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First Look at Azure’s Remote Server Management Tools

First Look at Azure’s Remote Server Management Tools

August 12, 2016 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Recently released by Microsoft to the general public for preview, Remote Server Management Tools (RSMT) for Azure allows users to remotely manage any Windows Server 2016 system from the Azure cloud, including any Nano Server instances. As the only graphical management interface to a Nano Server, the tool will be especially important for the Nano Server configuration option. IT pros can choose to either use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DCS) to create configuration scripts or remote management.Read More

Preview of Microsoft’s Azure Stack

August 8, 2016 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Following the release of the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack, customers may have questions regarding Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article on what to expect when you first install the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack. To read the full article, click the link at the bottom of the page.Read More

On-Premises Breathes New Life Into SharePoint

July 24, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Microsoft customers learned at last month’s official launch of SharePoint Server 2016 that the on-premises collaboration would not be the company’s last major upgrade. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article about this launch of SharePoint Server 2016 and other exciting new features Microsoft is planning to release. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Microsoft revealed its plans to offer new capabilities designed first for Office 365 that will come to the server edition. In addition, SharePoint Server customers won’t have to wait the typical three years for a new version as there will be Feature Packs coming next year that bring many capabilities built for Office 365 SharePoint Online.

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Revamped SSRS Has a Promising Future With Power BI

Revamped SSRS Has a Promising Future With Power BI

July 16, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Microsoft has gained supremacy in analytics and real-time reporting with Power BI, currently available only as an online cloud service. A revamped on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 will deliver rich features, including a new UI, delivery of KPIs and HTML5-based reporting. The integration of these two services has much potential, but for now, is only a statement of direction.

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Social Networks for the Enterprise

Social Networks for the Enterprise

June 23, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

With almost every major IT supplier and a number of high-profile startups wanting a piece of the enterprise social networks market, there are many key providers companies are using or evaluating. And, since it’s been four years since Microsoft acquired Yammer and they are still working to integrate it with Office 365, the question remains, will it become the go-to social network for enterprise companies?

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Planning Tool to Utilize Microsoft SATV Benefits

Planning Tool to Utilize Microsoft SATV Benefits

June 1, 2016 in Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Microsoft Software Assurance coverage often includes free technical training. This means your organization may have Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV’s) that can be used to train your IT team for free.

These training vouchers can be used to provide technical training to your IT team at no out-of-pocket cost to you. But, SATV’s do expire at the end of your customer agreement, so don’t let them go to waste.

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What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

April 12, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

In March 2016, Microsoft announced that they were doing away with the Second Shot option for Certification exams. They are now offering three Booster Packs which deliver more options when purchasing a Microsoft Certification exam. These options range from practice tests to retake opportunities, allowing you to choose what you need to succeed. The Booster Pack offers are only available for purchase through August 31, 2016.Read More