What is Cloud Computing? What is Microsoft Azure?
Cloud computing is booming. Indeed, it's clear that this technology is replacing on-premise infrastructures in companies across all industries.
But why? Well, its main advantage is that it enables organizations to access IT resources without having to erect an on-site data center.
Microsoft Azure is the new name ( since 2014 ) for Microsoft's Cloud platform. It's a giant cloud where you can build, develop and deploy your applications.
At first, it was a simple Windows Server-based platform, and then gradually gained in flexibility.
As a result, Azure developers can use any programming language and tools to create applications, from open-source solutions to proprietary Microsoft technologies.
Azure is first and foremost a multitude of available services, enabling you to use a single provider and thus save time and increase flexibility.
AvailabilityWindows Azure is committed to providing its users with responsive support when needed (less than 2 hours for live support on the phone, and a few minutes response time on Twitter). So developers can work with complete peace of mind.
Active Directory is a directory service created by Microsoft in 1996 for installation on Windows Servers.
By storing information about a domain's network resources in a database, Active Directory's primary aim is to centralize the identification and authentication of a network of workstations Windows.
Its additional functions enable administrators to efficiently manage Group Policy, software installation and updates on network stations.
Workstation, printer, scanner, shared folders, etc.
Power BI est l'application de Microsoft qui permet de concevoir des tableaux de bords très élaborés.
The software offers three tools according to the stages in your project's life cycle:
A Power BI Desktop fat client, updated monthly. This tool lets you design reports on a workstation.
Designed for ease of use, the Desktop tool comprises three modules:
- A data extraction and preparation module called Power Query
- A data modeling module
- A report design module
A mobile application compatible with all mobile operating systems to enable your mobile users to access your reports and dashboards adapted for mobile use.
A web portal in SaaS mode called Power BI Service. This cloud service is part of the Office 365 platform and allows you to centrally distribute, share and secure your reports and dashboards.
MAIN FEATURES OF MICROSOFT POWER BI
The implementation of a company management tool enabling decision-makers to make the best decisions.
Automate your performance indicators with a comprehensive, intuitive decision-making tool
Interactive, highly visual, self-service reporting (numerous native or customized visualizations are available for download).
Autonomous creation of reports from various data sources (Data Warehouse, Olap, etc.) by business users
Advanced data analysis with integrated Machine Learning functions
Big Data analysis
The ability to create shareable data models (datasets)
Publication, centralization and easy access to reports on the Power BI Service portal
View your reports on mobile devices, tablets or workstations