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5 Key Business Benefits of Microsoft Azure

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Cloud Computing is more than just the latest buzzword. It is a whole new way of doing business. Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s ever-growing cloud computing platform that is open, flexible, and enterprise-grade to meet any of your business challenges. While there are numerous advantages for this cloud computing environment, here are the 5 must-know benefits of Microsoft Azure and how it can positively transform your organization. Benefit #1: Instant Global Presence The list of companies…

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How Can You Protect Your Cloud Applications from Outages?

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How Can You Protect Your Cloud Applications from Outages? Were you affected by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage this week? If you use Quora, Slack or Trello chances are you were.  S3 Storage services in the US-East region was essentially unavailable for 4-5 hours.  Since many other AWS services and customer applications depend on S3, this had a large wide-ranging impact across many services, sites and applications. Some popular sites that were affected included: Quora...
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Microsoft O365 has Touched Down in Canada — Are You Ready?

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On May 10, 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Office 365 datacenter region in Canada. This new datacenter region adds in-country data residency, failover, and disaster recovery for core customer data at rest to customers in Canada. Microsoft states, “This new datacenter region is comprised of two geographically distributed datacenters located in Toronto and Quebec City. Providing data residency for customers in Canada will accelerate the growth and potential of Canadian industries…

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How to Experience a Hassle-Free SharePoint

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Migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Online on Office 365 and experience the hassle-free difference. With Microsoft’s ‘cloud first, mobile first’ focus, Microsoft is in the process of converting many of their customers’ licenses from SharePoint On-Premise to SharePoint Online on Office 365. This gives many organizations the automatic ability to take full advantage of the cloud and paves the way for a more hassle-free SharePoint for you. Has Microsoft recently flipped your SharePoint On-Prem licenses to…

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Deploying a Provider Hosted SharePoint App to Azure and SharePoint Online

By All Posts, Application Development, Cloud, SharePoint, Tutorials No Comments

In this post, we are going to walk you through the process of deploying a provider hosted SharePoint app to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft SharePoint Online. We assume that the app has been created, and the app permissions are configured correctly for what the app is supposed to do. I should note that this article will only be about apps that are being deployed to a local app catalog. Also, I’m assuming that you have…

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Microsoft Cloud to Touchdown in Canada — Are You Ready?

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Microsoft to Touchdown in Canada — Are You Ready? On June 2, 2015, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kevin Turner, announced Microsoft Corporation’s plans to deliver locally hosted Microsoft Cloud services — Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online — from Canada. Microsoft will build two data centers in Canada as it expands its global cloud computing services. There is no better time for Canadians to take advantage of the Cloud than with this expansion. It will…

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Save Money and Increase Productivity by Leveraging Azure for Dev and Test

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Every development team needs a development infrastructure in place to design, develop, test, and deliver custom software. Without this dev and test infrastructure, the team cannot work. Implementing and maintaining a development infrastructure in physical, on-premises hardware is inherently costly and prone to delays due to long procurement cycles and increased effort required. Scalable, on-demand cloud infrastructure like Microsoft Azure empowers development and test teams to be more agile, deliver faster, and deliver higher quality.​…

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Moving Applications to the Cloud: Will it Work in the Cloud?

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It’s not been easy to navigate the streams of incoming marketing hype nor the rapidly changing messaging around approaching cloud development. At times, it seems as though some vendors actually have multiple cloud offerings that compete with each other making the decision even that much less clear. You have an established product you’ve developed, an application that your company is actively selling; can you move it to the cloud? Virtualizing Your Product The jump off…

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Ready for a Hassle-Free SharePoint?

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Migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Online on Office 365 and experience the hassle-free difference. With Microsoft’s ‘cloud first, mobile first’ focus, Microsoft is in the process of converting many of their customers’ licenses from SharePoint On-Premise to SharePoint Online on Office 365. This gives many organizations the automatic ability to take full advantage of the cloud and paves the way for a more hassle-free SharePoint for you. Has Microsoft recently flipped your SharePoint On-Prem licenses to…

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Choosing the Right Web Platform for Your Cloud Development

By All Posts, Application Development, Azure, Cloud, Enterprise Architecture

When do you use Azure Websites as your web platform for cloud development, and when do you use Cloud Services? These two platforms provide similar functionality in that you can deploy your ASP.NET or other IIS based web application projects to either of these platforms. There are some general guidelines as to choosing one over the other and some specific differences that may help you in making that decision. In this post, I discuss the…

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