Are you ready to begin your Quest of the Cloudwalker?

http://www.questofthecloudwalker.com/ Hark beleaguered IT Professionals! We know of the evils which plague you daily—mountains of help desk tickets, crashing computers, ridiculous requests from management, and far, far worse. But fear not, for we have felt your misery and despair, and created a fantastical world where you can use your hard-earned knowledge to crush demonic personifications…

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Office 365 and Azure Integration Roadshow – Sign up now!

This is a great series put on by Windows MVP Adnan Cartwright and Jeffery Mitchell from Bit-Wizards around Office 365 and Azure integration. Seats still open. Food and free knowledge will be served. 4/30 – Weds – Sarasota – Keiser University – Register Here 5/1 – Thurs – Tampa – ITT Technical Institute – Register…

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Microsoft CEO – Sayta Nadella talks about transforming data into action! – Tuesday, April 15th, 10am PDT – Put this on your calendar!

To meet today’s business challenges and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud, people are now rethinking the datacenter.  I see a lot of this in my recent Azure IT Camps as well. With the latest releases of Windows Server and Microsoft System Center, Microsoft offers an array of options for reducing infrastructure…

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Florida Community Roadshow – Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration Roadshow – MVP/Partner Event

Join the Florida Community Roadshow with MVP Adnan Cartwright and Bit-Wizards Jeffery Mitchell discuss Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration. These events are delivered by Community Members that are knowledgeable about Microsoft Technologies.  Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration RoadshowApr 30, 2014Live | View | Windows Azure and Office 365 Integration RoadshowMay 1, 2014Live |…

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New Tampa Meetup - Global Windows Azure Bootcamp – Tampa FL – Saturday March 29th

Check out this brand new Meetup in Tampa and signup here: http://www.meetup.com/Windows-Azure-Tampa/events/169625552/ Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Test-Drive within Windows Azure Check out Windows Azure 30-Day Trial and get your Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition built in the Cloud. Follow this lab guide to get started.

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Florida Roadshow – Spring Series – Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Integration – Jeff Mitchell and Adnan Cartwright – Open Registration

Spring into action by Integrating Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365! As it begins to warm up and we move into springtime, join Jeffery Mitchell from Bit-Wizards (Partner) and Adnan Cartwright (MVP) as they show you what’s “hot” with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 integration including Active Directory Federated Services, Single-Sign On, and Password Sync. …

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Just Released – Windows Azure Webinar Series – On Demand …

  Windows Azure Webinar Series | View in browser If you missed our recent webinar series, here's your chance to get up to speed. The Windows Azure Webinar Series is now available on-demand by tuning into Channel 9 TechNet Radio. With Windows Azure, IT pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power…

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@WindowsAzure #ITCamps are here. Attend a FREE expert-led, hands-on technical event near you

You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement today to solve pressing IT issues such…

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Setting up your Azure FREE Trial Account? Start here….

FREE Azure Trial Walk-Through Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to…

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Going for Gold: Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games on NBC

  New Olympic events in snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games start Thursday and when NBC’s viewers want to see those competitions and others streamed live or on demand on their smartphones, tablets, computers or Internet-connected TVs, it will be Windows Azure Media Services making it possible, from behind…

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Video - Office 365 Identity Models – Jeffery Mitchell discusses O365/Azure identity models around ADFS and SSO technologies… Watch and learn ……

Office 365 – Identity Models Where do you start with Office 365? You must first decide which model makes sense for your organization, to do that, you must understand your options. Jeffery Mitchell is the one you understand real world scenarios and listens to your needs and crafts a talented proposed model for any kind…

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Article – Clearing the Jobs status out of Windows Azure Backup using Event Viewer

Here’s a quick way to delete the Jobs and Alert events that show up in the Windows Azure Backup. First make sure you don’t need the JOB history first !  🙂   Go to Event Viewer and select Applications and Services Logs   Open up the CloudBackup – Operational log and delete the events, there…

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Article – Setting up Windows Azure Recovery Services – Backup Vault after reinstalling Windows Server 2012 R2 while using your existing Public Certificate from your CA Provider….

When reinstalling Windows Server 2012 R2 on bare metal I wanted to use the existing certificate I purchased from GO DADDY.  When setting up the Windows Azure Recovery Services from scratch the existing certificate was deleted out of Azure storage. When I set up the Windows Azure Recovery Services again I used my existing Public…

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ITTime Radio– Blain Barton discusses Windows Azure Websites… Tune in here…..

In this episode Blain Barton demos and discusses the features and functionalities found in the Windows Azure Web Site service. We’ll discuss how you can spin up multiple web instances for additional scalability and discuss Shared versus Standard modes. We’ll demonstrate how to create a new website in the Web App Gallery, how to change…

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Article: Building Certificates for Windows Server 2012 R2/Windows Azure Recovery Services for the Backup Vault (Private Cloud Certificates)

Follow our entire series on twitter at #WhyWin2012R2 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,…

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Alex Melching writes a great article on “Creating Multiple WordPress Sites in Windows Azure – Read on…..

Alex wrote a great article on creating multiple WordPress websites by levering the LINKED RESOURCES with our partners and leveraging the free cleardb Mercury Plan that gives you up to 20MB for your cleardb database, up to 4 connections, daily backups and great for getting started and developing your apps. Read on… http://www.tbvug.com/create-multiple-wordpress-sites-in-windows-azure/ Follow me…

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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…

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Live Webcast this Weds 11/6 – Automated Deployment of SharePoint in the Cloud by host Bob Hunt… Signup on Facebook

Live Webcast: Automated Deployment of SharePoint in the Cloud Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00pm until 1:00pm in EST Join Microsoft Evangelist Bob Hunt for this one hour Webinar and learn how to automate deployment of SharePoint in the Cloud.  SharePoint 2013 continues to be one of the hottest technologies that businesses are looking to evaluate…

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Reminder - Live Webcast: The Microsoft Cloud – Learn it now, boost your career!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013             12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ONLINE Webcast Join Microsoft Technical Evangelist Tommy Patterson for this one hour highly-concentrated exploration of Microsoft’s infrastructure as a cloud service as we demonstrate the management of key workloads in the new Microsoft cloud, as well as discuss different cloud scenarios for your infrastructure. BYOD…

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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…

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Reminder – Tampa Event Tomorrow, Microsoft Office – Windows Azure 10/1, Celebrate Blain’s 20 Years with Microsoft…..

Event Reminder – Microsoft Tampa Office covering Windows Azure. Seats still open.  Come and join us, and celebrate the first TechNet event in Tampa since Blain has reached 20 years with Microsoft.         Go to http://www.technetevents.com to register. You can also go to: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032558994&Culture=en-US&community=0 For your free one month Windows Azure subscription go to: https://aka.ms/try-azure

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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