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Online Jumpstart for Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Training – Nov 12th 9am-12pm PST…. Register Now!…
Join us at this FREE virtual event to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud. Field-experienced Technical Evangelists will help you jumpstart your knowledge of Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking for key IT Pro scenarios. Hybrid Cloud scenarios offer real solutions that you can...
7 Nov 2013
Article from Alex Melching – 5 Ways Windows Azure Can Save Your Life! Read on….
I laughed pretty hard when I saw Alex’s article on “5 Ways Windows Azure Can Save Your Life!” so thought I would repost, nice one Alex…. Read on… http://www.tbvug.com/5-ways-windows-azure-can-save-your-life/
5 Nov 2013
Comparing Microsoft’s Public Cloud to VMware’s Public Cloud
Enterprise-Class Cloud. Delivered. More than 250,000 customers worldwide trust VMware's proven, production ready technology in their datacenters. Now you can rely on VMware to deliver globally consistent enterprise-class cloud computing infrastructure services. Offered by VMware-certified service providers...
28 Sep 2013
Events now open! -- Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros
Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You'll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure...
12 Sep 2013
Step-By-Step: Using a Public Certificate from a Commercial CA with Windows Azure Backup Vault and Windows Server 2012 R2
Using a Public Certificate from a Commercial CA with Windows Azure Backup Vault and Windows Server 2012 R2 This is a “step-by-step” lab guide to implementing Windows Azure Recovery Services/Backup Vault with Windows Server 2012 R2 using a public certificate from a Commercial CA. Windows...
24 Jul 2013
Adnan Cartwright gets “The Ultimate Road Warrior” for covering 16 Florida stops for Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows Azure. Read on……
Adnan Cartwright earned “The Ultimate Road Warrior” for hitting the roads in Florida and I mean he was really covering some ground. As the Florida Windows Server MVP Adnan evangelized the 16 road shows covering our “Private/Public Cloud Series”. Thank you Adnan for your excellence and execution...
24 Jun 2013
Windows Azure “Infrastructure Services (IaaS)” including Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, has reached general availability. Here’s what you should know about Windows Azure IaaS…. Read On….
Today, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) , including Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, has reached general availability. Here’s what you should know about Windows Azure IaaS: Dramatically reduce your wait time to provision IT resources by rolling out apps and infrastructure in minutes...
17 Apr 2013
Part 20 of 20 - (with *Bonus Parts* to come) Virtualization Series - Management - Enterprise: Monitoring by Matt Hester
Matt discusses the monitoring of your enterprise environment, keep your eyes on the game! Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/03/29/20-days-of-server-virtualization-keeping-an-eye-monitoring-your-hyper-v-servers-part-20-of-20ish.aspx Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s...
3 Apr 2013
Part 13 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller as a Single Pane of Glass for Delegating Cloud Management, A Primer
By Yung Chou Yung discusses System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller and managing and delegating cloud management topics… Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/18/system-center-2012-sp1-app-controller-as-a-single-pane-of-glass-for-delegating-cloud-management-a-primer.aspx Try Azure...
25 Feb 2013
Part 31 of 31 - Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Authentication and Access Architectures – Discussion (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud (31 days of IaaS)
Today’s post is a guest post from Ira Bell , the COO of Nimbo . Throughout January, some really bright people have come together to touch on several topics around Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud. We’ve seen things covering topics from the basics of creating Virtual Machines in the Cloud to more...
31 Jan 2013
Part 26 of 31 - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Azure on the Cheap (31 Days of IaaS)
The best way to monitor and troubleshoot your Windows Azure platform in the cloud is to use the tools and portal that is provided to you as a Windows Azure subscriber . If you have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012, all of the standard OS monitoring tools are available...
28 Jan 2013
Microsoft IT Camps – US East Region Schedule Posted – Register Today!
You're invited. Select a date below to register online or call 1-877-MSEVENT Location Date Farmington, CT 2/26 Malvern, PA 2/26 Chevy Chase, MD 2/28 New York, NY 2/28 Alpharetta, GA 3/7 New York, NY 3/12 Rochester, NY 3/13 Durham, NC 3/19 Glen Allen, VA 3/21 Malvern, PA 3/26 Cambridge, MA 3/28...
24 Jan 2013
Part 22 of 31 - Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure - 31 Days of IaaS
First, make sure and get a Windows Azure 90-Day free subscription at: http://aka.ms/try-azure to begin working with SQL Server in the cloud. In this article, you can create a new VM and learn how to install SQL Server. You can then add disk images to the existing VM in order to split the data from the...
22 Jan 2013
Part 21 of 32 – Beyond IaaS for the IT Pro – 31 Days of IaaS
Posted by Bill Wilder . Nice write-up. http://blog.codingoutloud.com/2013/01/21/beyond-iaas-for-the-it-pro/ Find more information about Bill Wilder Bill Wilder - experienced developer and architect focused on helping individuals and companies succeed in the cloud on the Windows Azure Cloud...
21 Jan 2013
Part 18 of 31 – How to Delete VHD files in Windows Azure - 31 Days of IaaS
Brian Lewis explains the most often asked question “How do I delete .VHD’s in Windows Azure? – read-on…. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/01/how-to-delete-vhd-files-in-azure-with-powershell-part-18-of-31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-series/ Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms...
21 Jan 2013
Part 15 of 31 – What Does Windows Azure cloud computing really cost? - 31 Days of IaaS
This part was done by my peer Dan Stolts – read on… http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/01/what-does-windows-azure-cloud-computing-really-cost-how-to-save-part-16-of-31-days-iaas-dan-stolts-itproguru/ Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure Get Started Now – (Free account requires...
17 Jan 2013
System Center 2012 SP1 RTM with Optional Windows Server 2012 – Available Now!
Download Microsoft System Center Private Cloud Evaluation Software System Center 2012 SP1 plus optional Windows Server 2012 download DOWNLOAD NOW Customers who are planning to install the Configuration Manager client on x64 machines should review this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2801987 prior...
15 Jan 2013
Part 12 of 31 – Connecting System Center App Controller to Windows Azure- 31 Days of IaaS
Kevin Remde is writing for part 13 our “ 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud ” series involves using App Controller to create a virtual machine. But to do this, you first need to connect and associate App Controller (a component of System Center 2012 ) with your Windows Azure subscription. ...
14 Jan 2013
Part 11 of 31 - Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure- 31 Days of IaaS
Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure - 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud - Part 11 of 31 by Keith Mayer http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/01/11/step-by-step-running-free-linux-virtual-machines-in-the-cloud-with-windows-azure-31-days-of-servers...
11 Jan 2013
Part 9 of 31 - Virtual Networking with Windows Azure “What is it?” - 31 Days of IaaS
What is it? - Windows Azure and Virtual Networking - http://blogs.technet.com/b/bobh/archive/2013/01/09/windows-azure-and-virtual-networking-what-it-is-31-days-of-windows-servers-vms-in-the-cloud-part-9-of-31.aspx Get Started Now – (NOTE: Free Account requires a Credit Card during) Try Windows...
9 Jan 2013
Part 6 of 31 - Windows Azure Features Overview - 31 Days of IaaS
Another great post by my peer Yung Chou! http://aka.ms/azureFeatures Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure Get your Microsoft Trial Products at http://aka.ms/msproducts In case you missed any of the series here is a list to all of the articles: http://aka.ms/31azure
7 Jan 2013
Part 3 of 31 - Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems in the Microsoft Cloud by Tommy Patterson- 31 Days of IaaS
Part 3 of 31 part series… The Jan 3rd edition by Tommy Patterson is now live at 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems in the Microsoft Cloud (Part 3 of 31) Tommy walks you through the various OS options when creating a virtual machine (Step-By-Step...
3 Jan 2013
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 8 - Installing Integration Services for Hyper-V
(Part 8) Installing Integration Services Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll look at the integration services and whether they need to be installed and what they are including Operating System Shutdown, Time Synchronization, Data Exchange, Heartbeat and Backup. For more...
24 May 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 5 - Adding a new Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager
(Part 5) Deploying a New Virtual Machine Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll take a look at adding a new Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation from TechNet: http://technet.microsoft...
21 May 2012
Blain’s Hyper-V FAB 14 Screencasts Launch Today!
I have been working on some screencasts on getting to know Hyper-V Setup and Deployment on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and thought I would share them with you. I have created 14 different video demos around Hyper-V calling them the FAB 14 ( F OR A LL B USINESSES). I will also be posting one...
14 May 2012
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