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Blain Barton's Blog
Are you ready to begin your Quest of the Cloudwalker?
http://www.questofthecloudwalker.com/ Hark beleaguered IT Professionals! We know of the evils which plague you daily—mountains of help desk tickets, crashing computers, ridiculous requests from management, and far, far worse. But fear not, for we have felt your misery and despair, and created a fantastical...
16 Apr 2014
Office 365 and Azure Integration Roadshow – Sign up now!
This is a great series put on by Windows MVP Adnan Cartwright and Jeffery Mitchell from Bit-Wizards around Office 365 and Azure integration. Seats still open. Food and free knowledge will be served. 4/30 – Weds - Sarasota – Keiser University - Register Here 5/1 – Thurs - Tampa – ITT Technical Institute...
27 Mar 2014
Microsoft CEO – Sayta Nadella talks about transforming data into action! – Tuesday, April 15th, 10am PDT – Put this on your calendar!
To meet today’s business challenges and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud, people are now rethinking the datacenter. I see a lot of this in my recent Azure IT Camps as well. With the latest releases of Windows Server and Microsoft System Center, Microsoft offers an array of options...
27 Mar 2014
Florida Community Roadshow – Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration Roadshow – MVP/Partner Event
Join the Florida Community Roadshow with MVP Adnan Cartwright and Bit-Wizards Jeffery Mitchell discuss Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration. These events are delivered by Community Members that are knowledgeable about Microsoft Technologies. Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration Roadshow Apr 30...
21 Mar 2014
Sarasota IT Pro Camp taking place Saturday March 22nd at Keiser University - Still Seats Open - Free
IT Pro Camp Sarasota – Saturday - March 22 nd , 2014 – See the Schedule Register Here IT Pro Camps are local community events with multi-speaker, multi-track sessions. Free food, networking and knowledge provided. Join us!
11 Mar 2014
New Tampa Meetup - Global Windows Azure Bootcamp – Tampa FL – Saturday March 29th
Check out this brand new Meetup in Tampa and signup here: http://www.meetup.com/Windows-Azure-Tampa/events/169625552/ Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Test-Drive within Windows Azure Check out Windows Azure 30-Day Trial and get your Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition built in the Cloud. Follow...
12 Mar 2014
Florida Roadshow – Spring Series – Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Integration – Jeff Mitchell and Adnan Cartwright – Open Registration
Spring into action by Integrating Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365! As it begins to warm up and we move into springtime, join Jeffery Mitchell from Bit-Wizards (Partner) and Adnan Cartwright ( MVP ) as they show you what’s “hot” with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365...
6 Mar 2014
@WindowsAzure #ITCamps are here. Attend a FREE expert-led, hands-on technical event near you
You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement today to solve pressing...
19 Feb 2014
Just Released – Windows Azure Webinar Series – On Demand …
Windows Azure Webinar Series | View in browser If you missed our recent webinar series, here's your chance to get up to speed . The Windows Azure Webinar Series is now available on-demand by tuning into Channel 9 TechNet Radio . With Windows Azure, IT pros can easily extend an on-premises network...
20 Feb 2014
Setting up your Azure FREE Trial Account? Start here….
FREE Azure Trial Walk-Through Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware. This trial subscription...
18 Feb 2014
Going for Gold: Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games on NBC
New Olympic events in snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games start Thursday and when NBC’s viewers want to see those competitions and others streamed live or on demand on their smartphones, tablets, computers or Internet-connected TVs, it will be Windows Azure...
17 Feb 2014
Video - Office 365 Identity Models – Jeffery Mitchell discusses O365/Azure identity models around ADFS and SSO technologies… Watch and learn ……
Office 365 - Identity Models Where do you start with Office 365? You must first decide which model makes sense for your organization, to do that, you must understand your options. Jeffery Mitchell is the one you understand real world scenarios and listens to your needs and crafts a talented proposed...
13 Feb 2014
Article – Clearing the Jobs status out of Windows Azure Backup using Event Viewer
Here’s a quick way to delete the Jobs and Alert events that show up in the Windows Azure Backup. First make sure you don’t need the JOB history first ! :) Go to Event Viewer and select Applications and Services Logs Open up the CloudBackup – Operational log and delete the events,...
13 Jan 2014
Article – Setting up Windows Azure Recovery Services – Backup Vault after reinstalling Windows Server 2012 R2 while using your existing Public Certificate from your CA Provider….
When reinstalling Windows Server 2012 R2 on bare metal I wanted to use the existing certificate I purchased from GO DADDY. When setting up the Windows Azure Recovery Services from scratch the existing certificate was deleted out of Azure storage. When I set up the Windows Azure Recovery Services...
9 Jan 2014
ITTime Radio– Blain Barton discusses Windows Azure Websites… Tune in here…..
In this episode Blain Barton demos and discusses the features and functionalities found in the Windows Azure Web Site service. We’ll discuss how you can spin up multiple web instances for additional scalability and discuss Shared versus Standard modes. We’ll demonstrate how to create a new website in...
7 Jan 2014
East Region - Windows Azure “Infrastructure Services” Training Days “Open for Registration”….
Windows Azure Infrastructure Training Days are coming the East Region, join us for these “Hands-On” events. The hands on portion of the day is a great starting point for those who want to better understand Windows Azure as well as what’s new. We will cover scenarios for deploying...
29 Apr 2013
TechNet Radio: An Interview with Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure & Security, interviewed by Matt Hester.. Read on….
Matt interviews Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure and Security, tune in to this episode of TechNet Radio. http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/06/25/technet-radio-an-interview-with-mark-russinovich-on-windows-azure-amp-security.aspx
25 Jun 2013
TechNet Radio: IT Time - (Part 2) Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud: From Deployment to Cost Analysis
Back for Part 2, in their Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud series , Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson walk us through the process of how to configure the web and file services in the domain and how to install PowerShell tools in Windows Azure . Tune in for this in depth demo...
26 Jun 2013
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
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
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
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