Entries by Gareth Jones

Introducing Microsoft 365

What is Microsoft 365? – at Microsoft Inspire premier partner event in Washington, D.C. last week CEO Satya Nadella unveiled Microsoft 365, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, delivering a complete, intelligent and secure solution to empower employees. To address the commercial needs from the largest enterprise to the smallest business, […]

Highly Available Cross-Premises and VNet-to-VNet Connectivity

A couple of days ago, Microsoft announced that New Azure VPN Gateways is now 6x faster which is fantastic news. It gets even better when you start digging a little deeper and understand not only have they becomes faster but you can now create an Azure VPN gateway in an active-active configuration, where both instances […]

Microsoft releases Windows 10 S

Microsoft has released a new version of its operating system called Windows 10 S, which is primarily aimed at teachers and students. Windows 10 S is a fully functioning version of Windows, but only runs apps available in the Windows Store featuring thousands of available applications including free, paid and trial versions of software. This […]

One-click disaster recovery of applications using Azure Site Recovery

Disaster recovery is not only about replicating your virtual machines but also about the end to end application recovery that is tested multiple times, error free, and stress free when disaster strikes. Automate most recovery tasks to reduce RTO Recovering large applications can be a complex task. It can be difficult to remember the exact customisation steps […]

How to address the 14 UK Cloud Security Principles – Using Microsoft Azure

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK’s authority on cyber security. In its publication “Implementing the Cloud Security Principles,”  it lays out the 14 security principles that organisations should use when evaluating cloud services, and which cloud service providers should consider when offering those services to government customers (referred to as “consumers” in the […]

How Microsoft Office 365 can help you with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will impose new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organisations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union, or that collect and analyse data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located. Whilst the Information Commissioner’s […]

Preview the new enhancements to Azure Security Centre

The unprecedented scale and sophistication of modern cyber threats, combined with the rapidly disappearing IT perimeter, means that while preventing an attack from becoming a breach is ideal, it is no longer realistic.  While the cloud may have initially raised some security concerns among enterprises, Microsoft is changing those dynamics by applying prescriptive analytics to […]

Safeguarding your cloud with Azure security services

While cloud security continues to be a top concern for many companies, Microsoft recently published insights from a survey that show overall concern has dropped significantly since 2015 reports Julia White Corporate Vice President Microsoft. It is now at a stage where half of organisations contend the cloud is more secure than their on-premises infrastructure. […]

Educate senior executives’ and board directors to become digital savvy.

Microsoft resources provide practical steps to digital transformation A traditional organization will tolerate, perhaps even encourage, experiments in digital business. However, the enterprise will not succeed in full-scale digital transformation of the business unless the top decision makers commit their time and attention to upgrade their own digital knowledge. Microsoft has made available a Gartner […]