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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.

  • 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...
  • Automating Azure Autoscale Rules via PowerShell and REST API

    Azure Autoscale helps us align utilization of active cloud services to the volume of users and requests currently hitting an application.  As such, Autoscale helps us avoid overprovisioned scenarios where we'd otherwise be paying for excess resources that may not be needed all the time.

    When using Autoscale, the Azure cloud platform can dynamically scale-out/scale-in application instances based on defined schedules or in response to CPU utilization or volume of requests waiting on an Azure Queue, which is useful when designing an application that leverages a Queue-centric Work Pattern.  As part of the Autoscale configuration, you can customize minimum instances, maximum instances, scheduled times and thresholds to optimize scaling behavior for your unique application load patterns.

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    We can manually configure Azure Autoscale using the Azure Management Portal, but in this article we'll walk through automating our Autoscale configuration as part of an overall scripted process for provisioning new workloads on the Azure cloud platform ...

  • Partner Tech Night - What's New in Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure and Development Partners - Deck and Resources

    Thank you for attending our recent Partner Tech Night in Columbus OH on What's New in Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure and Development Partners. In this article, I've included a copy of our session deck and additional next step resources ...