Hybrid Cloud Blog

Millennials are blazing a trail to hybrid cloud

Innovate. Automate. Make it smart. Get to market fast. It’s an exciting time for enterprise, but it’s also one of those “be careful what you wish for” moments. Ease of access to software as a service (SaaS), machine intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) encourages risk taking as much as innovation. Data and network security...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, part 5

Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud Have you ever seen a tree that simultaneously bears completely different species of fruit? It’s a real thing: apples, plums, oranges, lemons, and peaches all growing on the same tree. The growers have the advantage of a consistent environment (the same tree) that allows them to be efficient with...

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Windows Server for Developers: News from Microsoft Build 2017

This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, General Manager, Windows Server. On behalf of the Windows Server team, I want to send a warm welcome to the thousands of developers who are joining us this week for the Microsoft Build Conference. It’s never been a more interesting time to be a developer, with new...

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Skill up with Know it. Prove it. challenges for IT Pros!

This blog post was authored by Matthew Calder, Senior Content Developer, Learning and Readiness Team.  Looking to augment your knowledge and expand your abilities? Check out the two IT Pro tracks in the latest Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) Know it. Prove it. challenge, underway now and wrapping up on May 17! Pick up valuable skills...

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Three reasons to watch my free webinar on what’s new in Hyper-V

This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server. In case you missed my recent webinar, “Software-define your infrastructure with Hyper-V using Windows Server 2016,” don’t worry, you can still watch it… for free! Solutions, not features. Covering all of the exciting new features in Windows Server 2016 would take a couple...

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DockerCon 2017: Simplifying Containerization for Enterprises

Since the launch of Windows Server 2016 six months ago, adoption has been nothing short of amazing. Customers like Tyco started adopting Windows containers even before general availability and in day two of DockerCon 2017, Northern Trust highlighted their own success with containers on Microsoft Azure with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE).  The list of customers...

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DockerCon 2017: Powering new Linux innovations with Hyper-V isolation and Windows Server

With over 900,000 containerized applications in the Docker Hub there has never been a better time to be a developer. However, a barrier remained – Linux images run on a Linux host and Windows images on a Windows host requiring multiple infrastructures and more complex development tooling....

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Free Training: How to use built-in security features in Windows Server 2016

We designed Windows Server 2016 from an “assume breach” posture. Yes, we want to build the most secure servers, and we have taken some giant steps forward when it comes to breach resistance, but we have also built in some new capabilities to mitigate the risk of breaches when they do happen. Two new Microsoft...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, part 4

This is the fourth post in a five-part blog series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and catch up on the first, second, and third in the series. Reach insights faster by running analytics at the point of creation “Data! Data! Data! … I can’t make bricks without clay!”  –  Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur...

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