Category Archives: Azure

Azure Import/Export Service Now Live In Australia

While this hasn’t been a showstopper for most that need the service, having to ship to an overseas datacenter is something that can now be avoided when you want to use the Import/Export Service. The service allows you to ship up to 8TB 3.5 SATA II/III drives that have been prepared following the instructions that Microsoft provides. If you need more information take a look at Use the Microsoft Azure Import/Export Service to Transfer Data to Blob Storage for more details. This

My Build 2016 Watchlist

Build 2016 is coming up this week, so I thought I’d review the session list to bring you the list of the sessions I’ll be watching as they become available on MSDNs Channel 9 video site. I’ve picked sessions that are related to things I’m personally interested in, but I’m sure once you look at the full list you will probably find a few more sessions that you will want to take a look at. I’ve included some sessions that

Azure Team Guidance On Transitioning From ASM to ARM

Over the last few months since the Azure team have announced that the new portal is out of preview, and that the new portal and ARM should really be the focus for future Azure projects, it has led to many questions about migration paths, and why some services are still only in the old portal, such as Azure Active Directory and the backup and site recovery services. Venkat Gattamneni has just posted on the Azure virtual machine blog which covers

Microsoft Specialist – 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise – Exam Now Live

Overnight I received notification that the results were in for those who sat the beta version of the 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise, and thankfully I’d managed to get through. One of the hardest parts of preparing for beta exams is that you don’t have much to go by in terms of specific preparation content. More often than not in my case it turns into a somewhat chaotic effort to pull together a diverse range of resources that

Microsoft Australia Exam Camps coming soon

The Readiness team at Microsoft Australia just posted the dates for eight different exam preparation camps they are running across the country in April and May. Below is the list of exams, the dates for each city and the registration links. If you are looking at getting certified, click the link above to see full details about what is included and what is required of thoes who register. Next Up: Exam 70-331 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Sydney 9th May –

Office 365 Desktop Applications And Azure RMS

A scenario that is being raised more often now that Microsoft is pushing it’s Enterprise Mobility Suite through the SMB channel is whether or not the version of the Office 365 desktop applications included with the Business and Business Premium plans can interoperate with Azure Rights Management Service. The answer is yes, but with an asterisk. What’s the asterisk? The Business and Business Premium desktop applications do allow you to open rights protected content, but they don’t allow you to

Enterprise Mobility Suite Related Sessions At Ignite Australia Last Week

Many of the sessions from last week’s Ignite event on the Gold Coast in Australia have gone up on to Channel 9. I’ve included links to them below so you can check them out at your leisure. EMS Opening Keynote | Build the Intelligent Cloud A day in the life with Enterprise Mobility Suite   Azure Active Directory Protect your business and empower your users, partners and consumers with cloud identity and access… Empower your users with Azure Active Directory Premium Intune Securing your mobile

Say Hi At Infrastructure Saturday In Brisbane Today

Today I’ll be delivering two sessions at Infrastructure Saturday, the pre and post lunch slots. 11:20-12:20 Leveraging the Enterprise Mobility Suite for Windows 10, iOS and Android 13:00-14:00 Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft Online Service Offerings After all the announcements this week there will be no shortage of new things to discuss, so head along and join in the activities.

Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection policy now available in Microsoft Intune

As announced in last week’s post from the Intune team’s blog post Coming soon: New Intune features including Windows 10 EDP policies, As you can see it’s not being delivered by custom configuration and OMA-URI settings, which means the interface is much easier to decipher. I won’t go into all the details of what’s included in this post, but the important things to see are the protected apps list, the network locations and the ability to allow Azure RMS, an important

Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Integration With Azure Virtual Networks Part 3

In the previous two posts I configured an Azure Virtual Network from inside of Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 and then built a Windows Server virtual machine inside of that virtual network, and then joined it to the on-premises domain. In this post I’ll focus on how you can now leverage Server Manager to perform management tasks on that remote server. I have Server Manager open in my on-premises Essentials installation, and as you can see the roles


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