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Aug 28, 2017
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Why Snapshots Alone Are Not Backups

Having a clear picture of what VM snapshots and backups can do for you is critical when your data is at stake. To dispel any doubts, snapshots are NOT backups. They are two different processes designed to address different needs. Today, I’m going to explain the discrepancy between VM snapshots and backups, and provide you with a few scenarios where each of them best fits....More
Jul 17, 2017
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How to Recover Group Policy Objects

This article focuses on the newest recovery features of Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory, released with Veeam Backup & Replication versions v9 and 9.5....More
Jun 28, 2017
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How to Benefit from Veeam ONE: Monitoring, Performance Optimization, Reporting, and More

Complete visibility within the data center is essential to keeping businesses available 24.7.365. Visibility into the data center allows IT administrators to properly utilize resources, to be proactive in troubleshooting issues, and to run reports on their environment. Veeam allows businesses to remain proactive in monitoring and managing their environment through Veeam ONE....More
Jun 23, 2017
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Microsoft Public Folders & Other Notes from the Field

The complexity in migrating Public Folders is quickly becoming a migration consideration that needs a strategy of its own. Whether you are going to Microsoft Exchange or Office 365, there’s much to think about to effectively migrate your data. Read about our experience with Public Folders and other notes from the Field....More
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft Operations Management Suite Integration with Veeam Management Pack v8 Update

Veeam Management Pack (MP) for System Center v8 Update 4 is now generally available (GA)....More
Apr 5, 2017
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Unlock the Power of Nano

Optimized for private cloud infrastructures and data centers, Nano Server is a minimalistic, yet super-efficient OS for services such as Hyper-V and Hyper-V cluster. Learn how you can easily deploy Nano Server and unlock its power....More
Feb 27, 2017
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Ransomware as a Service: Air Gapped Backups More Important Than Ever

Ransom has never been so effortless. Learn about the concept of ransomware as a service and how you can protect yourself against it....More
Jan 24, 2017
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Veeam Availability Suite 9.5: Updates to Veeam ONE and Free NFR Keys

Veeam ONE is a solution that monitors the performance and status of VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments and Veeam Backup Replication infrastructure; generates alerts notifying you of issues in real time; and features a built-in knowledge base to help quickly resolve a problem....More
Dec 15, 2016
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Linux + PowerShell = Awesome, Not Awkward, Together!

Have you ever thought of managing your Linux systems via PowerShell? This guide will let you know how you can invoke SSH commands via PowerShell....More
Oct 25, 2016
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Why ReFS Is the Recommended File System for Windows Server 2016

Learn why you should pay extra attention to a new Windows Server 2016 Resilient File System and why it is a game changer when it comes to the backup strategy....More
Sep 26, 2016
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Meet Pure Storage at Microsoft Ignite 2016!

Meet Pure Storage at Microsoft Ignite 2016 and learn how Smart Storage for Microsoft technologies can help you accelerate your cloud IT initiatives....More
Sep 19, 2016
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Microsoft Brings Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) in Windows Server 2016

Microsoft finally brings a long-awaited feature in Windows Server 2016 that enables native change block tracking. Learn how it helps you dramatically save storage space and reduce the risks of VM failure....More
Aug 22, 2016
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Veeam Backup & Replication: Tips and tricks

Here is an explanation of the features largely ignored by, or maybe even unknown to, administrators using Veeam Backup & Replication....More
Jun 10, 2016
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Are Your Backups Application-Aware?

Have you heard of VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service), a Windows-native technology for making application snapshots? Is this feature good enough to back up your virtualized server? Let’s find out....More
Apr 28, 2016
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The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite: Getting Better with Age

This just in: Last week we saw yet another quiet refresh to Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite bundle. Specifically, the Azure Remote App functionality was officially added to the suite along with Cloud App Security, and the Microsoft Identity Manager license became a first-class citizen. With Advanced Threat Analytics joining the bundle several months ago, the EMS suite is no longer just Azure AD Premium, Intune and Azure RMS....More
Apr 27, 2016
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Sponsor's blog: IT Megatrends You Need to Know and Share

Regardless of which subject matters experts you subscribe to, most agree that there are certain undeniable trends that are impacting the way client computing is going to exist in the future....More
Apr 21, 2016
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Securing Your Wi-Fi Is Crucial--Here’s Why

More and more organizations are implementing wireless networks in the workplace to take advantage of the benefits they offer. Such is their popularity that it is projected wireless connectivity will supersede wired connectivity within the next five years....More
Apr 6, 2016
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The Future of Human-to-Technology Interaction Is Here

I had the pleasure of being one of the lucky individuals who attended Microsoft Build 2016. I use the term "lucky" because the conference sold out in less than 2 minutes. Build routinely sells out, but selling out in less than 2 minutes makes the event seem more like a rock concert than a Microsoft developer conference. Don’t get me wrong, we “Microsoft guys” are pretty cool, but selling out at the speed of a rock concert is certainly rare....More
Apr 4, 2016
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ESG Analyzes the Value of the Converged Architecture 700 for Virtualization (Video)

An ESG senior analyst explains the results of their economic value validation analysis and the net value and benefits of HPE's offering....More
Mar 29, 2016
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Sponsor's Blog: The Rise of Teleworkers – and the Tools That Enable Them

Organizations need to plan for the visible shift in the office-going culture that technological disruptions and new generations in the workforce are contributing to....More
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