Azure supporting high performance computing and more

High performance computing and other current needs Your organisation, particularly if you are conducting research or testing, may need to implement specific computing solutions. For example, High Performance Computing (HPC), extreme graphical workstations, artificial intelligence, machine learning and extremely large storage and similar types of advanced configurations. In many cases you may only require a …

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Disaster Recovery optimised with Microsoft Azure

What happens if my applications aren’t available? For most organisations, the delivery of IT services and applications is crucial to the running of the business. So disaster recovery (DR) is critical. Non-availability of these capabilities can affect sales, cause brand damage and legal issues, or even result in job losses. Clearly, then, it is important …

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Office 365 UK Data Location

If you implemented Office 365 prior to the latter part of 2016, your Office 365 tenancy is most likely located in EU datacentres (Ireland, Netherlands, Finland or Austria). After this point, any new deployments which selected United Kingdom as the country will have been deployed in the new UK data centres. For original EU deployments …

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New Ways to Sign into Office 365

Up to now, if you deployed Office 365, you only had two real options for authenticating using your Active Directory credentials – AD Connect Password Sync or Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). The Password Sync solution works OK but isn’t entirely seamless whilst the ADFS solution is seamless but requires significant infrastructure. Microsoft has now …

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Office 365 Secure Score-Scores Your Security!

Review your Office 365 tenancy’s security with Microsoft Secure Score. In February this year, Microsoft introduced another new service into the ever expanding Office 365 universe – Secure Score. In a nutshell, Secure Score looks at your Office 365 tenancy, determines what you have purchased and creates a score based on your security profile.  The …

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Office 365 Group-Based Licensing

Office 365 Group-Based Licensing. Microsoft’s solution to licensing users in bulk Ever since Office 365 has been available; licensing users has been somewhat difficult because there has been no simple way to license users in bulk. The ability to apply licences to multiple users at the same time has been available in the console for …

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Cloud Migration: A Tough Decision For Any Business

Discover what your business needs to consider for a move into cloud based solutions. The growth for Office 365 isn’t slowing down yet – with over 85 million active users that’s likely to rise to 100 million by mid-2017. A primary driver for this growth are organisations migrating to Exchange Online, which processes over a …

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