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How to Optimize Your Azure Costs

The Azure cloud has a workload team for each cloud application that was built and along with these teams or departments, there is built-in cost management. Microsoft created a framework with a set of guided tenets to help your team design, build, deploy, and manage successful cloud workloads. This framework, called the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework has five key pillars: security, reliability, performance efficiency, operational excellence, and cost optimization.


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Azure Cost Management & How to Lower Your Costs

It is never in the best interest of a business owner or manager to receive an unexpected bill or even spend over their budget. In fact, most of us would prefer to avoid being the source of any stories like this or this. Azure Cost Management is a free set of tools that help to prevent the types of mistakes that make you the center of a Reddit thread and more a part of the solution. Track all levels of resource usage and optimize costs throughout your clouds with improved ROI. Here is a breakdown of some of those tools:


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Headless Commerce: The Future of eCommerce

Earlier this year, Microsoft also remarked upon the speed at which we've seen a digital transformation happen due to the pandemic, "2 years of transformation in 2 months." The common factor here is speed and the only way to keep up is to be agile. The massive interruption to business and economic growth has forced a major change in all factors of life, especially in the world of eCommerce. The markets have gone completely digital and thus consumer behavior has followed suit.


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Setting up WordPress on Azure in 4 Steps

The Microsoft Azure platform contains an untold combination of different products and services. From virtual machines to AI, the Azure marketplace platform and its offerings grow every day. One of those services, is the ability to host your own WordPress website.
In this post, I'll take you through the process of setting up WordPress in four steps.


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Webinar: Microsoft Azure for your Cloud Platform

Nonprofit organizations often operate in a world of highly constrained resources. Doing more with less requires changing how you work and thus how you think, so you can grow.


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Configuring Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Domain Services

In our previous post, we configured Azure Windows Virtual Desktop and mentioned that WVD has several requisites to make things work. One of them is Azure Active Directory and this will be the focus of our post. You get an Azure AD when you open an Azure account but there is more to it than just that.


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Top 5 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

The time for digital transformation is now. As innovation and demand have increased, so have the many benefits of the cloud. Not only can you increase your security and reduce costs but those aren’t the only reasons why companies have made the transition with Microsoft Azure. Here are the top five:


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Microsoft Teams vs Slack

Microsoft Teams is adding massive numbers of users through large organizations, schools, government agencies, and its existing Office 365 customer base. Slack, meanwhile, has been around a lot longer and is more comfortable as an independent application to startups, and cooler to younger, independent developers for collaboration. No matter where you are on the workspace spectrum, workspace, and chat tools are more important than ever to keep up productivity, normalcy, and communication. In this post, we will compare Microsoft Teams and Slack to see how their pricing, innovative features, and usability stand up to each other and how they might help you decide which application is best for you.


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Introduction to Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop(WVD) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure(VDI) is a comprehensive cloud-based desktop and app virtualization service running on the Azure cloud. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, and support for Remote Desktop Services Environments(RDS). Windows Virtual Desktop allows you to deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps for employees on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance.


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The Evolution of Web Apps: Migration to the Azure Cloud

In this series of posts, we will discuss the migration of web applications and websites from an IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) model; a local or private environment (on-site or dedicated server) that most SMBs use today for their websites to a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solution using Microsoft Azure Cloud services. 


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