Protect your Office 365 global admin accounts right now with these three steps

Typical Office 365 subscription security breaches are based on compromising a global administrator user account. Once the credentials of a global administrator user account are known, an attacker can harvest the information stored in Office 365 and perform targeted phishing attacks. To protect your global admin accounts, even as a small or medium business, you…

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Design and deploy SharePoint Server 2016 farms in Azure

Although Microsoft recommends SharePoint Online in Office 365, if that is not the best option for you right now, you should use SharePoint Server 2016. You can deploy SharePoint Server 2016 farms in your on-premises datacenter or in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services, where you can take advantage of faster deployment of servers, easier scaling, and…

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Design Azure infrastructure services to host a multi-tier LOB application

Deploying typical multi-tier line of business (LOB) applications as virtual machines in Azure is a combination of what you already know and new information about the networking, storage, and compute elements of Azure infrastructure services. To help you figure it all out, determine the design of the Azure environment by addressing the following: Resource groups…

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Get your cloud adoption kick-started at the Microsoft Ignite conference

If you are attending the Microsoft Ignite conference Sept 26-30, don’t miss these sessions presented by Microsoft cloud experts and content developers Brenda Carter and Joe Davies: Kick-start your team’s cloud adoption plans (first session) Time: Tue, Sept 27 from 10:20 to 10:40 AM Place: Bldg A Theater – Level 3 Kick-start your team’s cloud…

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Closing the loop II: Improved Microsoft Cloud Networking poster is based on the January 2016 CAAB webinar

Hey CAAB, I wanted to let you know that we just published an updated and improved version of the Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster, which contains a completely reworked Designing for Azure IaaS section (page 5 [Azure IaaS] of the Visio file, pages 5-9 of the PDF). In the original version, the Designing for…

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Closing the loop: The new Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster

At the November 2015 CAAB Webinar, Brenda Carter presented the current set of Microsoft Cloud for Enterprise Architects Series posters. These posters are designed for IT decision makers and architects to determine the ideal solutions for their workloads and to make decisions about core infrastructure components. They address all of Microsoft's cloud services and platforms,…

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Solution design and planning: Azure Infrastructure Services Implementation Guidelines

I recently published Azure Infrastructure Services Implementation Guidelines. This new article takes a step-by-step approach to the planning and design of an IT workload in Azure and provides guidance and best practices on many practical aspects of Azure IT workload deployment: 1. Naming conventions 2. Subscriptions and accounts 3. Storage 4. Virtual networks 5. Cloud…

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How SAB members ramp up on something new

I recently asked Solutions Advisory Board (SAB) members in the SAB Yammer network what they use to ramp up on something new, such as specific sites or resources on the Web, books, etc. After a week of replies, here are the results in order of being mentioned: Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA): One SAB member said…

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