Azure AD Join on Windows 10 devices

By Todd on 04 Jun 2015

General availability for Windows 10 is due on July 29, 2015. Satalyst Software Architect, Damien Herbert, attended the Microsoft 2015 Ignite conference in Chicago last month and heard firsthand about the many new features and capabilities Enterprise has to look forward to with Windows 10. One of the many that excites us is Azure Active Directory Join. Azure AD Join is the functionality that registers a device with Windows 10 in Azure AD to enable centralised management. It means users can be connected to the cloud through Azure AD, enabling simplified Windows configuration and deployments. It will allow seamless single sign-on access from a Windows device to apps and resources in the cloud, such as Office 365 and plethora of business applications that rely on Azure AD for authentication. Azure AD Join will work on devices that don’t have the traditional domain join capabilities. With Azure AD Join, Windows authenticates directly to Azure AD, so no Domain Controller is required. Windows 10 devices that are joined to Azure AD will also provide single sign-on access to on-premises resources when connected to the corporate network and from anywhere with the Azure AD Application Proxy. Azure AD Join will bring significant flexibility and…

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Office 365 locally hosted in Australian Datacentres

By Todd on 13 May 2015

Office 365 – Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite – is now locally hosted in Australian datacentres.  With Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Azure all delivered out of Australian datacentres, Microsoft Azure is Australia’s most complete cloud. This means Satalyst can deliver to customers geo-redundant backup and faster performance for Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online in a completely secure cloud environment.  Customers can see that their data is not only held, but also backed up in Australia.  This helps customers address data residency considerations, particularly in sectors such as healthcare, education, government and financial services. Microsoft has completed the formal security assessment for the Australian Government’s Independent Registered Assessors Program (IRAP).  This assessment approves Office 365 for processing, storing and transmitting unclassified sensitive government data and covers Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business, as well as Microsoft’s cloud and infrastructure operations and Australian data centre facilities.  This news builds on Microsoft’s recent ISO 27018 announcement for Azure, Office 365, CRM Online and Intune. Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to global and local certifications ensures Azure is a cloud customers can trust – verified by third parties.

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Power BI integrated with Azure Stream Analytics

By Todd on 11 May 2015

One of the common use cases for Azure Stream Analytics is to analyse high volume streaming data in real-time and get the insight in a live dashboard (a dashboard that updates in real time without user having to refresh the browser). Microsoft Power BI is perfect for building a live dashboard in no time.  Check out this Power BI and Azure Stream Analytics demo video to see how easy it is. Power BI output makes it very easy to uncover real-time insights (IoT) from devices, sensors and applications data in a live real-time updating dashboard!

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