Hybrid Cloud Blog

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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Announcing the launch of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016

Today, we are announcing the release of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016. This marks the tenth major release for the product that has been in the market serving various application integration customer needs for the past 15 years. This release not only highlights some key on-premises application integration capabilities that help customers automate mission critical business...

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Manage your Linux and Windows Servers with Microsoft Operations Management Suite

This post was authored by the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. On the season premiere of Microsoft Mechanics, we showcase unified management across Linux and Windows Servers in hybrid cloud environments. This includes a hands-on look at how to deliver Azure management services on-demand with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), by Principal Program Manager Eamon O’Reilly....

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Managing the software-defined datacenter with System Center 2016

This post was authored by Bala Rajagopalan, Principal Group Program Manager, System Center. Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of System Center 2016. System Center 2016 makes it easy for you to deploy, configure and manage your virtualized, software-defined datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure. The latest release of System Center offers an array...

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Another big step in Hybrid Cloud – Windows Server 2016 general availability

This post was authored by Mark Jewett, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud Platform. We are pleased to announce today marks the general availability (GA) of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. Customers can now broadly acquire the server operating system that accelerates innovation and security of both traditional and cloud-native applications. As a cloud-ready...

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Watch the Windows Server 2016 webcast on October 13

Now that Windows Server 2016 is generally available, you will want to join Jeffrey Snover, Jeff Woolsey, Erin Chapple, and the team behind Windows Server as they discuss and demo the new security, application, and datacenter innovations found in Windows Server 2016. Watch some great demos by Jeff Woolsey. Hear about customers who are already...

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Hybrid Cloud Management Ignite recap: Microsoft Operations Management Suite overview

Last week in Atlanta at Microsoft Ignite, we announced multiple new capabilities for Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Designed to help you gain visibility, increase control, speed response to security issues, and increase availability, the new offerings give you expanded options for managing your hybrid cloud. As you move to the cloud, one of the key...

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Can’t-miss OMS Operations Management Suite Sessions at Ignite

This post was authored by the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. If you are attending Ignite or watching the event live and are interested in maximizing the management of your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments, you should strongly consider attending the below sessions. Discover how Accenture and Time Warner manage hybrid environments today: This 45-minute session...

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New ideas, new solutions, new technical preview of Azure Stack

We’re pleased to announce the next step in delivering the power of Azure in your datacenters: Azure Stack Technical Preview 2! Since we released the first Technical Preview, we’ve been blown away by the conversations with customers about the solutions they want to build and the problems they want to solve with Azure Stack. They see...

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