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Azure News - April 2019

Summary of Azure News from March and April 2019, including new VM and Disk sizes and Windows Virtual Desktop.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Reasons to avoid third party portal in front of Azure

I often am asked, “should I put a third party portal in front of my Azure or multi-cloud environment?” They ask for a good reason, they want to achieve control of their cloud environment and help their organization to make good decisions. It often comes from organizations who have a self-service portal in their on-premise environment and want to achieve the same ‘efficiencies’ in their cloud environment. There are a lot of reasons why people go down this route, but it is NOT a good idea. In fact, deploying a portal in front of your public cloud is a common anti-pattern that companies should avoid. Here are some of the reasons to avoid this approach.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Fixing Invoke-WebRequest

How to speed up build times up to 25% with one line of code.

Nathan Stachowiak by Nathan Stachowiak

Reasons to Avoid Third Party Portals in Front of Azure

I often am asked, “should I put a third party portal in front of my Azure or multi-cloud environment?” They ask for a good reason, they want to achieve control of their cloud environment and help their organization to make good decisions. It often comes from organizations who have a self-service portal in their on-premise […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Useful Links for Learning More About Office 365 Solutions

Below are some links you might find useful if you want to learn more about Office 365 and developing solution in SharePoint Online.  Periodic Table of Office 365 – what each product does – https://app.jumpto365.com/ O365 Developer Program...

Craig Jahnke by Craig Jahnke

Managed Service Accounts

Managed Service Accounts are a Windows feature introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 for increasing the security of non-user service accounts.  Managed Service Accounts, shortened as MSAs, have an automatically-managed, complex password that removes the requirement of manually dealing with password rotation and security.  In Server 2012, this feature was enhanced to group Managed Service Accounts, or gMSAs, which allows the use of these accounts on multiple servers at once.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

TechTalks - An Innovation Story About Cows

In this episode of #techtalks, Nathan Lasnoski illustrates how technology and innovation can improve even the most traditional industries such as milk production. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Microsoft Awards Two More Concurrency Consultants as MVPs

BROOKFIELD, WI—January 10, 2017— Two Concurrency, Inc. consultants were awarded by Microsoft on January 3 as Microsoft MVPs. Drew Madelung was named an MVP in the Office Servers and Services category in recognition of his work in Office 365 and SharePoint. Bill Hughes won in the Enterprise Mobility category in honor of his work on Identity and Access solutions. 

Concurrency Blog by Concurrency Blog

Planning Your Skype for Business Voice Solution

All-in-the-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Whether you want (or are required) to retain functionality provided by your on-premises deployment, whether you need features that are currently available only with your on-premises voice solution, and what your plan is for moving people to the cloud depends on company’s current and future needs.

Concurrency Blog by Concurrency Blog

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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