Microsoft

June 14, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – June 2016

This post was authored by Warren Mercer. Patch Tuesday for June 2016 has arrived where Microsoft releases their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains 16 bulletins addressing 44 vulnerabilities. Five bulletins resolve critical vulnerabilities found in MS DNS Server, Edge, Internet Explorer, JScript/VBScript, and […]

May 16, 2016

DATA CENTER

Microsoft SQL 2016 on Cisco UCS with SanDisk Flash Webinar

Your mission-critical data needs to be available, protected, and secure. With the launch of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016, there’s an opportunity to transform your data platform with breakthrough mission-critical capabilities, in-memory performance, and built-in operational analytics. In addition, enhancements to AlwaysOn technology deliver world-class high-availability and disaster-recovery solutions. Is your infrastructure ready to capitalize on […]

May 10, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – May 2016

This post is authored by Holger Unterbrink. Patch Tuesday for May 2016 has arrived where Microsoft releases their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains 16 bulletins addressing 33 vulnerabilities. Fourteen bulletins are rated critical, addressing vulnerabilities in Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Graphic Components, VBScript, […]

April 12, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – April 2016

Patch Tuesday for April has arrived with Microsoft releasing their latest monthly set of security bulletins to address security vulnerabilities in their products. This month’s release contains 13 bulletins relating to 31 vulnerabilities. Six bulletins address vulnerabilities rated as critical in Edge, Graphic Components, Internet Explorer, XML Core Service, Microsoft Office and Adobe Flash Player. […]

March 25, 2016

COLLABORATION

Interoperability is Table Stakes

I have never shied away from talking about Cisco’s commitment to interoperability, and here we are in 2016 and we are still talking about it? Haven’t we learned anything from the mobile phone industry? I don’t ever hear Samsung and Apple talk about how their phones can call one another. That’s table stakes. No one […]

March 11, 2016

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Server Platform “Springs” Forward to Microsoft SQL Server

The End of Support (EOS) for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is upon all of us. In April of this year, Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2005. Some companies have chosen to stand pat while others are researching and making decisions to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 or the recently announced SQL Server 2016. […]

March 8, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – March 2016

Patch Tuesday for March 2016 has arrived. Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains 13 bulletins addressing 44 vulnerabilities. Five bulletins are rated critical and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Graphic Fonts, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Window PDF. The […]

February 22, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Building a Platform for Cloud Profitability

Demand for cloud services is exploding. The Cisco Global Cloud Index now forecasts that cloud traffic will grow by more than 30 percent in every region in the...

February 16, 2016

NETWORKING

Your Questions Answered re: the Cisco CSR 1000v on Microsoft Azure

This is a guest post by Matthew Packer. As you may or may not be aware the Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000v is now available on Microsoft Azure.  This is the virtualized version of the world’s most popular enterprise networking platform (ASR 1000, ISR 4000) available on Microsoft’s public cloud.  Now that the CSR […]