I just found out about this and had to pass it on! John and I have been colleagues for years and I am certain that this will be an incredible training. This intensive one week event is designed to give attendees the skills required to architect, deploy and manage a Microsoft centric environment. By the end of the event you will understand all the capabilities available, how they work best together and be able to take your environments to new levels of functionality. While there is a cost to the training, I think it was well worth it! You can learn more and register here: Master Class Certified training session in Dallas on 7/8/2013
One of the more common workloads the cloud handles fantastically is for your web service. Whether you want to have your website external or internal facing using Azure web services can help to alleviate the workload on your local infrastructure. The web could even help alleviate even some of the workload for your websites. So for the post today I wanted to take you through how to deploy a web application with load balanced web servers. Also this will be the Instructor led lab I will be delivering at TechEd: Join Me at TechEd North America and Come to my Session: June 3-6 New Orleans!
In the following guide you are going to learn how to deploy a simple ASP.NET MVC 4 Web application to a Web server hosted in Windows Azure, using SQL Server and configuring load balancing. The guide below is geared to Windows Server 2012 and IIS (Internet Information Services), however you can also do the lab with Apache and Linux. Take a look at this guide here: HOL-IntroToWindowsAzureVirtualMachinesLinux.
Once you've complete this step-by-step guide, you'll have a cloud-based virtual SQL Server 2012 lab environment that you can use to explore the other new DBA and BI capabilities in this latest version of SQL Server!
TechEd 2013 North America will take place June 3-6 in New Orleans. TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's products, solutions, tools, and services.
I have had the privilege to speak at TechEd the last couple of years and this year I was also able to get a session
One of the key scenarios that you can leverage the cloud for is backup and that is what we are going to take a look in this post. Backup is something that should be doing everyday in your datacenter. Regardless of the size of your datacenter, you backup your data. You can backup your data to a variety of locations and media. Are you prepared if you lose your backup volumes or misplace the tape or if disaster strikes?
You can now include the cloud into your thought process as a storage destination for your data. It is secure and easy scenario to dip your toe into using the cloud. The cloud backups instantly provide you a disaster recovery environment and a great place to store your data. These tools provide you automated backups that are offsite.