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3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

Guest Author: Norm Kennedy, Technical Instructor

Windows Server 2016 was first released on September 26th at Microsoft's Ignite conference, and it's first major update was released this October. While it seemed on the surface like just another iteration, Windows Server 2016 represented a major shift in the design of Microsoft's operating systems. 

The list of new features is steep, but I believe that the most substantial changes for Windows Server 2016 are as follows: storage spaces, virtualization, and containers. Let's take a look now at how these changes can benefit users and businesses alike. 

How to Improve Security within Your VMware Environment

How to Improve Security within Your VMware Environment

Guest Author: Ryan Birk, Technical Instructor

Cybersecurity is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. However, there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to those with virtual servers: How can businesses be sure their data will be safe? Should more precautions be taken because these are virtual machines? The answers may surprise you.

Leadership & Development Instructor Spotlight: Robert Stillman

Leadership & Development Instructor Spotlight: Robert Stillman

Having started his career over 20 years ago, Robert Stillman is developing into one of the most trusted sources for adult training, specializing in Professional Development, Customer Service, Sales, and Emotional Intelligence. He now takes on the role as the lead instructor of New Horizons Center for Leadership and Development, an updated curriculum that teaches the benefits of Communication, Interpersonal, Leadership, and Management Skills.

6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

Guest Author: Shawn Stugart, Technical Instructor

The September 2017 Equifax breach is shaping up not only to be one of the largest in history (143 million private records exposed, or about 44 percent of US adults) but also the most potentially damaging since the data includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers. In combination, this personally identifiable information could be used by identity thieves to open new lines of credit, apply for loans, file fraudulent tax returns, and more.

New GRUB 2 Features when Upgrading to RHEL 7

New GRUB 2 Features when Upgrading to RHEL 7

Guest Author: Ralph Nyberg, Technical Instructor

System administrators who are planning to upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL) have a a change coming to them. With the newer versions of Red Hat, a new version of GRUB, the Red Hat boot loader, will be the new default. GRUB 2, the new boot loader, will bring a few changes in configuration and management.

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.

XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.

What You Should Know About Tableau

What You Should Know About Tableau

Tableau is an industry leading business intelligence (BI) tool that focuses on data visualization, dashboarding, and data discovery. One of the reasons why it's gaining such popularity across many industries is because data can be added using any format—whether it's a simple spreadsheet or SQL based.

Ten Minutes on Business Analysis

Ten Minutes on Business Analysis

Guest Author: Pete O'Donnell, Technical Instructor

I was asked to sit down and write out a short article on the great subject of Business Analysis; what it is, how it can be used and other benefits. Being an instructor who is teaching these classes all the time, I only had about 10 minutes to do it. Even so, I wrote down the role of a Business Analyst, how it is similar to Project Management and how to get certified. 

Why Choose Agile over Traditional Waterfall?

Why Choose Agile over Traditional Waterfall?

Guest Author: Pete O'Donnell, Technical Instructor

Project management is a task that every industry can utilize. In order for projects to get done on time and efficiently, a proper set of tasks needs to be in place to make sure the team stays on target. To complete the goal, teams can utilize the traditional waterfall approach or the lesser known Agile approach. But what is Agile's connection to project management, and how does it stand up and innovate the traditional processes? Let's take a closer look.

12 Great Resources for Power BI Development

12 Great Resources for Power BI Development

Guest Author: George Squillace, Technical Instructor

These past few months I’ve been captured by Power BI. It is amazing to me how much Microsoft has invested in the Power BI ecosystem; many other developers have responded by investing much in the development of Power BI solutions.