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  • Run Windows 10 in the Cloud with Microsoft’s Multitenant Hoster Program

    Until recently, Microsoft customers running Windows 10 on a virtual machine had only two choices: on-premise and Microsoft Azure. Now there is a third option: third-party hosts. The new option comes courtesy of Microsoft’s new Qualified Multitenant Hoster Program (QMTH Program), which extends Windows 10 virtualization rights to authorized third-party cloud hosts for the first time. Below […]

  • What is Azure Security Center?

    Azure Security Center is an advanced, unified security management platform that Microsoft offers all Azure subscribers. Features of the standard offering include security health monitoring for both cloud and on-premises workloads; security threat blocking through access and app controls; adjustable security policies for maintaining regulatory and standards compliance; security vulnerability discovery tools and patches; and advanced threat detection through […]

  • Do I buy Azure Direct or through a partner?

    Applied Innovations has always been on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to the Internet, Cloud Computing and Microsoft technologies, so it’s no wonder that Applied Innovations was among the earliest managed services provider to deliver services on top of Microsoft Azure.  Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing interest in […]

  • 10 Azure Services That Can Enhance Your Data Analytics Operations

    We live in an age of big data. In fact, data volume is exploding; the last two years alone have generated more storable information than the entirety of prior human history. When analyzed and used correctly, this data can tell your business more about your audience, competitive environment, and forecasted success than you ever thought possible. But […]

  • 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud with Azure SQL Database

    As an alternative to expensive, relatively inflexible onsite database solutions, database-as-a-service (DBaaS) providers offer flexible, cloud-based databases as a subscription service. One of the most widely used and trusted DBaaS platforms is Azure SQL Database. There are at least five compelling reasons to transition to the cloud model for your SQL database with Azure: cost savings; […]

  • How to Supercharge Your E-Commerce Efforts With Azure Services

    As we move deeply into the holiday season, the possibilities and limitations of e-commerce are once again becoming clear. Consumers across industries increasingly shop online; in fact, the majority of Americans now prefer to do so, that number goes to 67 percent for younger generations. Of course, that increased desire for online shopping has also increased competition. […]

  • Leveraging Predictive Analytics with Azure Machine Learning Studio

    In recent years, AI has been playing an increasingly central role in the development of both consumer and enterprise solutions. Nonetheless, up to this point many businesses have shied away from leveraging this emerging technology because the learning curve has been too steep, and the barriers to entry too high, for their teams. However, Microsoft’s […]

  • Should You Migrate Your Data to Azure or AWS?

    Businesses are moving to cloud services in large numbers. The move promises flexibility, reliability, and economy. It saves having to maintain and upgrade an on-premises server, and it allows unlimited growth without having to acquire new hardware. Cloud data storage is especially attractive, since it’s scalable, accessible from anywhere, and protected against data loss. The […]

  • Which is better: WooCommerce or Magento?

    With the growing popularity of e-commerce for business, many online shopping platforms have risen to meet the needs of growing companies. Two e-commerce platforms, in particular, have managed to stand apart as forces to be reckoned with in the world of online shopping. These e-commerce platforms are WooCommerce and Magento. If you are looking to […]

  • Creating an Highly Available, Reliable and Safe Cloud Environment on Azure

    There have been concerns surrounding cloud computing and services for quite some time. All the while more organizations have been employing the use of the cloud environment and its technologies. One survey reported these statistical indicators: The primary cloud computing concern, lack of expertise and resources, fell to 25% down 7 percent from 2016. Only […]

  • 5 Steps to Make Your Website Accessible and Avoid a WCAG Lawsuit

    More than 100 businesses—including Home Depot, Footlocker, Brooks Brothers and Sears—have been successfully sued in federal court and forced to pay expensive settlements because their websites were not accessible to people with disabilities.  According to Accessibility Works: “Website accessibility lawsuits and threatened claims have become big business…More law firms are filing lawsuits or sending demand […]