Hybrid Cloud Blog

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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Microsoft Azure Stack ecosystem expands with the introduction of Cisco integrated system

This post was authored by the Microsoft Azure Stack team. We shared our goal of expanding the Azure Stack ecosystem to offer you more choice and flexibility of hardware options for your IT landscape. Today, Cisco announced a jointly engineered Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack. With this announcement, we are taking one more...

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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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Trusted cloud considerations and financial services

A discussion with Bill Fearnley, research director for compliance, fraud, and risk analytics at IDC Financial Insights. This is the third in a guest blog post series by IDC on trusted cloud. This post details a Q&A discussion between Bonnie Kearney, director, trusted cloud marketing at Microsoft and IDC financial insights research director, Bill Fearnley....

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Explore Azure Stack—and much more—at Microsoft Ignite

What do you want to learn at Microsoft Ignite 2016? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of Azure Stack? Strengthen your defenses against hackers? Make better use of PaaS? Discuss real-world questions with product experts, in person? Challenge your strategic thinking? Perfect. All of that—and more—is waiting for you in Atlanta. The full session...

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Trust and the cloud: What are other IT pros thinking?

Security and privacy are two of the top concerns keeping ITDMs, Developers, Architects and BDMs awake at night. Whether your organization is steeped in cloud technologies or just getting started, there’s no doubt these issues have surfaced. Where does the larger IT pro community stand regarding these issues? Do these concerns accurately reflect the attitude...

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The value of continuity: Aligning security and control in a hybrid world

This post was authored by Bruce Cowper, Trusted Cloud Advisor, Microsoft Corp. There are a variety of cloud models and strategies, from private and public to a hybrid combination of the two. But one thing is common among all of them: The need to carefully consider and manage security, privacy and compliance. With the traditional...

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Register now for the Sleepless in Cyberspace webinar

Are you afraid moving to the cloud means losing control? Do you believe your data is safer on-premises than in the cloud? If so, you may be experiencing a “trust gap.” The good news: we can help you close it. Join guest speakers Tammy Kaneshige, Senior Vice President at market research firm Penn Schoen Berland...

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Microsoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud

by Mike Neil, Corporate Vice President, Cloud + Enterprise Over the last 20 years there have been many technology transitions led by IT professionals. With each technology transition, the role of IT professionals changes. We are in the middle of the cloud technology transition and IT professionals are not always leading this transition. Microsoft is...

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Join the Cloud Platform team in NOLA at Microsoft Envision— Register today

Haven’t heard of Microsoft Envision? That’s because it is a new, business-focused conference launching in New Orleans, April 4-6, tailored towards business leaders in operations, finance, sales, marketing, and IT. Cloud innovation is a key focus at Microsoft Envision. Hear insights and perspectives from high-level global executives, industry analysts, and business visionaries. Explore trends, disruptive...

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