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Blain Barton's Blog
Microsoft Ignite is our commercial technology event that brings together our audiences, May 4th – 8th 2015 in Chicago! Read more…
Microsoft Ignite is our commercial technology event that brings together our audiences, content and best-of experiences across TechEd, SharePoint Conference, Project Conference, Microsoft Exchange Conference, Lync Conference and Microsoft Management Summit. If you've attended TechEd or Microsoft...
16 Oct 2014
Step-By-Step: Migrating Web Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2
In many of my IT Camps over the last 13 years I ask how many people have an updated topology map? Most of them just look at me with a blank face. Some raise their hands but not many. “It’s not that IT Administrators plan to fail, it’s that they failed to plan” Just something...
25 Sep 2014
Join us at the Dolphins Stadium for FinTank 2014 – Hackathon and IT Sessions
Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API, Submission of Windows Phone & Store apps to the Store, Web App - Real Time Data, Best UI/UX. Whether you're a gamer, student, or just someone who uses the internet sometimes, all you'll need is a...
26 Sep 2014
TechNet Radio: (Part 6) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Introduction to Migrating Server Workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure
[ 4:13 ] What does end of support for Windows Server 2003 mean? [ 5:23 ] Migration vs. Upgrade. Which option is best? [ 15:02 ] What migration tools are available? [ 16:01 ] Migrating foundation services (Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, File Services & DFS, Web Servers, SQL, Exchange, and SharePoint...
22 Sep 2014
Part –25 – Kevin Remde walks us through #PowerShell DSC for Configuration Management
About today’s article: “Make it so! Traditional configuration management of server and application workloads can be complicated . In the past, configuration management has often required us to build and maintain lots of scripts with complex conditional logic to handle all possible states of a server...
18 Sep 2014
TechNet Radio - Part 5 of our "Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud" series, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer
In part 5 of our " Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud " series, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer demonstrate ways in which you can manage and automate your hybrid cloud environment. Tune in for this demo heavy session as they showcase System Center, Microsoft Azure and the Windows Azure...
15 Sep 2014
Step-By-Step: Using Custom VM Images and Resource Groups in Microsoft Azure – Blain Barton
Part 21 - Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Using Custom VM Images and Resource Groups in Microsoft Azure In this article, I’ll start by exploring Custom Virtual Machine (VM) images and conclude my write up with Resource Groups within the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal...
12 Sep 2014
Step-By-Step: Migrating Physical Servers to Virtual Machines - Blain Barton -
Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating Physical Servers to Virtual Machines (Part 18) Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversions Using Disk2VHD to migrate your Physical Server to a Virtual Machine Creating a new VM from your P2V .vhd on your bare-metal Hyper-V host Adding your migrated...
9 Sep 2014
In part 4 of our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer
http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Part-4-Modernizing-Your-Infrastructure-with-Hybrid-Cloud-Planning-Hybrid-Cloud-Virtual In part 4 of our “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud ” series, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer tackle the topic of virtualization in a Hybrid...
5 Sep 2014
Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud, check it out!
Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue our series on “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud ” with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for this lively discussion on the many storage options available to you...
23 Aug 2014
Transform the Datacenter MVP Roadshow – MVP Adnan Cartwright, MVP Telmo Sampaio, MVP Max Trinidad, Join Us.
Monday, September 22, 2014 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM MPRs Treasure Island/Siesta Key 5426 Bay Center Dr., Suite 700 Tampa Florida 33609 United States https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032593836&Culture=en-US&community=1 IT professionals face many challenges in their struggle...
14 Aug 2014
Microsoft Azure Developer Camp: Build a Cloud-Native App in Microsoft Azure – Microsoft Virtual Academy – Check it out
Developers, do you want to quickly build and deploy apps to the cloud? Well you need to check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy Check out this Developer Camp, explore the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies, and leave with code running in the cloud! For your 30-day trial of Microsoft...
13 Aug 2014
Step-By-Step- Azure SQL Database introduces geo-restore, standard geo-replication, and auditing -
Check out the Microsoft Azure Blog and the Azure SQL Database Business Continuity , Preview features , and Changing Database Service Tiers and Performance Levels webpages. Microsoft has added some new SQL Database features that include - Geo-restore Standard geo-replication Auditing While exploring these...
12 Aug 2014
Microsoft Azure Announces Zone Redundant Storage now General Availability..
Azure Storage now offers Zone Redundant Storage for general availability. Microsoft offers Locally Redundant Storage (LRS), Geographically Redundant Storage (GRS), and Read Access-GRS (or RA-GRS). LRS has multiple replicas in a region, and GRS has multiple copies replicated across two regions that are...
5 Aug 2014
TechEd 2015? – It’s now time for an even bigger and better all encompassing all conferences – Microsoft Ignite - May 4th-8th 2015 in Chicago - read more…
Microsoft Ignite is our commercial technology event that brings together our audiences, content and best-of experiences across TechEd, SharePoint Conference, Project Conference, Microsoft Exchange Conference, Lync Conference and Microsoft Management Summit. This single, remarkable event allows us to...
22 Jul 2014
Microsoft acquires InMage: Better business continuity with Azure.. Read the official blog story ….
Microsoft has acquired InMage, an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity This acquisition will accelerate our ability to provide hybrid cloud business continuity solutions for any customer IT environment, be it Windows or Linux, physical or virtualized on Hyper-V, VMware or...
15 Jul 2014
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning – Public Preview… Learn more!
Microsoft announced the public preview of Machine Learning, a fully managed service for advanced analytics in the cloud. Machine Learning enables advanced analytic web services to be built in minutes and hours, eliminating much of the heavy lifting associated with deploying machine learning in modern...
15 Jul 2014
New Microsoft Azure Portal adds Virtual Machines to the Gallery.. Read on…
IaaS is added to the Microsoft Azure Portal for creating Virtual Machines, it’s here! Create, deploy, monitor and manage virtual machines’ based applications, and manage virtual networks within a fully customizable Portal experience. In addition to creating simple virtual machines, we are adding the...
14 Jul 2014
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Monitoring, Measuring & Learning for Continuous Improvement
Concluding our special “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer welcomes back Jeff Fattic to the show as they discuss how Visual Studio Online can help DevOps organizations optimize the performance of their applications. [ 2:16 ] How does Visual Studio Online help organizations...
26 Jun 2014
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Scaling Cloud Applications
In part 9 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and this episode they discuss in depth the ability for DevOps organizations to scale up or scale down cloud applications. Tune in as they discuss Azure’s unique flexibility in terms of capacity...
26 Jun 2014
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 8) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Rollback Plan? What rollback plan?
In part 8 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers explore the world of roll-backs and how Microsoft Azure can streamline both the roll-back and roll-forward process for most dev teams. [ 1:40 ] It seems like most dev teams spend lots of time...
24 Jun 2014
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Configuration Management
In part 7 of our " Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud " series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou welcome Sr. Program Manager Michael Greene to the show as they discuss the importance of configuration management for organizations that are starting to leverage the cloud for their daily...
23 Jun 2014
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 6) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Automating for Predictability
Continuing our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Yung Chou welcomes Sr. Program Manager Charles Joy to the show as they discuss the be the importance of automation in your datacenter especially when it comes to advancing your DevOps strategy. [ 2:36 ] How does automation help...
20 Jun 2014
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 4) “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” with Keith Mayer and Jeff Fattic, check it out…..
In Part 4 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer welcomes Developer Technology Solutions Specialist Jeff Fattic to the show as they discuss source control in the cloud with the help of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online. [ 1:48 ] What is Visual Studio Online...
17 Jun 2014
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