MSDW Podcast: Cloud services series, Part 3 - Azure, who is it for, what is it for?

March 20 2018

Editor's Note: This is part 3 in a 3 part series exploring the present and future of Dynamics 365 cloud services. Check out parts one and two, too.

Dan Ditomaso and Jeff Bacon join Elliot Fishman to discuss Microsoft Azure. What is it, how is it different from other cloud offerings, and what are the opportunities to use it in context of Dynamics solutions.

Show Notes:

  • 2:00 - Azure - Who's it for?
  • 5:00 - Cloud terminology basics
  • 8:00 - Is Azure relevant for on-prem NAV customers?
  • 11:30 - Are there differentiating benefits of Azure vs public cloud competitors?
  • 13:45 - Is Azure going to save me money in the long run? Should that matter?
  • 16:15 - Infrastructure security and scalability in the cloud
  • 18:15 - Microsoft's uptime stats and SLAs for Azure
  • 22:30 - Do customers really enjoy the results of an Azure-based solution?

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