Tools and Techniques for Protecting Privileged Accounts

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 28, 2017 1:35:06 PM


In our last post, we explained that identity has become the new perimeter in today’s cloud-based, mobile-enabled environment. It’s no longer possible to maintain IT assets and applications behind a firewall. Organizations must implement robust identity management and authentication mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users gain access to resources.

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Tags: Active Directory, adaptivedge, Azure, cybersecurity, privileged accounts, Microsoft

Yesterday’s Cybersecurity Strategy Is Ineffective Today

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 1, 2017 8:59:47 AM


Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. According to IDG’s 2017 State of the CIO Report, 32 percent of CEOs want their CIOs to focus on upgrading the IT security infrastructure. That’s the same number that are wanting their CIOs to help drive revenue growth. What’s more, 51 percent of survey respondents said their cybersecurity strategy and overall IT strategy were tightly integrated. On average, 12 percent of the IT budget is earmarked for cybersecurity.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Azure, microsoft azure, cybersecurity

How to Enable Office 365 Group Writeback for a Hybrid Coexistence Environment

Posted by aeadmin on Apr 30, 2017 10:15:08 AM


I would like to discuss today configuring Office 365 Groups with on-premises Exchange Hybrid. Office 365 Groups is the new type of group that allows its members to collaborate efficiently through a variety of services, such as SharePoint Team Site, Yammer, Shared OneNote Notebook, Shared Calendar, Planner, and SharePoint Document Library.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Coexistence, Hybrid, O365, Office 365 Groups, SKU, Azure, Enterprise, Group Writeback, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, PowerShell, Unified Groups

SQL Server in the Azure Cloud: IaaS versus PaaS

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 12, 2016 1:38:43 PM


In a
previous post, we discussed Windows Azure SQL Database, a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering built on Microsoft SQL Server and hosted in the Azure cloud. Azure SQL Database provides a highly available database platform with predictable performance levels and built-in disaster recovery. It uses a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment model to provide database services to applications.  

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Tags: adaptivedge, BYOL, IaaS, Private Cloud, SQL, Technology, Azure, Cloud, IoT, microsoft gold partner, PaaS

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server 2016

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 4, 2016 10:42:53 AM


Improved network automation was one of Microsoft’s key goals during the development of the latest version of its flagship server operating system. Windows Server 2016 achieves that with an enhanced networking stack in which software-defined networking (SDN) functionality 
is transferred directly from its Azure cloud platform.

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Tags: adaptivedge, windows server, Azure, microsoft gold partner

Does It Makes Sense to Move Your SQL Database to the Cloud?

Posted by aeadmin on Sep 27, 2016 12:26:45 PM


Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is a relatively new entry in the field of cloud-based deployment models, but it’s rapidly gaining in popularity. According to a new study by research firm Technavio, the DBaaS market is expected to see spectacular growth, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 65 percent until 2020.

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Tags: adaptivedge, DBaaS, Azure, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, PaaS

How Azure IoT Suite Overcomes IoT Technical Challenges

Posted by aeadmin on Sep 15, 2016 9:49:21 AM


In a
previous post, we discussed how Microsoft Power BI, a cloud-based analytics service, enables organizations to use interactive dashboards, reports and data visualization tools to analyze a broad range of data types. Microsoft recently introduced a real-time dashboard tile feature, which can be created by users in minutes so they can quickly view and analyze real-time data. The new features and capabilities available with Power BI make it easier for users to convert Internet of Things (IoT) data into actionable business insights.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Power BI, Azure, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365

How Microsoft Azure Creates a True Hybrid Cloud

Posted by aeadmin on Aug 23, 2016 2:00:06 PM


Numerous studies show that organizations are rapidly adopting a hybrid cloud model. According to the Rightscale 2016 State of the Cloud Report, 82 percent of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy, and 71 percent have adopted a hybrid cloud. A 2015 Forrester Consulting survey of large multinational organizations found that 58 percent were already using some type of hybrid cloud.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Private Cloud, Azure, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the Microsoft Cloud

Posted by aeadmin on Jul 12, 2016 9:31:56 AM


A disaster recovery and business continuity plan is critical to any organization’s IT operations. By designing and implementing a viable strategy, organizations can ensure systems remain available during planned or unplanned maintenance and can be recovered in the event of a system failure.  Azure Site Recovery Services (ASR) allow organizations to extend their business continuity and disaster recovery strategies to the Microsoft Cloud. 

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Tags: Private Cloud, Technology, Azure, Cloud, Enterprise, microsoft gold partner

Granular Licensing of Office 365 SKUs (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by aeadmin on Apr 13, 2016 11:01:15 AM


Welcome to part 2 of the series, ‘Granular Licensing of Office 365 SKUs’. In
Part 1 of this series, I discussed how to perform granular licensing of Office 365 SKUs via the Office 365 Admin Portal. We learned that there were some slick features on how to scope out user accounts and modify licensing. There were, however, some limitations. 

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Tags: Active Directory, adaptivedge, O365, SKU, Azure, E5, Enterprise, Licensing, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, PowerShell