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The Free Microsoft Azure Network Security Whitepaper version 3 is now available #Azure #HybridCloud

Azure Network

Microsoft Azure networking provides the infrastructure necessary to securely connect Virtual Machines (VMs) to one another, and be the bridge between the cloud and on-premises datacenter. Azure’s network services maximize flexibility, availability, resiliency, security, and integrity by design. This white paper provides details on the networking functions of Azure and information on how customers can use Azure’s native security features to help protect their information assets.

Here you can read more on the Microsoft Azure Blog and download the New Free Whitepaper version 3


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Manage DR Protection with #SCVMM and #Azure Site Recovery #HybridCloud

Manage protection

In Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager you can protect your Virtual Servers with DR via Azure Site Recovery.

ASR via SCVMM

In this System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager configuration is Microsoft Azure Site Recovery not installed.

StartPage SCVMM

When you go to the Start Page of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, you will find the link to get started with Azure Site Recovery On-Premises to Azure Protection Here you will find all the information to setup SCVMM for DR with Azure Site Recovery. ;-)

SCVMM Version


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Issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM

SCVMM Update

This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. This update rollup contains two updates for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. One update is for servers, and the other update is for the Administrator Console.

Additionally, this article contains the installation instructions for Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

Here you go to Microsoft Support KB3023195 with all the information


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Free Ebook The Fundamentals of #Azure for #ITPRO and #Developers

Fundamentals of Azure

This ebook focuses on providing essential information about the key services of Azure for developers and IT professionals who are new to cloud computing. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations are included to help the reader understand how to get started with each of the key services. This material is useful not only for those who have no prior experience with Azure, but also for those who need a refresher and those who may be familiar with one area but not others. Each chapter is standalone there is no requirement that you perform the hands-on demonstrations from previous chapters to understand any particular chapter.

You can download this awesome Ebook about the Fundamentals of Azure here


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Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available #sysctr #SCDPM

DPM Backup

Microsoft is excited to announce the release of Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager.  This is a feature-rich release and an important milestone in Microsoft cloud integrated backup vision. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will publish detailed blogs and videos of the new features, keep watching this space for more!

Azure is an integral and important part of this update rollup. Every feature of this update has an element of Azure plugged in to it. Customers will experience similar functionality and a more seamless experience irrespective of whether their data is protected locally or to the cloud. We have enabled more features for customers who are already using Azure for their long term backup & retention needs. If Azure is not an integral part of your DPM led backup strategy, this release still provides a compelling value prop.

The high level description of the enhancements in this update are divided into four categories:

  1. Support for new workloads
  2. Better data transfer and retention options to Azure
  3. Enhanced monitoring and alerting

Read more on the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Team Blog

HybridCloud DPM


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#Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap Site #Cloud #Azure #HybridCloud

Microsoft Cloud Roadmap

The Microsoft Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what Microsoft is working on in the Cloud Platform business. Use the roadmap to find out what Microsoft  recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing on.

Here you go to the Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap site

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