With the retirement of the MCSE Azure certifications on December 31, 2018 (see below) and the release of the new Azure certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on the features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.
The cloud is the new way to compute.
Small businesses and enterprises alike have realized how cloud computing offers better management and accessibility options than in-house resources ever could. This has prompted the shift to a decentralized computing model – a shift that allows users to have universal access to computing data and resources from anywhere on the planet.Read More
Since the release of Windows 2000, Active Directory (AD) has been the way users have logged in to on-premises enterprise networks and business-based systems, including Microsoft Exchange Server.
As more computing takes place in the cloud, businesses need both on-premises and cloud user verification. For one set of credentials to access both (“synchronize”), Microsoft in 2015 introduced the “Azure AD Connect” tool.Read More
Recently released by Microsoft to the general public for preview, Remote Server Management Tools (RSMT) for Azure allows users to remotely manage any Windows Server 2016 system from the Azure cloud, including any Nano Server instances. As the only graphical management interface to a Nano Server, the tool will be especially important for the Nano Server configuration option. IT pros can choose to either use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DCS) to create configuration scripts or remote management.Read More
Following the release of the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack, customers may have questions regarding Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article on what to expect when you first install the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack. To read the full article, click the link at the bottom of the page.Read More
The option for Windows Server 2016 that will let enterprises and hosting providers build private clouds based on the same technology as the Azure service is now available to testers to evaluate. Some say it could bring major changes to the datacenter.Read More