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Global Delivery with Azure CDN (Content Delivery Networks) Step-by-Step ………
By Blain Barton Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) connect the world together, streaming video, images and websites delivering amazing content to our devices and TV. I don’t have the patience to watch spinney going around in circles waiting for something to show up on the screen, watch a choppy movie or...
25 Mar 2015
Newest Datacenter Video from Global Foundation Services
Check out the newest video on our Microsoft Datacenter Infrastructure -
21 Jan 2015
G-series virtual machines available for West US, now these are big VM’s, check it out….
There are now G- Series virtual machines that can offer up to 32 cores, 448 GB Memory, Disk Size of 6,144GB SSD, now that’s incredible. Currently only in West US Region. G-series virtual machines feature two times more memory and four times more Solid State Drive storage (SSDs) than the D-series. G-series...
19 Jan 2015
Article – Setting up an application within the Azure Active Directory APPLICATION GALLERY
When I talk to most people that are new to Microsoft Azure, they believe that our cloud is all Microsoft products like Office, Windows, SQL and Visual Studio. The fact is that this is not true. There are many non-Microsoft products you can provision within the Microsoft Cloud like Oracle, Linux, Apache...
20 Jan 2015
D-Series VM’s for Microsoft Azure, read more….
I’ve been getting some questions from customers about the D-Series VMs so that I would report this info. D-Series VM’s provide great performance for applications needing fast, local (ephemeral) storage or a faster CPU; however, it’s important to understand a little about how the system is configured...
21 Nov 2014
Attention ticket holders for Nov. 13th Dolphins vs. Bills game – Please RSVP for the TechTailgate party
Attention ticket holders of the Nov. 13th Dolphins vs. Bills game: with proceeds of TechWeekend@theDolphins event, we’re hosting a TechTailgate party and buying a couple grand worth of food and beer. Please RSVP for the TechTailgate party here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-tailgate-at-the-dolphins...
4 Nov 2014
Tech Weekend @ the Dolphins tomorrow Oct 25th and 26th, hope to see you there!
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...
25 Oct 2014
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
Register Now! – Modernize Your Datacenter Online IT Camp! Check it out! October 28th!
If you are an IT Pro looking ahead to next year’s Windows Server 2003 end of life, sign up for this informative look at data center modernization options. Review the four major steps for planning a migration project, and find out what you need to update your data center to match your workloads. Join...
14 Oct 2014
Matt Hester and Jennelle Crothers join us for today’s show as they discuss their upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy event – “Modernizing Your Data Center” on Tuesday, October 28th. Tune in for Part 1
Matt Hester and Jennelle Crothers join us for today’s show as they discuss their upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy event – “ Modernizing Your Data Center ” on Tuesday, October 28th . Tune in for part 1 of this MVA Live Event teaser and be sure to register for this FREE, live online training event!
15 Oct 2014
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is now available for download
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is now available for download. I had this is a recent article about converting physical to virtual machines and now it is out! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497 For free training also visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy at ; http://aka...
14 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
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
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
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
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
MVA Jump Start: Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise June 17,18,19….. Register Now!
Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise Jump Start My peer Tommy Patterson is delivery this so you’ll want to check this out! Date : June 17, 18, & 19, 2014 Registration page: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/windows-8-1-update-for-enterprise-jump-start Windows 8.1 Update for Enterprise...
2 Jun 2014
IT Time: TechNet Radio–Talks with Microsoft Virtual Academy’s Alan Le Marquand around the program and their 6 months anniversary
The Microsoft Virtual Academy has turned 6 months old and for all you MVA students the Academy is going strong! In today’s episode we have the “Dean” of students himself, Alan Le Marquand on the show to discuss everything the MVA has to offer. For IT Pros who haven’t heard about...
7 Oct 2011
“Step-By-Step”- 4 Methods to Dual Boot Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with or without Windows 7
There are 4-ways to install Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, depending on what you want to do. Here are some scenarios that are often asked about: 1. Dual Booting to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 from within the Windows 7 Operating System using an existing .VHD 2. Dual Booting...
26 Sep 2012
Take the Microsoft Virtual Academy with you on a plane, train or automobile, even SHIP!
As I prepare for a relaxing cruise to Hawaii in mid November, I too am packing lots of clothes, necessities, papers and most of all - MVA content! Just wanted to make sure you all know about the “take it with you” feature! Enjoy!
6 Nov 2013
James Quick - Microsoft’s newest Developer Technical Evangelist in South Florida builds game called “Rain Dodge” check it out….
James Quick , our newest Florida Technical Evangelist on the Developer side of the business just got his first game in the Windows 8 store today! Here’s the link http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/rain-dodge/e6c33625-b296-4328-88c9-6c6afbe439a4 to check out “Rain Dodge”.. check it out...
26 Aug 2013
IT Time – TechNet Radio: New Updates to the Microsoft Virtual Academy
"The Dean of Students," Alan Le Marquand is back for today's show and in this episode he's highlighting the recent updates and improvements made to the MVA. Find out how you can get involved as well as print out certificates of course completions and how you can get some hands-on experience...
24 May 2012
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