For the past half-decade or so, Google has been trying feverishly to crack the enterprise market with its cloud and productivity application. While the company has made some serious in-roads, with its cloud services growing and the adoption of its productivity suite, Google Apps, often becoming the preferred choice for small companies, Microsoft still rules the roost for the productivity market.
Our next MJFChat is all about data warehousing and data lakes on Azure with special guest Andrew Brust, the fouinder of Blue Badge Insights, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP.
Because it’s been a while, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s new carbon-negative push, thanking the NSA for finding a serious Windows 10 flaw, Microsoft’s new Edge browser, a new Walkie-Talkie feature coming to Teams, and much, much more.
By the time you read this, it will be 2020. I hope you have had a great holiday season and are feeling all relaxed and ready for a new semester of Azure action.
Because the year is winding down, this edition of Short Takes looks at the terrible new direction of the Windows Insider Program, New Edge is to browsers as New Coke was to cola, Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials, and much, much more. Now they’re just messing with us Keeping track of how the Windows [...]
Using the cloud as a backup target is definitely one of the ways that many businesses are adopting the hybrid cloud. Today, almost all businesses are dealing with massive data growth. The research firm IDC has estimated that overall data is doubling every two years. Keeping up with this level of data growth is tough [...]
Because ‘tis the season to snark, this edition of Short Takes looks at major breaking news about Notepad, another unwanted Windows 10 push, the secret behind Microsoft’s JEDI win, a new Microsoft design system for mobile, and much more.
Microsoft Ignite 2019 has passed, and as one would expect, there were many Azure announcements. I’m not going to do my usual and list every announcement in this article – I would still be writing this article in 2020!
Microsoft announced Azure Arc at Ignite 2019 providing a cross-platform hybrid management system to manage all servers anywhere. In this article, you'll learn how to onboard your on-premises servers to Azure Arc Servers.
Because millennials always have the answers, this week’s edition of Short Takes looks at Slack’s response to a Microsoft rip-off, Amazon suing over Microsoft’s JEDI contract, Salesforce’s unlikely Microsoft partnership, and so much more.
The latest release of SQL Server 2019 has several important enhancements for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Let’s take a look at some of the main HA and DR changes in SQL Server 2019.
The next MJFChat is between me and Tim Warner, Pluralsight author and Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management. The topic of our conversation: On-premises to the Azure cloud: How to evolve your mindset.
Our first video MJFChat -- with special guest Microsoft 365 Corporate VP Jared Spataro -- featured a bunch of your questions, readers and listeners, live from the Ignite 2019 show floor.
While pretty much everybody knows that Microsoft is one of the main cloud providers with Azure, not everyone knows that Microsoft is also offering hardware-based edge computing devices. One of the newer hybrid cloud computing technologies, the edge, is essentially a distributed computing model that brings compute power and data storage closer to the location where it is needed.
When it comes to downtime, it’s not if but when will it happen to your environment. Everyone knows that outages are an evergreen challenge and if your environment is offline, real dollars are being lost through either a stoppage of sales or an impact to your reputation with your clients.