TechNet Radio – IT Time: PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 coming soon.. read more…….

Blain Barton welcomes Denise McInerney, PASS Vice President of Marketing and data engineer at Intuit as they discuss the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference and the 24 hours of free online business analytics webcasts previewing the event on February 5th around SQL Server. Tune as they chat about the ins and outs of both events…

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ITPalooza was a great event! Read what went on here….

Last year, on 12/12/12, ITPalooza raised over $30,000 in charity donations from 1,200 members from the local IT community. Keeping with the spirit of bringing together the whole South Florida Technology community, this year, on 12/12/13,  with over that by far! Check out the results here!  http://www.ITPalooza.org   Event Venue was at the Graduate School…

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Part 6 of 6 – Resources for Windows XP End of Life.. What can I do ?

You can take the steps to migrate off of Windows XP, here are some resources  to help you – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx Questions feel free to reach out to me at blainbar@microsoft.com

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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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IT Pro “Cloud OS Challenge” Sweepstakes – YOU could WIN a Surface Pro and MORE!…

  Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers…

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Yung Chou’s post – Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 2 of 2) Important information on PKI … Read on…..

Yung continues with his Part 2 – Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 2 of 2) …http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/10/22/enterprise-pki-with-windows-server-2012-r2-active-directory-certificate-services-part-2-of-2.aspx

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Blain Barton – Host of PASStv at SQL PASS Summit – Charlotte NC

This year, I was chosen to be the host for PASStv here at the SQL PASS Summit in Charlotte NC. You can catch the live feeds and sessions by going to http://www.sqlpass.org You can also go to the website at 8pm EST to see the replay of this mornings Keynotes and Events. Follow us on…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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….

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