Tuesday, November 30, 2021

3 Smart Ways to Exceed Your Customers' Digital Expectations

Customer experience (CX) is taking the forefront as businesses discover its strong correlation to revenue growth. The drive to become an experience-focused business doesn't just come from the C-suite. Anyone with a deep understanding of today's digital mandate and a strong vision for what digital experiences can do for customers and the business can lead the charge. Sign up now to stay connected to show you the three smart ways to exceed your customers' digital expectations, along with real-world success stories, to help unlock your organization's potential.

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Empowering the assembly line

Toyota was already planning to deploy Microsoft Teams to connect its diverse lines of business and improve productivity, when the pandemic hit. A six-month launch plan was reduced to three weeks, connecting 40,000 people across the company and enabling a more efficient method for virtual troubleshooting of processes. Learn how Teams supports the company's culture and ideals.

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Work remotely, stay secure

As businesses have had to quickly pivot to new working environments, cyberattacks become an urgent concern. In this thought leadership article, you can learn some of best practices using Microsoft security that help ensure the best protection. Examples include secure access to cloud applications that protect sign-ins with security defaults, methods to manage and secure corporate data in approved apps on personal devices, and providing clear and basic information, including how to protect their devices, will help you and employees stay ahead of threats so they can remain productive.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Benefits of using Windows Server and SQL Server on Azure

This whitepaper highlights why Azure makes sense for applications that rely on SQL Server or Windows Server, based on four themes: security, innovation, hybridity, and cost.

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Azure App Service

Microsoft Azure App Service is a fully managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling your web apps. Work with .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, Python, and PHP—in containers or running on Windows or Linux. Subscribe to stay connected so we can help you build your app services on Azure—all while meeting rigorous, enterprise-grade performance, security, and compliance requirements.

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Digital transformation and the customer experience

Seamless communication, creativity, and immediacy are key factors in the digital transformation of the customer experience. As customers face pandemic-induced circumstances driving accelerated digital adoption, companies are finding they must develop a strategy for digital transformation catering to the needs of the modern-day user. That user demands authenticity, personalization, and empathy.

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Law firm runs better with server on Azure

Why run Windows Server on Azure? Ellen Kirby, senior manager of Technical Operations and senior enterprise architect at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, talks about the benefits of running the law firm's Windows Servers on Azure and about leveraging Windows Admin Center for better management and automation.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Lightning-fast innovation, elastic scalability, cost savings, and better performance

As global conditions and customer expectations shift rapidly, innovation, efficiency, and resilience are more important than ever to business. With Microsoft Azure, you experience lightning-fast innovation, elastic scalability, cost savings, and better performance. Sign up to stay connected so we can help you modernize your .NET apps on Azure and support business priorities.

Systems Imagination uses SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters to deliver cutting-edge medical insights

Systems Imagination uses big data to discover new tiers of medical insights unobtainable through conventional means. In order to gain the distributed computing power it needed, the company adopted Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters. Now, it delivers results based on petabytes of data to its customers within hours while simultaneously keeping operating costs low.

The future of frontline work and devices

Yesterday's tools are not enough to get today's job done. Microsoft Teams brings all the tools you and your workforce need into one app. Discover how to integrate the latest tools designed for today's frontline work and devices, tailored to your specific needs.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

eBook: The ultimate guide to Windows Server 2019

Take full advantage of your on-premises investments with Windows Server 2019. Learn how to extend your on-premises environments to the cloud with the Windows Server 2019 advanced hybrid capabilities. Additionally, learn how to add additional security layers and update your applications and infrastructure when you connect to the cloud.

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Safer workplaces for frontline workers

The Pandemic has taken a toll on business but it's pushed us to find solutions to overcome obstacles. Learn how the Microsoft Power Platform Return-to-the-Workplace solution is helping customers safely prepare for the return to physical facilities.

Develop your own path on Microsoft Azure

Whether you're developing your apps on .NET or Java, Microsoft Azure offers great benefits for both. From Visual Studio tools, global compliance, and multiple hosting options, Azure is the go-to cloud service for faster, simpler development. Sign up to stay connected so we can help you develop your own path on Azure and keep you up to date on the latest cloud computing advances.

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Solution overview video

Learn about the features and benefits of migrating to Windows Server and SQL Server on Azure. This video discusses key aspects such as preventing the loss of valuable data and getting the lowest cost of ownership.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Innovate Infographic

Moving Windows Server and SQL workloads to Azure provides flexible, scalable, and highly available cloud infrastructure. It also supports rapid innovation and digital transformation, freeing you to innovate. This infographic presents the benefits of running Windows Server and SQL Server on Azure.

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.NET Core invests in consistency to accelerate open-source innovation

Microsoft partnering with the open-source community to collaborate on .NET Core proved a valuable learning opportunity for large-scale retooling of its development processes. Consolidating 80 different repositories with more than 800 contributors from inconsistent implementations to a shared toolset required a fresh DevOps approach and the flexibility of Azure Pipelines and its support for GitHub. The result: Developers can now move between repos without the need to learn a new CI system each time, and tests are more efficiently run which means iterations—and by extension, innovation—is quicker. Subscribe to stay connected and download the full white paper detailing how the .NET Engineering Services team helped improve developer productivity at scale.

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Itaú Unibanco boosts service availability and data processing with SQL Server 2019

As a banking leader in Latin America and one of the largest banks in the world, Itaú Unibanco handles thousands of transactions every second. Operating on an aging data infrastructure, the bank found it difficult to expand its digital services without breaking SLAs or putting its guarantee of continuous service availability at risk. Since it migrated database services to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 based on Intel datacenter technologies, Itaú Unibanco can confidently scale data collection and infrastructure maintenance while it delivers the high level of service its private and commercial banking customers rely on.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Digitalization future-proofs business thanks to connectivity and the cloud

Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's market leader in manufacturing refrigerated vehicles. Management knew that to fulfill their customers' need to track vehicles and loads at all times required scaling up access to data from multiple databases to one location in the cloud—creating a "data lake." With Microsoft Azure supported by Azure DevOps, these customers now have access to a portal where they can check the location and condition of each vehicle, regardless of where the underlying data lives. Such a solution would have been costly on-premises, but using Azure turnkey modules reduced time to market and the need for in-house tools

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Common myths (and facts) about open source

For some companies, the idea of adopting open-source software doesn't seem viable. There are many myths about open source, but the truth is that it can facilitate security, be easy to maintain and integrate, and scale to whatever heights you require. Sign up to stay connected on using Microsoft Azure DevOps with GitHub and Visual Studio, and we can help you unravel the myths and facts about open source.

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Why You Need an Open Source Software Strategy

Collaboration helps drive innovation, which is why open-source software is the future of digital technology. In 2020, there were more than 1.9 billion global open-source contributions. When facing a new technological challenge, open source can be the key to unlocking new opportunities—but it's critical to have a

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Employ flexible, open hybrid cloud solutions and transform customer engagement ​

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3 Smart Ways to Exceed Your Customers' Digital Expectations

Customer experience (CX) is taking the forefront as businesses discover its strong correlation to revenue growth. The drive to become an exp...