Join Microsoft’s Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel, read more…

Do you want to impact the future of IT products and services? Are you passionate about Cloud, Virtualization, Automation and Securing your hybrid cloud environment? Join our Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel. As a member of the panel, you will get a chance to provide your feedback on existing products and services…

0

Azure Resource Manager – create templates and

In anticipation of Microsoft Azure Stack, the whitepaper below is focusing on Azure Resource Manager and will prepare you on how to create templates, deploy IaaS and PaaS as well as exploring many of its management capabilities. This is great work done by Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis. The Cloud OS vision consists of three…

0

Online Jumpstart for Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Training – Nov 12th 9am-12pm PST…. Register Now!…

Join us at this FREE virtual event to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud. Field-experienced Technical Evangelists will help you jumpstart your knowledge of Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking for key IT Pro scenarios. Hybrid Cloud scenarios offer real solutions that you can implement today. Complete all of the hands-on labs and…

0

Free ebook – Windows Azure for IT Professionals

  Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team! Whether you’re new to the Windows Azure platform or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. Most Windows Azure services are described in some detail, with screenshots used to demonstrate some of…

0

Comparing Microsoft’s Public Cloud to VMware’s Public Cloud

Enterprise-Class Cloud. Delivered. More than 250,000 customers worldwide trust VMware’s proven, production ready technology in their datacenters. Now you can rely on VMware to deliver globally consistent enterprise-class cloud computing infrastructure services. Offered by VMware-certified service providers and built on proven VMware vCloud infrastructure technology, including vSphere, vCloud Director, and VMware vCloud Networking and Security,…

0

Step-by-Step – Creating Oracle Databases on Windows Server 2012 in Microsoft’s Windows Azure - Blain Barton

Creating Oracle Databases on Windows Server 2012 in Microsoft’s Windows Azure   For questions contact Blain Barton – blainbar@microsoft.com   The first thing you want to do is get your Windows Azure one month free trial, MSDN or BizSpark (with Azure) subscription. You first may also want to create an Affinity Group to keep your…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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….

0

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,…

0

Adnan Cartwright gets “The Ultimate Road Warrior” for covering 16 Florida stops for Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows Azure. Read on……

Adnan Cartwright earned “The Ultimate Road Warrior” for hitting the roads in Florida and I mean he was really covering some ground.  As the Florida Windows Server MVP Adnan evangelized the 16 road shows covering our “Private/Public Cloud Series”. Thank you Adnan for your excellence and execution in what you do everyday in helping IT…

0

Adnan Cartwright – Windows Server MVP produces video tutorial on how to configure Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012… check it out…

Microsoft Windows Server MVP Adnan Cartwright puts together some demos around Windows Azure Recovery Services and the Backup Vault. If you would like to try this out, get your Windows Azure subscription at https://aka.ms/try-azure and your Windows Server 2012 evaluation at https://aka.ms/msproducts  You will need both the (Public Cloud – Windows Azure) and (Private Cloud…

0

April is “Build Your Private Cloud” Series – Week 4 running list….

22-Apr Deploying Private Cloud Workloads – Hardware Profiles in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Kevin     http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/04/22/hardware-profiles-in-system-center-2012-sp1-vmm-build-your-private-cloud-series.aspx 23-Apr Deploying Private Cloud Workloads – Guest OS Profiles in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Kevin     http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/04/23/guest-os-profiles-in-system-center-2012-sp1-vmm-build-your-private-cloud-series.aspx 24-Apr Deploying Private Cloud Workloads – Application Profiles and SQL Server Profiles in System…

0

Windows Azure “Infrastructure Services (IaaS)” including Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, has reached general availability. Here’s what you should know about Windows Azure IaaS…. Read On….

Today, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS), including Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, has reached general availability. Here’s what you should know about Windows Azure IaaS: Dramatically reduce your wait time to provision IT resources by rolling out apps and infrastructure in minutes. Bring your Windows or Linux-based application to the cloud as-is.  Scale up or…

0

Windows Azure “Infrastructure Services” goes General Availability –Today - Read on….

    Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, now are generally available! Today is a major milestone for Windows Azure and all of our customers and partners. We are excited to announce that Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Virtual Network now are generally available. These new services make it possible…

0

April is “Build Your Private Cloud” Month – Week 2 Posted Now!

7-Apr Deploy & Upgrade System Center 2012 SP1 VMM ( Overview )       http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/04/02/deploying-amp-upgrading-system-center-2012-sp1-virtual-machine-manager-build-your-private-cloud.aspx 8-Apr System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: Understanding Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 SP1) Fabric and Service Template       http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/04/08/understanding-private-cloud-with-system-center-2012-sp1-virtual-machine-manager-vmm-2012-sp1.aspx 9-Apr Deploying System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager       http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/04/build-your-private-cloud-installing-virtual-machine-manager-step-by-step/ 10-Apr Configuring Private Cloud Storage…

0

April is “Build Your Private Cloud” Month – Week 1 Posted Now!

For the month of April we are running the “Build Your Private Cloud” series and below is Week 1.  This is a great way to dive into the Private Cloud technologies and what a better group of guys to deliver this to you than my teammates. “Build Your Private Cloud Series” – Week 1  …

0

Part 20 of 20 - (with *Bonus Parts* to come) Virtualization Series - Management - Enterprise: Monitoring by Matt Hester

Matt discusses the monitoring of your enterprise environment, keep your eyes on the game!  Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/03/29/20-days-of-server-virtualization-keeping-an-eye-monitoring-your-hyper-v-servers-part-20-of-20ish.aspx Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s post (0 of 20) at: http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/03/become-a-virtualization-expert-with-20-days-of-server-virtualization-virtexpert-itproguru-part-0-of-20/ To download the 180-Day Windows Server 2012 evaluation bits go to:  https://aka.ms/msproducts

0

Part 15 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - Building Student Hands On Labs for Azure at no charge

By Brian Lewis To get started with Windows Azure you need to build your own lab out in the environment. Brian walks you through the basic all for free, read on…. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/02/building-student-hands-on-labs-in-azure-for-free/ Try Windows Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server…

0

Part 14 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment

By Yung Chou Yung does it again by deep diving into System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller for Virtual Machines and Cloud Service Deployment, here from one of the best! http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/21/system-center-2012-sp1-explained-app-controller-for-vm-and-cloud-service-deployment.aspx Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by…

0

Part 13 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller as a Single Pane of Glass for Delegating Cloud Management, A Primer

By Yung Chou Yung discusses System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller and managing and delegating cloud management topics… Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/18/system-center-2012-sp1-app-controller-as-a-single-pane-of-glass-for-delegating-cloud-management-a-primer.aspx Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

0

Part 12 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - Azure as a IaaS (easy summary and direction to previously published articles)

By Tommy Patterson Azure as a IaaS, further defined …. http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/02/migration-and-deployment-series-part-12-how-windows-azure-plays-into-the-equation/ Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

0

TechNet Radio: IT Time - (Part 2) Deploying Windows Server 2012 using WAIK and ADK

Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft Deployment MVP Rhonda Layfield are back for part 2 of their series and in today’s episode they discuss new deployment tools that are available such as the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) and the Automated Deployment Kit (ADK). Tune in as they chat their features and benefits and scenarios in which…

0

Part 31 of 31 - Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Authentication and Access Architectures – Discussion (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud (31 days of IaaS)

Today’s post is a guest post from Ira Bell, the COO of Nimbo.  Throughout January, some really bright people have come together to touch on several topics around Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud. We’ve seen things covering topics from the basics of creating Virtual Machines in the Cloud to more advanced PowerShell approaches for…

0

Part 30 of 31 - Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines to Learn: Remote Desktop Services (31 days of IaaS)

Some of the most common workloads I come across are training environments. These are fun and prove to be a quick “to-the-cloud” win compared to more complex systems. Unlike the majority of customer facing services, training environments typically: Generate revenue Provide consistent content Use non-sensitive (sample) data Read On…… http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/01/using-windows-azure-virtual-machines-to-learn-remote-desktop-services/ Try Windows Azure https://aka.ms/try-azure  Get…

0