Windows Azure Events for Oct – Nov in Florida

Here’s the latest events put on by the local MVP’s and influencer in Florida – Sign-up Now! http://flazureroadshow.azurewebsites.net/event-dates •Azure Backup and WordPress, Oct 9th 2013 – ITT – Tampa •Azure Backup and WordPress, Oct 16, 2013 – New Horizons – Orlando •Azure Backup and WordPress, Oct 23rd, 2013 – Keiser – West Palm Beach •Tampa…


Oracle’s Mission-critical Software and Microsoft’s Enterprise-grade Cloud “Better Together”? – Windows Azure is the Answer… Read on…..

Is Microsoft and Oracle working together to bring good things to the cloud?  Listen to what Brad Anderson has to say on today’s announcement.. http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/09/24/oracle-openworld-2013-oracle-s-mission-critical-software-and-microsoft-s-enterprise-grade-cloud.aspx


Reminder – Windows Azure Roadshow in Fort Myers FL on Weds, Sept 18th open to all….Register Here

September 18, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am – 1pm – 4pm Hodges University 4501 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers,FL 33966 USA http://flazureroadshow.azurewebsites.net/event-dates/ The Florida IT Server Group and Tampa Bay Virtualization Users Group Community Leaders are co-hosting the Florida Windows Azure Roadshow! Visit the Windows Azure Roadshow website for all the details: http://flazureroadshow.azurewebsites.net/ Please…


Events now open! — Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure. To prepare for the event make sure and provision…


TechNet Radio: IT Time – Register Now! SQL PASS Summit 2013

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Register Now! SQL PASS Summit 2013 > SQL PASS Summit 2013 is right around the corner and in today’s special IT Time episode, Blain Barton rounds up the usual suspects – Jennifer Moser, Lara Rubbelke, Chuck Heinzelman and SQL RockStar, Thomas LaRock – to discuss all things PASS Summit. Tune…


Reminder that the “Early Experts R2” will be launching in September.. Read on…..

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the "Early Experts" study program, IT Professionals can easily extend…


TechNet Radio: IT Time – Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Network with Site-to-Site Connectivity

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Network with Site-to-Site Connectivity     Microsoft MVP Regional Director and Principal Owner of Homnick Systems, Joe Homnick, is back for today’s show, to show us how to create a Windows Azure Virtual Network and connect it with our local network using Site-to-Site Connectivity. Don’t…


James Quick – Microsoft’s newest Developer Technical Evangelist in South Florida builds game called “Rain Dodge” check it out….

James Quick, our newest Florida Technical Evangelist on the Developer side of the business  just got his first game in the Windows 8 store today!  Here’s the link http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/rain-dodge/e6c33625-b296-4328-88c9-6c6afbe439a4 to check out “Rain Dodge”.. check it out….. Nice work James.


Tampa Bay Infrastructure User Group Meeting Sept 10th 4-7pm …. signup now….

Date and Time September 10th 2013 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location Microsoft 5426 Bay Center Dr., Ste. 700, Tampa Agenda What is new with System Center 2012 R2 Each presenter will provide a twenty minute presentation on the new features and changes of System Center R2. Ask the Expert QA The remaining time will…


VMware or Microsoft? Articles from the IT Pro Evangelists at Microsoft… Read the Series…..

Series to date:  (Full listing updated at: https://aka.ms/VMWorMSFT.) Date Article Author Aug 12, 2013 Series Introduction Kevin Remde – @KevinRemde  Aug 13, 2013 What is a “Purpose-Built Hypervisor? Kevin Remde – @KevinRemde Aug 14, 2013 Simplified Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Host Patching =  Greater Security and More Uptime Chris Avis  – @ChrisAvis  Aug 15, 2013 Reducing…


Mark Your Calendars for Oct. 18: The R2 Wave is Coming! Check out Brad Anderson’s blog post… read on….

As some of you may have already noticed, earlier this morning Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide on October 18, 2013. Read Brad’s blog post for more info… http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/08/14/mark-your-calendars-for-oct-18-the-r2-wave-is-coming.aspx  Get your evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview at https://aka.ms/msproducts #blainbar


Microsoft BizSpark – Unlimited possibilities for startups with the Windows Azure Platform.. Read on…

  Unlimited possibilities for startups with the Windows Azure Platform What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications and services. Learn more Get started with Windows Azure Build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters with no up-front expenses and…


Article – Mounting an image to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Core to Full Installation By Adnan Cartwright

My friend and Microsoft Valuable Professional Adnan Cartwright wrote an article around mounting an Image to Convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Core to Full Installation PowerShell is proving more and more to be an Administrators right hand in handling many tasks. Converting a Core Installation to a GUI Installation in Windows Server 2012 R2 is…


Step-By-Step: Create a WordPress Site using Windows Azure .. Read On….

#blainbar   0verview: What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT…


Step-By-Step: Using a Public Certificate from a Commercial CA with Windows Azure Backup Vault and Windows Server 2012 R2

Using a Public Certificate from a Commercial CA with Windows Azure Backup Vault and Windows Server 2012 R2 This is a “step-by-step” lab guide to implementing Windows Azure Recovery Services/Backup Vault with Windows Server 2012 R2 using a public certificate from a Commercial CA. Windows Azure Recovery Services can help you protect important server data…


Step-by-Step – Using a Self-Signed (Private) Certificate (makecert.exe) with Windows Azure Backup Vault and Windows Server 2012 R2

This is a “step-by-step” lab guide to implementing Windows Azure Recovery Services/Backup Vault with Windows Server 2012 R2 using a self-signed (private) certificate you make with makecert.exe. Windows Azure Recovery Services can help you protect important server data offsite with automated backups to Windows Azure Backup Vaults, where they are available, for easy data restoration….


Latest Postings of Microsoft evaluation copies of Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows Azure 30-Day Trial

Windows Azure 30-day trial or "Pay-As-You-Go" Subscription http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256692 Windows Server 2012 R2 Previews http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256993 Hyper-V Server 2012 without full server capabilities – No GUI (no-charge) http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256995 BizSpark Signup with Azure for Application Developers http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257012 Windows Server 2012 – RTM http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256992 System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Intune Previews http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256991 Windows 8.1 Preview http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/download-preview Microsoft Virtual…


Manage your Windows 2012 Server with Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) from Windows 8 – Read on…

What can the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) do from Windows 8 managing Windows Servers? This is the tool of choice if you are managing Windows Servers from Windows 8, especially Windows Server 2012. Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables you to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 or…


Article – What is Generation in Hyper-V Manager with Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview? Read on….

I noticed the new screen below and appears in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview. Virtual machine generation determines the virtual hardware and functionality presented to the virtual machine. In Hyper-V within Windows Server 2012 R2 there are two supported virtual machine generations, generation 1 and generation 2 virtual machines. Generation 2 virtual machines will be…


Shanmugam Kulandaivet discusses RemoteFX within Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 – Read on…

I was talking to a customer from Dunbar High School and they stated that they wanted to know more about RemoteFX so I thought I would post some information and resources around the technology.  Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a Microsoft Senior Program Manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team explains further the capabilities for the RemoteFX for…


Need a tool to track and assess your volume licensing status? Read on….

For organizations licensing Windows, the new MAP Toolkit 8.5 detects and reports on the version of Windows running on client computers within your organization.  This tool helps customers to manage investments in Software Assurance and deploy upgrades appropriately.  Windows Vista SP1 or higher is detected so use the MAP Toolkit now. Download the MAP Toolkit…


TechNet Radio: IT Time – (Part 3) Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud: From Deployment to Cost Analysis

> Closing out their 3 Part series on Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson show us how to configure the Azure PowerShell Tools, how to export and remove virtual machines as well as discuss the costs and ROI of the various scenarios. [2:39] Configuring the Azure PowerShell Tools,…


Is Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and the Microsoft Virtualization Stack REALLY Ready For Your Datacenter? – See more on Dan Stolts blog. Read on…

  Dan Stolts and Bob Hunt will look at the Microsoft solution and cut through all the marketing fluff to give you an in depth look at the technology and show you how it stacks up to the tools we have been using for years.  This course is designed for VMware professionals looking to get…


TechNet Radio: IT Time – (Part 1) Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud: From Deployment to Cost Analysis

  In part 1 of their three part series, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson walk us through building networked servers on the Windows Azure platform. Tune in as Tommy demos for us how to create our virtual machines and then authenticate them through an Active Directory Controller and then finishes up the session by showing…