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  • White Papers // May 2015

    Next-gen cloud migration strategies

    Most enterprises have embraced the "low-hanging fruit" of cloud services, phasing in SaaS applications and creating IaaS environments for testing and development. As cloud technologies have matured, however, businesses are considering the transfer of more mission-critical systems to cloud resources. This white paper outlines the current state and future plans...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Cloud Development and Test Environments

    Every software developer needs the infrastructure to design, develop, test, and deliver custom applications. Microsoft Azure gives you everything you need to provision and manage a complete development and test environment in the cloud. Azure helps you dramatically simplify and speed up the path to running a dev-test environment. And...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Virtual Machines: Bigger, Faster, and more Agile

    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines allow you to deploy a wide range of computing solutions in an agile way. With Virtual Machines, you can deploy nearly instantaneously and you pay only by the minute. With Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and BizTalk, you can deploy any workload, any language,...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Big Data: New Insights Unlocked.

    Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Learn more about the unique flexibility provided to you by HDInsight and make sure you and your organisation stay ahead of the technological curve

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    MSDN Dev and Test Pay-As-You-Go

    Discover special low Microsoft Azure rates for MSDN subscribers. Learn more about the Azure credits available as part of MSDN subscriptions and access Windows Virtual Machines, HDInsights and other Microsoft cloud services at discounted hourly rates. Using Azure as part of your MSDN subscription provides a great way for teams...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Cost of Complacency in Manufacturing: Are you asking enough of your ERP

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is critical for management and innovation in today's complex, multi-partner manufacturing operations. The problem is, numerous financial and accounting tools are marketed as ERP solutions when, in fact, they don't provide an integrated suite of tools that form a complete system of record. According to research...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: Building the Business Case for the Cloud

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 5/14/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: Capturing the $1.6 Trillion Data Dividend

    In recent years, the promise and, in some cases, the hype of big data have produced plenty of critics who doubt the benefits of big data or point to the potential pitfalls facing organisations engaged in big data and analytics projects. This white paper provides the results of an IDC...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Forrester: Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft SQL Server

    From the information obtained through interviews with six organisations and surveys collected from 48 more, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework outlining the implementation of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and/or Microsoft SQL Server 2014. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Top Actuarial Firm Transforms the Insurance Industry with Cloud Modeling Platform

    Integrate takes a holistic, forward-looking approach to the automation and governance of actuarial modeling and reporting. Powered by Microsoft Azure, Integrate reimagines the relationship between people, processes, and technology and unlocks the full potential of actuarial staff. It takes advantage of Azure for complex computational tasks, and leverages services such...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Technology Solutions Firm Standardizes the Use of Portable Devices to Enhance Productivity

    After years of rapid growth, AssistRx decided to replace its mixed IT environment with an all-Microsoft setup to achieve greater consistency and reliability. Surface Pro 3 runs the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and was fully compatible with all the Microsoft software used throughout the company. It gave Microsoft Surface...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Azure and Windows 8 Enables Drive to Customized Life Insurance Products to Fit the Needs of Individual Customers

    Aegon provides insurance, pensions and asset management in more than 25 countries. Aegon recently launched a new service with the objective of helping people plan their financial future through a personalized analysis of their needs. This service required technological support able to meet expectations. Aegon opened customer spaces in Madrid,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Infosys Upgrades to SQL Server 2012 to Ensure High Performance for its Mission Critical OLTP and BI Applications and Availability at Low Costs

    Infosys upgrades its mission critical OLTP and BI applications to SQL Server 2012 to derive benefits of the new standard set for mission critical databases and end-to-end business intelligence with cloud-ready technologies and solutions. It was also crucial to ensure a smooth upgrade with zero defects and minimal downtime. With...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Sports Technology Company Helps NFL Win Big with Microsoft Technologies

    Most National Football League (NFL) teams today use XOS Digital's ThunderCloud platform to record, analyze and share game and player data in near-real time. When this Microsoft Azure - based solution is used with other Microsoft technologies - like Office 365 OneNote and surface tablets - the result is a...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Checking in with Ease with a Digital Guest List App and Help from the Cloud

    App provider zkipster exists for one purpose: to give invited guests a fast, seamless experience when they check in at events. To ensure that happens and to meet growth needs, zkipster moved its environment to Microsoft Azure. Now, the company is enjoying massive growth, getting guests into global events efficiently,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: The Benefits of Modern ERP

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 4/23/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: A Closer Look at Dynamics AX and Usability

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 3/26/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Nucleus has defined a next-generation approach to enterprise application development – the Dark Cockpit – that is drawn from the principles of commercial airplane cockpit design and focuses on simplifying and focusing the user experience...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    IT Solutions Provider Upgrades Platform; Gains Efficiencies, Improves Productivity and Security

    KPIT Cummins, a global IT consulting and product engineering company focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for corporations, looks for the most efficient solution to streamline its processes and gain competitive advantage. With the release of Windows Server 2012 the IT staff now use its centralized, flexible tools to...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Deployment of Hyper-V Failover Cluster using Powershell

    Hyper-V provides software infrastructure and basic management tools that the user can use to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment. This virtualized environment can be used to address a variety of business goals aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs. For example, a virtualized server environment can help...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Securing SOA Services

    Corporations, worldwide, are steadily adopting SOA as a technique to establish enterprise architecture within their organizations. SOA exposes specific services that mimic business functions performed by the system. These services are consumed by either other parts of the system or the users directly. The advantages provided by SOA services have...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Finnair Takes to the Cloud to Empower Employees While Trimming Costs by 15 Percent

    To improve customer service, increase employee effectiveness, and retain and recruit the best people, Finnair has adopted Microsoft Office 365. Employees use the cloud-based communication tools to work with one another and with partner airlines, find the information they need, and contribute great ideas to the company. Company information is...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Dutch Media Firm Adopts "New World of Work" with Volume Licensing Solution

    As one of the Netherlands' largest media companies, Radio 538 Group runs several radio and television channels, relies on innovation to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic market. However, the company's IT systems used an older, traditional model that had reached the limits of its capacity. The time had come for...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Cicero School District Takes ESL Learning to the Next Level with Surface Pro 3

    In the southwest suburbs of Chicago lies the small, close-knit Hispanic community of Cicero. Cicero's Superintendent and School Board members were looking for innovative ways to give their students an advantage in the competition for the jobs of tomorrow. By working with their local Microsoft Store to deploy 4,000 Surface...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Brewery Boosts Sales Force Productivity, Sells More Beer with Mobile CRM Solution

    To New Belgium Brewing Company, customer closeness is everything. It created a touch-enabled Windows 8.1 app called Rangerland that its sales force (beer rangers) uses to access account data in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. With account data at their fingertips and administrative tasks streamlined, Rangers have more time to focus on...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    NASCAR Accelerates Inspection Process with Modern Windows Touch Application

    NASCAR, synonymous with speed and innovation, has brought both qualities to its inspection process. It worked with Microsoft to build a mobile vehicle inspection application that runs on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. With the sleek tool, officials are more efficient, NASCAR series directors monitor the inspection process in real time, and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Shimane Prefecture Turns to Windows 8 Tablets for Improved Road Repair Management

    Shimane lies between the Sea of Japan and the Chugoku mountains. By adopting Window 8 tablets for recording on-site inspection tasks the prefecture has improved the efficiency of road maintenance and management operations. The devices run an application that allows users to write information onto photos and organize them in...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    AMD Boosts Data Warehouse Performance with Parallel Processing Appliance

    In testing semiconductor wafers, AMD uses a data warehouse to process and analyze one terabyte of data each week. When its data warehouse began foundering under the load, AMD switched to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 parallel data warehouse powered by AMD Opteron processors. With the new system, AMD has...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    A Growing Bank's Fruitful New Approach to Data Helps It Lead in Online Banking

    Tangerine knows that staying innovative is a key to standing out in the crowded world of online banking. By giving its business leaders easier access to customer feedback, the bank has a better sense of exactly the kinds of services customers are looking for. Using this approach, Tangerine can lead...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Bank Updates Operating System, Increases Flexibility in Customer Consulting

    Swiss bank Glarner Kantonalbank wanted to use innovative technology to support a more efficient work environment and improve customer consulting. It updated its operating system and increased flexibility by deploying Windows 8.1 Pro on Lenovo tablet-laptop hybrids. The bank also standardized its IT infrastructure with Windows Server, Microsoft system center...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Construction Firm Improves Anywhere Access, Reduces IT Costs with Cloud Solution

    The Walsh Group employs more than 5,000 engineers and tradespeople who work on approximately 150 job sites at any given time. To support high standards in project delivery, the IT staff ensures that employees have access to the latest technology and productivity tools. After exploring the benefits of cloud-based services,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    E-Plus Enhances the Big Data Jewel in the Computer Center with Microsoft BI

    Based on customer numbers the E-Plus group is the third largest network operator in Germany. With its successful multi-brand strategy and customized offers the mobile phone group provides pioneering innovations for the sector time and time again from a customer's perspective. Creating a Business WareHouse (BWH) based on Microsoft BI....

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Internet Services Firm Chooses Office 365 over Google, Trims Costs, Reduces IT Burden

    Rakuten is a global Internet services company whose goal is to become the lead in its field. To support its rapid expansion, Rakuten wanted to improve its messaging environment. After comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365, Rakuten decided to adopt Exchange Online in Office 365. It now enjoys strong...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Standard Life Transforms IT Management to Improve Market Responsiveness and Efficiency

    To become more agile and competitive in fast-moving global financial markets, Standard Life is renovating its datacenters using Microsoft software. By making Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 the management centerpiece of its diverse datacenter, Standard Life can respond faster to increased demands across global markets with fewer IT staff, reduce...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Outreach One-stop Asset Management Service with Windows 8-based Tablet PC

    Mirae Asset wanted a device capable of providing full and extensive asset management services to customers as if they are in the office, rather than a simple mobile device for outdoor sales. However, the tablet PCs available in the market tend to focus primarily on mobility and convenience, which were...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Global Software Provider Improves Support to High-Demand Developer Community

    Even as they were completing their migration to Windows 7, the internal support organization focused on providing the most modern, robust, consistent user experience possible by offering full Windows 8.1 support to those who would benefit most, their product software developers. Along with comprehensive re-envisioning of their active directory environment...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Environmental Company Simplifies Endpoint Protection with PC Management Tool

    Home of the popular WeatherBug applications, Earth Networks provides atmospheric data through its vast global monitoring networks. Like many technology companies, many of its employees have the ability to operate their PCs remotely. The company had used third-party software that failed to provide PCs with the performance and protection required....

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Predictive Modelling with Azure ML studio

    This video walks through steps to building, scoring and evaluating a predictive model in Azure Machine Learning. Azure Machine Learning features a pallets of modules to build a predictive model, including state of the art ML algorithms such as Scalable boosted decision trees, Bayesian Recommendation systems, Deep Neural Networks and...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Overview

    Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is easy to set up, manage, and use - enabling companies to meet their security and compliance requirements while providing a simple sign-in experience for their users. Watch this video to see how the service works and how it is enabled for both on-premises applications and...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Microsoft Azure: One Month Free Trial

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. It has been ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity. Download the Azure free one...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Sales Reimagined: Zero in, win faster, and sell more

    Customers are ubiquitously connected via their mobile devices, plugged into their social network and doing their own research to solve problems. In a world where buying decisions are made before you can even engage, salespeople must adapt to buyers. This whitepaper presents Microsoft’s vision for sales organizations to use technology...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: Building the Business Case for the Cloud

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 5/14/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: Capturing the $1.6 Trillion Data Dividend

    In recent years, the promise and, in some cases, the hype of big data have produced plenty of critics who doubt the benefits of big data or point to the potential pitfalls facing organisations engaged in big data and analytics projects. This white paper provides the results of an IDC...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Forrester: Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft SQL Server

    From the information obtained through interviews with six organisations and surveys collected from 48 more, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework outlining the implementation of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and/or Microsoft SQL Server 2014. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Next-gen cloud migration strategies

    Most enterprises have embraced the "low-hanging fruit" of cloud services, phasing in SaaS applications and creating IaaS environments for testing and development. As cloud technologies have matured, however, businesses are considering the transfer of more mission-critical systems to cloud resources. This white paper outlines the current state and future plans...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Cost of Complacency in Manufacturing: Are you asking enough of your ERP

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is critical for management and innovation in today's complex, multi-partner manufacturing operations. The problem is, numerous financial and accounting tools are marketed as ERP solutions when, in fact, they don't provide an integrated suite of tools that form a complete system of record. According to research...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Cloud Development and Test Environments

    Every software developer needs the infrastructure to design, develop, test, and deliver custom applications. Microsoft Azure gives you everything you need to provision and manage a complete development and test environment in the cloud. Azure helps you dramatically simplify and speed up the path to running a dev-test environment. And...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Virtual Machines: Bigger, Faster, and more Agile

    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines allow you to deploy a wide range of computing solutions in an agile way. With Virtual Machines, you can deploy nearly instantaneously and you pay only by the minute. With Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and BizTalk, you can deploy any workload, any language,...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    MSDN Dev and Test Pay-As-You-Go

    Discover special low Microsoft Azure rates for MSDN subscribers. Learn more about the Azure credits available as part of MSDN subscriptions and access Windows Virtual Machines, HDInsights and other Microsoft cloud services at discounted hourly rates. Using Azure as part of your MSDN subscription provides a great way for teams...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Big Data: New Insights Unlocked.

    Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Learn more about the unique flexibility provided to you by HDInsight and make sure you and your organisation stay ahead of the technological curve

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2000

    Step-by-Step Guide to Distributed File System (Dfs)

    Since shared files are widely distributed across networks, administrators face growing problems as they try to keep users connected to the data they need. The distributed file system (Dfs) provides a mechanism for administrators to create logical views of directories and files, regardless of where those files physically reside in...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Jun 2009

    Windows Server 2008 R2 File Services

    Windows Server 2008 R2 contains lots of changes to the Remote File Services components that increase availability, scalability and performance. Some of these components have been significantly enhanced. In this podcast, the speaker speaks about the main Remote File Services features in Windows Server 2008 R2, including Server Message Block...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Competitive Comparison Between Microsoft and VMware Cloud Computing Solutions

    As organizations evaluate how cloud computing can help them improve business agility, reduce management complexity and control costs, they are faced with numerous choices. However, simply moving towards a service-oriented cloud computing model will not automatically deliver benefits. To deliver maximum benefit and Return On Investment (ROI), cloud computing needs...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    Best Practices for Sizing Server Workloads With Microsoft Hyper-V and Intel Xeon Processor Families

    Server virtualization has been widely used in the past to consolidate development and test server workloads, but recent advances in virtualization technologies now support effective virtualization of production server workloads as well. By using a structured approach, one can optimize performance and scalability for a variety of production server workloads....

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    How Microsoft IT Leverages Security Enhancements From Windows Server 2008 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 offers significant security enhancements related to network access, branch offices, enforcement, and applications control. In this podcast the speaker speaks about how Microsoft IT leverages these enhancements to provide a safer and more secure environment for Microsoft employees and partners.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Reduce Costs in Your Branch Offices

    In this podcast, the speaker speaks about the Microsoft-led seminar Reduce Costs in the Branch Offices, where one can learn how Microsoft optimization models are designed to address the challenges organizations face by: Controlling management costs Securing data stored and transmitted to branch sites Providing an infrastructure that can adapt...

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  • Podcasts // Aug 2009

    How Microsoft IT Deployed DirectAccess to Provide Secure Access to Corporate Resources From Anywhere

    In this podcast the speaker speaks about broadband services and Wi-Fi has dramatically improved, the connectivity experience for remote corporate users remains largely unchanged. Microsoft is leveraging the DirectAccess feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow seamless remote access to corporate applications and data for its...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2009

    How Windows Server 2008 R2 Affects Your IT Infrastructure

    In this speaker speaks about some of the technologies that will make a real difference to IT professionals. The speaker speaks about many new features included in Windows Server 2008 R2 that improve the cost of ownership. The speaker speaks about specific technologies that will improve Administration, Data Center, and...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2009

    Using Windows PowerShell 2.0

    In this podcast, the speaker speaks about how to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to manage a remote computer. The speaker speaks about how to create a starter Group Policy Object (GPO) using Windows PowerShell 2.0.

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2009

    Infrastructure Optimization With the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

    In this podcast the speaker speaks about how Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator (MAP) tool can make it easier for one to assess the current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for the IT needs. It is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Jul 2009

    Introducing DirectAccess

    In this podcast, the speaker speaks about complete the DirectAccess setup through the DirectAccess Management console. Then, the speaker speaks about how to connect to application servers through the DirectAccess server.

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2009

    New Server Migration and Server Manager Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2

    In this podcast the speaker speaks about Server Migration capabilities and new server administration improvements with the Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT) and Server Manager. The speaker will first discuss the supported Migration Scenarios. Then the speaker will explain how Technet Migration Guides can be used to speed up server migration.

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2009

    Using the Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Tools

    The speaker speaks about the features, installation, and use of Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration Tools in this podcast. The speaker guide one through an Active Directory and infrastructure server migration, which include IP, Domain Name System (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) migrations. Then, the speaker discusses how...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Enabling Security in Cloud Storage SLAs With CloudProof

    Several cloud storage systems exist today, but none of them provide security guarantees in their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This lack of security support has been a major hurdle for the adoption of cloud services, especially for enterprises and cautious consumers. To x this issue, the authors present CloudProof, a...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Case for VM-Based Cloudlets in Mobile Computing

    Mobile computing is at a fork in the road. After two decades of sustained effort by many researchers, the authors have developed the core concepts, techniques and mechanisms to provide a solid foundation for this still fast-growing area. The vision of "Information at the fingertips at any time and place"...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Computing Security Considerations

    This paper provides a high-level discussion of the fundamental challenges and benefits of cloud computing security, and raises some of the questions that cloud service providers and organisations using cloud services need to consider when evaluating a new move, or expansion of existing services, to the cloud. This paper presumes...

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  • News // Jan 2011

    Microsoft Empowers Enterprises to Think Bigger About Business Intelligence

    New "managed self-service" business intelligence technologies and enhanced enterprise-class data warehousing capabilities usher in era of truly pervasive BI. Download to find out more.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    A.C. Milan WINS more games with Microsoft

    A. C. Milan the most decorated soccer team in the world. A key part of its success is the Milan Lab which helps improve player performance based on analysis of their performance data it collects. Milan Lab uses Microsoft software to collect and analyze that data. Microsoft has become an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Cloud Computing and Sustainability:The Environmental Benefits of Movingto the Cloud

    The cloud's unprecedented economies of scale reduce overall cost and increase efficiencies, especially when replacing an organization's locally operated on-premise servers. But does this advantage also translate to environmental benefits?

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Competitive Comparison Between Microsoft® and VMware Cloud Computing Solutions.

    As organizations evaluate how cloud computing can help them improve business agility, reduce management complexity and control costs, they are faced with numerous choices. However, simply moving towards a service-oriented cloud computing model will not automatically deliver benefits. When compared to the VMware cloud solution, the Microsoft solution is seen...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Securing Microsoft's Cloud Infrastructure.

    This paper introduces the reader to the Online Services Security and Compliance team, a part of the Global Foundation Services division who manages security for the Microsoft cloud infrastructure. Readers will gain an understanding of what cloud computing at Microsoft means today and how the company delivers a trustworthy cloud...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Windows AzureCustomer Solution Case StudySoftware Services Provider Delivers Cost-Effective E-Government Solution

    Persistent Systems needed a way to deliver its solution without requiring local governments to invest in new IT infrastructure and personnel. The company used the Windows Azure? platform to deliver its e-governance applications on the Internet through a Microsoft? data center. Now Persistent Systems can offer its e-government solution in...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Real-Estate Leader Uses CRM To Empower Brokers And Enhance Client Services

    An older customer relationship management system was cumbersome to use, poorly accepted, and not integrated with the company's other business tools. It was hard to gauge business performance and not always possible to ensure completion of important tasks. Summit engaged with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Ascendix Technologies to implement Real...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Client + Cloud: Seamless Architectures for Visual Data Analytics in the Ocean Sciences

    Science is becoming data-intensive, requiring new software architectures that can exploit resources at all scales: local GPUs for interactive visualization, server-side multi-core machines with fast processors and large memories, and scalable, pay-as-you-go cloud resources. Architectures that seamlessly and flexibly exploit all three platforms are largely unexplored. Informed by a long-term...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Measuring and Evaluating TCP Splitting for Cloud Services

    This paper examines the benefits of split-TCP proxies, deployed in an operational world-wide network, for accelerating cloud services. This paper considers a fraction of a network consisting of a large number of satellite datacenters, which host split-TCP proxies, and a smaller number of mega datacenters, which ultimately perform computation or...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Power of Client Plus Cloud Computing to Democratize Research

    Whether the authors realize it or not, nearly all of them as consumers experience client plus cloud technology in the daily lives: when the authors share photos, shop online, download and use applications for mobile phones, or use a search engine. This seemingly invisible technology has changed how the authors...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: App-V Configuration Options

    App-V strives to create a seamless user experience to ensure that the user is not confused by launching a physical or virtual application. In Win7 App-V is fully compatible with the Win7 Taskbar and Jumplists, recognizes and respects Applocker Rules, is secured when using BitLocker To Go, and integrates with...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Advanced Sequencing With Microsoft App-V?

    This podcast explains how to use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) sequencing tools to sequence non-standard applications. In this podcast, speaker will explain how to sequence an application that has a hard-coded drive letter and also how to install applications that are "Add-ins" for other applications.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: What Is Microsoft Desktop Optimization

    This podcast explains how the Windows Optimized Desktop can enable the easy and quick replacement of a mobile worker's lost or stolen PC by dynamically separating the users' applications and data files/settings from the PC itself.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Standard User Analyzer

    This podcast helps to learn how Standard User Analyzer, part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), can detect issues when administrative privilege is required by a demonstration application. This the speakers tells how they Apply Mitigations function provides a starting point for fixes to the application that mitigate compatibility...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool

    This podcast helps to learn how the Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool (IECTT), part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), is used to analyze Internet and intranet Web sites for potential Internet Explorer 8 compatibility issues. Explore recommended resolutions for compatibility issues.

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