Microsoft is taking huge leaps towards the contribution in the IoT platform security. This is because the massive growth in building intelligent devices is observed since past few years and with this rate of development a huge adoption of interconnected devices shall be observed 10 years from now.
For IoT security, Microsoft has announced two major advancements:
- Azure Sphere: it is a solution for the security of nextGen IoT devices at an intelligent edge. It includes three major components that work together for security of these devices. These include
a. Azure Sphere-certified MCUs
b. The Azure Sphere OS
c. The Azure Sphere Security Service
- Security Maturity Model: This framework is proposed in order to integrate security into systems for long-term benefits. This gives IoT platform security providers a sustainable approach towards addressing IoT issues. This model is being built in partnership with and is based on Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) previously Microsoft’s “Seven Properties of Highly Secure Devices”.
GitHub is now a Microsoft Development platform. Previously, it has been a development promoting platform for a long time and developers rely on this open source service for their development oriented tasks. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it will be acquiring GitHub for 7.5 billion USD. Quite recently, Microsoft revealed that it has made the whole process of acquisition complete.
Microsoft explains that it is its vision to support and help developers and acquiring GitHub is a part of implementing this vision. GitHub will continue to run as an independent business. Not only this is a large repository, it is a popular resource for developers and organizations for documenting and hosting code. The core idea of GitHub is not turning into Microsoft, but more of getting insights to the current developer trends going around outside of traditional Microsoft technologies. Not only it will help the company grow with these insights so as to make developers facilitate from their technologies, it will also help Microsoft towards providing a better Microsoft Development platform in future.
Microsoft has been very keen with development platforms and simplifying IT industry with its innovative technologies that shape the market. One such product is Microsoft 365 which keeps on changing based on the IT industry needs. Microsoft philosophy for building tools and various IT services is said to be “Integrated for Simplicity”.
The modern desktop is driven by cloud computing and available on Windows 10 with Office 365 ProPlus. The scalability and intelligence feature makes it unique and an innovative approach that is integrated with Microsoft Office 365. Integrated simplicity is taken to one step further with the Microsoft 365 admin center that also gives the feature of device management.
Hence Microsoft Office 365 gives a modern cloud-connect feel to business and end users. It also provides cloud computing intelligence that is necessary for IT pros for a successful tomorrow.
IoT solutions are gaining popularity as this technology gets more fast, sleek and cost-effective. It has captured almost all aspects of businesses and daily life in general. In such a popular technology, quality control is of utmost importance.
Enterprises have started to deploy Quality control solutions in the cloud by taking a proactive approach towards quality control. For example, algorithms like Quality Early Warning System (QEWS) are developed and incorporated into the IBM Prescriptive Quality on Cloud which helps manufacturers to discover problems earlier in supplier material along with problems arising in production processes.
Considering the huge amount of data being generated by applying IoT solutions to business processes, QC solutions prioritize the problems and generate alerts based on priority and those issues shall be addressed immediately that are critical. Hence 100% Quality control is not possible; however proactive approaches provide detailed perspective regarding product quality during manufacturing and are most beneficial to adopt.
Cloud Infrastructure as a Service is a fast-growing market and is expected to reach up to 25% of total Infrastructure outsourcing market by 2020. IaaS has promoted promoting digital operation in an innovative manner along with enabling digital business. This has contributed to the growing popularity of IaaS.
It has been seen that, IaaS providers continue to offer legacy services which include simple servers, network resources and storage space, hence a simple infrastructure. These services will not be sufficient for the upcoming demands of digital business. In order to promote customers digital journey demands, Infrastructure providers need to offer digital infrastructure platform which offers a range of higher level services exposed via APIs, hence introducing a platform which customers can utilize for development of apps and services that provide value to business initiatives.
Hence provision of resources needs to be shifted from simple (storage, server, and network) to complex (Infrastructure resources) to find growth opportunities for both customers and Infrastructure providers.
Public preview of SharePoint 2019 is here and in no time, the official release will hit the market. Here are a few steps to get your started with it:
- Get SharePoint Server 2019 prerequisites installed either manually or by Prerequisite Installer. These include: Web Server (IIS) Role, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or Microsoft SQL Server 2017, Microsoft Sync Framework Run-time v1.0 SP1 (x64) and a few more components.
- Install SharePoint Server 2019, enter the product key and start configuration wizard
- Make sure that user account is the Setup User account
- Launch Farm configuration wizard
- Select the services you need to get and proceed with the wizard.
- Configure farm page and Finish the wizard.
You can also upgrade from SharePoint 2016 for which you shall use database attach upgrade. In such a case, you need to upgrade to content only and not the settings.
Enterprises need to know how to get info out of big data. A successful business is the one that can manage and analyze big amount of data – we are talking about data that is in petabytes!
More often, companies have got big data, collected and stored in the data center, but have little knowledge of what to do with the data. It is recommended that every company must have a data plan even before the data is consolidated in the storage i.e. the cloud. They must also have a set of tools ready to be used within their systems in order to get business value out of the stored data. Some more steps that can be taken are: understand meta data, know which data to keep and turn it into business value, consider a performance plan. The bottom line is: Only make necessary investments in data.
Microsoft Hyper-V is a collection of multiple technologies running efficiently to form the basis of business private cloud space. It includes, hardware, software, management processes and business processes integration. Hence Hyper-V is the platform where your entire virtual infrastructure resides. Hyper-V is the virtualization platform and Hypervisor technology is software on which multiple virtual machines can run by controlling the hardware and allocating resources to each VM operating system.
The key to good virtualization is the hardware on which the virtual infrastructure is present. Constructing a virtual environment requires white-boxing approach. If a reliable hardware is not chosen for the virtual infrastructure, the infrastructure shall collapse. An optimized hardware is necessary with decent connecting of all pieces together. There are four core resource areas to Hyper – V: Processing, storage , memory, and networking. These four points combine together to produce private clouds under Hyper- V. Apart from these core concepts there is another side to Hyper- V and that is the management processes that run as the core business element on Virtual infrastructure.
At this time when there are many options offered by Techno Giants with ever increasing features in each coming product, it is hard to get a best solution when you want to get the best of features according to your needs from a single provider. Same case happens with smartphone users who are comfortable with android as their Smartphone but primarily work on Microsoft Apps.
This problem has been solved and now OneDrive App can be installed from Google Play Store on Android devices in order to gain access to storage on the Cloud provided by Microsoft OneDrive. Not only OneDrive, but Google Play now also hosts free versions of Excel and Word on Play Store. There apps do not contain full features but offer general features that are sufficient for most users like reading and editing documents and Excel worksheets. For more details, you can have a look here