KeithMayer.com

Be an Early Expert in Hybrid Cloud - Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2

About Keith Mayer

Register for a free Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camp near you!

About Keith ...

Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.

  • Resizing Data Disks in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure with Windows PowerShell

    Resizing existing Azure VM data disks just got a whole lot easier with the introduction of an enhanced Update-AzureDisk PowerShell cmdlet in the latest version of the Azure PowerShell module.

    Read this article ...

    In this article, I’ll step through the process of using this new cmdlet to increase the size of an existing data disk on an Azure virtual machine.

  • TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Open Source + Azure: Building Linux in the Cloud

    Keith Mayer and Tommy Patterson kick off a new series today on “ Open Source + Azure ” and in part 1 they cover the building blocks and how to for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure. [ 2:44 ] Open Source and Microsoft? How does that work? [ 8:11 ] Why should someone pick Azure for their Open Source solutions? [ 15:55 ] Let’s chat about Azure and Linux and how they play nicely together [ 22:00 ] DEMO Provisioning and Managing Linux and Azure Check out the Quick Start Guide: Building Linux...
  • TechNet Radio: (Part 18) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

    Next up in our ongoing series to “ Build a Hybrid Cloud” Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze look at automated provisioning for Linux in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Tune in as they explore the various ways in which you can automate workloads for Linux in Azure by using either Azure Automation , PowerShell DSC for Linux , XPlat CLI for Azure , Docker , Chef or Puppet (just to name a few). [ 2:05 ] What are some of the tools you can use to automate Linux workloads in Azure? [ 10:10] DEMO: Getting started...
  • TechNet Radio: (Part 17) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC

    Keith Mayer welcomes special guest Tommy Patterson to the series as they discuss end-to-end IaaS workload provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC. Tune in as they break down automation into 3 main categories of tasks (managing and orchestrating the overall process, provisioning cloud fabric resources, and provisioning workloads, like operating systems and applications) and then go into in-depth demos showing how you can do this via Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC. ...
  • TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Supporting a Mobile First World - Identity Management with Azure Active Directory

    In part 2 of our Enterprise Device Management series, Jennelle Crothers and Keith Mayer discuss the importance of Identity Management and how Azure Active Directory applies to this Mobile-First, Cloud-First world. [ 1:25 ] What is Azure Active Directory? [ 6:59 ] DEMO: Creating a New Azure Active Directory tenant [ 13:10 ] DEMO: Adding applications to Azure AD [ 21:00 ] DEMO: Azure Active Directory Connect [ 33:01 ] DEMO: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication __________________________ Experience Microsoft's...