Thursday 28 April 2022
Flexibility is a must in the new post-pandemic work world. Hybrid work continues to evolve, and business leaders are looking for a new operating model. Technology is the binding factor to create inclusive meetings that keep employees engaged and inspired. Updates to Teams like PowerPoint Live, the Teams camera feed, Microsoft Whiteboard—and devices like Surface Hub—encourage digital collaboration. Endpoint Manager combines services like Microsoft Intune, Configuration Manager, Desktop Analytics, co-management, and Windows Autopilot to help secure access, protect data, and respond and manage risk. Sign up to say connected—we’ll help you better connect and create new experiences throughout your organization with Hybrid Meetings.
Microsoft Azure supports common Linux distributions, including Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Oracle Linux, and Flatcar Linux. Create your own Linux virtual machines (VMs), deploy and run containers in Kubernetes, or choose from hundreds of pre-configured Linux images available in Azure Marketplace. Stay connected: Sign up today and receive information, tools, and support, so we can help you can take your organization to the next level.
Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is a Microsoft service, verified by VMware, which runs on Azure infrastructure. It is the way in which you can easily move your VMware workloads to Azure—increasing productivity and provisioning cycles. Enhance your workloads with the full range of Azure compute, monitor, backup, database, IoT, and AI services. Azure is the cloud of choice for Windows Server and SQL Server for a reason. On Azure, you can benefit from intelligent security, seamless hybrid capabilities, and unique cost-cutting options. Sign up to learn how to seamlessly integrate your VMware environment with Azure.
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Remote work is starting to feel mainstream, but many companies are still struggling to normalize their own personalized hybrid work models. Explore four things you should avoid in order to balance the needs of a diverse and divided workforce—from investing in the right tools and overcoming meeting fatigue to finding new ways for personal connections.
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Everyone knows that teamwork is vital in the National Football League (NFL)—on the field and off. The arrival of COVID-19, however, pushed the league to reimagine how to collaborate behind the scenes. Executing hundreds of live events while preserving the gameday experience for online fans and business partners was a new challenge. In exchange for the traditional high-touch, in-person communication culture at league offices, the organization adopted a virtual home field. Microsoft Teams helped the NFL stay connected and safely execute all 270 combined regular season and playoff games and Super Bowl LV—despite the collaboration challenges brought on by the pandemic.
The University of Miami's IT team turned to Microsoft Azure about seven years ago for a cloud-based approach to disaster recovery—especially relevant since the university is home to one of the leading oceanographic institutions in the nation, including two U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research laboratories. By 2019, the university was well-positioned to continue operating email and other mission-critical systems in the event of a natural disaster or other disruption. The cost savings for VMware licensing alone (up to six figures) were significant, as was the elimination of the need for networking equipment, storage hardware, and professional services for deployment. They have been able to demonstrate their resiliency, invested over the years using Azure’s native platform and Azure VMware Solution (AVS), making them much more agile to support the university's evolving infrastructure needs.
Compañía de Expertos en Mercados SAESP (XM) in Columbia offers services related to renewable energy and the wholesale energy market that depend on real-time systems. To improve its internal processing and database management, XM deployed Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and open-source software. The result: a 300 percent increase in digital transaction response times and increased availability of online services. Both compute resources and sysadmin service hours also were greatly reduced.