Happy New Year!!!! For the New Year all of my IT Pro teammates across the country wanted to get together and talk about 31 things we love and want to teach about having Servers (VMs) in the Cloud. Throughout this month we are going to be talking about Windows Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Windows Azure now offers a new feature currently in customer preview called Virtual Machines & Virtual Networks. This new functionality provides Windows Azure with an IaaS (Cloud) platform for you to deploy your own virtual machines. In Windows Azure IaaS you can easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in Windows Azure. In this 31 part series we will teach you most of what you need to know about cloud computing and Windows Azure Infrastructure As A Service.
Do you have a New Years Resolution? Will you keep it? How about making one (or another one) with me. Resolve to get your technical competence up on the latest technologies by reading at least one blog post per day. Start with this series. After this month, we (my team) will continue to post great content for you to consume this year. In Future months we will be focusing on topics like Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Virtualization, Systems Management, System Center, Private Cloud and so much more. What does it take? A few minutes a day. If you keep this up, you will be very, very knowledgeable on the latest Microsoft technologies in no time! What do you have to lose? You have MUCH to gain!
What is Windows Azure you ask? Bob Hunt did a blog post on this exact topic and why this is so important for IT Pros to begin to learn more about Windows Azure. In addition, I’ve outlined my top 3 Steps to get going with Windows Azure below.
Get Started Now - Create a free Windows Azure Account (NOTE: Free Account requires a Credit Card during registration but you will NOT be billed if you do not manually change your account to a Production/Pay Account)
If you missed any of the parts you can find the rest of the series here: 31 Days of Servers (VMs) in Cloud.