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  • Blog Post: What is Azure Rights Management?

    Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), newly added to Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite, enables the ability to help protect sensitive company information by controlling how said information is used and to block unauthorized access. The service uses identity, encryption, and authorization...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App: Part 3 - Configuring the Service Package

    If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before starting this one: Introduction Part 1: Provisioning and Configuring SQL Azure Part 2: Provisioning a Storage Account With the database and storage account created, the application...
  • Blog Post: Free Learning Resources for Microsoft Virtualization & Private Cloud

    In the last little while as we have started to deliver the IT Virtualization Boot Camps as well as go out to various user groups and talk about the Microsoft Virtualization and Private Cloud offerings, I have often been asked where IT Pros can find resources to learn about how our products work, especially...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Cloud Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

    By now, you’ve heard a lot about the “Microsoft Cloud”. We’ve talked a lot about what is Windows Azure , the problems it solves, the business opportunities it presents, and even more so, implementation scenarios, security, privacy, etc. More recently, we’ve also talked about the same with respect to...
  • Blog Post: Step-by-Step: Building a FREE System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Lab

    As mentioned in an earlier blog post, System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Intune and the BYOD Revolution , there are benefits to allowing users to supply their own smartphones and taking advantage of the BYOD trend. Proper planning and management is encouraged to ensure BYOD stays as a benefit as opposed...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App: Part 5 - Promoting from Staging to Production

    If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before starting this one: Introduction Part 1: Provisioning and Configuring SQL Azure Part 2: Provisioning a Storage Account Part 3: Configuring the Service Package Part 4: Configuring the...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App: Part 2 - Provisioning a Storage Account

    If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before starting this one: Introduction Part 1: Provisioning and Configuring SQL Azure The architecture of the application also calls for Windows Azure storage to store some of the application’s...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

    As of late Pierre Roman , Mitch Garvis , and I have enjoyed traveling the country delivering IT Pro Camps covering Windows 8 for Enterprise and Windows Server 2012 . We have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with those of like minds eager to learn new strategies around deployment, securing and managing infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Step-by-Step: Setup the Online Backup Service for Windows Server 2012

    Hello Folks, When is the last time you had to restore data and you realized that the tape you need is in the vault at the offsite archive, across town… Anyone for a road trip? These situations are thing of the past. The Microsoft Online Backup Service is a cloud based backup solution for Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App: Part 6 - Taking Down the Application

    If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before starting this one: Introduction Part 1: Provisioning and Configuring SQL Azure Part 2: Provisioning a Storage Account Part 3: Configuring the Service Package Part 4: Configuring the...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Windows Azure - Back to the basics

    Last week I talked about setting up the Online Backup Service for Windows Server 2012 . Since then I've received a few message from IT Pros that felt like I skipped a step. They mentioned that Jumped right into the management portal. “How do you set up the account first?” they asked. You...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America 2013: Expand Your Network & Earn Certification

    TechEd is Microsoft's leading IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers technical conference being hosted on June 3rd -6th in New Orleans, LA. Those who have attended TechEd in the past have always found it rewarding in the aspect of professional development and industry networking. Those who have...
  • Blog Post: December 21, 2012 – The End of the World?

    Depending which camp you sit in, you may, or may not believe Friday, December 21, 2012 will be the end of the world. Being the eternal optimist that I am, I side with those who think that things will keep on the same as they did, that I’ll continue to eat too many Christmas cookies over the...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App: Part 1 - Provisioning and Configuring SQL Azure

    If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before starting this one: Introduction The architecture of the application calls for a SQL Azure database to store the application’s data. The developers have created the database on their on-premise...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App

    I’d like to take this opportunity and introduce myself, as this blog post series is my debut on the Canadian IT Professionals blog. My name is Jonathan Rozenblit ( @jrozenblit ). I work alongside Rick and Damir though I focus on the developer tools and platforms. Windows Azure is one of those technologies...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a Simple Cloud App: Part 4 - Configuring the Hosted Service, Deploying the Package, and Testing

    If you’ve started reading from this post, you’ll need to go through the previous parts of this series before starting this one: Introduction Part 1: Provisioning and Configuring SQL Azure Part 2: Provisioning a Storage Account Part 3: Configuring the Service Package Good new - updating...