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11evangelistIn January, our team had a fun project to tell 31 stories, present 31 opportunities for IT professionals to get started on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure, something we all feel very passionate about. Cloud computing is an exciting movement and offering so much to grow as an individual, as an organization, as a business.

Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists

           
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  Dan Stolts
@itproguru
Tommy Patterson
@tommy_patterson
Bob Hunt
@BobHms
Yung Chou
@yungchou
Blain Barton
@blainbar
           
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  Kevin Remde
@KevinRemde
Keith Mayer
@keithmayer
Brian Lewis
@BrianLewis_
Matt Hester
@matthewhester
 
           
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  Harold Wong
@HaroldWong
Chris Avis
@ChrisAvis
     

Find out who is your area Evangelist, stay in touch with the team, and move forward with the communities. Together, let’s welcome the challenges, embrace the changes, get started, learn it, master it, and take advantages of it. Now here are your 31 opportunities:

31 Opportunities to Get Started, Learn, and Master Windows Server 2012 and Cloud

  • Windows Azure IaaS and You by Matt Hester
  • Building Free Lab VMs in the Microsoft Cloud by Tommy Patterson
  • Supported Virtual Operating Systems in the Microsoft Cloud by Tommy Patterson
  • Servers Talking in the Cloud by Matt Hester
  • Move a Local VM to the Cloud by Kevin Remde
  • Windows Azure Features Overview by Yung Chou
  • Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure by Keith Mayer
  • Setting up Management by Brian Lewis
  • What is Windows Azure Virtual Networking? by Bob Hunt
  • Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Azure Virtual Network and Site-to-Site VPN by Bob Hunt
  • Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure by Keith Mayer
  • Step-by-Step: Connecting System Center 2012 App Controller to Windows Azure by Kevin Remde
  • Creating Windows Azure VMs with System Center 2012 App Controller by Kevin Remde
  • How to Provision Cloud Server VMs with PowerShell and Windows Azure by Brian Lewis
  • What does Windows Azure REALLY cost and how to SAVE by Dan Stolts
  • Consider this: Reasons for Using Windows Azure by Matt Hester
  • Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and PowerShell by Keith Mayer
  • How to: Delete VHD Files in Windows Azure by Brian Lewis
  • Create a Windows Azure Virtual Network using PowerShell by Kevin Remde
  • Step-by-Step: Extending Windows Server Active Directory to the Cloud by Keith Mayer
  • Beyond IaaS for the IT Pro by Bill Wilder
  • Using SQL Server 2012 in Windows Azure by Blain Barton
  • Integrating PowerShell with Active Directory in the Cloud by Tommy Patterson
  • Connecting Windows Azure PaaS and IaaS by Harold Wong
  • Storing and Copying VMs to Windows Azure using System Center 2012 App Controller by Yung Chou
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Azure by Blain Barton
  • Use Windows Azure to Learn Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces by Kevin Remde
  • Introduction to Windows Azure Add-ons from the Windows Azure Store by Chris Avis
  • Using Windows Azure to Learn Networking Basics by Don Noonan
  • Using Windows Azure to Learn Remote Desktop Services by Don Noonan
  • Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Access and Authentication Architecture by Ira Bell