Azure News - Week 2

Azure Active Directory Domain Services to add new, higher-priced tier Pricing | Azure Active Directory Domain Services webpage Starting January 1, 2017, Azure Active Directory Domain Services will introduce a high-level tier for directories with 100,000–500,000 objects. Usage will show on your bill under “S3 Domain Services (Hours).” Currently, Azure Active Directory Domain Services has…

Azure News - Week 1

Four integrated services for Microsoft Operations Management Suite now available Microsoft Operations Management Suite now offers four new integrated services for a complete Azure-based management solution: Insights & Analytics Automation & Control Security & Compliance, and Protection & Recovery Update Management, part of Automation & Control, is now generally available and gives time estimates as…

Hosted Network Case Study

Partner-centric culture boosts profitability in the cloud   Small to medium sized businesses’ (SMBs) demand on the Cloud market remains as diverse as the cloud services on offer. Understanding their business, the customer journey and addressing their individual needs is the key to success for any IT service provider vying for their business. SMBs often…

Blue Central Case Study

Partner collaboration maximises return on VMware’s vCloud platform   Managed infrastructure and services specialist Blue Central, operates data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, serving customers in the education, aviation, government, aged and health care, and business services industries including Tigerair Australia, JayThom and Wilmar Sugar. They provide enterprise-grade Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) with the core components being…

BigAir Case Study

Channel partners work together to grow reoccurring revenue in the cloud   For many Managed Services Providers (MSPs) adopting the Cloud and maintaining recurring revenue in today’s crowded marketplace presents challenges on licensing optimisation, efficiency and knowing how to build the right environment to support growth at scale. BigAir is one of the nation’s leading…

SQL Server 2016 is in GA as of 1 June 2016

SQL Server 2016 is the biggest leap forward in Microsoft data platform history with real-time operational analytics, rich visualizations on mobile devices, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios. There are no material changes to the SQL Server licensing and pricing available in SPLA today. However, partners need to know…