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Windows Virtual Desktop Handbook: Security Fundamentals

Find out how to secure your Windows Virtual Desktop environment when migrating your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to Azure. Read this security handbook to get technical hands-on guidance on how to help protect your apps and data in your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment.

Download the handbook to: 

  • Familiarize yourself with Windows Virtual Desktop architecture.
  • Understand which Microsoft tools and Azure security services are automatically configured and which are your responsibility.
  • Implement appropriate security measures for your organization’s data, apps, user identities, session hosts, and network access.
  • Learn best practices for using Azure Security Center and improving your Azure Secure Score. 

SGA case study

SGA helps AeC swiftly and securely enable remote work for thousands of employees with Windows Virtual Desktop and reduce hardware costs by 30 percent.

  • AeC needed to securely enable remote work for employees.

The company needed a way to swiftly and securely allow thousands of employees to work from home.

  • Implementing Windows Virtual Desktop and Microsoft Azure.

By partnering with SGA, AeC was able to implement a cloud-based remote work solution built on Microsoft technology.

  • Enabling thousands of remote workers in just a few weeks.

With the cloud, AeC was able to keep their services online and achieve a cost savings of 30 percent when compared with traditional desktops.

Secure IoT begins with Zero-Touch Provisioning at scale

The path to secure IoT deployments starts with a hardware root-of-trust at the device level, a simple concept that  belies the complexity of managing a chain of trust that extends from every edge device to the core of the network. The solution to this management challenge, based on a coordinated effort of domain experts, is a zero touch “chip-to-cloud” provisioning service for certificates-based identity lifecycle management for connected devices.  

Published by Infineon Technologies AG with contributions from Microsoft GlobalSign and Eurotech

Microsoft Azure IIoT digitalisation in the chemical industry

Read this white paper on digitalisation in the chemical industry to discover the specific ways in which digitalisation can be leveraged to improve market responsiveness, operational efficiency, health, safety and sustainability of your company, industry and world.  

Sustainability within manufacturing

Sustainability is becoming a watchword throughout the world as well as within the manufacturing space, due in part to the massive scale of industrial processes. Long viewed as a zero-sum contest between economic viability and environmental consideration, sustainability today often aligns both environmental and economic goals–if one is agile enough to take advantage. Read on to see how digitalization of manufacturing is opening up the possibilities of safer, cheaper, and more environmentally conscious operational decision making.

Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

Grow your cloud architecture skills with guidance from Azure experts 

Go beyond developing cloud-native applications to planning and implementing cloud application infrastructure. In this free e-book from Packt Publishing, you will find best practices for infrastructure design and patterns for building a complete solution. Explore topics including:

  • Roles and responsibilities of different architectural disciplines.
  • Key aspects to consider when building a cloud solution.
  • Infrastructure design and typical topologies and concerns, such as high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Infrastructure deployment, featuring infrastructure as code tools and frameworks and hands-on exercises.
  • How data is processed and stored, including a hands-on use case based on a data-streaming scenario.
  • Security architecture and how to modernise your security practices.
  • Industry-specific cloud architecture scenarios for automotive, transportation, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and retail.

Azure customer enablement - infographic

Get a clear path to success with Azure! Use the proven guidance and resources outlined in this infographic to plan and adapt your cloud journey to meet your unique needs, and achieve ongoing cloud value.

Azure SQL Jumpstart Guide

Learn how to get started launching your first Azure SQL database or find ways to make your existing SQL database work harder. Download the Azure SQL Jumpstart Guide for detailed instructions and in-depth insights to help you make your Azure SQL deployment, migration or enhancement run smoothly.

Download the guide and find:

  • A detailed explanation of how to build fully managed, secure and intelligent database. 
  • Technical, step-by-step guidance to help you navigate your database migration, modernisation or development project. 
  • Insights and strategies to deploy highly available solutions and secure your data with Azure SQL.
  • How to get started building apps without limits on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale.
  • Guidance on how to manage unpredictable workloads with serverless compute options.

Launch your Azure SQL database

Learn how to get started launching your first Azure SQL database or find ways to make your existing SQL database work harder. Download the Azure SQL Jumpstart Guide for detailed instructions and in-depth insights to help you make your Azure SQL deployment, migration, or enhancement run smoothly.

Download the guide and find:

  • A detailed explanation of how to build fully managed, secure, and intelligent database. 
  • Technical, step-by-step guidance to help you navigate your database migration, modernization, or development project. 
  • Insights and strategies to deploy highly available solutions and secure your data with Azure SQL.
  • How to get started building apps without limits on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale.
  • Guidance on how to manage unpredictable workloads with serverless compute options.

Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide, Fourth Edition

Get a step-by-step introduction to using Azure for your cloud infrastructure with this Packt e-book. Read the latest edition of the Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide for detailed guidance on how to create a successful cloud adoption strategy with new innovations, capabilities and security features from Microsoft Azure.

Download this e-book to: 

  • Learn how to tackle today's business challenges with a comprehensive cloud infrastructure strategy.
  • Get an overview of Azure capabilities so you can take advantage of the latest cloud technologies. 
  • Make cloud architecture and design choices that best fit your organisation.  
  • Explore guidance and best practices for your Azure implementation.