen Office-Blog Erweiterungen der Telefonfunktionen von Skype for Business (SfB) angekündigt, darunter das Weiterleiten von Anrufen mittels Sprach- oder Tastatursteuerung („auto attendant“) und das Abarbeiten zeitgleicher Telefonate in Anrufwarteschlangen („call queuing“). Auch für Skype for Business aus der Microsoft Cloud Deutschland sind diese Neuerungen in Planung.