Cisco continues to develop their partnership with Microsoft becoming a critical component of the Microsoft Data Centers across the globe. 80% of the data centers around the globe already include Cisco networking switches and routers. More and more of these same Data Centers are also making the switch to Cisco UCS server platforms. There are many advantages to using Cisco UCS as your server platform. IDC recently competed a study interviewing many Cisco UCS installed customers and determined that by installing your application on a Cisco UCS server platform, those customers will gain the following business benefits.
You can get first hand knowledge of these benefits by visiting Cisco at several Microsoft events over the next couple of months.
- Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Microsoft Virtual Trade Show.
Evolving Your Data Center to the Next Level
Keeping up with all of the changes in today’s data center technology is can be daunting. Data center technologies are evolving quickly on a number of different fronts. This presentation will cover some of the latest trends in data center technology. You’ll see how they can impact your business and how you can best begin to incorporate them into your own infrastructure. The technologies discussed will include the cloud, the hybrid cloud, containers, consolidated management, software defined networking, flash storage, as well as converged and hyper- converged infrastructure.
- Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Days
This community initiative is the brain-child of several of Microsoft Canada’s Top MVP’s. It is our absolute pleasure to be able to share our knowledge locally allowing our communities to learn more and advance their technical knowledge base. You can follow Canadian MVP’s on Twitter #CDNMVP
Vancouver, BC – September 21, 2015
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Calgary, AB – September 23, 2015
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Edmonton, AB – September 25, 2015
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- SQL Saturday
Free 1 day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high quality technical sessions. It’s a group of SQL Server database administrators, database and application developers, business intelligence experts, and users from around the globe. This community is represented by more than 285 local PASS Chapters worldwide, 28 virtual chapters, 120,000 members.
Orlando – October 10
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Portland – October 24
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Join us at these different events and discover why the server platform on which you install these Microsoft solutions makes a difference. Hope to see you there.
Tags: #SQLServer, Cisco ACI, CiscoUCS, Microsoft
Today an out of band advisory was released by Microsoft to address CVE-2015-2502. This vulnerability is addressed by MS15-093.
MS15-093 address a memory corruption vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. This affects all currently supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
This advisory is rated critical. An attacker can craft a web page designed to exploit this vulnerability and lure a user into visiting it. The compromise will result in remote code execution at the permission level of the affected user. The use of proper user access controls can limit the severity of the compromise.
As with most out of band releases, it has been reported that this attack is being exploited in the wild. Users should patch immediately.
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Tags: 0-day, internet explorer, Microsoft, patch, Talos
Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release sees a total of 14 bulletins released which address 58 CVEs. Four bulletins are rated “Critical” this month and address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Graphics Component, Office, and Edge. The other ten bulletins are rated “Important” and address vulnerabilities within Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Server Message Block (SMB), XML Core Services, Mount Manager, System Center Operations Manager, UDDI Services, Command Line, WebDAV, Windows, and the .NET Framework. Read More »
Tags: Microsoft, patch tuesday, Talos, vulnerabillity
Made better with Cisco Collaboration Meetings Rooms (CMR for short) offering a standards based approach. Jabber supports Lync interoperability despite having to work with proprietary Microsoft protocols.
CMR can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid mix of both. It provides a business quality collaboration experience by combining video, audio and content sharing while juggling all the background normalization steps needed to ensure that meetings run seamlessly for all participants.
Read up further on the benefits and specifics of CMR or check out this short ‘at a glance’ pdf.
Watch this short video backgrounder for more.
Tags: Cisco Jabber, cmr, jabber, lync, Lync Interoperability Telepresence, Microsoft, Techwise TV, TechWiseTV
Today marks another important milestone in our cloud journey together with Microsoft.
Back in March, Cisco and Microsoft announced a jointly engineered solution for service providers designed to dramatically improve the time to market with hybrid cloud services. The power of the solution is the combination of Windows Azure Pack with Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure. The result is a set of pre-packaged applications libraries that allow service providers to rapidly deploy services, reducing up-front costs and enabling faster time-to-revenue. In addition, the combined solution features automated provisioning, which enables service providers to set up a new tenant in two hours versus 12 when creating a new customer environment – a huge competitive advantage.
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Tags: architecture, Azure, Cisco Powered, COSN, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud OS Network