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Modern Disaster Preparedness & Recovery in the Age of the Cloud

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The Internet Has Become Complacent Again, and That’s Got to Stop. Even though the relentless march of technology has dramatically improved the stability and reliability of networks and hardware, business and enterprise websites and systems face continued threats from cascading failure in hyperscale public clouds to malware and ransomware. We have updated and revised our Best Practice recommendations for keeping your data safe in the age of the cloud and — more importantly — providing a clear path to recovery when the worst happens.
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Azure Space Makes a Starlink Deal to Redefine The Edge

We have been around datacenters for our entire careers. For decades the trend has been toward bigger and more powerful data centers that contain literally millions of processors. These behemoths are placed where power is cheap and bandwidth easily available. And they are so expensive that you just can't put them all the places you need to. But what if there was a way to put small, super-powerful computing power anywhere in the world without having to worry about power or connectivity? The future is now.
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The Truth About Website Page Speed

We’ve been fielding a lot of questions about website page speed. It's important. But automated page speed reports and analyzers only tell half the story. Here is what you need to know about website page speed, why it's important, when it's not important, and the practical things that you can do to strike the right balance.
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State of the .NET Union: .NET 5.0 Preview Release 8

.NET 5.0 Preview Release 8 is LIVE. Not only is Microsoft following an aggressive development schedule for .NET 5.0, but they are achieving their objective — hitting all of the projected milestones with marginal delays. The preview releases that we have been monitoring are demonstrating solid work and attention to detail. Here is what you need to know in the run-up to the most important advancement in code since ... well, since the invention of .NET.
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Google Chrome Release 84 — Here’s What We Know Now

There are recent July 4th updates to the Chrome browser can affect just about every website on the internet — Chrome 84. We are tracking these to ensure that our customers are well-prepared for updates and adapted to the changes as they occur. Here’s what you need to know.
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How To Budget IT Projects for Your Business — A Step-By-Step Guide

Understanding how to budget for larger IT projects is critical. But it is the specter of unexpected costs and budgetary over-runs that can intimidate even the most seasoned executive. In this article, we will lay out the logic for major project budgeting and provide some rules of thumb to smooth out the process.
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The Biggest Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020: The Community Weighs In

Microsoft Build is one of the biggest events each year for developers. If you write code for .NET, C#, or any other development platform on the Microsoft stack, then MSBuild is Christmas morning — tons of new toys to open up and start playing with. We asked notable Microsoft Community members what the biggest, coolest, or most important announcements coming out of MSBuild 2020. Here’s what they said.