Month: April 2015

AoD in Azure for hybrid and heterogeneous environments

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Azure Site Recovery provides a unified solution to replicate Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines and physical servers to Azure, thereby enabling workload-aware recovery and migration for your heterogeneous IT environments. Microsoft Migration Accelerator’s functionality, which enables pain-free migration of physical servers, and VMware, AWS and Hyper-V virtual machines to Azure, is now incorporated into Azure Site Recovery. Application data needs to be replicated to Azure only once and can be used for both migration and disaster recovery.

ASR to migrate heterogeneous workloads to Azure and solve IT challenges with the power of Microsoft Azure:

Reduce the burden on IT and lower costs for your on-premises infrastructure
Control where you run apps and store data for a true hybrid experience
A scalable and reliable platform for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 workloads
Increase datacenter agility with on demand, near-limitless cloud scalability


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The Value of Mobile Payment at fuel pump!!!!!!!!!!!!

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There are several key ways that mobile payment systems can deliver a significant competitive edge. First and foremost, these solutions make the filling experience smoother and more enjoyable for customers .

Another key factor is the potential to integrate a filling station POS system with the firm’s business intelligence solution. A mobile payment app can collect a tremendous amount of useful data, both on individuals and the customer base as a whole.By embracing mobile payments for their pump and retail systems, fueling station businesses can position themselves at the forefront of their industry.

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Analytics for Mobile Apps!!!!!!!!

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Microsoft Releases an analytic s platform that enables you to get a 360° view of your application, both for mobile apps as well as for services that may back your application. Analytics for Mobile Apps to measure and optimize user acquisition and engagement with mobile apps. With easy-to-use SDKs and reports designed with app developers

Analytics for Mobile Apps enables you to:

Understand the number of users in your app, their characteristics, and where they come from.
Measure what actions your users are taking.
Measure in-app payments and revenue.
Customize reports specific to your business.
Visualize user navigation paths.
Slice and dice your data to understand different user groups’ behavior

Application Insights provides :
Diagnose crashes : To fix the problems before they have a significant impact on your customers.
Analyze usage patterns : TO find out how your customers use your app

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SharePoint Server 2016 Focus Areas!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015.SharePoint Server 2016 will provide improved mobile access to content, people and applications along with touch-based experiences across devices and screen sizes.
SharePoint 2016 is the first on-premises server release representative of our experience running SharePoint at scale in Office 365, bringing our own internal investments to your datacenter that improve performance, reliability and scale as well as enabling true hybrid scenarios that can enrich your existing on-premises investments.

New capabilities of SharePoint Server 2016 :
1. Improved user experiences
2.Cloud-inspired infrastructure
3.Compliance and reporting



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A Comprehensive Tool for Azure Media Services!!!!!!!!

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Azure Media Services (AMS) is a highly scalable, robust and secure platform for building video streaming solutions.a media service may use multiple underlying Azure blob storages for storing live archives or on-demand assets. The tool allows one to specify which storage to use when creating a program.
It is a comprehensive tool set and covers all key areas of Azure Media Services:
1. Live
2. VOD
3. Live-to-VOD management and live archive diagnostics
4. PlayReady protection (both live and VOD)
5. AES-128 Encryption (both live and VOD)
6. Ad insertion (for Aventus live encoder)

Feature Highlights
In order to highlight the scope and capability of this tool, I’m listing a subset of the features of this tool which are all used in real-world solutions such as NBC Sports/Sochi Olympics solution, which is a line of business (LOB) solution used by NBC Sports for their daily sports streaming.

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Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint Online & OneDrive for Business!!!!!!!

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Office 365 has provided Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities for email since Exchange 2013. DLP as one of the core capabilities within the Office applications. DLP capabilities available in the preview for three different Office applications—Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Some Features are:
Admins can now easily set up DLP policies for SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business from the Office 365 compliance center.
Admins can easily set up policies for SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business that will automatically apply to Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016 applications.
Admins can track the effectiveness of policies with the rich reporting built into Office 365.



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Introducing Azure Media Encoder Premium!!!!!!!!

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A new encoder to Azure Media Services called Azure Media Encoder Premium. This new encoder complements our existing encoding services by offering more advanced features for the media and entertainment industry.
It allows you to build out more professional cloud encoding workflows on our platform with support for more file formats and a new visual workflow designer tool.

New capabilities of the Premium Encoder include:

New ingest formats
More output formats
Built in support for closed caption workflows.
Advanced video and audio processing
Workflow Designer that allows you to create automated decision logic in your encode jobs

The sample workflows provided are meant to be used for proof-of-concepts. Most of the encode settings can and should be tuned further to suit your specific encoding needs. Being a “premium” encoder, the pricing for usage is different from our standard, so be sure to look here to find out more about the updated pricing before using it.

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