Because it’s such a great time to be alive, this edition of Short Takes looks at a ton of Coronavirus-related news, including Azure capacity issues, Microsoft/Office 365 service throttling, certification retirement extensions, unprecedented Xbox Live demand, and much, much, more.
Online meetings are becoming an even more regular part of daily work life as many of us move to 'work from home'. Whether you are a small business or large corporation, online meetings can enable teams to work remotely more effectively and maintain a sense of community and connectedness.
A lot of businesses have begun to incorporate the cloud into their backup processes and most businesses that haven’t done so yet are looking into the process. Using the cloud as a backup target has a lot of advantages; Cloud services have matured and provide extremely high levels of availability.
Microsoft is gradually introducing multifactor authentication (MFA) for all organizational accounts in Azure Active Directory. In this article, I look at the new Security Defaults setting and how to enable it.
Because of the Coronavirus, this edition of Short Takes looks at a lot of virus-related collateral damage, including Microsoft Build 2020, Apple’s retail stores, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s ability to manufacture hardware, and even the DOD JEDI contract. OK, that one isn’t related to the Coronavirus.
Like many businesses today, VMware has embraced Kubernetes as a path forward to rearchitect modern apps and extend infrastructure and app management across the data center, edge and cloud.
Microsoft is expanding support for passwordless logins to devices that are hybrid joined to Azure AD domains. In this article, I explain how FIDO2 security keys work in hybrid Azure AD environments.
I did think about calling this the typo edition – I just bought a Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic keyboard and it might be preventing physical strain but my mental state as a result of the change is a whole other matter.
The cloud market has continued to grow at a rapid pace and according to research by Synergy Research Group Amazon AWS remains the clear leader in the cloud market. Synergy Research Group estimated that cloud growth is 37% per year and they also noted that the rate of growth for the cloud market is beginning to slow down.
Because I want you to be my Valentine, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft finally doing the right thing, Amazon’s legal challenge to Microsoft’s JEDI contract, some real news about Windows 10X, the schedule for Windows 10 version 2004, and much, much more.
Amazon AWS is today’s leading cloud provider supporting millions of customers with over 175 cloud services from 22 geographic regions around the world. AWS has been available for over 13 years yet Amazon continues to evolve AWS at an extremely rapid pace. Some of the recent AWS announcements from January 2020 include:
AWS Backup was first released last year in January 2019 and since that time Amazon has reported that over 20,000 customers are using it to protect their Amazon cloud and on-premise services.
Last month I kind of wrapped up 2019. But this month I want to look forward. While I would love to talk about things that I might or might know about, such a violation of my non-disclosure agreement would get me in trouble with Redmond. So instead, I want to talk about what I think we IT pros need to learn about in 2020 to stay relevant.
While businesses have been adopting the cloud and cloud services at an ever-increasing rate not everybody has made the move to the cloud. There are still businesses that are evaluating the different cloud providers and their offerings and here is what Amazon offers for 'free'.
Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.