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UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A
NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we've updated the hours for "Early Experts" Virtual Study Hall assistance - Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time . - - - - - - - - - - There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard...
13 Feb 2013
Best of TechEd 2013: Enabling On-demand Infrastructure Services in YOUR Datacenter with the Windows Azure Pack
Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry! This month, we’ll be releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd announcements and technical information for IT Pros. Today’s article focuses on the new Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server 2012 R2 and System...
18 Jun 2013
Guided Hands-on Lab: Extend Your Private Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Networks and Windows Server 2012 [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]
This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services . You can catch the full series at http://aka.ms/CloudTop20 . In today's article in this series, we'll discuss extending our On-premises Datacenter...
10 May 2013
Cloud OS Technical Training Event - Cleveland OH - Nov 6th
Please feel free to join us at our upcoming Cloud OS training event series in Cleveland OH on November 6th to check out the launch of our newest, most exciting infrastructure products! You'll find out how Windows Server 2012 , Windows Azure , and Microsoft System Center 2012 can help alleviate day-to...
25 Oct 2012
New Windows Azure Virtual Machine, Virtual Networking, Web Sites and Media Services announced!
The spring preview release of Windows Azure has many great new features and capabilities, including new services focused on helping you build or bring applications to the cloud in ways that make sense for your environment. These new preview services include: Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines...
7 Jun 2012
Step-by-Step: Get Started with Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) and Multi-Factor Authentication
Managing user credentials and application access is becoming more-and-more difficult in today's "cloud era". In addition to managing access to traditional on-premises applications, we're also faced with managing access to numerous 3rd party cloud-based applications - many of which default...
7 Feb 2014
Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Forest in the Cloud with Windows Azure
Often times, applications that we’re deploying to the cloud may expect Windows Server Active Directory to be present for authentication and identity management. With Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks , we can deploy Windows Server Active Directory on the Windows Azure cloud platform...
17 Jan 2013
Hands on Lab: Connecting PaaS and IaaS Applications in the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Networks
Our Windows Azure cloud platform provides both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features for migrating and running virtual machines in the cloud and Platform as a Service (PaaS) features for developing new cloud-based applications. Together, these capabilities can be used by IT Pros and Developers...
8 Jan 2013
31 Days of Servers in the Cloud - Getting Started
Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings provide IT Pros with the ability to quickly and easily provision new Virtual Machines ( VMs running both Windows and Linux ) and Virtual Networks in the cloud. I’ve found that these capabilities can be really useful for a number of scenarios...
5 Jan 2013
Options for Building Active Directory in the Cloud with Windows Azure
Today, my friend and colleague, Yung Chou , has written a great article overviewing the features provided by the Windows Azure cloud platform. You can check out Yung’s article at: Windows Azure Features Overview One of the specific features that is a frequent topic of conversation at...
6 Jan 2013
Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster - Part 2 of 2
This article is Part 2 in a two-part series on building a FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 Cluster to support highly available virtual machines as a foundation to a Private Cloud solution. If you missed it, be sure to check out Part 1 of this article series on the initial steps for building Hyper-V Server 2012...
14 Dec 2012
Cloud OS Signature Launch Events for Windows Server 2012 coming to Columbus OH and Detroit MI
Don't miss your chance to see Windows Server 2012 in action! We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of downloads of the pre-release versions, thousands of engineers worked on this product – and we couldn’t be more proud to share it with you. Join us at the Cloud OS Signature Series to learn...
7 Aug 2012
Automating the Cloud with PowerShell and Windows Azure
Wow! There was a ton of interest yesterday at the CincyPowerShell User Group on automating the provisioning and management of Virtual Machines in the cloud using PowerShell and the new Windows Azure PowerShell Module! In this article, I’ve provided a copy of my presentation deck, session notes...
25 Jan 2013
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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.
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