Introducing Windows Server 8: The InfoWorld special report

  Microsoft has said Windows Server 8 has 100 or so new features, but the main focus was on Hyper-V and a new feature called Hyper-V Replica that provides “asynchronous, application-consistent virtual machine replication.” At Windows 8’s recent partial unveiling, Microsoft demonstrated a mission-critical SQL VM being replicated from a private cloud to the offsite…

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Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises – December Update

Microsoft announced the release release of December update to the Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises. In addition to the PDF version of the Deployment Guide, an updated web edition will be released . The web edition provides all of the same content of the document version, as well as the following: * Concise…

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How Will You Secure the Cloud?

With cloud adoption on the rise, how will you secure your cloud-bound data? And, whose responsibility is your data security — the provider’s, yours, or a combination? In my opinion, the provider has the ultimate responsibility for network, system, and physical security — but you have the responsibility for password maintenance, application integrity, and data…

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VMM 2012 – Free Public Training just released on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

  The Microsoft Virtual Academy (www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com) is a free public training portal with almost 340,000 IT Professionals already learning from it. The MVA has just released a brand new course for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012! Course Overview This course focuses on how using System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2012 can help your business…

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Cloud Computing: Comparison of Various Features

Cloud computing is fundamentally altering the expectations for how and when computing, storage and networking resources should be allocated, managed, consume and allow users to utilize services globally. Due to the powerful computing and storage, high availability and security, easy accessibility and adaptability, reliable scalability and interoperability, cost and time effective cloud computing is the…

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SecurID Brings Two-Factor Authentication to MS Cloud Apps

RSA announced Monday that its SecurID two-factor authentication hardware and software can now integrate with Microsoft Windows Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0. Come December, the two-factor authentication system will also work with Citrix Receiver, a universal client that allows virtual applications and data to be delivered to any type of device. Related reading: About…

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Veeam’s V-Index report shows one-third of enterprises plan to switch primary hypervisor platform

http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-may-be-losing-dominance-in-server-virtualization-178252  (By David Marshall | InfoWorld)   The survey comes from Veeam Software, a third-party virtualization backup, disaster recovery, and management solution provider that has made quite a name for itself in the virtualization ecosystem. This is its second quarterly survey, and the ongoing series has been dubbed the V-Index report. The V-Index was commissioned…

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Enhance private cloud management with new process pack

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack beta. Download the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta. System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta is Microsoft’s Infrastructure as a Service solution built on the System Center platform. With the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack, enterprises…

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Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available

Check out the Server and Cloud Platform Blog post by David Mills! See http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/11/10/system-center-operations-manager-2012-release-candidate-from-the-datacenter-to-the-cloud.aspx . Download it now!!

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