Microsoft Inspire 2018: Azure Government sessions

If you’re attending Microsoft Inspire 2018, and interested in learning more about building a profitable practice around Microsoft Azure Government, here’s a list of sessions to add to your schedule. These session recommendations are designed for partners who specialize in government and public-sector areas, whether that’s all or just a portion of your customer base….


How to recommend the best practice on Microsoft Azure

One of the directives of the One Commercial Partner (OCP) team at Microsoft is to help partners build net new practices and solution offerings using the Microsoft cloud. In our travels, we’re often asked, “What’s the best practice for …?” The answer is always, “It depends,” and frequently creates the opportunity for a long discussion…


Improvements and innovations headed to Azure Government

Raj Kambalapalli, Partner Technology Strategist At Build 2018, Microsoft shared innovation coming to Microsoft Azure—across Microsoft Azure Stack, data and analytics solutions, IoT, and others. Partners focused on the public sector industry can expect the following innovations to be available in Microsoft Azure Government over time, as services become generally available throughout the year. Microsoft…


Azure Stack: the last mile in Hybrid Cloud

Lee Cox, Cloud Solution Architect What is Azure Stack? In its simplest form, Microsoft Azure Stack is an on-premises extension of Microsoft Azure. The question most often asked after explaining this is “Why would I want to do that?” The answer to that question is anything but simple. Since the beginning of Public Cloud, there…


Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop in Microsoft Azure

Jeff Mitchell, Cloud Solution Architect In February, Citrix Enterprise Architect, Kevin Nardone and I broadcasted a webinar which covered leading practices and lessons learned from deploying Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop in Microsoft Azure. Now, Kevin and I are back for part two. In this edition, we’ll chat about even more specific information regarding how to…


Azure Migrate: Simplifying VMWare to Azure Migrations

Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architect Companies with large virtual footprints often have less-than-ideal documentation on what is actually running in their environments. These organizations can have lots of virtual hosts, each of which have multiple VMs. Given that this infrastructure has been changing and growing over many years, it’s inevitable that insufficient details are available…


Top 4 announcements from Microsoft’s Government Tech Summit

Raj Kambalapalli, Partner Technology Strategist Register for our community call on Thursday, April 12 to join the conversation about Azure Government and recent innovations. On March 5–6 at the Microsoft Government Tech Summit in Washington D.C., Microsoft shared a host of new capabilities for Azure Government focusing on the following areas: 1. Two new Azure…


Drive consistency with Azure Stack and CSP

 Robert Kuehfus, Cloud Solutions Architect, One Commercial Partner (OCP) To best show the process of deployment, this blog will guide you through a sample tenant created through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to connect a Microsoft Azure Stack deployment (ASDK) to an Azure Subscription. In this scenario, I’m playing the role as a Microsoft…


Azure Security and Management – Part 1: Capabilities of Hybrid Cloud

Juan Cruz, Partner Technical Strategist – System Integrators We are going to be reviewing the Microsoft Azure Security and Management capabilities of the hybrid cloud. This is part one of our security and management blog series covering Azure Security Center. Securing Azure resources If we start by looking at what’s happening within cloud technology as…