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Microsoft Inspire 2019 -Together, we achieve more!

And with the event that Microsoft partners from around the world await with bated breath, Microsoft Inspire, trending as #MSInspire was no less than a spectacle in every sense. While partner conferences are something that only large scale organizations put up, these events talk a great deal about the insights of the importance a vendor company is giving to its clients. With the major agenda of a sales event, these partner conferences give the clients a good sneak peek into the plans of the vendors and what their aims and goals are for the coming times. Focused on driving customer and partner engagements, MSInspire is usually setting goals for partners with a humungous limelight concentrated on recognitions and morale boosting of the inseparable part of their ecosystem. Focusing on multiple aspects that have seen a paradigm change,the graph of successful ventures is on the rise and new additions ensure that the same continues. Dynamic 365, PowerApps, AppSource, Azure Marketplace & AI were some of the key highlights of the entire 3 day hullabaloo and Vegas definitely seemed much brighter with MSInspire, as it does, year after year.

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With its grandeur and exuberance soaring higher every passing year, Microsoft Inspire was a 3 days extravaganza with partners and MS geeks pouring in from all corners of the world. Hosted on the 15th, 16th and 17th July 2019, Microsoft Inspire was a huge platfom that offered immense opportunities to investors, partners and those wishing to walk the extra mile to realise the potential that technology has to offer.

With the arrivals starting on the 14th July, Microsoft had its First Time Attendee orientation sorted on the very same day and The Hub Preview by Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready. Taking off with Corenote at Microsoft Inspire, the major part of Day 1 was devoted to Networking & Sessions at Microsoft Inspire followed by Social Hours with Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready and Area Celebrations to conclude the day with.

“The magic happens when your teams meet our technology. We come together in a partnership” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate VP for One Commercial Partner at MS Corp.

While the Corenote at Day1 worked towards valuing and empowering Microsoft Partners, it also drove a significant focus to democratise digital. Making the economies digital and democratizing it, part of the address by Judson Althoff, Executive VP of Worldwide Commercial Business at MS Corp was what ruled the Day1 which saw numerous attendees at the arena for the CoreNote and then some more at the various halls put up for interaction of the partners with the core teams.

Putting up ‘The Hub’, an open platform at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre which was a rather convenient spot for the attendees to come together and build up the much required connect with Microsoft Partners from all over the world, The Hub was a gallery of opportunities for those willing to find one.

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Specific Area Lounges, Connect Zone- a cafe set up to meet and discuss opportunities with other MS Partners from more than 130 countries and the Social Hours presented a plethora of options for all the attendees to reap out the maximum benefits from the MS Inspire and one could only wish for that the time did not end that soon!!

Day 2 Corenote:

While Day2 saw a multitude of featured speakers taking over the stage that come from different walks of life and have their own lives as an example to inspire, MS Inspire got an immeasurable impetus at The Hub, wherein the SMC Sales Centre was one of the numerous interactive enters and platform available for people to mingle with the like minded crowd and explore the richness of the event. Day 2 was still ruled by Networking & Sessions at Microsoft Inspire, followed by Social hours at Microsoft Ready and Microsoft Inspire which paved for various evening events later.

While Innovation, Partnership and Business Leadership remained at the core of all the activities planned at MS Inspire, the learning material available as well as the unmatched energy of the event pumped up the enthusiasm manifolds. The huge gathering comprised of not only Microsoft partners from more than 130 countries but also Microsoft senior leadership, Microsoft Solution Specialists, Microsoft Account Executives, Microsoft Channel Managers, Senior Industry Experts and many more.

The event also focused on core aspects such as being accessible to all, embracing sustainability and supporting wellness by undertaking various activities and minuscule steps such as providing sustainable food choices, giving healthy meal options, gym access and a host of other conveniences to the attendees.

A gesture of warmth to first time attendees, MS Inspire also put up the FTA program by pairing new attendees with seasoned partners who could serve as guides and mentors to sheath the new attendees by getting blinded from the extravaganza. Starting from the orientations to the post-event planning help, the FTA was no less than a boon for the newbies and definitely helped in making them comfortable and completely imbibe the essence of MS Inspire.

Day 3 Corenote:

 While Day3 consisted of Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready Corenotes to start the day with, strong words from Satya Nadella and Brad Smith about not only reaching out to but also at the same time empowering every organisation on the planet simultaneously creating a sustainable environment on the planet for the future generations to come touched a chord.

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Day3 witnessed numerous shared stories of success and innovation from the attendees. Majority of the stalls at The Hub and even the Connect Zones saw a huge footfall with people trying to grab up as much as they could from what MS Inspire had to offer. Empowering through partnerships, collaborations and reaching out to partners from farthest of places within a couple of square inches is one of the best things MS Inspire offers to its partners. The multiple atriums and theatres hosted a significant number of sessions for the attendees to take back with them as experiences and knowledge. Business development Connections and Networking Sessions at Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready still took up the major part of the day and the One Celebration was the just the perfect way to end the 3 days long exuberant affair.

The catch ups at The Hub, the discussions, key speakers’ notes, CoreNote, all added to the 3 days Gala event, numerous discussions, meetings, brainstorming and a host of other activities on the latest technologies, updates, programs and applications pertaining to services and solutions such as Cloud Management, Artificial Intelligence, Business Applications, Teamworks, Internet of Things and much more, the event wrapped up with one of the largest celebrations, or rather, the One Celebration. The event throbbed with the high energy levels of Microsoft employees and partners alike, celebrating their shared success and at the same time paving way for the year that is to come.

On Thursday, the 18th July, the day for the final see- offs, the content was concluded with the First Time Attendee workshops, some more networking sessions and Area General Sessions which worked out like more of cool down sessions to kick start the wait for the event next year!

 

Azure Site Recovery Services From Bitscape

Since the inception of Cloud computing into the world of technology, recovery of data has become snappier than ever before. Recovery of data has gone one step ahead in the name of ‘Azure’.

Azure Site Recovery Service

Azure provides services that allow the users to create, organize and deploy the application on a huge network using the tools and techniques. It also renders a range of solutions like,

  • Increased Productivity by featuring faster networking with loads of end-to-end services.
  • Build and implement apps in a Hybrid

One of the most important services that Microsoft Azure provides is the Azure Site Consulting services. It lets the users enable failover for on-premises Hyper-Virtual machines. This Hyper-Virtual Machine manager allows the users to reproduce the content of the VMs from the data centers to Azure and thus coordinate and take control over the workload over a Cloud computing environment.

The Azure Recovery Services helps in recovering in two ways :

  1. Site Recovery services : It contributes to the business’ BCDR strategy (Business continuity and disaster recovery) by ensuring business continuity as a part of disaster management. As mentioned earlier, when there is a disruption in the primary site, the data gets ‘failed over’ to a secondary location and access the data, apps from the secondary location. After the primary location is set back, it could fail back again.
  2. Backup Service : In order to recover the data, a backup service is obviously essential. So here the Azure Backup service hands out a secondary storage to maintain the data secured and recoverable anytime.

The Recovery service can maintain the backed up data safe for,

  • Azure Virtual Machine between Azure regions.
  • On-premises Virtual Machines, Azure Stack VMs, and physical servers.
  • In all the supported regions for site recovery.
  • In all the systems that support Azure.

Features of Azure Site Recovery services :

The Azure Recovery Services carries a number of recovery – specific features that aids business running all the time.

  1. An intelligible solution :

The site recovery allows the business to build up, manage replication, failover, failback from the single Azure region in the portal.

  1. A replica of the Virtual Machine

The secured recovery services let a business transfer data from primary to secondary machines.

  1. On-premises Virtual Machines

These machines ensure less complex maintenance of secondary data centers thus paving the way towards low-cost recovery solution.

  1. Reproduction of Workload

The workload can be reproduced to any of the supported Azure VMs, on-premises Hyper-V and VMware VMs, and Windows/Linux physical servers.

  1. Flexibility

When a failover occurs, Azure machines are established based on the replicated site data. Thus the resilience that they share allows the users to replicate without affecting application data. And the stored data is also highly resilient.

  1. RTO and RPO

The Recovery Time Objectives and the Recovery Point Objectives are limited to organizational objectives. It takes just 30-second frequency to replicate the data

  1. Consistency over failover

There are zero chances of failovers and the consistency of the data would be great throughout.

  1. Disruption-free testing

Disaster recovery drills can be conducted irrespective of the ongoing replication.

  1. Business customization of Recovery plans

The plans can be customized according to the needs of the business. The group machines together in a recovery plan, and optionally add scripts and manual actions.

  1. Integration

The Azure services provide the following integration with that of site recovery,

  • BCDR Integration
  • Azure Automation
  • Network Integration

Thus, if a business has a recovery system like the Azure, there wouldn’t be any challenges during disaster time. And if at all a challenge occurs, Azure would be of great help while facing the challenges.

Happy ‘Azuring’!

Digital Cloud at its Best – Microsoft Azure Consulting

Cloud computing is a big move from the old-fashioned way big business think about IT assets. Simply lay, cloud computing in the delivery of computing services— software’s, storage databases, networking, analytics, servers, intelligence and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster revolution, flexible resources and economies of scale.

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You normally pay only for the services you use, assisting you to lower operating costs, run your framework more competently and scale as your business needs modification. Azure is a flexible open source cloud platform from Microsoft’s stable that empowers businesses to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

Microsoft Azure consulting services from partners help you size it, but augment it, position and support as when required. Businesses can develop, build and maintain application through Azure without any hurdle of programming languages and framework. It is too flexible to integrate with your existing IT environment. It’s pretty convenient, isn’t it?

Features of Azure

You can deploy Azure services to a wide area of applications:

  • Websites:

It is one of the finest solutions for having a presence on the World Wide Web, and then scaling as the requirements increase from time to time. They can be quickly deployable and are highly scalable Windows Azure. It allows use of different programming languages and open source applications of a site administrator’s choice and positioning content with FTP, Git, and TFS.SQL Database, Caching, Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Storage can be easily integrated with Azure.

  • Virtual Machines:

Virtual Machines is Azure’s Infrastructure as a solution. This was a long-awaited capability that can enable IT to set up infrastructure and deploy Virtual Machines. Administrators can now easily configure windows server and Linux VMs on demand.

  • Mobile Services:

Azure proposes a protected turnkey backend-as-a-service solution for mobile applications. This quickens mobile application development by integrating user authentication, structured storage, and push notifications and in the long run shortens the process dramatically.

  • Media Services:

Azure has a whole list of features for delivering content to a wide range of devices running on different frameworks. It also helps to ingest, encode, convert and protect content with both on-demand and live stream capabilities.

  • Cloud Services:

Azure can be used as a platform as a service. It provides an environment for on-demand runtime. With this environment, the application can be delivered as SaaS solutions to customers anywhere around the world.

  • Big Data:

This is one of the hot topics for enterprise IT businesses. We are now provoked with ever-increasing and unintended overflowing of data in the order of scale on a daily basis. IT needs to process more data than those of previous periods. Rising mobile devices introduce the source of this mammoth pile of data and snowballing dynamic traffic triggered by social networks. Azure is 100% Apache Hadoop compatible. It has a strategic platform to take this problem with a convergent solution.

You can find growing Microsoft Azure consulting services providers across the globe to meet the IT requirements.

Your Next Cloud Partner – Azure Site Recovery Services

Cloud technology is sprouting at fast-moving speed, as evidenced by the funds behind the industry. The worldwide spending on cloud services is expected to grow and reach $141 Billion in 2019. Microsoft Azure is yet another big player in the cloud market. It has a greater market share for its stronger offerings as compared to its competitors. Even many Microsoft Azure consulting services vendors have made their footfall in the industry noticing the ever-growing cloud industry. Many Azure site recovery services have started to emerge to help you when things go wrong. Cloud computing has many advantages, like:

1) Reduced Cost.
2) Enhanced Speed.
3) Global Scalability.
4) ProgressiveProductivity.
5) BoostedPerformance.
6) Strengthened Security.

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With the help of Azure, one can develop new, test and build new applications and services. Data storage, backup and recovery, is efficient. Embedding intelligence is easier. Software, audio and video can be delivered on demand.

As an organization needs to embrace a business continuity and disaster recovery strategy to keep its data safe, and its apps and workloads always up and in running state. Azure Recovery Services can subsidize your disaster recovery strategy.

  • Site Recovery Services

This ensures companies to keep their applications running during outages. Site Recovery redoes workloads running on physical and virtual machines (VMs) from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage befalls at your main site, you fail over to subordinate location, and access applications from there. After the main location is up again, you can fail back to it.

  • Backup services

The backup service from Windows Azure keeps your data protected and recoverable by backing it up to Azure.

Azure site recovery is the present day approach to move ahead from the age-old approach of leveraging its market supremacy to bound everyone to use other outdated tools. Microsoft has made its large thrust into the cloud market. Earlier Azure site recovery was termed as Hyper-V Recovery Manager. These new capabilities will enable customers to replicate Virtual Machines from their data hubs directly to Azure and recover workloads in a cloud computing environment.

Site Recovery provides a wide range of features:

  • The simplified solution for BCDR.
  • Effective VM replication.
  • OrchestrateData Resilience.
  • Testing without any disruption.
  • Network Integration services for efficient network switchovers.
  • Production ready Azure Automation services.

Azure site recovery services can assist you in the wide category of services starting from infrastructure and cloud migration. Their dedicated experts can help you to formulate the perfect strategy for your next cloud venture targeting to provide audio, video and software services on-demand. They primarily provide the following services:

  • Cloud load Assessment.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architecture.
  • Lift and Shift.
  • SQL Azure Consulting.
  • Cloud Technical Support.

Cloud Opportunities with Microsoft Azure Consulting at Bitscape

Bitscape is dedicated to the Microsoft Azure Platform as the ideal Cloud Services platform for cloud-based infrastructure, applications, and data storage and identity services. Bitscape helps organizations with Azure Cloud allowing managing services.

As a member of the Microsoft Partnership program and a Microsoft Azure Circle program Partner, Bitscape is recognized as a one of the most experienced and qualified Microsoft Partners in the field of cloud computing.

Bitscape ensure you to achieve the benefits of Windows Azure cost-effectively so that business agility becomes a reality.

It has been seen from history that business have always faced challenges around containing IT costs.  IT Landscape must be more sophisticated which may need more investment to get the right IT infrastructure in place. That is the reason CIOs are looking for ways to shrink the total cost of ownership and change how they spend, however at the same time they require to help organization react quicker to customer demand. This simply means becoming more agile in getting products and services to market quicker and improve customer experience.

As per the recent study many organizations are looking forward to adopt Windows Azure as part of their overall cloud strategy. Microsoft’s public cloud environment host applications, here are the benefits which your organization avail,

  • Lesser costs: help to achieve economy of scale.
  • Flexibility: scale infrastructure resources as needed.
  • Speed to Value: it reduce the deployment time more than 70%.
  • Security, reliability and compliance: make sure about data protection and compliance.

The application deployment challenge is big or small, Bitscape ‘s approach is always to try to recognize your business and assists you to articulate your problem in business term and then advice the best possible solution using the available resources.

For many of the organization, the most excellent approach to progress the efficiency, decrease the costs and improve the security of their IT infrastructure is cloud computing. At Bitscape our Azure Consulting team understands how the Microsoft Azure platform can be best utilized to facilitate an organization’s foundation for running Windows applications and storing data in “the Cloud”

The Windows Azure accumulates your money by reducing your capital costs and permitting you to pay only for the IT services which actually used by your employees. Reducing cost by eliminating hardware cost is the most beneficial part. When the arrangements done correctly and effectively an organization’s IT infrastructure to a cloud based your organization releases valuable time and resources to focus on the things which matter to your business.

Bitscape has created a fast growing Azure practice, focused on facilitating clients drive value from cloud enablement containing combining public cloud with on-premises infrastructure for a hybrid solution.

Azure: Internet of Things: The Big Bang

With automation being an inseparable part of our everyday lives, fascinations like remote controlled homes and smart objects connected directly to the internet and taking care of themselves are not something that have been limited to mankind’s dreams. These technologies have very much become a part of our day to day lives, for e.g.: printers being able to order cartridges and inks as soon as they reach crucial levels, medical wearable devices able to monitor and upload data on cloud based storage systems time to time, rooms that maintain light and temperature based on sensors and much more. All these inclusive is being termed as The Internet of Things (IoT) has reached to new and scalable heights with business ideas that have helped not only create a completely new vertical of technology and automation but has also given rise to a humungous stream of revenue source.

Companies that are making and offering such connected products through applications and tools like Sandvik and Omnivex which are among the leaders in the scenario design platforms and communication media to connect their products to Azure IoT to enhance and enable their connected products and make automation, monitoring and control much easier than before.

Considering the pitfalls that come hand in hand with any new advent, the security and efficiency of these systems if not handled with utmost care can easily provide loopholes to menaces. With the Internet being an enormous data house easily accessible to anyone with a smart phone in their hands, it is imperative that such highly advanced systems be secure enough as to protect consumers, their data and also keep their trust built up and maintained.

 

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Azure DevOps Server 2019: A revolution in self hosting.

An icing on the cake for customers who prefer to self host, Microsoft recently launched the first release candidate (RC) of Azure DevOps Server 2019. The DevOps Server 2019, being optimized for customers as mentioned above, mainly delivers the code base of Microsoft Azure DevOps.  Self hosting customers usually are the ones who require a guaranteed isolated instance of the DevOps as they need a run on-premises version or because the system requirement is in regions wherein a hosted version of DevOps is not available.

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The new Azure DevOps server includes the latest Azure DevOps user interface which is fast, clean and contains numerous advanced features, following the evolution of Team Foundation Server. In addition to the existing support for SQL server, Azure DevOps Server 2019 includes support for Azure SQL enabling organizations to use their own data center to self host Azure DevOps using an on- premises SQL server. This self hosting can also be done in the cloud which lets customers utilize the premium Azure SQL  capabilities and performance to the fullest. This release has raised the bars and Azure DevOps is now the provider of best in class hybrid-cloud development collaboration capabilities through which the customers can self host in the cloud, install on- premises or make use of the globally available Microsoft hosted service which also gives the benefits of automatic scaling and updates simultaneously.

The new release management interface which makes it easier to manage how the deployment is taking place is also a part of the Azure DevOps server 2019. The end to end traceability is an added feature which makes it quite an effortless task to monitor the details of the deployments.  Customers using TFS 2012 or a later version can directly upgrade to Azure DevOps Server 2019 without any hassle while those on TFS 2010 or older might need to go through some interim steps before they can actually uograde to the latest released version.

Manage the Steep Costs of Business Downtime

You need continuous access to your data. Even an hour of downtime can cost your organization thousands of dollars, according to a recent study by the International Data Group.

A key part of running your business is keeping your data safe. Many businesses lose critical data because they don’t have a data backup solution. Microsoft Azure offers reliable and affordable backup and site recovery for your data and applications. And you only pay for the storage you use. There are no typical infrastructure costs or data transfer fees. You receive the same level of protection that Microsoft enterprise customers enjoy.

Benefits of cloud backup and storage

  • Lower costs for small and midsized businesses
  • Higher availability—the cloud has a built-in design for high availability to your data, configuring live resources to automatically take over for failed ones
  • Ease of deployment—Once an administrator configures the system, it just works.
  • World-class security—With Microsoft Azure cloud services, all data is encrypted to and from the cloud and while at rest.

World-class security—With Microsoft Azure cloud services, all data is encrypted to and from the cloud and while at rest.

What are your risks?

  • Data loss—without sufficient backup and storage, your company risks data loss during a natural disaster
  • High costs for downtime—Thirty-three percent of the respondents to a 2014 IDG Enterprise survey cited business continuity as a driver spurring cloud initiatives in their organization
  • Lack of compliance

Azure Site Recovery Multiple Deployment Architectures

Organizations need a DR strategy that determines how apps, workloads, and data stay running and available during planned and unplanned downtime, and recover to normal working conditions as soon as possible. Your DR strategy should keep business data safe and recoverable, and ensure that workloads remain continuously available when disaster occurs. Site Recovery is an Azure service that contributes to your DR strategy by orchestrating replication of onpremises physical servers and virtual machines to Azure. When outages occur in your primary location, you fail over to the secondary location to keep apps and workloads available. You fail back to your primary location when it returns to normal operations.

Orchestrated disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) Automate the orderly recovery of services in the event of a site outage at the primary datacenter with Site Recovery. Bring over applications in an orchestrated way to help restore service quickly, even for complex multi-tier workloads. Replication and disaster recovery to Azure Replicating your workloads to Azure enables new capabilities. Applications can be Migrated to Azure with just a few clicks or burst to Azure temporarily when you encounter a surge in demand. Run reports and analytics on copies of production workloads in Azure without impacting users. Continuous health monitoring with Site Recovery Site Recovery monitors the state of your protected instances continuously and remotely from Azure. All communication with Azure is encrypted. When replicating to Azure as the secondary site, your data is encrypted and you can also select encryption for data at-rest!

Advantages of Buying Azure

By creating a cloud service, you can deploy a multi-tier web application in Azure, defining multiple roles to distribute processing and allow flexible scaling of your application. A cloud service comprises of one or more web roles, each with its own application files and configuration. Azure Websites and Virtual Machines also enable web applications on Azure. One of the main advantages of cloud services is the ability to support more complex multi-tier architectures.

Microsoft Azure is a platform which offers secure cloud services to the user. The benefit which Azure offers than others is cross platform support. You can adopt Azure cloud system into your organization without disturbing the existing applications. Azure represents an overall IaaS and PaaS cloud solution that is fully integrated with Microsoft’s Office 365. SaaS offers so truly a one stop shop for integrated services.

 

For a very long set of things:

  • Data protection and Disaster Recovery
  • Web application hosting and continuous deployment/development
  • Virtual Machine deployment (IaaS)
  • Business inter connectivity (Service Bus)
  • Data Platform (SQL Azure, Mongo DB and others)

PaaS Capabilities

Both Azure and AWS offer similar IaaS capabilities for virtual machines, networking, and storage. However, Azure provides stronger PaaS capabilities which are an vital piece of Cloud infrastructure today.

Microsoft Azure PaaS provides application developers with the environment, tools, and building blocks that they need to quickly build and deploy new cloud services. It also gives the important ‘dev-ops’ connections which are important for monitoring, managing, and continually fine tuning those applications. With Azure PaaS, much of the infrastructure management is taken care by Microsoft. Thus, developing Azure PaaS solutions allow for a 100% focus on innovation.

Security Offerings

Microsoft was the first Cloud vendor to be approved by the European Union’s data protection authorities. They were also the first to embrace the new international standard for Cloud privacy, ISO 27018. Thus, Microsoft ensures the best in terms of safety and security for all operations and data on the Azure. Azure has been designed based on Security Development Life cycle which is an industry top leading assurance process. It comprises security at its core and private data and services stay protected and secured while they are on Azure Cloud.

Seamless Cloud Connectivity Hybrid Solution

Azure already has its hybrid capabilities in place. It constantly connects data centers to the Cloud. Azure gives a consistent platform which facilities simple mobility between on-premises and the public Cloud.

Unlike AWS, hybrid apps can be created on Azure which can take benefits of the resources accessible within data centers, at the organization service provider’s end, or within Azure itself. It also gives a broader range of hybrid connections including VPNs, caches, content delivery networks (CDNs), and ExpressRoute connections to improve usability and performance.