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On-demand webinar: Accelerate application delivery with Docker Containers and Windows Server 2016

Adoption of Windows Server 2016 is well underway, and one area of innovation getting a lot of interest is the new Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers, which work with the Docker Engine that comes with each license of Windows Server 2016. Whether your organization is creating new applications or modernizing traditional applications, please join us...

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Demo Tuesday // Boost Remote Desktop Services performance to optimize user productivity

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. If you manage a virtualized desktop/app environment, you probably spend a lot of time min/maxing resources for a variety of uses: from a power user designing graphically intense data visualizations to a group...

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Demo Tuesday // Remotely manage Windows Servers with ease using Server Management Tools

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Server Management Tools is a helpful feature of Windows Server 2016 that simplifies the job of managing individual servers across your enterprise—for both on-premises and Azure-hosted Windows Servers, from Windows Server 2012 through...

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Now Available! Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance

This post was authored by the Windows Server and SQL Server Product Teams. Today we are announcing the availability of Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance. With Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance, you receive critical and important security updates and bulletins for an additional six years after the...

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Demo Tuesday // How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Every systems administrator who manages I/O intensive workloads is acutely aware of the problems that happen when storage controllers become overloaded—applications come to a screeching halt. This is especially problematic for database administrators...

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Get ready for the 4 big trends in hybrid cloud

Over 90 percent of companies surveyed in this report say they are using cloud in a meaningful way, including 42 percent reporting a cloud-first or cloud-only strategy. The cloud is now mainstream, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still growing and changing. Now that we’ve entered 2017, it’s time to look forward. Big changes will...

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Demo Tuesday // How to turn event logs into security intelligence

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Smart security with OMS and Windows Server 2016 The flood of security event logs can be enough to overwhelm an army of system administrators. In the event of a breach, what’s needed isn’t...

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Demo Tuesday // Shielded Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2016

Welcome to our Demo Tuesday Series. Each week, we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. You can’t put virtual machines (VMs) under lock and key Customers are virtualizing pretty much everything they can today, from SharePoint to SQL Server to Active Directory domain controllers. That has created an interesting...

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Demo Tuesday // Windows Server: Just Enough Administration

Welcome to our Demo Tuesday Series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Don’t leave all of your keys on one ring One of the new Privilege Identity controls in Windows Server 2016 is Just Enough Administration (JEA). It uses PowerShell to provide role-based administration. That way...

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Demo Tuesday // Storage Replica: prevent data loss during a disaster

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. What would happen if a disaster strikes one of your datacenters? How much data would you lose? Hours, days, or weeks? And how many millions would that cost your organization? These are extremely...

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