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Introducing Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance

New offerings and Software Assurance essential to your ongoing digital transformation This post was authored by Mark Jewett, Senior Director of Cloud Platform Marketing, and Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing. IT today is in a fundamental state of change, spanning between enabling digital transformation to make their company more competitive, while also...

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Ignite session replay: Modernize applications with Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 was designed to support both traditional applications, as well as new cloud-native applications and DevOps workflows. Jeffrey Snover and Jeff Woolsey provide a great overview of the new options available today with the cloud-ready operating system: The Nano Server configuration reduces the size of the OS deployment by 25x and dramatically...

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Ignite session replay: New security features in Windows Server 2016

Cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever before. Now you can use the OS as a new line of defense to help protect your organization’s IT assets. Windows Server 2016 provides layers of protection that help address both known and emerging threats resulting in a server that actively contributes to securing your infrastructure. The protections were...

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Announcing Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 general availability

Today, we are announcing the general availability of BizTalk Server 2016. With this release, customers would benefit from new hybrid application integration capabilities that help them seamlessly connect on-premises and cloud-based applications. This release highlights Microsoft’s commitment to creating a comprehensive hybrid integration platform that offers flexibility for our customers to integrate applications, data, and...

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Watch Windows Server 2016 sessions from Ignite

Did you know you can go back and listen to all our Ignite sessions on-demand? For a great overview on the newly launched updates to our flagship server operating and management software, watch Meet Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 with Mike Neil and Erin Chapple. This session summarizes the highlights of the new...

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HPE and Microsoft Advance Collaboration to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption

This post was authored by Mark Jewett, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud Platform Marketing. I’m here in London at the HPE Discover event. Today, Scott Guthrie, our Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise, appeared in the keynote with Antonio Neri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group at HPE. They discussed our shared view on...

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Introducing Service Map for dependency-aware monitoring, troubleshooting and workload migrations

This post was authored by Nick Burling, Principal Program Manager on the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. Managing modern business services requires visibility across the complex interdependencies of your critical applications and supporting infrastructure. Yet IT operations teams currently struggle to manage the complexity of discovering and troubleshooting the interconnected services their businesses depend on. Today,...

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FBI warning: Ransomware attacks skyrocketing

Cybercriminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers.1 And that estimate is probably low, considering many companies fail to report such attacks for a variety of reasons. This type of crime has grown rapidly and is quickly becoming a favorite of attackers because...

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10 reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system built to support your current workloads and allow you to transition to the cloud. We’ve taken all of our learnings from Azure and built them right in, packing it full of exciting new innovations and features. Here are ten we think you’ll love: 1. Control the keys...

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