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Microsoft OneNote: Basics and beyond (productivity demo)

Source: Microsoft
See Microsoft OneNote in action! Brian Moring, productivity trainer with Microsoft IT Showcase, demonstrates how to use OneNote for collaboration and increased productivity. Find out how to create a OneNote notebook, manage your task list and action items, and share notes in meetings. See how OneNote integrates with other Office apps, and learn how to access OneNote from your Windows, iOS, or Android device. Brian answers questions about best practices for using OneNote.
Microsoft OneNote: Basics and beyond (productivity demo)

Data Analytics at Microsoft (SME roundtable January 2017)

Source: Microsoft
IT Showcase brought together subject matter experts to answer questions about how Microsoft IT uses data analytics at Microsoft. In this session, they discuss trends in data management, the value of data analytics, data-driven decision making, Power BI adoption, data in the cloud, Azure, SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Lake, Cortana Intelligence Suite, and much more.
Data Analytics at Microsoft (SME roundtable January 2017)

Cloud at Microsoft (SME roundtable January 2017)

Source: Microsoft
IT Showcase brought together subject matter experts from our Cloud at Microsoft course to answer questions about how Microsoft IT designs, develops, implements, and monitors cloud solutions at Microsoft. In this session, they discuss migrating enterprise portfolios to the cloud, best practices for migrating to Azure, cloud security, software as a service (SaaS), hybrid cloud solutions, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and Azure Stack.
Cloud at Microsoft (SME roundtable January 2017)

Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Source: Cisco
Enterprises need a scalable, flexible hybrid cloud solution that 1) responds with agility and ease, 2) is simple-to-manage, and 3) scales on demand, while retaining on-premise benefits. Where you are on your cloud journey may vary, but what’s clear is that it’s a hybrid IT journey. Cisco is accelerating hybrid cloud adoption by gearing up […]Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

Getting your team started with Microsoft Teams (Productivity QRG)

Source: Microsoft
Quickly learn how to set up Microsoft Teams for your group. A chat-based workspace in Microsoft Office 365, this collaboration tool brings your team and project content together within a dedicated hub. Team owners set up the workspace and manage permissions for the group. Owners can add content and connect tools to the workspace—such as a SharePoint document library, OneNote notebook, or Power BI dashboard.
Getting your team started with Microsoft Teams (Productivity QRG)

Best practices in cloud-powered data protection

Source: Veeam

Whether you’re planning to join the world of cloud computing or already taking advantage of its benefits, there are some great options available when it comes to being able to protect your data in the cloud. As you look into cloud data protection, it’s important to know exactly why it makes sense for so many organizations and be aware of the use cases of existing cloud users.

Veeam has partnered with ESG to present research in a webinar related to what existing users can expect from the cloud, why they are using it and how it helps them achieve the desirable level of data protection. Below is a preview of what to expect in the “Best Practices in Cloud-Powered Data Protection” webinar.

Real use cases and statistics

The research showed that cloud data protection is still very much a challenge in 2017 and many companies are giving backup and recovery the highest priority. When it comes to leveraging the cloud in specific ways to support cost-effective IT modernization, the following five use cases are prevalent: Data backup/archiving, disaster recovery, running internal production applications in the cloud, file storage and running internally/externally facing web servers (see Figure 1).

Best practices in cloud-powered data protection

Figure 1. Top five cloud infrastructure use cases

Further findings show that many organizations are considering or already using cloud services to support remote data survivability, save money and enhance their recovery ability (see Figure 2).

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Figure 2. Top ten drivers of cloud-related data protection

Are you still unsure of making the cloud a part of your Availability strategy? This excerpt is just a snippet of the gathered information and there’s much more of this useful data in the webinar recording, which combined will help you understand the angle to take on cloud data protection.

Cloud should be a part of your data protection plan

There are a variety of cloud-powered solutions to choose from, each with their own specific applications, benefits and limitations. The three biggest in the market are Storage-as-a-service used for Data Protection (STaaS/dp), Backup-as-a-service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). No matter which one you choose, Veeam can handle each setup in partnership with the best-on-the-market cloud service providers. Both the ESG “Best Practices in Cloud-Powered Data Protection” webinar and the ESG Solution showcase on this same topic will help you navigate through the cloud-powered solutions and choose the one which better fits your organization’s needs.

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Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft (SME roundtable January 2017)

Source: Microsoft
IT Showcase brought together subject matter experts from our Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft course to answer questions about how Microsoft IT designs, deploys, and supports mobility at Microsoft. In this session, they discuss Office 365 management, migration to Intune, group policy, device classification, mobile device management with Intune, Azure Active Directory, mobile application management, best practices for engineering teams and mobile application development, and much more.
Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft (SME roundtable January 2017)

Three scenarios for leveraging hybrid cloud solutions to improve Availability

Source: Veeam

In “The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing,” Peter Mell and Timothy Grace point out that there are four types of clouds: Private, public, community, and a hybrid mix of at least two of these. If you are thinking “What is a community cloud?” then I encourage you to go back and read the NIST paper. It’s really short and succinct, and your personal cloud vocabulary will be better for it. The vast majority of business will end up using their own private clouds and interfacing with various public cloud offerings from their partners. Availability seems to fit just perfectly as a hybrid cloud opportunity.

Private cloud (on-premises) infrastructures like physical and virtual machines that were traditionally protected with backups kept in on-site backup repositories, or on tape-based archival systems that were transported to off-site tape storage facilities, have begun to be replaced by hybrid cloud Availability solutions that offer benefits such as reduced costs, better accessibility, and reduced RPO/RTO times. When you look at those benefits, it’s easy to see why businesses large and small are moving to hybrid cloud solutions to improve Availability.

There are three key scenarios where I think hybrid cloud solutions really seem to be a benefit:

1. Extending the data center to the cloud

Using public cloud storage with its low cost, scalability, accessibility and security is a nice fit for a business looking to replace the cost and complexity of an on-premises data center. Veeam Availability Suite can be used with appliances such as Microsoft StorSimple, NetApp AltaVault, or virtual appliances to connect to public cloud storage in a hybrid solution that extends Availability to the public cloud and can cut costs dramatically over legacy tape infrastructures.

2. Remote Office/Branch Office operations

In a Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) environment, a business could use a managed service provider and/or manage their own connections via Veeam Cloud Connect to enable hybrid cloud Availability on a site-by-site basis. This software-based Availability design makes it easy to protect and archive data while it also lets the business recover individual files or even whole VMs from the public cloud or managed services storage in a fast and easy manner.

3. Backup and restore anything to the cloud

The business world revolves around data. That data could be raw, part of a database, application or mission critical service. It could be produced on client desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones or servers. It might be resident in a virtual environment or in a physical one. The key is that the business needs to be able to backup and restore this data both to and from the cloud. The backup and recovery needs to work in both directions. Tools such as Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 enable the backup of cloud-based data to an on-premises data repository and then enable recovery back to Office 365 or to an on-premises Exchange Server. This ability to backup and recover data across both segments in a hybrid cloud truly extends Availability.

If you are interested in learning more about improving Availability with hybrid cloud solutions from Veeam, read our complete white paper, “Three Key Scenarios for Leveraging Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures to Improve Availability.”

Here at Veeam we never recommend one storage solution or cloud solution over another to our customers, however, we do build integration features into our products for our customer who make specific choices. If you are interested in learning more about using Veeam Availability Suite in conjunction with Microsoft Azure, join us for the great webinar, Hybrid Cloud Solutions from Veeam and Microsoft Azure on Feb. 15, 2017.

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