Cloud9 April Newsletter

Microsoft launches SQL Server 2016
Come and discover for yourself why SQL Server 2016 is Microsoft’s biggest leap forward in data platform history at a workshop being hosted near you. Cloud 9 is hosting Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launch events to showcase and demonstrate the functionality of SQL 2016 in ten cities across the Midwest. Don’t miss the chance to register at a location near you. Look for details in your email for events starting in May!
Microsoft gets Strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite
Microsoft began adding the ability to manage iOS and Android devices to its cloud-based Intune management last year. Although initial support for iOS device management was very basic, the company updated suite Microsoft Intune’s  iOS capabilities in January. While Microsoft has a ways to go before it catches up to the feature sets of the major mobile device management and enterprise mobility management vendors, the company looks committed to advancing its mobile management tools quickly.
The details on EMS
Microsoft’s EMS builds on the multi-platform management of Intune by integrating the company’s Azure Active Directory Premium service, which extends existing Active Directory credentials and infrastructure to mobile devices. That delivers features like mobile single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, a range of deep reporting capabilities and self-service functionality for password resets and managing group membership.
Microsoft Azure: The smart person’s guide
This comprehensive guide about Microsoft Azure includes common use cases, technical limitations, and what to know before adopting the cloud computing platform.
The rise of cloud computing provides businesses the ability to quickly provision computing resources without the costly and laborious task of building data centers, and without the costs of running servers with unutilized capacity due to variable workloads.
What is Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a platform of interoperable cloud computing services, including open-source, standards-based technologies and proprietary Microsoft solutions. Instead of building an on-premises server installation, or leasing physical servers from traditional data centers, Azure’s billing structure is based on resource consumption, not reserved capacity. Pricing varies between different types of services, storage types, and the physical location from which your Azure instances are hosted.

About Cloud 9 Infosystems

Cloud 9 Infosystems is an Azure Circle Partner specializing in building, migrating and managing applications in Cloud. We were awarded the Most Valuable Partner Award by Microsoft for our Cloud services. We are also part of Azure insider club and P-seller program at Microsoft.
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