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Join Microsoft’s Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel, read more…
Do you want to impact the future of IT products and services? Are you passionate about Cloud, Virtualization, Automation and Securing your hybrid cloud environment? Join our Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel . As a member of the panel, you will get a chance to provide your feedback...
12 Dec 2015
Azure Resource Manager – create templates and
In anticipation of Microsoft Azure Stack, the whitepaper below is focusing on Azure Resource Manager and will prepare you on how to create templates, deploy IaaS and PaaS as well as exploring many of its management capabilities. This is great work done by Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis. The Cloud OS...
4 Aug 2015
IT Time: TechNet Radio: “Road to TechEd 2012” - SQL Server 2012 session previews with Denny Cherry
Independent consultant and Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Denny Cherry joins us for this Road to TechEd installment and in this episode we preview what’s on track for him and the Database Platform sessions. Tune in as we cover pre-conference SQL Server 2012 training as well as Denny’s session on how to optimize...
7 Jun 2012
Part 30 of 31 - Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines to Learn: Remote Desktop Services (31 days of IaaS)
Some of the most common workloads I come across are training environments. These are fun and prove to be a quick “to-the-cloud” win compared to more complex systems. Unlike the majority of customer facing services, training environments typically: Generate revenue Provide consistent content Use non-sensitive...
31 Jan 2013
Part 23 of 31 - Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (31 Days of IaaS)
A big thanks to Don Noonan for taking the time to write up this post, check it out….. http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/01/integrating-active-directory-into-windows-azure-virtual-machines/ Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure Get Started Now – (Free account requires a credit card...
23 Jan 2013
Part 4 of 31 - Servers Talking in the Cloud - 31 Days of IaaS
Servers Talking in the CIoud case you missed any of the series here is a list to all of the articles: http://aka.ms/31azure loud (Part 4 of 31) http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/01/04/31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-servers-talking-in-the-cloud-part-4-of-31.aspx Try Windows Azure...
5 Jan 2013
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 4 of 8): Configuring System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we talk about how to configure Virtual Machine Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012. We explore how to deploy agents, create a host group, create a cloud, and create virtual networks.
26 Jul 2012
Check out Tommy’s new article on the Hunger Games of your Virtualization Environment! (Part 1)
31 Oct 2012
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 4- Internal, External and Private Virtual Networking
(Part 4) Configuring Virtual Networks Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll take a look at Internal, External and Private Virtual networking settings. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation from TechNet: http://technet...
18 May 2012
Part 24 of 31 – Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS (31 Days of IaaS)
Part 24 of 31 - Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS - By Harold Wong If you’ve been following our 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud, you know there is quite a bit that can be done with Virtual Machines in Windows Azure. In Part 13 , Kevin Remde walked through creating VMs using App Controller and in...
24 Jan 2013
IT Time – TechNet Radio:(Part 1) Implementing a Secure Cloud Infrastructure with Azure VMs and Virtual Networks
Microsoft MVP Regional Director and Principal Owner of Homnick Systems, Joe Homnick, joins for us for today’s show as we talk about Windows Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service features. Tune in for part one of this series as we cover Windows Azure Virtual Machines , licensing and pricing, what VHD Deploy...
3 Oct 2012
Adnan Cartwright – Windows Server MVP produces video tutorial on how to configure Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012… check it out…
Microsoft Windows Server MVP Adnan Cartwright puts together some demos around Windows Azure Recovery Services and the Backup Vault. If you would like to try this out, get your Windows Azure subscription at http://aka.ms/try-azure and your Windows Server 2012 evaluation at http://aka.ms/msproducts ...
20 May 2013
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 - Orchestrator
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator and installing the System Center and other integration packs for automated administration of the private cloud.
29 Jul 2012
IT Community Event – Orlando FL – Keiser University - Sat March 23rd, 2013 – Registration Still Open!
Posting a reminder to the IT Pro Community that the IT Pro Camp Community Event is in Orlando Florida at Keiser University and there are seats available for this multi-speakers, multi-sponsor event – Register below -
12 Mar 2013
31 Days of IaaS with Windows Azure – (Part 1 and 2 of 31 with running list) – Windows Azure IaaS and You and Building a Free Lab in Azure
Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure Get your Microsoft Trial Products at http://aka.ms/msproducts It’s a good time to plan for the IT Pro opportunities ahead. What skills do you want to improve? What do you want to learn? Thinking about getting Microsoft Certified? Check out the...
2 Jan 2013
Rollup: TechNet Webcasts: Bare Metal to Private Cloud–8-Part Series
Here’s the rollup for the “Bare Metal to Private Cloud” – 8-Part Series TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 8 of 8): Integrating System Center 2012 TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring S ... TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud...
31 Jul 2012
Part 14 of 31 – How to create a Windows Azure VM with PowerShell - 31 Days of IaaS
Brian Lewis my peer in Central shares his post on creating a Windows Azure VM with PowerShell, read on….. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/01/how-to-create-an-azure-vm-with-powershell-part-14-of-31-31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-series/ Try Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure Get Started...
14 Jan 2013
Reminder – Windows Azure Roadshow in Fort Myers FL on Weds, Sept 18th open to all….Register Here
September 18, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am – 1pm – 4pm Hodges University 4501 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers,FL 33966 USA http://flazureroadshow.azurewebsites.net/event-dates/ The Florida IT Server Group and Tampa Bay Virtualization Users Group Community Leaders are co-hosting the Florida Windows Azure Roadshow...
16 Sep 2013
IT Time–TechNet Radio - Windows Azure–Automating and Managing tasks with PowerShell
I brought my fellow Technical Evangelist Brian Hitney to my show as he discuss how you can use PowerShell to automate and manage tasks and processes in your Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Services . Brian demos a simple scenario where he creates an Azure storage account, ties it into a new...
9 Nov 2012
Part 14 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment
By Yung Chou Yung does it again by deep diving into System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller for Virtual Machines and Cloud Service Deployment, here from one of the best! http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/21/system-center-2012-sp1-explained-app-controller-for-vm-and-cloud-service-deployment...
25 Feb 2013
IT Time - TechNet Radio interviews Yung Chou on Cloud Computing
It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, Yung Chou as they discuss the “ 5-3-2” principle of Cloud Computing. Tune in as they chat about what makes up the Cloud , its delivery and deployment methods as well as how one can...
23 May 2011
Hyper-V FAB 14 Count Down–Part 3 - Hyper-V Manager Interface
(Part 3) Overview of Hyper-V Manager Download: WMV | WMA In this screencast, we’ll take a look at Hyper-V Manager and the interface for setting up virtual machines. For more information or resources on this topic, be sure to check out this documentation from TechNet: http://technet...
17 May 2012
April is “Build Your Private Cloud” Series – Week 4 running list….
22-Apr Deploying Private Cloud Workloads - Hardware Profiles in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Kevin http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/04/22/hardware-profiles-in-system-center-2012-sp1-vmm-build-your-private-cloud-series.aspx 23-Apr Deploying Private Cloud...
22 Apr 2013
TechNet Radio: IT Time - (Part 3) Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud: From Deployment to Cost Analysis
> Closing out their 3 Part series on Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson show us how to configure the Azure PowerShell Tools , how to export and remove virtual machines as well as discuss the costs and ROI of the various scenarios. [ 2:39 ] Configuring...
27 Jun 2013
Part 20 of 31 - Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud with Windows Azure - 31 Days of IaaS
Check out Keith Mayer’s "Step-by-Step" post on "Extending On-Premise Active Directory" to the Cloud with Windows Azure. http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/01/20/step-by-step-extending-on-premise-active-directory-to-the-cloud-with-windows-azure-31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud...
21 Jan 2013
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