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In the Pipeline

Understanding the Dell EMC Modern Data Center for Office 365  In Q1 2017 look for this training course which is designed to help you understand the integration of Office 365 within the modern data center along with market trends and drivers, the Dell EMC approach, planning and implementation and the benefits of other Dell EMC products and service offerings for Office 365.

Microsoft Collaboration, Messaging and UC on VxRack  This solution addresses the growing and disrupting trend of hyper converged infrastructure for Microsoft messaging, collaboration and unified communication application based on VxRack System 1000 with ScaleIO for storage.
Microsoft SQL Consolidation on VxRail  This solution will highlight proven scalability for combined SQL Server workloads utilizing software defined storage that has been co-developed with VMware.  Additional benefits highlighted will include a description of the very flexible configurations options and a single support contact point.
Recently Released

Slide Deck: VMAX Tech-for-the-Trenches with VMAX All Flash and Microsoft SQL Server - November 2016    Covers top 10 reasons for using VMAX All Flash, SRDF/Metro Deep Dive, VMAX Host IO Limits Best Practices, Powershell for VMAX and the REST API. View here>>

White Paper: Microsoft SQL Sever Consolidation Solution For Dell EMC Unity  Describes the Microsoft SQL Server database consolidation solution with Dell EMC Unity storage platform. The solution focuses on the consolidated environment, high performance databases, copy management, disaster recovery, and data backup September 2016  Read more>>

Research Report: SQL Server Transformation: Toward Agility & Resiliency  To explore the trends shaping SQL Server data environments, Unisphere Research fielded a survey among the members of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), the leading organization for SQL Server professionals. Pre-order your copy today to receive the full report upon release and join our insiders list for ongoing tips, trends reports and special offers from DBTA, PASS, Dell EMC and VMware.  Read more>>
Recorded Webcast: Virtualizing Your SQL Server Databases and Moving to The Cloud   Learn how other SQL Server sites are leveraging virtualization and cloud, the key benefits and challenges experienced, and best practices to keep in mind as you plan for the future from Unisphere Analyst Joe McKendrick, VMware vExpert Don Sullivan and Dell EMC Database Technical Marketers Sam Lucido and Phil Hummel.  View here>>
Global Services News

New Dell EMC Professional Services Battlecard  Did you know? Our Microsoft services teams have been named Microsoft Partner of the Year nearly 50 times and holds Microsoft gold competencies in over 2 dozen categories. This sales battlecard for Dell EMC Microsoft Professional Services provides a quick and concise high level overview of many Microsoft service offerings.  Start the conversation with your clients today!  Learn More Here >>

Azure Cloud and Enterprise Onboarding Boot Camp

The Dell EMC team recently attended the Azure Cloud Architect Boot Camp in Bellevue Washington.  This event was specific to Microsoft badged employees as well as elite and exclusive Microsoft partners such as Dell EMC.  The Boot Camp was an immersive learning experience that included general lecture sessions, case study workshops, executive panels and hackathons.  Rob Sonders, Dell EMC PS leader, brought back some great information from the event.  Learn More Here >>

TransVault Products Suite and Demo for Dell EMC  As customers transition to Office 365 and migrate from legacy email archiving platforms, the everlasting issue of PST files continues to be an issue for organizations today.  Join us on Dec 16th at 12PM EST to learn more about TransVault and how they can help with PST eradication projects by including features such as: discovery, pst identification, deduplication, consolidation and migration. Learn More Here >>

Industry News and Events
Manage Azure policy using the Azure Stack Policy Module  The Azure Stack Policy module allows you to configure an Azure subscription with the same versioning and service availability as Azure Stack. Once complete, you can use your Azure subscription to develop apps for Azure Stack.  Read more>>
Deploy Pivotal Greenplum on Azure Greenplum is regarded as the most scalable mission-critical analytical database and is in use by a large number of leading enterprises worldwide. In addition, all major third-party analytic and administration tools are supported through standard client interfaces. Read more>>
What You Should Know About Hyper-Converged Infrastructure In a recent survey of VMware vSAN customers, 64% of the respondents indicate using vSAN to run their most critical business applications including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SharePoint.  For customers looking for speed of deployment, the VxRail appliance, co-engineered by VMware and Dell EMC, is a great way to get started with HCI.  Read more>>
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