Say hello to Azure’s arsenal of backup and disaster recovery solutions

Say hello to Azure’s arsenal of backup and disaster recovery solutions

Originally published in November 2015. Updated: May 18, 2016. New on-demand Webinar

We used to just worry about the unlikely natural disaster and the odd communications breakdown when planning for backup and recovery. But these days, an entirely new breed of threats have emerged that promise to knock out your business applications and data the first chance they get. From cyber crime, to cyberterrorism and mobile and cloud computing complexities, handling these new threats with the same old tools simply isn’t possible.

But there is hope. New platforms and best practices are emerging that allow businesses to better prepare for backup and recovery.

This was the topic that drove a recent Softchoice webinar, centered on how your business can more effectively, simply and securely provide a robust DR and BC strategy leveraging a suite of Azure based technologies from Microsoft.

Watch the latest on-demand webinar:

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Optimize DevOps with these key Azure concepts

Optimize DevOps with these key Azure concepts

We just wrapped up another webinar with Softchoice’s Azure experts, this time speaking about the future of application deployments and infrastructure provisioning on the cloud.

And while the entire discussion is worth watching (again or for the first time), we wanted to boil down the biggest takeaways from the event.

Why should you care? If you’re like thousands of other businesses moving workloads to the cloud, you know migration is just the first step. Once you are in the cloud, what can you do to optimize, speed up and make your workflows and app management more efficient? There is tons of opportunity on the table, and plenty of risk if done incorrectly.

To get clear on these concepts, keep reading… [Read more…]

Everything you need to know about SQL Server 2016

Everything you need to know about SQL Server 2016

Microsoft SQL 2005 is going EOL on April 12, 2016, and the all-new SQL Server 2016 stands to bring the biggest, most exciting changes to SQL since its inception. Our Microsoft team recently hosted a private webinar for some of our best Microsoft clients, and shared their perspectives on what to expect with the new platform.

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Find Better Project Management Tools in the Cloud with Microsoft Project Online

Find Better Project Management Tools in the Cloud with Microsoft Project Online

In today’s hectic business world, time is your most valuable commodity. That’s why every meeting must be a stepping stone that moves you closer towards your business goals.

However, you may find that many of your meetings are not productive – especially if you spend too much time talking about other meetings and not enough time planning ways to beat the competition. ‘Meetings about meetings’ are signs that you must improve your project management.

Luckily, Microsoft Project Online has some great new features that will make your organization more productive and improve your collaboration. [Read more…]