Understanding Azure and SQL Server

By Terry Engelstad AIS Network VP, Network Operations   For those of you who are considering using Microsoft Azure, you should know that Azure does not sell virtual machines with SQL Server installed.  They sell SQL Server databases which are carved out of much large SQL Server Server. Recently, a colleague asked me about SQL. … Read more

Windows Server 2012: Navigating the New Licensing Structure

By Bill Peters AIS Network Director of Sales Windows Server 2012, which was released last fall, is the latest among Microsoft’s Windows Server product offerings, and it delivers a dramatically simplified licensing experience. What went away? Away went the Enterprise edition, which was retired. Windows Server 2012 Standard edition includes all the premium features previously … Read more