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I love it here on the TechNet Blogs, but in case you are looking for more be sure to check out my primary blog, Techbunny!  I've been blogging for longer than I've had a home here at Microsoft and you'll find all my older posts there as well as some new stuff that might not be referenced here.

  • Deconstructing JSON: Anatomy of a VM

    While the Azure VM on has two official dependencies, the storage account and the network interface, there are a variety of properties that you need to gather or determine ahead of time in order for your deployment to be successful.  If you were doing...
  • Deconstructing JSON: Bring on the NICs

    One of the final dependencies for deploying a server on a network is a network card.  For Azure, networking is crucial for VMs so you can remotely access and control your VM after deployment. Now here’s the thing about JSON… The dependencies....
  • Deconstructing JSON: Storage Wars

    The last place I left off with my deconstruction of JSON, I had deployed a basic network as the basis for my future home for some virtual machines.  The next key dependency for Virtual Machine is storage.  In this case, I’ll need a storage group...
  • Deconstructing JSON: Networking 101

    This leads me to really needing to deconstruct a JSON template so I can really understand what’s going on.  I think it’s great that we can use the Azure Quickstart Templates as resources, as well as export some templates directly from Portal...
  • Deconstructing JSON: When is VM Not Just a VM?

    One of the cool things about deploying infrastructure in Azure is all the interesting ways you can do it  – portal, PowerShell or ARM templates.  I like using the portal to help clarify what I need to set up, how I want it configured and to learn...
  • Office 365 – For Reals Now

    As a Microsoft employee, we use Office 365.  As a consumer of Microsoft services, like email, phone apps and Xbox music, I have a “Microsoft account”… but I’ve never had a need until recently to actually pay for any services like...
  • Arm in ARM with VM Backups

    With all the interesting announcements with BUILD this week, you might have missed this which, to me, signals that the end is near for the wait for Azure Backup and DR related features to be available in “Azure v2” aka Azure Resource Manager...
  • Certification and Cloud: Consider These!

    The changes to technology around cloud infrastructure seem to be changing and moving as quickly as the clouds in the sky.  Software companies are announcing changes and updates at an ever increasing pace.  I know I feel like I can blink and miss something...
  • Learn Containers AND party with Docker!

    Have you ever met a 3 year old who didn’t like a birthday party? I didn’t think so. Like any respectable 3 year old, the fine folks over at Docker are going all out celebrate the Docker project’s big “3”. To celebrate this...
  • Today I Learned: Azure Site Recovery Mobility Service

    Today I learned that if you are switching from the legacy version of ASR to the new version of ASR, the Mobility Service version has a new revision, which would be expected.  However, you have to manually uninstall the older version from the servers you...
  • The TechNet Virtual Conference – Coming Soon!

    Pop Quiz: What happens when you put Mary Jo Foley and Rick Claus in the same room? Answer: They kick off Day 1 of the TechNet Virtual Conference ! And what is the TechNet Virtual Conference ? It’s 3 days (well, two and half days) of awesome...
  • Every Week in the Microsoft Reactor

    If you haven’t discovered the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco, you are in for a treat.  This new community space near the Moscone Center is often available to use for meet ups and training workshops.  You can check out the event calendar for...
  • Windows 10 on TechNet Radio

    Yung Chou has been talking a lot about Windows 10 on TechNet Radio. If you are still working on your Windows 10 deployment and need to learn more about what that entails, join Yung with Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts for their take on the deployment and...
  • Notable Notes: Certification, Azure VMs and Linux!

    It’s February, so if you are looking for a way to continue some momentum you might have started with the new year, consider the Know It, Prove It challenge.  Follow the steps, commit an hour a day and by the end of the month you’ll have a...
  • Data Privacy: Today and Every Day

    Today is Data Privacy Day . A day dedicated to awareness of how data, often very personal data, needs to be managed and protected. Just about every company you interact with on a daily basis has collected, uses and is responsible for being a good steward...
  • Microsoft Cloud Networking – The Poster!

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned while doing IT, it’s that nothing is really simple.  And with the addition of the “cloud” when it comes to providing services for your business or your customers, things just keep getting...
  • Wednesday Distractions with Videos

    It’s Wednesday. Because it’s mid-week, it’s really easy to get distracted. So don’t blame me if any of the videos suck you in. :-) On TechNet Radio – Windows Server 2016 Storage Space Direct On TechNet Radio –...
  • Learning “Cloud” – Maybe in City Near You

    Just a quick post to let you know about some “cloud” and Azure events coming up! TechNet on Tour | Cloud Infrastructure 1/21 – Irvine TX and Tempe AZ 1/28 – Tampa FL 2/2 – Cambridge MA 2/4 – Los Angeles...
  • Favorite Tweets from 2015 (Social Edition)

    Last week I brought you some science and tech tweets from 2015, but for this slow week between Christmas and the New Year, I bring you some links that aren’t as tech focused, but still really interesting.  Enjoy!‏ @SFGate, Feb 2 Roald Dahl wrote...
  • Favorite Tweets from 2015 (Science and Tech Edition)

    I “favorite” a lot of tweets throughout the year.  Sometimes because they were just awesome tweets, sometimes because it was a great article and sometimes just because I need more time to read it later.  As 2015 comes to a close, I bring you...
  • The Imperfect Lab: Azure Networking – Two Ways

    Around this time last year, I kicked off my “Imperfect Lab” and used it as a story to play around in Azure and get more comfortable with PowerShell. And then I got busy with some other work priorities (as we all do) and I shut down those VMs...
  • Windows 10 MCSA Available Today!

    Check this out certification junkies… The new Windows 10 MCSA certification is available! I admit, I am a certification junkie and I didn’t bother getting certified for Windows 8. But with this update for Windows 10, it’s probably time for...
  • You Might Be the Next Person to Impact the Future of MS Products

    Do you want to impact the future of IT products and services? Are you passionate about Cloud, Virtualization, Automation and Securing your hybrid cloud environment? Join our Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel . As a member of the...
  • Like Gaming? Check out this episode of OEM TV

    Yung Chou welcomes Eric Ackerson from Acer to share with us their latest in gaming tech , the Predator G series line, which includes desktops, laptops and monitors. Tune in as they cover these amazing devices (which run on Windows 10!) and learn how you...
  • Today on TechNet Radio – MSIT Talks about Running a Private Cloud

    In this episode , I talk with Jenny Dooley from the Microsoft IT team as she shares their experience with using Windows Azure Pack for developing, deploying and supporting internal lab environments for product development at Microsoft. Listen in as we...
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