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Use Windows Server 2016 and software-defined networking to build a better network

Windows Server Program Manager Greg Cusanza joins Matt McSpirit to demonstrate the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Watch as Greg explains those capabilities and shows you how to use SDN to dynamically create, secure, and connect your network to meet the evolving needs of your apps, speed up the deployment of your...

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Demo Tuesday // Nano Server: the tiny server that could

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform.  Server operating systems, including Microsoft Windows Server, have traditionally been all-inclusive. When you install it, you get everything you might possibly want, baked into the OS image. That made complete sense in an...

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Three ways to better secure your hybrid environment

As more organizations adopt a hybrid cloud model for IT, it’s no surprise they’re encountering new security challenges. With more surface area to cover, more mission-critical assets to protect, and more sophisticated threats to defend against, security issues become increasingly complex. And with the average cost of a data breach to a single company now...

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Managing StorSimple virtual arrays in the new Azure portal

This post was authored by Manu Aery, Senior Product Marketing Manager, ECG We’re happy to announce that the management of the StorSimple Virtual Device Series is now available in the new Azure portal. You can use the StorSimple extension in the new portal to create Azure Resource Manager based StorSimple managers to manage your virtual...

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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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