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

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, ...

SQL Server in the Azure Cloud: IaaS versus PaaS

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 ...

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server 2016

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 ...

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

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 ...

How Azure IoT Suite Overcomes IoT Technical Challenges

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 ...

How Microsoft Azure Creates a True Hybrid Cloud

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 ...

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the Microsoft Cloud

Overview 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 ...

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

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 ...

Granular Licensing of Office 365 SKUs

With the release of Microsoft's Granular Licensing of Office 365 Enterprise E5, a significantly large amount of new services is available to offer your clients. Whether your business is already using Office 365 and simply upgrading another license SKU to E5, or is migrating to Office 365 for the ...

Getting Started with Azure

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, providing a variety of service that can be used without purchasing or provisioning hardware. Azure enables the rapid development of solutions and provides the resources to accomplish tasks that may not be feasible in an on-premise environment. Azure’s ...