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Harold Wong's Blog with Geekie Thoughts and Insights
New Blog Series: Migration and Deployment
in January, we did a blog series called 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud . We got a lot of great feedback and so we decided to continue doing a new series each month. For February, we are focusing on Migration and Deployment. We decided to give ourselves the weekends off on this series, so...
4 Feb 2013
TechNet Event – Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2011) Recap
Sorry I’m a bit late with the recap for the Phoenix / Tempe Event last week. For the summary of Cloud Computing and what a Private Cloud really is compared to On Premise datacenters, Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, please see my recap from Los Angeles . I do want to repost the links for the PPT decks...
23 Nov 2011
Bytes by TechNet Interview with Don Jones, PowerShell Guru and MVP
Don Jones is a very well known person in the PowerShell community. I was able to get a few minutes of Don’s time to do a quick video interview regarding his latest work on PowerShell and his thoughts on the features of PowerShell in Windows Server 2012. I am embedding the video interview...
19 Jul 2012
West Region IT Camps in November and December
On October 17th, I wrote a blog post about upcoming TechNet Events taking place in the West Region in the November and December time frame ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2011/10/17/upcoming-west-region-technet-events-in-november-2011.aspx ). I am now writing a follow up post to...
28 Oct 2011
Q3 TechNet Events Follow Up
I just finished my last official Q3 TechNet Event today in Albuquerque, NM. The “Tour” started in Phoenix on February 23rd; took me to Burbank on February 25th and Irvine on February 26th. As I sit on the plane ride home, I decided to put some quick thoughts down and share with everyone....
5 Mar 2010
Tech Ed 2011 (Atlanta, GA) Short Recap
I had the opportunity to attend Tech Ed 2011 in Atlanta, GA from May 16th through 19th. I thought I would recap some of my experiences from the past week. Tech Ed is one of the best opportunities for IT Pros to gather and get the latest and greatest information on a plethora of Microsoft...
20 May 2011
My thoughts on Blog Post Titled “IT Pros are not feeling the love from Microsoft” by Debra Shinder
On May 11th, Debra Shinder made a blog post titled “IT Pros are not feeling the love from Microsoft”. Needless to say, this has gotten the attention of quite a few folks (me included). After taking some time to read through the post a few times and digest the points made by Debra in her post, I have...
22 May 2011
TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café – System Center 2012 SP1 Enhancements & Windows Azure Services for Windows Server
In this latest episode of TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café, I chat with John Allwright, Sr. Product Marketing Manager with the Server Infrastructure team to discuss the latest enhancements made to System Center 2012 SP1 and the new capabilities found within Windows Azure Services...
1 Apr 2013
Follow Up from TechNet Event in Irvine (August 11, 2011)
On Thursday, August 11, 2011, I delivered a TechNet Event in Irvine, CA on Building a Private Cloud. We had some good turnout and I wanted to follow up with download links. If you want to start working with current released technologies, you can grab the trial bits below. Hyper...
12 Aug 2011
New Blog Series – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month
Now that April is upon us, the US IT Pro Evangelist team is embarking on another Blog Series for the month of April - Build Your Private Cloud in a Month . Since the team has covered Windows Server 2012 (December 2012), Windows Azure (January 2013), Migration and Deployment (February 2013) and Server...
2 Apr 2013
Deployment and Migration: Building Student Hands-On-Labs in Azure for Free (Part 15 of 19) by Brian Lewis
In previous IT Camp Events, I’ve covered Windows Azure and how you can use it to build out a lab for testing. What I never did was create a nice document that provided steps and guidelines on how to do that. As Part 15 of the Deployment and Migration Blog Series, Brian Lewis did a very good...
23 Feb 2013
Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and System Center 2012 R2 Preview Now Available
Just in case you weren’t paying attention this morning, the Preview (Beta) of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are now available for download and testing! If you have a TechNet or MSDN Subscription, you are more than welcome to download from your subscriber site like I did earlier this...
25 Jun 2013
Video Interview with Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP of Azure App Platform during Spring Windows / Cloud Connections 2012 in Las Vegas
During the latest Spring Windows / Cloud Connections 2012 Event in Las Vegas, I had a chance to sit down with Scott Guthrie and ask him some questions regarding Windows Azure as it relates to IT Professionals. Rather than provide a transcript of the interview, I’ll just go ahead and let you watch...
13 Apr 2012
31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Part 23 of 31) by Dan Noonan; posted by Tommy Patterson
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Tommy Patterson posted Part 23 of 31 in the 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Blog Series (written by Guest, Dan Noonan). Below is a small excerpt from his blog. Most of the work I’ve been doing lately involves migrating traditional client/server applications to Windows...
24 Jan 2013
Modern Data Protection for Virtual Environments using Veeam and Windows Azure
In the last episode of TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café , Chris Henley from Veeam was my guest and he had a chance to share about Veeam’s backup solution for Hyper-V. Just recently, Veeam announced a new backup offering that integrates with Windows Azure. I asked Chris...
14 Feb 2013
Link to Article from Hanu Kommalapati on configuring Cassandra with Linux in Azure and accessing it from Node.js
We recently announced the Customer Technology Preview (CTP) of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities in Windows Azure. As part of that capability, Linux is one of the supported guest Operating Systems in the Virtual Machine (VM). The key to success however, is not just spinning...
11 Jul 2012
31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Create a Windows Azure Network using PowerShell (Part 19 of 31) by Kevin Remde
At 6:00 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2013, Kevin Remde posted Part 19 of 31 in the 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Blog Series . Below is a small excerpt from his blog. Back in Part 10 of our “ 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud ” series, my good friend Bob Hunt wrote up an excellent step-by-step for...
20 Jan 2013
Upcoming IT Camp Events in West Region - Updated 2/15/12
In the West Region, Chris Avis and I are hosting a set of events in the March and May / June timeframe. In November 2011, we tried out a new format for events which we called IT Camps. This new format included the ability for the attendees to select the topics that would be discussed. We are evolving...
13 Feb 2012
Links for Downloads of different System Center Suites and other important components
I was working the System Center Booth yesterday and today at the Interop Conference in New York. During the course of these last two days, I’ve had quite a few people ask me for a single place to get all the links to download trial versions of the current products as well as the beta versions of...
7 Oct 2011
Migration and Deployment: Windows Azure as a PaaS (Part 11 of 19) by Harold Wong
When Windows Azure first released, it was only available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. The benefit of PaaS is that you (an organization, company, etc.) don’t have to worry about maintaining the server hardware or Operating System on which your application runs. The service automatically...
18 Feb 2013
Cloud – Harold’s Musings on Public, Private and Dedicated Clouds
On January 24th and 25th, I delivered the “Cloud” portion of the TechNet Event Presentation that took place in Irvine, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Based on the questions before and after the session, I thought it would be very useful to put up a blog post that recaps what I presented. Some of...
31 Jan 2011
Upcoming IT Camps in West Region in March and April, 2013
Please join us at a Microsoft IT Camp as we dive into how to get your datacenter ready for the cloud and beyond. Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on labs, demos, and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. Here's your chance to learn more about getting your datacenter ready...
30 Jan 2013
IT Camp – Windows Administration in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (1:00 PM–5:00PM)
For all those IT Professionals who administer some aspect of Microsoft servers and desktops and live in Las Vegas, I wanted to let you know that I am holding a last minute event in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (that’s 5 days from now). I do apologize for the short notice, but I am hoping you can...
13 Oct 2011
January TechNet Events in Southern California
In January, we are having TechNet Events in Southern California. The events will be covering Virtualization and will take place in the Microsoft Offices in Irvine and downtown Los Angeles. The Dates and times are as follows: Irvine: January 24, 2010 from 1 PM – 5 PM: Registration Link Los Angeles...
11 Jan 2011
TechNet Events Presents: System Center Essentials 2010 Windows Intune–April
Good news! I just received the live registration links this morning for the 7 city TechNet Events tour that Chris Avis will be delivering in the month of April. Here’s the full descriptions (Abstracts) with the list of Cities and Registration Links at the end. Please notate that I have...
2 Mar 2011
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