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Nutanix: Beginnings Of A Long Rally

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), the world's premier vendor of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology, has always been known for its crazy high growth …

5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent, According To Experts

If you see these on your teen's phone, it's time for a talk.<p>The internet can be a cesspool of danger for some teenagers, says Sedgrid Lewis, an internet safety expert who blogs under the moniker Spy Parent. Some of the apps that teens favor can expose them to predators and encourage them to engage …

Apps

10 Key Takeaways From RightScale State Of The Cloud Report

RightScale, the multi-cloud management company, has published their annual report on the state of the cloud adoption. For the last few years, RightScale has been surveying a large number of cloud users to find patterns related to adoption and usage among enterprises and small and medium businesses. …

Customers

Public preview: Automatic OS image updates in virtual machine scale sets

Virtual machine scale sets are a way to manage Azure VMs as a group. They provide easy deployment and management options, and simple ways to …

ExpressRoute monitoring with Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is now generally available

We are excited to share the general availability of ExpressRoute monitoring with Network Performance Monitor (NPM). A few months ago, we announced …

MORGAN STANLEY: A Dell and VMware merger is a 'worst case scenario' for shareholders

Dell Technologies is considering mixing up its ownership structure, and analysts at Morgan Stanley are not going along for the ride.<p>In a note published on Monday, Morgan Stanley analysts Keith Weiss and Sanjit Singh warned investors against one of the most interesting options on the table, in which …

UShareSoft’s UForge AppCenter 3.8 tackles hybrid cloud app delivery

UShareSoft has released UForge AppCenter 3.8, its release automation platform for hybrid IT. The latest release is designed to enable customers to …

Hybrid Clouds

Contract award spurs concerns Amazon might have inside track to big cloud deal

A Pentagon decision to award a cloud computing contract worth up to $950 million to a company that partners with Amazon.com has triggered worries that the online giant may have the upper hand in a far larger competition to shift systems to the Web.<p>The Defense Department has made it a priority to …

New partnerships, monitoring and simplification

Azure ExpressRoute allows enterprise customers to privately and directly connect to Microsoft’s cloud services, providing a more predictable …

How to shrink a managed disk

In this post, App Dev Manager Mike Lapierre walks us through how to <i>shrink</i> an Azure managed disk.<p>Managed disks offer several benefits but are priced …

GDPR: A playbook for compliance

Earlier this week, Facebook announced it is rolling out a new privacy center to help the company comply with Europe’s GDPR regulation that comes into effect in just four months. The company’s announcement comes just ahead of next week’s Data Privacy Day, and is a reminder of how slow U.S. companies …

Manage Azure resources with these top tips of 2017

Assistant Site Editor<p>Follow:<p>As Azure adoption continues to climb, cloud admins seek new, more streamlined ways to manage their workloads on …

Using ConfigMgr Co-Management to offload Windows Updates to Intune

This post walks through moving Windows Update workloads to Intune. Co-Management for Windows 10 devices introduced in ConfigMgr 1710 release which …

Mesh and Hub-and-Spoke Networks on Azure: Architectural Considerations for Virtual Network Peering

We are excited to announce the availability of a new whitepaper (http://aka.ms/HubAndSpoke) that addresses scalable networking architecture design in …

Setting up Windows Hello for Business with Intune

The purpose of this post is to help IT pro's and architects understand Windows Hello for Business as it relates to Windows 10 modern management (with …

Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

Companies have decreased their spending on traditional system deployments to fund their cloud migration activities. Indeed, the IaaS market—including …

Amazon Web Services

2018: A Year to Begin New Shifts

Great companies don't adapt, they prepare<p>A century ago, most Americans lived much like people in ancient times. As Robert Gordon explains in <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, few had indoor plumbing, electricity or an automobile. Everyday chores, such as cooking a meal or washing yourself could …

Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies

As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.

Hybrid Clouds

General availability

You can configure Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) by using the new Azure portal (portal.azure.com). This feature is now GA …

Improving access control with three new Azure AD public previews

Howdy folks,<p>It was great to get to meet so many of you at Ignite last week! Thanks a ton for stopping by the booth and making time to attend our …

Upgrading your Infrastructure with the Hybrid Cloud

There’s no doubt the businesses today are rapidly adopting hybrid cloud technologies. The cloud’s cost-effective storage, pay-as-you-go model, and …

Hybrid Clouds

Quiz: 'Are You a Natural-Born Leader?' Measure Your Leadership Ability in 4 Questions.

Your leadership strength boils down to these four behaviors.<p>Effective leadership is important -- it’s the vital ingredient to a company or organization’s health, reports McKinsey research.<p>What great leadership boils down to is simply a subset of behaviors. Findings show that among the organizations …

Leadership

Create flexible ARM templates using conditions and logical functions

In this blog post, I will walk you through some of the new capabilities we have in our template language expressions for Azure Resource Manager …

Amping up your disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery

If you are in the process of building or revising your business continuity plans, it’s worth taking a look at Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR is a …

Microsoft CEO: Hybrid cloud is only winner in public vs private debate

The battle between private cloud and public cloud has ended with neither emerging victorious, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Opening the …

Azure Network Security Whitepaper/Article Released

One of the biggest challenges we have when learning about a new cloud service provider is trying to figure out what that provider has.<p>In fact, it’s …

Cloud spend to outpace overall IT investment, report finds

The pace at which companies are investing in cloud and hosting services is growing at string rate. While the trend is happening in most companies, …