Microsoft Q4 Growth, Earnings in Cloud Surpass Expectations

Microsoft Q4 Growth Earnings In Cloud Surpass Expectations

Growing Gains Microsoft recently released their Q4 earnings report, and the results are impressive. Analysts were projecting $29.21 billion in overall revenue but actual results were $30.09 billion, a 17% increase year-over-year. Per share, that shakes out to $1.13, a nickel more than the expected $1.08/share. Most legacy, non-cloud based services increased in growth moderately [...]

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Hybrid Configuration Wizard Finally Gets Policy Transfer Support

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Hybrid Configuration Wizard Finally Gets Policy Transfer Support

Expecto Transferrum –  The Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) tool has been around since 2011, used to link on-premises Exchange servers to Exchange Online. Now too it’s gaining the capability to transfer policy settings to Online. Exchange Servers 2010, 2013, and 2016 are all supported and, intriguingly, HCW will also be able to perform the transfer [...]

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New Traffic Analytics for Azure Generally Available

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New Traffic Analytics for Azure Generally Available

Trafficking in Insight –  Microsoft’s Traffic Analytics for Azure recently became generally available, and it’s shaping up to be a valuable addition to IT’s network monitoring capabilities. The solution uses Network Watcher network security group (NSG) flow logs to create a comprehensive view of an organization’s traffic flows within Azure and to the broader internet. This [...]

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What’s an On-Premises Data Gateway? – Hybrid Tech Tips

What's an On-Premise Data Gateway? - Hybrid Tech Tips

Right Out of the Gate –  Shane Young at Petri recently brought up the existence of Microsoft’s on-premises data gateway, an oft-forgotten but handy tool for hybrid data management. Today in Hybrid Tips & Tricks, we’ll be discussing this easy-to-set-up, (almost) free Microsoft tool.  The on-premises data gateway is a pipeline from on-premises data stores to cloud stores, apps, or servers. Automatic data transfers [...]

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Microsoft Expands Azure Hybrid Enterprise Capability

Hybrid Enterprise Momentum Not even a year after Google invested millions in hybrid storage vendor Avere Systems, Microsoft swooped in last week to snatch the company for itself.   Avere specializes in high-performance computing and storage, often a priority for large enterprises in a hybrid environment. With this purchase, Microsoft will integrate Avere more tightly with [...]

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