Cisco & Azure Stack

Up to this point, we have known that there would be 3 hardware vendors – Dell, HPe & Lenovo  – who would be ready to provide customers with solutions to deploy Azure Stack when it becomes GA later this year. It was always likely that other vendors would follow and as we can see from the following blog post – https://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-integrated-system-for-microsoft-azure-stack…

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Hybrid Infrastructure: Windows Server 2016 and Azure stack by Gavin Kemp

As a team we speak at many sessions, both with customers, partners and for events.  This session was Gavin Kemp presenting Windows Server 2016 and Azure Stack in the O2 at the end of last year for //Azureready. A difficult session for Gavin as the room was separated from the main auditorium (with a much louder…

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What do Madagascar, How to Train your Dragon have in common with OMS?

A case study of course, JumpStart, also known as Knowledge Adventure, is a gaming company built on a foundation of learning! JumpStart has discovered that part of the power of OMS is that it doesn’t care where the Linux machines are running. Even though OMS is on Azure, it can monitor LAMP stack apps running…

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Product Life Cycle searching

When does a Microsoft product expire, when does Mainstream or Extended support end?   Over the last few weeks I’ve been asked this probably more than any other question.  You can see what Mainstream and Extended mean here The main page you will want to read is: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/search As well as the SEARCH feature, by Product…

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Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center shares best practices

Security underpins everything we do, or at least it should…have a look at the best practises from our Cyber Security team. Microsoft has unique visibility into an evolving threat landscape due to our hyper-scaled cloud footprint of more than 200 cloud services, over 100 datacenters, millions of devices, and over a billion customers around the…

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OMS – Longer retention of up to 2years

As a team a lot of our days are now spent talking about OMS, one key OMS change recently was to enable the retention of data for more than the typical 7 , 30 or 365 days.  You can now go to 2 years if required.  See the blog from Richard Rundle that tells you…

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Tomorrow at FutureDecoded 2016…

Hello, If you are attending Day 1, I’ll be working on the Microsoft stand called “Intelligent Cloud” from 8:00-10:00.  I’m there all day so shouldn’t be far away, please come and say hello. I’m also planning to be there day2, but don’t know when I’ll be on the stand yet. Tuesday 1 November 2016 EVENT DAY…

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ICYMI – Ignite 2016 Hybrid Cloud Announcements

So another great Ignite Conference has just ended and there have been lots of announcements. Hard to keep up with them all, but here is a summary of the key Hybrid Cloud related announcements that I spotted: Azure Compute new offerings : L-series (storage optimised), and H-series (compute intensive / fast). These expand upon the…

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