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Azure new RemoteApp - Cloudify your desktop applications

  
  
  
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Last month Microsoft released a number of great enhancements to Microsoft Azure. These include:

  • Premium Storage: New Premium high-performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine workloads
  • RemoteApp: General Availability of Azure RemoteApp service
  • SQL Database: Enhancements to Azure SQL Databases
  • Media Services: General Availability of Live Channels for Media Streaming
  • Azure Search: Enhanced management experience, multi-language support and more
  • DocumentDB: Support for Bulk Add Documents and Query Syntax Highlighting
  • Site Recovery: General Availability of disaster recovery to Azure for branch offices and SMB customers
  • Azure Active Directory: General Availability of Azure Active Directory application proxy and password write back support

 


Improved experience for IBM Sametime 9 end-users

  
  
  
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In today’s global, mobile, and social business environment, success depends on people making connections and building relationships to improve workforce productivity. Instant messaging is one of the earliest created network-based collaboration tools and still stands as the basis for all of the others.

For those reasons, IBM Sametime 9 will be at the heart of many discussions next week in Orlando at the IBM ConnectEd Conference. It is one of the key pillars of collaboration strategy in an IBM environment and we, at GSX Solutions, see the increasing interest of our customers for this product.


Cloudy with a chance of showers

  
  
  
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I was interviewed by CMS Wire on my predictions for 2015 on the weather forecast, no the cloud sorry.


Metavis and GSX teams up on complex Microsoft Exchange projects

  
  
  
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In spite of cloud technologies, hybrid deployments being talked on by experts … around the coffee machines, the truth is that we all know how complex these deployments are. Even worse, lack of comprehensive planning will result in higher costs, delays and management being unhappy.

The DAG Witness server finally supported in Azure

  
  
  
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Our friend Scott Schnoll, Office 365 Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, announced during a session in Teched Barcelona that Exchange will soon support Azure VM as a Witness Server. The wish came true! Microsoft just announced support for the most awaited feature "Witness Server in Microsoft Azure". It is a nice option to have to allow automatic failover when you don't have a 3rd physical site to use. This new enhancement will make Exchange DAGs more robust by building one more layer of high availability, and assists the automatic datacenter failover during Disaster Recovery scenarios in a site-resilient Exchange Infrastructure.

The smart way to BES 12

  
  
  
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Let's start with a quick introduction to BES 12. BES 12 is the latest EMM solution from BlackBerry, it helps you do the following:

Increase MSP Margins: Develop New Remote Services with GSX Solutions

  
  
  
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Today, I am speaking with Jean-Francois "Jeff" Piot, vice president of product management with GSX Solutions.

2015 Predictions for Enterprise Mobility and BYOD

  
  
  
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We are already reaching the end of the year and it’s time to predict what will be happening in 2015. In terms of Enterprise Mobility, end user demand is not fully satisfied by IT departments. Indeed, IT departments are facing two big issues; how to protect critical data and how to ensure an optimized service delivered to end users in a mobile friendly world?

How about traveling to the Cloud?

  
  
  
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The Cloud has taken the world by storm. Are you curious about how to proactively resolve messaging performance and availability issues to keep communications flowing? Our GSX Experts have selected varied content related to the Cloud which should keep you busy during this end of year. Enjoy the browsing!

Upgrading MSP Offerings from Infrastructure to Applications

  
  
  
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Traditionally, managed IT service providers have been great at providing infrastructure-oriented services, and there are many existing infrastructure management tools that have enabled MSPs to provide customers with a good ROI at the system level.  Yet, competition in the IT services market is fierce, and MSPs need to be able to differentiate their offerings to remain in the game. Providing application performance management is one area where there is much opportunity for MSPs to increase margins, yet there has been a lack of affordable automated tools to achieve better ROI for their customers.  With GSX Monitor & Analyzer, MSPs can provide critical new services to their customers.

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