Azure compute services overview

Azure compute services

Introduction The current post presents an overview of the Azure compute services, as of late March 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure compute services. You find an overview of all … Read more

Azure analytics services overview

Azure analytics

Introduction The current post presents an overview of the Azure analytics services, as of late March 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure analytics services. You find an overview of all … Read more

New Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix has recently announced that the new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR release is coming out soon. In the upcoming Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2203 LTSR, Citrix will be supporting Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 for the Citrix VDA server role. The core Citrix VAD infrastructure will … Read more

Citrix to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital for 16.5 Billion USD

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners Citrix has announced to its investors that they are going to be acquired by private equity firm “Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital” for the amount of 16.5 billion USD. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) (“Citrix”), today announced that it has entered into a … Read more

The Stefanos Cloud Podcast

The Stefanos Cloud Podcast

I am happy to announce that the Stefanos Cloud Podcast has been released and will be updated with new content on a weekly basis. The Stefanos Cloud podcast utilizes AI-driven Natural Language Processing (NLP) and ports the existing Hybrid Clouds Blog posts into audible posts. The following topics are covered: Microsoft Azure Microsoft 365 Microsoft … Read more

Microsoft TCO calculator overview

Azure TCO calculator

Introduction When planning your on-premise to Azure migration there are a lot of technical and business factors which need to be taken into account. First off, you need to assess your existing on-premises infrastructure and make decisions as to whether or not to migrate everything to Azure or keep a hybrid infrastructure with Azure Arc … Read more

Overview of Cloudflare free public DNS service

cloudflare

Introduction Cloudflare offers a wide range of security, SSL acceleration, VPN and application gateway services via its robust worldwide mesh of datacenters and Content Delivery Network (CDN) hops. The free Cloudflare CDN services can be managed via https://dash.cloudflare.com/. Cloudflare offers a lot more than just a CDN. An overview of Cloudflare services can be found … Read more

Comparison of Microsoft Power BI service plans

powerBI

Introduction Power BI is a cloud-based suite of business analytics tools that lets anyone connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of live data through easy-to-use dashboards, provides AI-infused automated insights, embedded and interactive reports, and delivers compelling visualizations that bring data big … Read more

Comparison of DaaS and VDI services

Azure Virtual Desktop

Desktop As A Service (DaaS) is a broad term which covers remote computing services running in a cloud (private, public or hybrid). In the framework of DaaS services, end-users can utilize virtual apps and virtual desktops running on a cloud infrastructure. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a very similar concept in which virtual desktop services … Read more

FsLogix 2201 Public Preview release

fslogix

The FsLogix 2201 Public Preview release is now available for download from Microsoft. The change log is as follows: Fixed issue where the FSLogix Profile Service would crash if it was unable to communicate with the FSLogix Cloud Cache Service. The OfficeFileCache folder located at %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache is now machine specific and encrypted so we now … Read more

Microsoft Azure Cloud Design Insiders

cloud design insiders

What is the Azure Cloud Design Insiders group? The Microsoft Azure Cloud Design Insiders community is a community of Azure enthusiasts. In the capacity of an Azure Cloud Design Insider, you will be asked to provide feedback via surveys, forums and interviews on a voluntary basis. You will receive previews of early Azure designs and … Read more

Announcing new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops features in Microsoft Azure

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix has recently announced the following new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops features in Microsoft Azure. Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) for Microsoft Azure — Citrix and Microsoft engineers have worked together to deliver Citrix PVS to Azure, targeted for general availability December 2021. Citrix Ready validation for Virtual Apps and Desktops service and Azure Stack … Read more

Microsoft Azure hardware innovation and research projects

Microsoft Azure technology innovation and research

Having attended the recent Microsoft Azure Virtual Datacenter Tour webinar, a series of highly interesting announcements were made around upcoming Microsoft Azure cloud technologies. Many of these technologies stem from Microsoft Research projects and are very promising in terms of changing the way we perceive the daily functions of the fundamental pillars of an IT … Read more

Solution assessment as a Microsoft service

Solution assessment as a Microsoft service

Introduction There is an increasing number of customers around the globe in need of migrating to the Cloud. Implenting a migration project can be challenging and planning/designing the proper migration approach is of paramount importance. Microsoft can offer free solution assessment consulting services to its partner organizations implementing a migration project. Solution assessment as a … Read more