DABCC - IT Community News Weekly - 04/21/2017

IT Community News Weekly - 04/21/2017

IT Community News Weekly shares the the latest community created news, videos, software, infographics, tips and tricks posted to DABCC.com over the past week. Browse through the list and you might just find something that interests you. 

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Microsoft Video: Introducing Microsoft IoT Central

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 10:00 am

Learn about our new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that reduces the complexity of solution management and cloud development with easy configuration. Microsoft IoT Central is a fully managed SaaS offering for manufacturers that enables easy integration of smart products into powerful IoT scenarios that can drive efficiencies, provide insights and create new revenue streams. Microsoft IoT Central simplifies […]

Why You Need Composable Infrastructure & Composable Processes

By Turbonomic on Apr 21, 2017 09:24 am

We’ve all been there. You have some build document or a guidebook for deploying your application or VM or a server of some kind. You’ve seen it so many times that you’re pretty sure that you’ve memorized it. The problem is threefold: things change your memory may not be as reliable as you think more […]

Microsoft Azure IoT supports new security hardware to strengthen IoT security

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 09:00 am

Microsoft’s commitment to leadership in IoT security continues with Azure IoT’s improving the level of trust and confidence in securing IoT deployments.  Azure IoT now supports Device Identity Composition Engine (DICE) and many different kinds of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). DICE is an upcoming standard at Trusted Computing Group (TCG) for device identification and attestation which enables manufacturers to use […]

Microsoft Announces new functionality to automatically provision devices to Azure IoT Hub

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 08:55 am

We’re announcing a great new service to Azure IoT Hub that allows customers to provision millions of devices in a secure and scalable manner. Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning enables zero-touch provisioning to the right IoT hub without requiring human intervention, and is currently being used by early adopters to validate various solution deployment scenarios. […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Time Series Insights

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 08:52 am

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Time Series Insights, a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it incredibly simple to interactively and instantly explore and analyze billions of events from sources such as Internet of Things. Time Series Insights gives you a near real time global view […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Stream Analytics on Edge Devices Preview

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 08:50 am

Today, we are announcing Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) on edge devices, a new feature of Azure Stream Analytics that enables customers to deploy analytical intelligence closer to the IoT devices and unlock the full value of the device-generated data. Azure Stream Analytics on edge devices extends all the benefits of our unique streaming technology from […]

Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Connected Factory Now Available

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 08:46 am

Getting Started with Industrie 4.0 Many customers tell us that they want to start with the digital transformation of their assets, for example production lines, as well as their business processes. However, many times they just don’t know where to start or what exactly Industrie 4.0 is all about. At Microsoft, we are committed to […]

Ivanti Releases Best Practice Guides for Hosting DesktopNow, powered by AppSense, in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services

By Ivanti on Apr 21, 2017 08:30 am

Scalable, Enterprise- and Cloud-Ready Architecture Accelerates Windows 10 Migration, Tightens Security and Optimizes User Experience for Physical, Virtual and Cloud-Based Desktops Ivanti, a leader in integrating and automating critical IT tasks, today announced new Cloud Best Practice Guides which outline the architecture and support of Ivanti DesktopNow, powered by AppSense, for hosting in Microsoft Azure […]

EUC Solutions Come in Too Many Flavors; How to Make Sense of it in the Cloud Era

By Workspot on Apr 21, 2017 08:20 am

Right now, organizations are in the midst of a painful transition. They’re looking at their legacy VDI infrastructure (some of which has been untouched for 10+ years) and they’re wondering about a migration strategy. They can’t stay stuck in 2007, but with so many flavors of EUC solutions, where do you even start to craft […]

Forrester: Check Out The New Forrester Wave™ Of Leading DRaaS Providers

By Forrester Research on Apr 21, 2017 08:10 am

I am pleased to announce that the new Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service Providers, Q2 2017 for infrastructure and operations professionals is now live! This Wave evaluation uncovered a market in which four providers — Sungard Availability Services, Bluelock, IBM, and iland — all emerged as Leaders, although their strengths differ. Another five providers — HPE Enterprise […]

VMware Added To National NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Agreement

By VMware on Apr 21, 2017 08:00 am

VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced its inclusion in NASPO ValuePoint’s Cloud Solutions Master Agreement, a cooperative purchasing portfolio of best-value awards designed to make the public cooperative contracting process more efficient for participating states. The agreement — which runs through Sept. 15, 2026 — empowers states and other participating government or educational agencies with an […]

Microsoft Video: Microsoft Data Amp 2017 | Scott Guthrie Keynote

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 07:55 am

Watch Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group in Microsoft, give his keynote at Microsoft Data Amp 2017 . This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Video: Microsoft Data Amp 2017 | Joseph Sirosh Keynote

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 07:52 am

Watch Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President for the Data Group at Microsoft, give his keynote at Microsoft Data Amp 2017. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Video: Microsoft Data Amp 2017 | Keynotes

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 07:50 am

Microsoft Data Amp features keynotes by Microsoft executives Scott Guthrie and Joseph Sirosh, who will demonstrate how data and intelligence can help you build breakthrough applications. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Video: Microsoft Data Amp – Stories: Cochrane

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 07:50 am

Cochrane is using Microsoft intelligence services to dramatically decrease the time it takes for systemic reviews in healthcare, improving decision-making, and helping patient health. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Video: Microsoft Data Amp – Stories: dv01

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 07:48 am

The NYC-based startup dv01 founder watched the 2008 financial crisis and was inspired to bring greater transparency to institutional investors in the consumer lending market. They switched their data services to Microsoft with SQL on Linux to provide better performance and are deploying Microsoft Machine Learning to transform the industry. This video is from the […]

Citrix: Talking NITRO with PowerShell

By Citrix Systems on Apr 21, 2017 06:11 am

As a Citrix Consultant and DevOps enthusiastic I’ve been promoting the use of automation scripts for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp deployments for the last couple of years. Citrix has documented the use of unattended command line installers for the infrastructure components quite well and is providing more and more PowerShell script examples to make our […]

VMware: 9 Tools You Should Be Using in Your VMware Environment

By VMware on Apr 21, 2017 05:50 am

One of the many things we do as TAMs is ensure that our customers don’t have “shelfware” lying around. If we spend money on something, we want to use it, right? What about software or tools that are free or included as part of a purchase, but are not well publicized? As we start a […]

Announcing 5 Partners That Have Achieved AWS Service Partner Status for AWS Service Catalog

By Amazon Web Services on Apr 21, 2017 05:33 am

At last November’s re:Invent, we announced the AWS Service Delivery Program to help AWS customers find partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with expertise in specific AWS services and skills.  Today we are adding Management Tools as a new Partner Solution to the Service Delivery program, and AWS Service Catalog is the first product […]

Improving Nutanix Customer Experience With Analytics

By Nutanix on Apr 21, 2017 05:14 am

 Ever since Nutanix pioneered Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and made the case for the Enterprise Cloud, we’ve stood out from the competition. We differentiate ourselves with our superior product and exceptional product support, as shown by our continued streak of a 90+ Net Promoter Score (NPS). Our sustained high NPS results and related industry recognition are a […]

Citrix Session Recording & SmartAuditor Survey

By Citrix Systems on Apr 21, 2017 04:40 am

Do you actively use Citrix Session Recording or SmartAuditor? Do you know someone who does? If yes, Citrix would love to hear from you! Share Your Feedback We want to hear how you are using recording tools for XenApp or XenDesktop. We’d like to understand what business problems led you to use a recording tool, […]

Citrix and Microsoft – A Tale of Two Clouds

By Citrix Systems on Apr 21, 2017 04:29 am

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…As organizations of all sizes and professions embark on their cloud journey they may face many concerns on which cloud and what workloads to move to the cloud. This session will address that journey and how Citrix and Microsoft are poised to meet organizations […]

VMware vSAN 6.6 Online Health Check and Performance Service Improvements

By VMware on Apr 21, 2017 04:14 am

vSAN Online Health CheckFor a quick video of this feature check out this link.The Native VSAN health UI was introduced with VSAN 6.1. This was an external plugin that could run a number of basics checks on a cluster. With vSAN 6.2 this feature and functionality became a core art of the product in the form […]

VMware: 3 New AirWatch How To Blogs: Apple DEP Enrollment, Per-App VPN 101 & Android Enterprise

By VMware on Apr 21, 2017 03:59 am

Our amazing technical team here at VMware AirWatch is an incredible wealth of how-to knowledge. They spend every day working with architects, product managers and mobile admins like you to uncover top features, develop best practices and share the knowledge across our community. Over the past month, they did not disappoint.Here are three new how-to […]

Easing the journey to complete client virtualization

By HP Enterprise on Apr 21, 2017 03:40 am

As virtualization technology has advanced over the years, more businesses have ditched traditional client computing options in favor of virtualized solutions that are accessible on any device, and hosted in a central data center. That being said, the process for migrating from physical desktops to a virtualized client environment is never an easy process. Generally […]

Citrix Solutions Transform the Workplace for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (NASDAQ:CTXS)

By Citrix Systems on Apr 21, 2017 03:23 am

Digital Transformation Gives Clinicians Flexibility to Work Anywhere Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has adopted Citrix technology to reduce costs and improve patient care by delivering critical diagnoses more quickly – as well as allow clinicians and support staff to access data and applications from anywhere. Providing services at about 30 locations in the Bolton, UK […]

Microsoft Video: Catching advanced attacks and insider threats with Microsoft ATA

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 03:10 am

Learn what advanced attacks look like and how Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) can help you catch them. For more information visit: www.microsoft.com/secure This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure Stack – An Introduction Video from Veeam

By Veeam on Apr 21, 2017 02:55 am

Veeam’s Senior Technical Evangelist Clint Wyckoff and Thomas Maurer, Cloud Architect at itnetX and Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter MVP discuss the upcoming Microsoft Azure Stack Solution. This video is from the fine folks at Veeam

Installing iOS apps silently on devices with ManageEngine MDM

By ManageEngine on Apr 21, 2017 02:40 am

ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus helps you install iOS apps silently on devices requiring minimal admin action and zero user intervention. This video demonstrates how to easily setup app installation policies in MDM, to facilitate silent installation of apps on iOS devices. Learn more: http://dabcc.com This video is from the fine folks at ManageEngine

UHS Resolves a Patient Critical Application Issue in Less Than 30 Minutes

By Goliath Technologies on Apr 21, 2017 02:30 am

“We received an urgent request from a Chief Nursing Officer at one of our hosptials. She reported that nursing staff were were not receiving important patient information from a staffing application. The application vendor couldn’t pinpoint root cause. We called Goliath and within 30 minutes the UHS internal IT team and Goliath were able to […]

Winning the Domain Game

By FSLogix on Apr 21, 2017 02:04 am

Over the last quarter century the Internet has become a fundamental utility that businesses, governments and consumers rely on; being off-line is less and less acceptable. And yet, a 2017 Quocirca research report, Winning the Domain Game (sponsored by Neustar), shows that 72% of UK business face internet down time regularly or occasionally; 61% suffer […]

Microsoft Video: SQL Server on Azure VM – Getting Started

By Microsoft on Apr 21, 2017 01:53 am

In this session we’ll show how to get started running SQL Server on Azure VM. Get started with SQL Server on Azure, today! http://dabcc.com This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Building the Web of Things: With examples in Node.js and Raspberry Pi Book

By IT Books on Apr 20, 2017 05:13 pm

Summary A hands-on guide that will teach how to design and implement scalable, flexible, and open IoT solutions using web technologies. This book focuses on providing the right balance of theory, code samples, and practical examples to enable you to successfully connect all sorts of devices to the web and to expose their services and […]

Microsoft Video: SQL Server 2017: Security on Linux

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 04:20 pm

SQL Server has been the most secure database for the last 7 years in a row.  In this session, we’ll cover how SQL Server 2017 will continue to provide unparalleled security and features which application developers can use to build secure, intelligent applications. Download SQL Server 2017: Now on Windows, Linux, and Docker: http://dabcc.com This […]

How Can Remote Desktop Manager Help You Become PCI Compliant

By Devolutions on Apr 20, 2017 03:58 pm

PCI DSS is an acronym for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It’s a set of worldwide protection standards developed by major payment card companies, and it’s mandatory for businesses that store, process, or transmit payment card data. Guidance is also provided to software, app and device creators that facilitate payment card transactions. It is […]

Take your VMCE exam on site during VeeamON 2017

By Veeam on Apr 20, 2017 03:46 pm

The Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) certification program was a success during VeeamON 2015 and this year the training is only getting better. VeeamON 2017 is a great opportunity to become a VMCE. You will find yourself among IT Pros, industry leaders and Veeam experts, the perfect environment for Veeam solutions learning. In case you are […]

Microsoft: How to fix Load Balancer not working in Round-robin fashion for your Cloud Service

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 03:33 pm

I recently came across a case where customer has an issue that the Load balancer of his cloud service is not working in round robin basis. He confirmed that by seeing more number of requests going to few instances whereas the other instances are getting very less number of requests. To analyse the issue, we […]

Microsoft Video: Overview of Microsoft Machine Language R package

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 03:30 pm

Bringing the new  advanced analytics, machine learning libraries into Hadoop/Spark and Linux extending the Microsoft R footprint beyond SQL Server R Services. Download and try MicrosoftML package in SQL Server 2016: http://dabcc.com This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Citrix Video: New Personal Calendar Overlay feature for Secure Mail

By Citrix Systems on Apr 20, 2017 03:04 pm

This video provides a demonstration for Secure Mail users who want to integrate their personal calendar with their work calendar. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

VMware: Take a Lab, Win a Drone

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 02:50 pm

Take any eligible Hands-on Lab, April 19 – May 19, and enter to win a DJI Mavic Pro drone. See the Details: http://dabcc.com From the fine folks at VMware TV.

Getting Started with Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 3

By IT Books on Apr 20, 2017 02:23 pm

This book helps you to get started with Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 3 board. The following is highlight topic of this book: Introduction to Raspberry Pi 3 and Windows 10 Deploying Windows IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3 Running and Configuring Windows 10 IoT Core Hello World – LED Blinking Raspberry Pi […]

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) – Version 6.0.0

By FSLogix on Apr 20, 2017 01:49 pm

The perfect way to seal your Base Image Every time you build you’re base Image from scratch or update it, you must seal it before deploying it to your cloned devices. No matter if you are using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop with Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Provisioning Services (PVS), VMware View or Microsoft only, BIS-F supports […]

SQL Server Security Management Made Simple – On-Demand Webinar

By Acceleratio on Apr 20, 2017 01:22 pm

In this video you can learn how to manage SQL Server permissions across multiple SQL Server instances and enforce the latest SQL Server security and SQL Server configuration management best practices. SQLDocKit is a server management tool developed by Acceleratio Ltd. Equipped with SQLDocKit, administrators can auto-discover SQL Server instances and document the entire SQL […]

VMware: What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2017

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 01:09 pm

There’s been much buzz around the latest retail tech trends following the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) “Big Show 2017.” The overwhelming display of innovation this year focused on three key areas that are transforming the retail industry: the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented/virtual reality, and cloud advancements. Retailers looking to maintain a competitive edge will […]

Microsoft Video: Build intelligent apps on Azure HDInsight

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 12:49 pm

Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s Big Data platform that provides popular open source analytics engines (such as Hive, Spark and Hadoop) for building intelligent, big data applications for your enterprise. HDInsight is the only cloud offering that offers fully managed clusters along with a three 9s SLA for the uptime of your clusters. Today, enterprises are […]

VMware: Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Cloud Business

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 12:34 pm

VMware’s Mike McDonough is passionate about his job. “I wake up every morning with an opportunity to learn something new,” says McDonough. “My job is challenging, exciting, and different every day.” Recently, McDonough has become particularly interested in how the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with cloud technologies is opening up new possibilities for both […]

More Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) and Snapshots Goodness

By opvizor on Apr 20, 2017 12:12 pm

Cormac Hogan posted a very interesting article about Virtual Volumes, you can find the complete article here or scroll down. Well, I got so many questions about my previous articles on a new way of doing snapshots with VVols that I decided to take the time and get even deeper into their behaviour. In this […]

VMware: New Hands-on Labs and Chance to win a DJI Mavic Pro Drone

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 12:10 pm

We are incredibly happy to announce our latest release of Hands-on Labs and a very cool DJI Drone Raffle Giveaway for taking any of our eligible Hands-on Labs. Please visit our official contest site for more details Contest runs from April 19th to May 19th 2017 Giveaway is for US residents only, sorry no VMware employees. […]

Microsoft: Simplifying Containerization for Enterprises

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 11:56 am

Since the launch of Windows Server 2016 six months ago, adoption has been nothing short of amazing. Customers like Tyco started adopting Windows containers even before general availability and in day two of DockerCon 2017, Northern Trust highlighted their own success with containers on Microsoft Azure with Docker Enterprise Edition (EE).  The list of customers […]

VMware: How to Reset Single Sign On Password in vSphere 6.x

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 11:44 am

Periodically we’ll be bringing you tech tips from our Technical Training team on topics they receive questions on from the field. Today’s post comes from Rohit Sachdeva a Technical Training Specialist. Rohit is very passionate about delivering VMware technical training. At VMware, he is responsible for the enablement of the newly hired Technical Support Engineers […]

VMware: AeroData Revolutionizes Its Data Center With VMware NSX

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 11:20 am

A lot of work goes into making sure flights run smoothly, something AeroData, Inc. knows quite well. AeroData is a company providing aircraft performance data, weight and balance data, and load planning services to the airline industry—supporting approximately 21,000 flights a day. The information that AeroData provides to airlines is crucial. The company ensures customer […]

Microsoft, Red Hat, and HPE Collaboration Delivers Choice & Value to Enterprise Customers

By Red Hat on Apr 20, 2017 11:03 am

In the world of heterogeneous data centers – having multiple operating systems running on different hardware platforms (and architectures) is the norm.  Even traditional applications and databases are being migrated or abstracted using Java and other interpreted languages to minimize the impact on the end user, if they decide to run on a different platform. […]

Citrix: Calendar Attachments in Secure Mail

By Citrix Systems on Apr 20, 2017 10:44 am

Secure mobile email just became even more powerful and convenient. We’ve recently added support for the ActiveSync 16 protocol to Secure Mail version 10.5.5. ActiveSync 16 is the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile optimized protocol, which adds support for several highly-requested features: Saving draft emails to the server that are created on the mobile device. […]

NVIDIA: How AI Is Remaking the Home Makeover Business

By NVIDIA on Apr 20, 2017 10:33 am

It all started with the wallpaper swatches. David Levine and his wife wanted to redecorate the dining room in their Manchester, U.K., home, but he couldn’t picture how any of the designs would look on their walls. So he created an AI tool that would do it for him. The technology and Levine’s startup, DigitalBridge, […]

Migrate from Citrix XenApp 6.5 to XenApp 7.13 in just a few steps, using the Citrix Cloud Smart Tools (#CUGC)

By Christiaan Brinkhoff on Apr 20, 2017 10:19 am

As you probably know, on 22nd December 2016, Citrix renamed their Lifecycle Management Services to Citrix Smart Tools. In short: The tool that provides service delivery management – Cloud-based control – to optimize, build, scale, check, and migrate existing or new Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop environments – all taking place from the Citrix Cloud. As […]

Cisco-Docker Alliance Update

By Cisco on Apr 20, 2017 10:02 am

Cisco and Docker continue to expand their partnership to make it easier for enterprise customers to realize the benefits of containers. Today we announced a new application modernization program with Docker and new Cisco advanced services. This week Cisco is at DockerCon in Austin, as we continue to build on the strategic alliance with Docker […]

Microsoft: What’s new in SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 for Analysis Services

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 09:54 am

The public CTP 2.0 of SQL Server 2017 on Windows is available here! This public preview includes the following enhancements for Analysis Services tabular. Object-level security to secure model metadata in addition to data. Transaction-performance improvements for a more responsive developer experience. Dynamic Management View improvements for 1200 and 1400 models enabling dependency analysis and […]

Microsoft: Integrated management and security across your hybrid cloud

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 09:43 am

Do you have a truly end-to-end view of your hybrid cloud environment? Most environments today are complex, with multi-tier applications that may span multiple datacenters and cloud hosting environments. In fact, the reality is that for most companies, complexity is the number one challenge in a hybrid cloud environment, according to the 2017 State of […]

Microsoft Video: Easily secure your sensitive email with the power of Office 365 and Azure Information Protection

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 09:20 am

Watch to understand how we secure sensitive email across devices and to anyone you wish to reach. See a demo of the user experience and what’s under the hood. For more information visit: www.microsoft.com/secure This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Updates to Intune on Microsoft Azure

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 09:04 am

Empowering not only your employees, but also you to be more productive is one of the main goals for us. Ability to manage your mobility ecosystem from virtually any device and any browser, managing increasingly larger numbers of devices and apps, a modern micro-services cloud architecture, enterprise-grade APIs, reporting and automation support, unified admins experience […]

Microsoft Introduces H2O.ai on Azure HDInsight

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 08:56 am

We are excited to announce that H2O’s AI platform is now available on Azure HDInsight Application Platform. Users can now use H2O.ai’s open source solutions on Azure HDInsight, which allows reliable open source analytics with an industry-leading SLA. To learn more about H2O integration with HDInsight, register for the webinar held by H2O and Azure […]

Sales Enablement and Readiness Company, Brainshark Chooses SoftNAS Cloud and Moves to Azure

By SoftNAS on Apr 20, 2017 08:45 am

Company Expects More Than 60 Percent Savings Versus Physical Disaster Recovery Datacenter SoftNAS®, Inc., the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced Brainshark, a sales enablement and readiness SaaS provider has selected SoftNAS Cloud® as it moves disaster recovery to the Azure cloud. The SoftNAS Cloud functionality solved Brainshark’s need for 100 TB of cloud […]

Credit Union Credits IGEL with Reducing Virtual Desktop Cost and Complexity

By IGEL Technology on Apr 20, 2017 08:31 am

Managing end-user devices can be a frustrating drain on IT resources. From overcoming increasing virtual desktop infrastructure complexity to ensuring security and repairing aging hardware, managing endpoints can be among the most tedious tasks IT departments face. Such was the case for Utah Community Credit Union. The credit union, which was straining to manage its […]

Microsoft Video: Updates to Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 08:30 am

Lead engineer, Craig Marl, joins Simon May to demonstrate updates to Microsoft Intune on Azure. This includes: the new admin experience in the Azure Portal with new Role Based Access Controls, tighter integration with Azure Active Directory with Groups; reporting and automation capabilities leveraging the Microsoft Graph API and much more. For more information check […]

Red Hat Offers Launchpad for IT Transformation with Latest Version of Red Hat Virtualization

By Red Hat on Apr 20, 2017 08:20 am

Tighter portfolio integration and automation enhancements to KVM-based virtualization platform provides an open, powerful foundation to enterprises seeking IT modernization without lock-in Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, the latest release of the company’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Analysis Services General Availability

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 07:55 am

Today at the Data Amp event, we are announcing the general availability of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services, the latest addition to our data platform in the cloud. Based on the proven analytics engine in SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services is an enterprise grade OLAP engine and BI modeling platform, offered as a fully […]

$1,000 in FREE cloud services – global offer for customers

By Veeam on Apr 20, 2017 07:40 am

On Feb. 14, Veeam and their Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners launched an unprecedented offer in the history of the company. This offer gave each of Veeam’s eligible US and Canada customers an opportunity to put $1,000 towards extending Availability to the cloud or expanding their existing usage of cloud backup and Disaster […]

The Agility and Flexibility of Docker including Oracle Database and Development Tools

By Docker on Apr 20, 2017 07:25 am

A company’s important applications often are subjected to random and capricious changes due to forces well beyond the control of IT or management.  Events like a corporate merger or even a top programmer on an extended vacation can have an adverse impact on the performance and reliability of critical company infrastructure. During the second day […]

VMware: Getting the Best of All Worlds

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 07:12 am

I frequently speak with architects, CTOs, and CIOs about the challenges of determining where, how, and when to leverage public cloud resources. Having a framework in place that steers cloud-based solutions can be a daunting task, particularly one in line with an organization’s overall cloud strategy . Core choices such as “Infrastructure as a Service” […]

VMware: An Essential Hybridity Guide: Migration to Hybrid Cloud

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 06:49 am

It’s a new month, and you know what that means: we’re back again with another edition of vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP) blog series! Every third week of the month, we publish a new article in our ongoing series detailing the many exciting use cases of the VMware vCloud Solution. These informational posts will […]

Red Hat Virtualization 4.1 is LIVE!

By Red Hat on Apr 20, 2017 06:45 am

Today marks another milestone in the evolution of our flagship virtualization platform, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), as we announce the release of version 4.1. There are well over 165 new features, and while I don’t have the space to cover all of the new features, I would like to highlight some of them, especially in […]

Launch Your Deep Learning Moonshot at GTC

By NVIDIA on Apr 20, 2017 06:30 am

A credit card that stops fraudsters in their tracks. A 3D simulation of potentially life-saving molecules. A car that can drive itself down San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the famed “crookedest” street in the world. The underlying technology enabling these headlines and countless other like them: deep learning. Deep learning and AI will be front and […]

Gartner: 5 Reasons Why Businesses Introducing IoT-Driven Solutions Should Attend the Gartner Tech Growth and Innovation Conference

By Gartner on Apr 20, 2017 05:59 am

You are an enterprise in a more traditional, non-technology, segment.   But the Internet of Things is changing everything for you.  You now have introduced (or are planning or considering introducing) new technology enabled products or services that you are selling to the enterprise market–medium enterprises to Fortune 1000 to Global organizations. It’s an exciting time for you.  […]

Cisco: How to Choose a Next-Generation Endpoint Security Solution

By Cisco on Apr 20, 2017 05:12 am

When organizations begin their search for an advanced, next-generation endpoint security solution to protect PCs, Macs, servers, and mobile devices, they have a lot of different vendors to choose from and a lot of questions. Can it prevent attacks? What kind of malware can it protect against? What if malware gets in, can it still […]

Microsoft: Use NGINX to load balance across your Docker Swarm cluster

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 04:46 am

A practical walkthrough, in six steps. This basic example demonstrates NGINX and swarm mode in action, to provide the foundation for you to apply these concepts to your own configurations. This document walks through several steps for setting up a containerized NGINX server and using it to load balance traffic across a swarm cluster. For […]

How to Roam your OneDrive data with FSLogix, based on a non-persistent Citrix XenApp desktop

By Christiaan Brinkhoff on Apr 20, 2017 04:20 am

I’ve written about the FSLogix Container solution in the past. About 6 months ago, I wrote an article about FSLogix named – Office365 on a non-persistent Citrix Desktop – were I describe how you can implement FSLogix on a Citrix XenApp (RDSH) non-persistent environment for making use of Office365 – Exchange Online / Cache Mode […]

Microsoft: Azure File Storage on-premises access for Ubuntu 17.04

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 04:01 am

Azure File Storage is a service that offers shared File Storage for any OS that implements the supported SMB Protocol. Since GA we supported both Windows and Linux. However, on premises access was only available to Windows. While Windows customers widely use this capability, we have received the feedback that Linux customers wanted to do […]

Citrix XenMobile 10 On-prem to XenMobile Service Video

By Citrix Systems on Apr 20, 2017 03:59 am

This video promotes the transition from XenMobile 10 On-prem deployments to XenMobile Service deployments in the Citrix Cloud. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Docker: Introducing the Modernize Traditional Apps Program

By Docker on Apr 20, 2017 03:36 am

Today at DockerCon, we announced the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program to help enterprises make their existing legacy apps more secure, more efficient and portable to hybrid cloud infrastructure.  Collaboratively developed and brought to market with partners Avanade, Cisco, HPE, and Microsoft, the MTA Program consists of consulting services, Docker Enterprise Edition, and hybrid cloud […]

Citrix Video: Secure user identity and achieve federation and single sign-on with Unified Gateway

By Citrix Systems on Apr 20, 2017 03:18 am

Citrix Unified Gateway provides additional security for user identities with nFactor and Single sign-on. Learn more: This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

VMware: Cloud Adoption with vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager and Hybrid DMZ

By VMware on Apr 20, 2017 03:05 am

According to recent polls, 92% of US IT professionals stated that adopting the cloud is vital to the long-term business success. Yet even with this brimming optimism, a staggering 90% of workloads today are executed outside of the cloud. The reason: cloud migration is complex. We hear you. Between compatibility issues, application changes, and security […]

Microsoft Video: How Microsoft supports GDPR

By Microsoft on Apr 20, 2017 02:43 am

GDPR is a significant shift in privacy law, and companies that do business in the EU will need to be compliant. Learn how Microsoft is helping you get prepared for the GDPR: www.microsoft.com/gdpr This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

What is Parallels Remote Application Server

By E2EVC Conference on Apr 20, 2017 02:09 am

Session from @E2EVC 2017 Sydney. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference

VMware Fusion for Mac Video Overview

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 08:10 pm

A quick video on VMware Fusion, the best tool to run Windows or any other Operating System on your Mac! This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

Mobile Payment Options Compared [Infographic]

By LittleMsMobile by Kristin Montag on Apr 19, 2017 04:20 pm

Today, I would like to talk about a slightly different topic. Instead of talking about hardware gadgets or software solutions, I would like to bring your attention to phone contracts and prepaid options. How should we pay for data, texts and phone calls? What should our decision depend on? When it comes to paying for […]

VMware: Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 3: Built-In and Custom Exclusions

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 03:50 pm

In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler. In Part 2, VLC Media Player was profiled, predefined settings were applied, and you were introduced to a few Application Profiler best practices and troubleshooting techniques. In Part 3 we use Google Chrome to demonstrate Application Profiler […]

Cisco: Demanding a Plan for Cyber Resilience in the IoT

By Cisco on Apr 19, 2017 03:45 pm

Earlier this month, I wrote about the need for a holistic security strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s more than securing a ‘thing’ within the IoT – it’s about building resilience for the whole system. Cyber resilience is about managing risk; identifying potential risks, evaluating the likelihood of them occurring and their negative […]

VMware: PM Hub – Better Site Protection with Stretched Clusters

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 03:04 pm

Introducing PM Hub: Your one stop show for all things Storage Product Management related Today, we the Storage and Availability Product Management team, are proud to announce the launch of a new blog series called PM Hub. With this series, we aim to bring you a Product Manager’s perspective of features available in vSAN, vVOLS, […]

Forrester: Demise of OpenStack Innovation Center does not mean demise of OpenStack

By Forrester Research on Apr 19, 2017 02:40 pm

The ever-dependable Barb Darrow at Fortune reported late last week that the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) is to shut down. Cue wailing, gnashing of teeth, and portents of doom. But this may not be quite so bad as it appears, because the OpenStack Innovation Center isn’t nearly so critical to the open source cloud computing […]

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials Dashboard Video Walkthrough

By Microsoft on Apr 19, 2017 02:10 pm

Windows Server 2016 Essentials is the lowest-cost edition of Windows Server intended for a small company’s first server. With Windows Server 2016 Essentials comes a dashboard which simplifies the tasks that you perform to manage your network and server. Common tasks include setting up your server, managing user accounts, managing backups, integrating with cloud services, […]

Industrial IoT starts with a smarter edge

By HP Enterprise on Apr 19, 2017 01:44 pm

No one goes into the Internet of Things (IoT) alone. A new partnership between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and General Electric is poised to help the industrial sector enter the next generation of IoT connectivity and data analytics. Two new hybrid cloud technologies deliver processing power to the edge where data originates, and install the flexibility […]

Now Available on Azure Marketplace – Ubuntu Data Science Virtual Machine

By Microsoft on Apr 19, 2017 01:24 pm

Ubuntu Linux Data Science Virtual Machine is now available is now released on the Azure marketplace. What is the Data Science Virtual Machine The Data Science team will continue to support CentOS and Windows Data Science Virtual Machine ‘DSVM’. The team have made some major enhancement to the DSVM offering with the Ubuntu version.  We […]

Securing the Internet of Things

By IT Books on Apr 19, 2017 01:10 pm

Securing the Internet of Things provides network and cybersecurity researchers and practitioners with both the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to know regarding security in the Internet of Things (IoT). This booming field, moving from strictly research to the marketplace, is advancing rapidly, yet security issues abound. This book explains the fundamental concepts of […]

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #10: Easily Manage Containerized Workloads

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:51 pm

Learn how vSphere Integrated Containers deliver a win-win solution for both IT and developers. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #9: Do More With Less, Using Powerful Capacity Optimization and Planning

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm

Learn how vSphere helps you maximize capacity utilization and be better prepared for future projects. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #8: Eliminate Resource Contention with Intelligent Workload Placement & Rebalance

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:49 pm

Learn how vSphere offers multiple ways to manage and eliminate resource contention. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #7: Get Powerful Health and Performance Management

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:48 pm

Learn how vSphere enables you to simplify deployment and proactively manage compute, memory and storage resources with centralized control. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #6: Save Time and Effort with Rapid Deployment and Provisioning

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Learn how Host Profiles and Auto Deploy help you be more productive. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #5: Run Any App, Anywhere with the Universal App Platform

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:46 pm

Learn how vSphere delivers a universal application platform that supports both your traditional and next-generation apps. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware vSphere Fast Facts Video #4: Get Comprehensive Built-in Security that is Operationally Simple

By VMware on Apr 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Learn how you can stay protected with vSphere’s comprehensive built-in security. This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

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