Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process of creating your first server in Windows Azure.
In this exercise, you will activate a free Windows Azure Trial Subscription and then setup two components that will be needed for the other exercises in this lab: a Windows Azure Affinity Group and a Windows Azure Storage Account.
Register the internal IP address that our domain controller VM will be using for Active Directory-integrated Dynamic DNS services by performing the following steps:
Next Step: Define a Virtual Network in Windows Azure
Define a common virtual network in Windows Azure for running Active Directory, Database and SharePoint virtual machines by performing the following steps:
Provision a new Windows Azure VM to run a Windows Server Active Directory domain controller in a new Active Directory forest by performing the following steps:
We are not done yet! There is one more simple task that you MUST perform. It will highlight the jaw-dropping performance you can get out of windows Azure!
Wow, Azure Rocks! Check it out for yourself with a free account and step-by-step hands on lab by @itproguru http://aka.ms/azRocks