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    User-based MFA vs. Conditional Access MFA

    By MessageOpsTeam | April 8th, 2019

    By: David M. Romano There are two ways to configure users for multi-factor authentication (MFA) in Azure Active Directory --... Read More

    What is the ‘what if’ tool in Azure Active Directory conditional access?

    By MessageOpsTeam | April 3rd, 2019

    By: Dave Romano The conditional access what if policy tool allows you to understand the impact of your conditional access... Read More

    Cloud Security and Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | March 21st, 2019

    By: Patrick Barrett More and more, enterprises are turning to Microsoft Azure to extend internal data centers and take advantage of... Read More

    Tech Tip: How to Deploy Office ProPlus with Microsoft Intune

    By MessageOpsTeam | January 9th, 2019

    Written by Travis Hall | Microsoft Consultant | Champion Solutions Group Deploying Office ProPlus to your Windows 10 machines has... Read More

    Azure Functions for serverless data streaming

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 18th, 2018

    Microsoft had discussed a fraud detection solution delivered to a banking customer. This solution required complete processing of a streaming... Read More

    Improve Azure Virtual Machine Reliability with Predictive ML and Live Migration

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 18th, 2018

    Microsoft is committed to ensuring that you can run your workloads reliably on Azure. One of the areas we’re investing... Read More

    Azure Secure Score Helps Improve Security Ranking

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 18th, 2018

    With an increasing number of recommendations and many security vulnerabilities surfaced, it is harder to triage and prioritize your response.... Read More

    How to Understand Health Criteria for VMs in Azure Monitor

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 18th, 2018

    Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) offers a myriad of monitoring features that help you view VMs from various perspectives.... Read More

    7 Azure Monitoring Best Practices

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 18th, 2018

    Azure Monitoring is something you definitely care about! With modern applications evolving from an on-premises world to becoming more hybrid... Read More

    Microsoft Azure vs. AWS Cost Comparison

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 5th, 2018

    Running Windows Server and SQL Server in Azure is more cost-effective than running it in AWS. Below are cost comparisons... Read More

    Top 5 New Azure Enhancements for Moving Production Workloads from On-Premises Environments to Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | September 10th, 2018

    As more and more companies move their production workloads into Azure, Microsoft is enhancing the management and features to support... Read More

    Microsoft Azure Is Growing

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 29th, 2018

    What this means for your business Announced in 2008, Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service project that performs a... Read More

    Two New Tools to Boost Cybersecurity: Compliance Manager and Azure Information Protection Scanner

    By MessageOpsTeam | July 4th, 2018

    Compliance Manager dashboard and Azure Information Protection Scanner help to protect your employees in the cloud and while on-premises. To... Read More

    New Microsoft Azure Password-Banning Tool

    By MessageOpsTeam | June 26th, 2018

    This new tool will help Azure admins significantly decrease the risk of accounts being compromised by password spraying attacks. As... Read More

    Azure vs. AWS Services Comparison

    By MessageOpsTeam | June 14th, 2018

    Looking for an Azure vs. AWS comparison? This blog will help you to understand the comparison between Microsoft's Azure services... Read More

    Uncovering the Risk and Health of your Active Directory Environment

    By MessageOpsTeam | June 7th, 2018

    By Tracy Wetherington Microsoft Active Directory is one of the most utilized and under managed systems. It serves as the... Read More

    Azure Archive Storage Can Help Reduce Storage Costs and Increase Security

    By MessageOpsTeam | June 6th, 2018

    Azure Archive Storage offers a secure and versatile option when it comes to storing data that isn’t accessed often. While... Read More

    Streamline Your Migration with Azure Migrate

    By MessageOpsTeam | May 9th, 2018

    Ensure your Azure migration goes off without a hitch thanks to a new tool called Azure Migrate. While the tool... Read More

    Key Cloud Security Tools Available for Azure Instances

    By MessageOpsTeam | April 4th, 2018

    If you’re using Azure, be sure you’re taking advantage of these cloud security tools to protect your data and your... Read More

    SCCM and Intune Co-Management for Windows 10

    By MessageOpsTeam | March 26th, 2018

    Tracy A. Wetherington | Sr. Microsoft Consultant Making the transition to modern cloud-based management of your Windows 10 devices? The... Read More

    Azure DDoS Protection Standard Now Available in Preview

    By MessageOpsTeam | March 6th, 2018

    Receive DDoS protection for free thanks to Azure DDoS Protection Standard. In an effort to further protect customers using Azure’s... Read More

    Microsoft IoT Central Helps Organizations Develop IoT Solutions Quickly with Little Code in Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | March 1st, 2018

    Focus only on developing IoT solutions and none of the complex infrastructure thanks to Microsoft IoT Central powered by Azure.... Read More

    Introducing the Azure Storage Explorer

    By MessageOpsTeam | February 20th, 2018

    Learn how to easily manage Storage anywhere from within Windows, MacOs as well as Linux with Azure Storage Explorer Access... Read More

    Break Down the Azure Migration Process into Phases to Reduce Surprises

    By MessageOpsTeam | February 15th, 2018

    Use these steps to ensure your Azure migration goes smoothly without any hiccups that could cause problems for your business.... Read More

    Save on Virtual Machine Spending with Microsoft’s New Reserved Instances for Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | February 8th, 2018

    Learn about Microsoft Azure reserved instances and whether they make financial and practical sense for your organization. In a move... Read More

    6 Things to Keep in Mind About the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP)

    By MessageOpsTeam | January 18th, 2018

    Streamline how you handle Microsoft licensing with the new Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). For the past few decades,... Read More

    Microsoft Delivers Preview of new Azure IoT Software as a Service

    By MessageOpsTeam | January 9th, 2018

    Simplify your IoT product with a fully managed Azure SaaS solution. For those looking to jump on the IoT (Internet... Read More

    5 Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018, According to Forrester

    By MessageOpsTeam | January 2nd, 2018

    2018 looks extremely bright based on these interesting cloud computing predictions. Each year, Forester releases cloud computing predictions for the... Read More

    Microsoft’s Updated Azure Government Platform Could Help Land Additional Government Contracts

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 20th, 2017

    New features of the Azure Government platform should boost adoption of Microsoft’s cloud computing business, especially among federal, state and... Read More

    Microsoft Quietly Growing Their Cloud Computing Business is Good News for Your Organization

    By MessageOpsTeam | November 14th, 2017

    The future is bright for Microsoft’s cloud computing business as their market share continues to grow. When Satya Nadella took... Read More

    Benefits of Azure’s Analytics and Data Services

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 29th, 2017

    Microsoft continues to add new features to Azure, including more robust analytics and data services, which should be welcomed by... Read More

    Helpful Links for Getting Started with Azure Dev/Test

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 11th, 2017

    Azure Dev/Test During the recent Azure 101 training with MessageOps, 60 +%  plan to run test and dev workloads in Azure... Read More

    Open Source Options with Microsoft Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 8th, 2017

    Learn how Microsoft Azure and open source software can be a match made in cloud heaven. When most people think... Read More

    Helpful Links for Getting Started with Azure Cloud for Backup & DR Workloads

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 4th, 2017

    Azure Cloud for BackUp During our recent Azure 101 training, over 40% of the attendees that participated in our poll... Read More

    Microsoft Azure Service Health Dashboard In Preview

    By MessageOpsTeam | July 20th, 2017

    Azure just got a transparent and super powerful disaster recovery capability This capability is geared towards Infrastructure-as-a-Service or IaaS virtual... Read More

    Now Available: The New Azure AD Admin Console

    By MessageOpsTeam | May 23rd, 2017

    Microsoft just announced last week that the Azure Active Directory Admin Console (in the new portal) is now GA. Introducing... Read More

    Azure Security Center Now Available to Help Boost Security

    By MessageOpsTeam | September 27th, 2016

    Help protect your company from data breaches with Microsoft’s new Azure Security Center Maintaining cybersecurity is key to the success... Read More

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse – Elasticity and Cost Control for Cloud Data Warehousing

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 17th, 2016

    Is there anything that Azure SQL Data Warehouse doesn’t do for users moving data and analytics into the cloud? As... Read More

    Azure Application Gateway for Handling Scalability, Sessions, and Security

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 9th, 2016

    Applications are not always designed with scalability as a priority. Handling greater demand may only be possible by multiplying application... Read More

    Azure and Red Hat On the Road to Unifying RHEL and Windows Everywhere

    By MessageOpsTeam | July 12th, 2016

    By Jason Milgram, Director Software Development & Microsoft Azure MVP, Champion Solutions Group / MessageOps Windows and Linux platforms are... Read More

    Microsoft Azure Opens in Canada

    By MessageOpsTeam | June 8th, 2016

    Canada, as a major sovereign entity in the world, has confidential data that it must protect. Government and public sector... Read More

    Azure Data Factory for Users of Hadoop

    By MessageOpsTeam | May 3rd, 2016

    If you are a Hadoop user, you might want to consider Azure Data Factory. Today, data is a serious problem... Read More

    Lessons Learned from Hillary Clinton’s BYOD Challenges

    By MessageOpsTeam | April 27th, 2016

      Blurred data borders, BYOD, and information leakage – how will YOU Deal? Does it shock you to hear that... Read More

    Azure Data Factory and Decoding the Tech-Speak to see if ADF is For You

    By MessageOpsTeam | April 5th, 2016

    So you’ve heard about Azure Data Factory or ADF, and the idea of automating a large chunk of your data... Read More

    Securing and Empowering your Organization with Azure Active Directory

    By MessageOpsTeam | December 10th, 2015

    Azure Active Directory Demo Jason Milgram, MessageOps' Director of Software Development and Azure MVP, recently discussed the key features of... Read More

    5 Ways Microsoft Azure Protects Your Data

    By MessageOpsTeam | November 19th, 2015

    Learn the drastic steps that Microsoft Azure employs to protect your enterprise data in the cloud When you’re looking for... Read More

    Disaster Recovery for Microsoft’s Cloud Platform, Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | October 6th, 2015

    Azure offers a host of disaster recovery features to keep your important data safe and secure Businesses utilizing the cloud... Read More

    Microsoft Azure Updates

    By MessageOpsTeam | August 4th, 2015

          The Azure Preview has been an outstanding success for those involved in the program, as well as for... Read More

    Champion Solutions Group / MessageOps joins VirtualWorks as a Sales Partner of ViaWorks on Azure

    By MessageOpsTeam | July 14th, 2015

    VirtualWorks partners with leading US Microsoft Reseller, Champion / MessageOps, at WPC to Promote ViaWorks on Azure BOCA RATON, Fla.,... Read More

    Help employees stay productive with Azure RemoteApp

    By MessageOpsTeam | May 12th, 2015

    Are you looking for new ways to increase business productivity? Check out Azure RemoteApp. Azure RemoteApp helps employees stay productive... Read More

    Microsoft Azure Product Updates: Updated search and NoSQL data services, encoders for Media Services and more

    By MessageOpsTeam | March 9th, 2015

    New updated search and NoSQL data services, encoders for Media Services from Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure product Updates announced new... Read More


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