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The Cloud is Faster Because it is More Iterative

It is perhaps no surprise that many organizations have been adopting cloud and mobility the way they would have adopted a new server upgrade in the past, but that's not quite right. We have been trained to take changes in larger leaps and bounds, and less often. In the cloud, there cloud be several...
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Knowledge is Power: What does it mean?

Knowledge is Power. Everyone knows that. But not all forms of knowledge were created equally. The same is true of the corresponding power. There are many different shades of knowledge in life, and we do not always distinguish among them in common everyday discourse. However, in most real-life working environments, these various...
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Should I Supercharge Office 365 with the Enterprise Mobility Suite?

Hello! Now that I have amassed a few different posts that outline differences between Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and the built-in features that are included with certain Office 365 plans, I thought it would be nice to summarize our findings in one place.  If you are having trouble deciding whether or not...
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How to Use Azure as a DR Site

Hyper-V Replica (HVR) has been available since Windows Server 2012, bringing easy and affordable DR to the SMB space. Using HVR, virtual machines can be replicated over secure, higher-latency (but reliable) links across the Internet. However, until recently, many SMB's did not have a place to replicate to. Building a DR site requires...
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How to initiate a test failover to Azure Site Recovery

If you've been following along with this series, we have already: Extended our On-Premises Network to Azure Virtual Network Replicated Hyper-V Virtual Machines to an Azure Site Recovery Vault In this post we are going to perform a test fail-over of on-premises virtual machines to Azure....
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Extend Your On-premises Network with Azure Virtual Network

One of my favorite use cases for Azure Virtual Networks and Azure Virtual Machines is to create a secondary (DR) site for a fraction of what it would cost to build your own co-location. With one of the smaller-sized basic or even standard tier VM's to act as a backup Domain Controller, the...
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A Crash Course in Azure VMs

So you got that Azure trial subscription and deployed your first virtual machine in just a few clicks--good for you! As you proceeded through the deployment, no doubt you would have been asked about stuff like deployment models, resource groups, locations, affinity groups, storage accounts, cloud services and more....
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