Attend an Azure Linux Migration Workshop

Nearly one in three Azure virtual machines run Linux and 60% of all images in the Azure Marketplace are based on Linux/OSS images. If your customers haven’t turned to you for help migrating and deploying Linux workloads on Azure, it’s likely just a matter of time. That’s why we created the Azure Linux Migration Program—a…

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Deep Dive: Citrix App Layering in Microsoft Azure

Jeff Mitchell, Cloud Solution Architect, One Commercial Partner Last week, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell detailed the multiple VDI deployment options for Citrix solutions on Microsoft Azure—including virtual apps, desktops, data and networking (read the article). This week, Jeff offers an overview of Citrix App Layering on Azure, which can help you manage your…


Deep Dive: VDI with Citrix Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Jeff Mitchell, Cloud Solution Architect, One Commercial Partner Citrix builds on their long-standing partnership with Microsoft to offer multiple Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment options for Citrix solutions on Microsoft Azure—including virtual apps, desktops, data and networking. Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell shares how you can help customers provision and deliver workloads on the…


Modern Bot Development with Dynamics 365 – part 2 of 2

In my introductory post, I provided a quick overview of CafeX Live Assist and QnA Maker (Preview). Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are a common model used in many companies to provide upfront non-interactive customer support. The QnA Maker service gives you the ability to take your existing Company FAQ and create a bot as easily…

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Open Source Partners: Microsoft at KubeCon

The Kubernetes community successfully wrapped up the KubeCon conference in Austin, Texas last week. Couldn’t make it to KubeCon? In this post, I have summarized the announcements and resources released during the conference. Key announcements Microsoft announced three open source projects around serverless containers and Kubernetes-native DevOps as a part of the continuous investment in the…

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Serverless: The most exciting new form of computing abstraction

Ali Hussain and Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architects One of the beautiful things about computer science and engineering is the endless abstraction needed to help us model and build incredibly complex virtual systems in everything from enterprise software to blockbuster video games. Distilled down to their essence, these systems are basically patterns of low and…


What is serverless computing?

Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architect By now, you may have heard all about serverless computing. There’s a good reason for all the chatter. Serverless computing has really kicked into high gear across the industry and every IT professional will want to understand the basic concepts and nuances of the serverless computing paradigm. But I need…


Deep dive on Kubernetes for container orchestration

Ali Hussain, Cloud Solution Architect An overview of containers and orchestrators The container frenzy is in full swing across the IT universe. Containers have fundamentally changed how developers build and deploy their applications and system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds….


Azure Partners: Introduction to Azure Network Watcher

In the world of IT operations and support, when something’s not working right, suspicion usually lands on the network. This happens for a variety of reasons. Application owners are often not technically informed about the network infrastructure layer, or the specifics of the communication requirements their application has. In many cases, they feel that because it worked as expected in…


Azure Partner Community: Paint your way to success with Azure Site Recovery

There’s a saying that a paint job is only as good as the preparation. I think this adage also holds true when building out and delivering solutions using Azure Site Recovery. Business continuity is important to every company, and disaster recovery as a service offers a significant opportunity to partners. Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders quadrant…