Cloud Computing

Microsoft Build 2024

First Ring Daily: Local AI, Cloud AI, and a Build of AI

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss how Microsoft’s Build 2024 conference will be all about AI and Copilots, and how AI technology could become the next big data harvesting tool. 

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Network Security

Microsoft Enters Talks with CISPE to Address Cloud Licensing Complaints

Microsoft has recently started talks with the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) to address an ongoing antitrust case. These discussions aim to resolve concerns regarding the company’s anti-competitive licensing policies. The Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) association is an organization that represents cloud infrastructure providers based in Europe. It includes both…

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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

First Ring Daily: The AI Battle of 2024

In the last episode of First Ring Daily for this year, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss their issues with networking and smart home devices and how the New York Times suing Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement could impact the development of generative AI technology in 2024.

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Windows AI Studio

First Ring Daily: Time to LLM

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott dive deep into Large Language Models (LLMs), getting started with Windows AI Studio, and more.

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First Ring Daily: Evernote’s Death Spiral and Amazon’s New Enterprise-Focused Q Assistant

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Evernote significantly restricting its feature set for free users, Amazon launching a new AI chatbot for the enterprise, and more.

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Cloud Computing

Streamlining SaaS Governance: How Nudge Security Simplifies Compliance and Security Management for Cloud Apps

Last Update: Nov 03, 2023

Nudge Security provides a simple and easy to implement solution to a challenging problem for organizations managing compliance, security, and governance of third-party cloud apps and services. Its simplicity encourages governed use of SaaS apps and the ability to monitor new apps and user signups. Nudge Security is a powerful alternative to complex products like…

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Cloud Computing and Security

Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty Launches in Public Preview

Microsoft has announced the public preview of its Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty solution tailored specifically for the public sector. The new offering marks a significant step towards empowering government entities to navigate the complex landscape of data compliance and security requirements with confidence. Microsoft first unveiled Cloud for Sovereignty at its annual Inspire partner conference…

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VMware Extends the Hybrid Cloud to Azure

Last Update: Oct 03, 2023

his new partnership underscores that Azure is Microsoft’s priority going forward and their new open attitude is all about enabling Microsoft to extend Azure’s reach. Let’s take a closer look at what Microsoft and VMware’s new partnership means for the hybrid cloud.

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Disaster Recovery with Azure Backup for SQL Server VMs

Last Update: Sep 11, 2023

Running VMs in the cloud has become a big part of the modernization of IT infrastructure for most businesses. However, even though those VMs that are in the cloud, the backup mechanisms that they use to provide disaster recovery (DR) capabilities are essentially the same as they would use for on-premise VMs. They often use legacy technologies that require a lot of resources and are difficult to scale.

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Choosing a Disaster Recovery Technology: Backup vs. Replication

Last Update: Sep 11, 2023

There are two primary types of backup technologies and knowing the difference between backup and replication will help you choose the best path forward.

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