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FREE eBook – The SysAdmin Guide to Azure Infrastructure as a Service

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Many system administrators have been working with on-premises infrastructure for their whole careers so moving to a cloud-based environment can feel like a leap of faith. However, making the leap to Azure doesn’t have to be daunting. With the right preparation it can be a smooth transition, consistent with your current on-premises configuration.

This free eBook written by veteran IT consultant and Microsoft Certified trainer Paul Schnakenberg covers all aspects of setting up and maintaining a high-performing Azure IaaS environment. It starts from the very basics, introducing key terms and features you need to get started, including migration, and goes on to explain everyday maintenance and best practices before covering more advanced features.

To get the best results from this eBook, it is recommended to follow along with the step-by-step tutorials using your own Azure subscription. If you don’t currently have access, the eBook explains how to set up a free 30-day trial alongside $200 worth of Azure resources to use and 12 months of additional free resources!

Altaro consistently delivers high-quality eBooks that are packed full of valuable guidance for system administrators and this latest eBook is no exception. If you currently use Azure IaaS or are planning to use it, this is an awesome free resource that you definitely should not miss.

Download your free eBook today

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Microsoft Azure Certifications Explained – A Deep Dive for IT Professionals in 2020

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It’s common knowledge, or at least should be, that certifications are the most effective way for IT professionals to climb the career ladder and it’s only getting more important in an increasingly competitive professional marketplace. Similarly, cloud-based technologies are experiencing unparalleled growth and the demand for IT professionals with qualifications in this sector are growing rapidly. Make 2020 your breakthrough year – check out this free upcoming webinar hosted by two Microsoft cloud experts to plan your Azure certification strategy in 2020.

The webinar features a full analysis of the Microsoft Azure certification landscape in 2020, giving you the knowledge to properly prepare for a future working with cloud-based workloads. Seasoned veterans Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze and Microsoft cloud expert Michael Bender will be hosting the event which includes Azure certification tracks, training and examination costs, learning materials, resources and labs for self-study, how to gain access to FREE Azure resources, and more.

Altaro’s webinars are always well attended and one reason for this is the encouragement for attendee participation. Every single question asked is answered and no stone is left unturned by the presenters. They also present the event live twice to allow as many people as possible to have the chance of attending the event and asking their questions in person!

For IT professionals in 202, and especially those with a Microsoft ecosystem focus, this event is a must-attend!

The webinar will be held on Wednesday February 19, at 3pm CET/6am PST/9am EST and at again 7pm CET/10am PST/1pm EST. I’ll be attending so I’ll see you there!

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Free eBook – SysAdmin Horror Stories

With Halloween only a few days away, this year Altaro gathered SysAdmins’ funniest and most horrifying stories into one eBook, especially for you.

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We all know that a SysAdmin’s job is no easy task and apart from constantly having systems to update, bugs to fix and users to please, SysAdmins encounter all sorts of situations throughout their careers. From tech situations to funny anecdotes, terrible mishaps or incidents with colleagues, this eBook includes real stories of what SysAdmins go through on a daily basis.

The eBook is very easy to download as no registration is required. Click on Download and it’s yours. It includes more than 25 short stories but this one is our personal favourite .

Free webinar – Office 365 or Microsoft 365? Which is the Perfect Platform for You?

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Many people still don’t know the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 and to be honest it’s not immediately clear because the names don’t really give much away. However, for businesses, and those managing IT environments, it’s important to understand the implications of choosing one over the other.

Luckily, Altaro are hosting a free webinar presenting the two options, their respective merits, and to ultimately help you figure out which is best for you. As with all Altaro webinars, questions are highly encouraged so if you want to directly address which package suits the specifics of your environment during the session, you can feel free to ask!

The webinar will be presented by Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze and Microsoft Certified trainer and Consultant Paul Schnackenburg on October 1st and registration is completely free.

All webinar attendees will also receive a free 50+ page eBook on Office/Microsoft 365 containing critical user information! To receive the eBook, all you need to do is attend the webinar – Save your seat

The webinar will be presented live twice on October 1st so you have two chances to attend.

· First session: 2pm CEST/8am EDT/5am PDT

· Second session: 10pm CEST/4pm EDT/1pm PDT.

It’s a nice touch from Altaro to present the webinar twice and enable as many people to join live. I will be attending the webinar, so I’ll see you there! – Save your seat!


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Disaster Recovery and Replication for Hyper-V VMs using Altaro VM Backup

Free White Paper

If you are responsible for virtualized workloads using Hyper-V, ensuring the highest possible availability and minimising downtime should be one of your biggest priorities. Experiencing a loss in a business-critical application or service can result in an interruption in services affecting the ability to carry out work and affect your reputation as a reliable service provider.

Altaro VM Backup is a fast, reliable, and easy to use backup solution for virtualized workloads and features disaster recovery (DR) and replication which can drastically reduce downtime when the unexpected occurs. Altaro prides itself on its industry-leading support, however, knowing the basics of DR and replication can be hugely valuable in getting the most out of the software.

This whitepaper explains how to secure critical business operations and ensure availability of critical VMs in your infrastructure using Altaro and Public Cloud technologies. It covers everything you need to get started including:

· Defining RPOs and RTOs

· How to set up replication and conduct the initial replication

· How to monitor replication jobs

· How to failover to a DR site

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Vembu SysAdmin Appreciation Day survey

July 26 gives us the perfect opportunity to acclaim those who keep the business up & running, come rain or shine. Vembu team extends our heartfelt appreciation to all the unsung heroes who are the crucial backbone of the IT infrastructure.

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With this in mind, we would like to know the importance of SysAdmins & how their roles are evolving. Please spend a couple of minutes in sharing your opinion and stand a chance to win Amazon gift vouchers.

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Webinar: Azure Security Center: How to Protect Your Datacenter with Next Generation Security

Security is a major concern for IT admins and if you’re responsible for important workloads hosted in Azure, you need to know your security is as tight as possible. In this free webinar, presented by Thomas Maurer, Senior Cloud Advocate on the Microsoft Azure Engineering Team, and Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze, you will learn how to use Azure Security Center to ensure your cloud environment is fully protected.

The webinar covers:

· Azure Security Center introductions

· Deployment and first steps

· Best practices

· Integration with other tools

· And more!

Being an Altaro-hosted webinar, expect this webinar to be packed full of actionable information presented via live demos so you can see the theory put into practice before your eyes. Also, Altaro put a heavy emphasis on interactivity, encouraging questions from attendees and using engaging polls to get instant feedback on the session. To ensure as many people as possible have this opportunity, Altaro present the webinar live twice so pick the best time for you and don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you like!

There are certain topics in the IT administration world which are optional, but security is not one of them. Ensuring your security knowledge if ahead of the curve is an absolute necessity and becoming increasingly important as we are all becoming exposed to more and more online threats every day. If you are responsible for important workloads hosted in Azure, this webinar is a must.

Webinar: Azure Security Center:

How to Protect Your Datacenter with Next Generation Security

Date: Tuesday, 30th July

Time: Webinar presented live twice on the day. Choose your preferred time:

● 2pm CEST / 5am PDT / 8am EDT

● 7pm CEST / 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

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Webinar: Vembu ‘How to create a Backup & Disaster Recovery Plan that works?’

Save your seat for this great webinar about creating a backup & disaster Recovery plan. All the things you need to know about creating a succesfull plan for your organization.

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