From Microsoft Newsroom – Satalyst Tracker

By Todd on 19 Nov 2015

The Satalyst Tracker was showcased at Microsoft Ignite Conference as an inspirational customer story giving testimony to the power of the Azure IoT Suite to deliver an innovative and ready to use custom solution in 5 weeks.

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Azure AD Join on Windows 10 devices

By Todd on 04 Jun 2015

General availability for Windows 10 is due on July 29, 2015. Satalyst Software Architect, Damien Herbert, attended the Microsoft 2015 Ignite conference in Chicago last month and heard firsthand about the many new features and capabilities Enterprise has to look forward to with Windows 10. One of the many that excites us is Azure Active Directory Join. Azure AD Join is the functionality that registers a device with Windows 10 in Azure AD to enable centralised management. It means users can be connected to the cloud through Azure AD, enabling simplified Windows configuration and deployments. It will allow seamless single sign-on access from a Windows device to apps and resources in the cloud, such as Office 365 and plethora of business applications that rely on Azure AD for authentication. Azure AD Join will work on devices that don’t have the traditional domain join capabilities. With Azure AD Join, Windows authenticates directly to Azure AD, so no Domain Controller is required. Windows 10 devices that are joined to Azure AD will also provide single sign-on access to on-premises resources when connected to the corporate network and from anywhere with the Azure AD Application Proxy. Azure AD Join will bring significant flexibility and…

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Azure, Mobility and Big Data dominates at Microsoft’s Build 2015 Conference

By Todd on 07 May 2015

Satalyst’s Chief Technical Officer, Aidan Morgan, has returned from Microsoft’s Build 2015 developers’ conference in San Francisco.  Some of the fun and more buzzworthy sessions and demos outside the keynote addresses were around Microsoft’s efforts for the Internet of Things (both with Windows 10 and Azure) and the “Holographic Academy” sessions for Microsoft’s HoloLens.  But the dominant themes were around Azure, mobility and big data. Azure data centres now support 19 unique regions around the world, more than Amazon Web Services and Google’s cloud. In the past year alone, Microsoft launched 500 new Azure services. In his keynote speech, Scott Guthrie (Executive VP of the Cloud and Enterprise group) announced new options for big data: Azure SQL data warehouse service – a broad-scale data warehousing platform that runs in the cloud; and a Azure Data Lake – a hyper-scale data store for big data analytic workloads integrated with Azure Machine Learning and other big data services from Microsoft. Read from Scott Guthrie on Microsoft’s Official Blog.

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