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Deploying production workloads with Azure Resource Manager (Webinar)

Source: Microsoft
Host Lyle Dodge chats with Pete Apple, Principal Service Engineer, and Todd Robertson, Senior Program Manager, about how Microsoft IT is adopting Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for resource management. They discuss how ARM enables new levels of self-service and infrastructure as code through streamlined resource provisioning. Learn how we are using shared repositories to distribute templates in Azure.
Deploying production workloads with Azure Resource Manager (Webinar)

Digital transformation at Microsoft: Achieving more with Microsoft Office 365 (Video)

Source: Microsoft
In our Finance organization and across Microsoft, Office 365 Enterprise E5 accelerates our own digital transformation—employees feel empowered to achieve more with business intelligence, collaboration, and productivity. We gather data-driven insights with Power BI Pro and collaborate in the cloud with Skype for Business. To help provide security and ensure compliance, we’re using Advanced Security Management, Advanced Threat Protection, and eDiscovery technologies. Our experience moves us forward along a journey of innovation and growth.
Digital transformation at Microsoft: Achieving more with Microsoft Office 365 (Video)

Get ready for an exciting trip to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017

Source: Veeam

There are only five months left until VeeamON 2017, and following the announcement of our keynote speakers Mark Russinovich, CTO, Microsoft Azure, and Sanjay Poonen, COO, Customer Operations, VMware, the good news keeps on coming with a way for you to access a FREE pass to the event. I am happy to share details with you on the Blog your way to VeeamON contest. I will also provide you with some useful tips designed to help you plan your trip to New Orleans between May 16 — 18, 2017, so keep reading.

Blog your way to VeeamON 2017

To take part in our blog contest, you just need to write a blog post about VeeamON and include a link to veeamon.com. The text should reflect your personal style and include information about the conference, which you can find on the event website. You are not limited to the number of posts that can be submitted, but keep in mind that submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of the content.

The deadline for the contest is March 31, 2017, and we’ll announce a winner each month. There are FOUR remaining tickets out of FIVE, so you better start writing!

Moreover, your submitted blog post automatically qualifies you to be in the race for the Most Valuable Blogger Award, consisting of a full conference pass and FREE accommodations while at the conference.

How to organize your trip to VeeamON

For those of you who already have decided to attend VeeamON 2017, I will share with you some important details regarding your stay in New Orleans, as well as provide you with all the resources you need to organize your trip. If you haven’t registered yet, I want to remind you that the Super Early Bird access is still available for only $549. Also, don’t forget that VMCE training will start prior to the event, so you will not miss any sessions during VeeamON.  Partner VMCE training will be May 14 — 15, 2017 and End-User VMCE and VMCE-ADO training is May 15 — 16, 2017.

VeeamON 2017 is going to be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located in downtown New Orleans. You can book your hotel here. VMCE training is being held at the New Orleans Sheraton, so if you’re taking the training class, you may want to book your stay there. All of the hotels are within walking distance to the conference venue, and there will also be shuttles running between all of the hotels and the venue throughout the conference.

If you’re wondering how to dress for the event, the conference attire is business casual and the weather in New Orleans is usually pleasant in May with an average temperature of 24°C (75°F).

Finally, there are many things to do in New Orleans and, while our agenda will keep attendees busy, I hope you’ll be lucky enough to find some free time and explore the city. You can find more information about the local attractions on the Visitors Bureau website and here are some fun facts about New Orleans. Enjoy!

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Get ready for an exciting trip to New Orleans for VeeamON 2017

Managing Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in a global enterprise (Technical Case Study)

Source: Microsoft
With migration to Azure, it’s important that Microsoft IT ensure network connectivity between on-premises and virtual resources across our environment. To do so, we’ve been using Azure ExpressRoute circuits as part of our network topology. For management of ExpressRoute, we’ve moved to a shared circuit model—business groups access some networking components, but we provision and manage ExpressRoute networking services in a simplified and centralized way. As a result, we’ve reduced overhead and optimized bandwidth.
Managing Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in a global enterprise (Technical Case Study)

Protecting Innovation: Arista’s Copying of Cisco’s User Interfaces

Source: Cisco
I can’t pretend not to be disappointed that a jury in federal court, having found that Arista copied Cisco’s user interfaces and that the copying was not justified by the fair use doctrine, applied the little known principle of “scènes à faire” to deny Cisco relief for Arista’s action. In laymen’s terms, justification by applying […]Protecting Innovation: Arista’s Copying of Cisco’s User Interfaces

Visual Studio Team Services: DevOps and agile methods in practice (Technical Case Study)

Source: Microsoft
Using modern engineering practices, Microsoft IT responds quickly and efficiently to meet the business needs of our customers and partners. Our development platform, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), offers built-in tools that support engineering fundamentals and application lifecycle management, providing our teams the opportunity to embrace agile methodology. By using VSTS, we work toward continuous integration and continuous delivery of incremental updates, and maintain a customer-focused development process.
Visual Studio Team Services: DevOps and agile methods in practice (Technical Case Study)

Exploring top features of SQL Server 2016 that enable BI solutions and improve data insights (Webinar)

Source: Microsoft
As an early adopter of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft IT identified four features and enhancements that have the potential to increase productivity for people who design, develop, and maintain critical data storage systems. In this webinar, Anubhuti Varshney, Senior Program Manager, talks about how Microsoft IT evaluated these features and created business intelligence solutions that support advanced analytics within databases for deeper data insights.
Exploring top features of SQL Server 2016 that enable BI solutions and improve data insights (Webinar)

Azure Logic Apps streamline marketing data integration (Technical Case Study)

Source: Microsoft
To support marketing efforts, Microsoft IT manages data orchestration for more than 120 data sources, many of which are hosted in Azure. Integrating data from disparate sources into custom data analysis solutions can be costly and inefficient. But with Azure Logic Apps, we have created data access solutions built from modular, reusable, configurable tasks—making it easier to deploy and manage data movement solutions.
Azure Logic Apps streamline marketing data integration (Technical Case Study)