New Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Benefit for Windows Server eases transitions to the cloud

  Everyone Needs to know this.   All those Windows Servers you have been selling to customers via volume licensing can move to Azure without incurring the runtime charges for the OS if the customer has Software Assurance.  This is HUGE.   Generally Microsoft has vehicles for larger customers to protect their existing investment when transitioning to…

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Azure Virtual Networking Improvements

Rob Waggoner During our SMB Live Hands on Lab events, there was a lot of discussion around Virtual Networking with regard to Site-to-Site bandwidth and the number of Site-to-Site tunnels a Virtual Network can provide.  At the time, we only offered one level of service (other than ExpressRoute) when it came to Site-to-Site capabilities, but…

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Scripts - A Very Helpful Resource Available via the Azure Portal

  Windows Azure enables you to script and automate functionality available via the GUI interface as well as enhanced features currently not  available via the GUI using Windows PowerShell or the cross platform command line tools, which can be used from Windows, Mac, or Linux.  For more information about the command-line tools available for Windows…

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Exam Requirements for the New Small Business Competency are not all EASY

Woody Walton   The New Small Business Competency is a direct result of feedback from partners around the world.  Ithas a lot going for it and we plan on discussing it a lot in the coming weeks at WPC in Toronto, Canada.  You can read up on the competency here.   If you investigate the…

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