Improving your Brand with Azure Services.

A content-based online brand presence is becoming increasingly vital. Regardless of industry, your business will gain the majority of audience awareness and market share through your website, app, and the content you share to address anything from industry trends to audience pain points. Building that presence, of course, can be complex. Without a comprehensive backend…

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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based access management and identity platform that provides a secure, single sign-on (SSO) experience across both on-premises and cloud applications. With enterprise-grade scaling and availability, Azure AD is designed to support your internal, business-critical solutions. Yet Azure AD also integrates with Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, DropBox and thousands…

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Azure East US vs East US 2 – What’s the difference?

For several years now, Applied Innovations has assisted companies with Planning, Deploying, Managing and Optimizing their Azure environments.  Customers understand the difference between regions like US East and US Wesd but often ask the question “What’s the deal with Azure East US and East US 2?” So I thought I’d take a moment to go…

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Changes To Our Support Toolset for 2018

For the past 19 years, Applied Innovations has maintained a single brand promise to our customers “Make Online Business Success, Easy” which quite simply means to me that it’s our job to make it easy for our customers to succeed.  Parallel to that is one of the core values of our company “Continual Improvement in…

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Leveraging VM Scale Sets in Azure

Serving as an excellent example of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Azure’s Virtual Machine Scale Sets are a powerful new approach to running VMs in the cloud. Before VM scale sets, running a set of identical virtual machines in the cloud required configuring, deploying and managing each instance individually. When the number of VMs rose into the…

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How Azure Site Recovery and Backup Will Help You Build a Reliable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Strategy

Among the challenges facing your business is ensuring that your data is safe and recoverable, and that your apps and workloads are running in the event of a planned or unplanned outage.  Said differently, your business needs a reliable business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy. Azure, which Microsoft describes as “a growing collection of…

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