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Considering an Azure Active Directory Hybrid Identity Solution?

Identity solutions can be complicated, especially with the rising popularity of consumer-based devices and cloud SaaS applications in the corporate space. Microsoft recognizes this, and to help, they’ve put together the Hybrid Identity Design Considerations Guide. According to Microsoft, “[This guide] will help you to understand how to design a hybrid identity solution that best […]

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Azure ARM NSGs and Windows Firewall Issues

There is something to be said about old infrastructure guys making the transition to cloud computing. Namely, troubleshooting experience. Background I was asked to assist with a project for the Azure QuickStart templates on GitHub. The goal was to provide a template that shows the power of Cloudera Hadoop and Tableau dashboards. I was asked […]

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Nested Virtualization on Azure VM

Microsoft announced nested virtualization support with the Dv3 and Ev3 series of Azure VMs. Wow! So, what does this mean and what are some use cases? Well, think about moving workloads to Azure from your on premise data center. You may have a Hyper-V host with an environment all ready to go. We want to […]

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Controlling IT Resources with the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud computing is an integral component of modern information technology and digital transformation strategy, shifting budgets and strategies towards disruptive solutions. According to research firm IDC, 2016 alone marked an 11% shift of budgets away from traditional IT delivery models toward various types of cloud computing technologies. Most likely, your organization is exploring cloud computing […]

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“Intelligent Cloud” Drives Strong Microsoft Fiscal Year-End

Recently, Perficient’s chairman and CEO Jeff Davis sat down with CRN to talk about Microsoft’s solid end to its fiscal year 2017 – which was driven strongly by the cloud. “Revenue from Microsoft’s intelligent cloud segment increased 11 percent during fiscal fourth quarter to $7.4 billion. That included Azure’s near doubling of sales—97 percent growth—during […]

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NuGet.org Launches New Site Redesign

NuGet.org, the go-to, repository for .NET developers to find and download packages, has just announced the launch of the site redesign they have been working on. There’s a link from the original site to use the preview site, or you can go directly to it by navigating to preview.nuget.org. According to the release announcement, the […]

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Highlights from Microsoft Build Conference Day 1 Keynote

The Day 1 Keynote for Microsoft Build 2017 was a great mix of developer inspirations and new technology releases. The inspiration piece ranged from large fortune 500 companies leveraging Azure all the way to a researcher building a watch-like device that helped a woman with Parkinsons write her own name for the first time in […]

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Azure Resources

Diligence in security implementation for your Microsoft Azure resources is critical. Here are just a few of the ways you can quickly improve your security posture in Azure: Use Security Policies Not only can you define policies for your entire Azure subscription, you can also tailor them for each resource group based on your company’s security […]

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Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure – Why Not?

On our Adobe blog, Perficient’s expert Greg Dawson discusses the potential for running Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure: Adobe Experience Manager runs within a Java Virtual Machine, and deployments on both RedHat Enterprise Linux and its community counterpart, CentOS are supported operating systems. As these are the OSes we most commonly see for AEM […]

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[Guide] Accelerate the Hybrid Cloud Journey with Microsoft Azure

The cloud continues to generate a lot of buzz in the IT world, and for good reason: According to Gartner, 50% of enterprises will be using hybrid cloud solutions this year. But making the move to the cloud can be intimidating. There are many things to consider: What are the best practices? Who are the […]

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