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Azure vs AWS

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Microsoft claims that Azure is “the cloud for modern business”. However, veteran Amazon AWS users may encounter a great deal of frustration at Azure’s immaturity. Despite Microsoft’s assertion that its “integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet…
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Microsoft’s Quiet Office Evolution Under Satya Nadella

a Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about the evolution of Microsoft Office and Office 365, and says the company will remain at the center of work–even in an age where tools like Dropbox and Google Docs are transforming the way work gets done.

Understanding your Azure bill

Azure virtual machine billing is somewhat arcane, unfortunately. For reasons unknown, Microsoft’s engineers decided all virtual machine usage should be billed as an “A1” virtual machine, with hours adjusted to make the actual charges match public pricing for other virtual machine sizes. For example, an A2 instance has double the resources of an A1 instance, so…
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Connect with Customers

It’s what you know about the people who know you. With Microsoft, you can use your data to help you target and win customers and keep them for the long-term—with the familiar tools you already know. Nearly half of modern businesses say BI/Analytics is important.* Get to the data you need, fast—with tools you already have…
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How to Install Java OpenJDK 8 on CentOS 7

The CentOS 7 repositories do not have java-1.8.0-openjdk packages yet. However, these have been released for CentOS 6. For our development workstations running CentOS 7, we have successfully installed the CentOS 6 openjdk packages. As root, create a new file in /etc/yum.repos.d called centos6.repo: [updates-centos-6] name=CentOS-6 – Updates baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/updates/$basearch/ gpgcheck=0 If you need to keep…
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Azure Tips for AWS EC2 Users – Security Groups

Security groups in EC2 make it extremely easy for admins to manage firewall rules and secure a group of virtual servers. A security group acts as a virtual firewall that controls the traffic for one or more instances. When you launch an instance, you associate one or more security groups with the instance. You add rules to…
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Modernize your workforce – business is better with Office 365

People today want to be productive wherever they go. They want to work faster and smarter across their favorite devices, while staying current and connected. Simply put, they want to have business tools that work as hard as they do. Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business Office 365 fits the way you work…
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Welcome to the Collaboration Economy

Go beyond listening to your customers—collaborate with them. In a collaboration economy, 54% of the most successful businesses work openly with their customers.

SharePoint: The new way to work together

Share Connect with employees across the enterprise use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas and reinvent the way you work together Share documents A single place to store all your documents and collaborate with colleagues in real time Social feeds Use feeds to stay on top of relevant content and collaborate with coworkers Groups…
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Keep your cloud data storage safe from prying eyes with OwnCloud

Cloud data storage is incredibly convenient, yet it comes with significant risks. Systems like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, and Box.com can make your critical business documents and data accessible from anywhere, but they also expose it to potential breaches due to security vulnerabilities and hackers, user issues like logging in from a public computer, or…
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