What does it take to become Agile?

Agile is a set of principles, processes and techniques. It is an approach that can be adopted as well as being a mindset and a way of thinking. For the adoption of agile concepts into your organization culture, these elements are illustrated by ‘Tangible, Policy, Values’.

There are a few rules of cultural change that we should take note for getting started on what is often a long processes:

– Know your starting point

– Align adoption of agile to your organizations mission and strategic direction

– Pick your battles

– Use an emergent approach, piloting its adoption and using small successes to build momentum for more agile.

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Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

While most of you who are Configuration Manager administrators are fairly comfortable with the product and can perform common management tasks, many of you still have pain points when it comes to certain aspects of how the product works. Based on our observations and interactions with customers, the biggest knowledge gaps tend to be in the following areas:

• Troubleshooting common Configuration Manager tasks such as software distribution, software updates, and deployment. Continue reading “Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager”

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SQL Server 2017 on Linux: Top six reasons companies make the move

The data landscape is always changing, so it can be challenging to keep up and do so in a way that makes the most sense for your business. The right database platform can be a future-proof foundation on which you can build the applications and tools your business needs to succeed. Is your data ecosystem holding you back, or driving your business forward?

In this e-book, experiences of five very different businesses have been shared, all with the goal of efficiently managing and manipulating their data to maximize value. Read on to hear perspectives from these businesses, sourced through interviews and testimonials directly from each company’s leadership, and see how your own data ecosystem could benefit from SQL Server 2017.

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Bonus Tip: SQL Server 2017 delivers industry-leading mission critical database capabilities with everything built-in. Gain transformative insights from in-database advanced analytics with Python and R, and rich interactive visualizations on any device with our upcoming SQL Server 2017 courses in 2019.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux Quick Start Guide

Go deep with our guide based on user-generated Q&As.

You’ve heard the big news that SQL Server 2017 is coming to Linux, and maybe you’ve attended a webinar or read a couple blog posts. Now you’re ready to dive into the details to really see how the enterprise features of SQL Server apply to your favorite open source platform.

Like you, your peers who attended recent Engineering Town Hall webinars had many questions, and we’ve incorporated the FAQs into a handy guide. Here’s a sampling:

  • Can I use the SQL Server Management Studio client on Windows to access SQL Server on Linux?
  • Which Linux file systems can SQL Server 2017 use for data files?
  • Is there an app like the SQL Server Configuration Manager on Linux?
  • Are Always On and clustering supported in Linux?
  • Is it possible to view Activity Monitor when connected through SSMS on Windows for an instance running on Linux?

Find out the answers to these and other technical questions in the free guide.

Bonus Tip: Update your skills to cover SQL Server 2017 as well as prepare the upgrade exam for existing MCSA SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2017 certification with the following courses:

10998: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017
10999: SQL Server on Linux

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The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016

Bring more opportunity to your business by bringing your Windows Server workloads to Azure. Because Azure runs on Windows Server, it’s easy to migrate your workloads along with your existing Windows Server skills, familiar tools, and established procedures.

Download this guide to find out how easy Azure makes it to migrate or extend your Windows Server environment to Azure. You’ll discover:
– Ways to run your Windows Server workloads in Azure
– How to extend your on-premises IT offerings to Azure for hybrid innovation
– What savings you’ll get with your existing Windows Server licenses
– How Azure delivers industry-leading security

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Bonus Tip: Earn a Microsoft role-based certification that shows you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements. Skill up, prove your expertise to employers and peers, and get the recognition and opportunities you’ve earned.

An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security. Get certified today with the Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate, available Jan’ 19 with Info Trek.

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