Check out the Azure Scheduler, read more….

  Azure Scheduler allows you to run your job on simple or complex recurring schedules: Call services inside or outside of Azure Run jobs on any schedule—now, later, or recurring Count on it to work reliably, even during unexpected failures Use Azure Storage queues for long-running or offline jobs Invoke web service endpoints over HTTP/HTTPS…

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TechNet Radio (Part 6 of 11) – “To the Cloud” Series – Building and running Servers without the hardware – Microsoft Azure with Tommy, Dan and Blain

In Part 6 in our “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton, Tommy Patterson and Dan Stolts, provide an overview of the benefits of running servers without the physical hardware using Microsoft Azure.   Learn how large and small to mid-sized companies can rent compute, storage, and networking resources by using datacenter hardware to deploy virtual machines…

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DEVOPS ON AZURE WITH CHEF – here what’s new with CHEF and Microsoft

Good read…. With Chef you can quickly deploy and manage every aspect of your Microsoft Azure infrastructure. And you can do it in a way that’s consistent, secure, and transparent to stakeholders – whether you are migrating existing workloads or creating new ones. With Chef’s partnership and tight integration with the Microsoft Azure portal, it’s…

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Adnan Cartwright launches Pluralsight course on Azure RemoteApp, read on…

This course details how Azure Remote App helps organizations deploy applications that can be accessed by their employees to stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices, nice work Adnan! http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/azure-remote-app-getting-started

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Videos Series – Backing up your Windows 10 client to Microsoft Azure… read more…..

Here’s the Recovery Services Backup Vault online videos I created for the Azure Documentation team. If you would like to have the “step-by-step” check out my blog at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2015/08/07/step-by-step-backing-up-a-windows-10-client-to-microsoft-azure.aspx They cover: Creating a recovery services – backup vault within Microsoft Azure Using vault credentials to authenticate with the Azure Backup Services Registering your client computer…

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Tampa New Horizons Grand Opening – Join New Horizons Tampa and Softchoice for an exclusive, Infrastructure Modernization TechClinic on September 8, 2015 in Tampa, FL

Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2 Topics Starts: September 08, 2015 09:00 AM-03:00 PMTime Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)Welcome Time: 08:30 AM New Horizons Computer Learning Center Tampa https://clicktoattend.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=2098815402 W Laurel stSuite 106Tampa, Florida 33607United States  Bing It!

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Tampa Even Oct 7th – TechNet on Tour – Strengthen your disaster recovery plan, sign up here….

No cost, hands-on expert training | Register today https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x139859416 TechNet on Tour – Tampa FL Oct 7thStrengthen your disaster recovery plan Register today     Using Microsoft datacenters as an integral part of your Disaster Recovery Plan – Free, hands-on eventOver the next few months, we will visit a city near you to provide education…

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Azure in Education – Teach cutting edge courses and for research helping students learn about Microsoft’s Cloud Technologies. read on….

  Just a reminder as a “Back to School” special to remember to register for your Azure in Education program so you can start teaching about Microsoft Public Cloud technologies. http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/community/education/ I also have a book out for students on Microsoft Public Cloud Services “Setting up your business in the cloud”. For more information on…

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Test the speed of your connections to Azure as well as your file transfers from azurespeed.com, read on….

There’s a cool speed test tool for Azure at http://azurespeed.com which allows you to test network latencies and speed to Azure data centers from different countries and locations.  Along with finding the closest Datacenter near your location, it tests the storage latency to Azure as well as upload and download speeds.  The tool is developed…

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SAVE THE DATE – Book Release Parties for Blain Barton and Contributors – “Microsoft Public Cloud Services – Setting Up Your Business in the Cloud” Join Us – Space is limited.

It’s time to celebrate! Join myself and some of the book contributors as we officially release my book – “Microsoft Public Cloud Services – Setting up your business in the cloud.”   Join us for food and drinks as we tweet about the book and have a networking event. Come to celebrate with us, limited space…

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Creating an Ubuntu Linux VM within Microsoft Azure – Step-by-Step… Read on….

In the article, I have created an Ubuntu virtual machine in Microsoft Azure from within the Gallery.  You can follow this step-by-step article to get a VM up and running. First, you have to have your Microsoft Azure account activated, you can get free trial by going to https://aka.ms/try-azure, or use your MSDN, BizSpark or…

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Global Azure Boot Camp, Tampa FL Saturday April 25th, register here….

Global Azure Boot Camp HCI Group5300 West Cypress Street Tampa, FL 33607 Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-azure-boot-camp-tickets-16504399102 Prior to the Boot Camp get your trial subscription for Microsoft Azure go to https://aka.ms/try-azure

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Morning MeetUp at the MIC – RemoteApp, App Gallery, Powershell, ios

MeetUp at the Microsoft Innovation Center at VentureHive – RemoteApp, App Gallery, Powershell, iOS Register here – http://www.meetup.com/Florida-IT-Professionals/events/221218857/ Tell a friend Share Monday, March 30, 2015         9:15 AM to 11:30 AM Microsoft Innovation Center @ VentureHive 1010 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL (map) Park in the front and back lots please.   Join Blain Barton…

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Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional – Blog Series .. Read on…..

The Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional: The Blog Series      Jennelle Crothers   Over the next three weeks, the US IT Pro Evangelists will be running a blog series on extending your datacenter with Azure.  The "cloud" has become the next great location to host some (or all) of your IT infrastructure and…

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Chef and Microsoft Partner For Enterprise IT Automation – Forbes talks about it, read on….

Did someone say DevOps?  I’ve been talking about this in my last few events and now there is more to talk about around this. Exciting news around the new partnership being announced today points to the massive changes that are occurring within enterprises as they move from a monolithic, single-vendor approach towards IT to a…

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Microsoft Azure Case Studies – How are companies using Azure? read on….

Here’ are some Microsoft Azure case studies, this is for Gary that asked for this!  There are some great ones listed below. You can also get this on the Microsoft Azure website via the drop down.  Check them out to get a better idea how you can use Microsoft Azure, if you want to try…

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G-series virtual machines available for West US, now these are big VM’s, check it out….

There are now G- Series virtual machines that can offer up to 32 cores, 448 GB Memory, Disk Size of 6,144GB SSD, now that’s incredible.  Currently only in West US Region. G-series virtual machines feature two times more memory and four times more Solid State Drive storage (SSDs) than the D-series. G-series provide high computational…

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D-Series VM’s for Microsoft Azure, read more….

I’ve been getting some questions from customers about the D-Series VMs so that I would report this info. D-Series VM’s provide great performance for applications needing fast, local (ephemeral) storage or a faster CPU; however, it’s important to understand a little about how the system is configured to ensure you’re getting an optimal experience. For…

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Mark Russinovich take a week to deep dive into Azure IaaS for IT Pros!

This is must attend for those of you that are working on IaaS in Microsoft Azure. Mark’s the man that always steps up to deliver the hard core IT perspectives on Azure. He is then joined by heavy hitters Rick Claus and other team members. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/Level-Up-Azure-IaaS-for-IT-Pros?WT.mc_id=11101-iaas-for-it-pros-event-&loc=zTS1z&prod=zWAz&tech=zCLz&prog=zMVAz&type=zTRz&media=zWCz&country=zUSz  

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Tech Weekend @ the Dolphins tomorrow Oct 25th and 26th, hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API, Submission of Windows Phone & Store apps to the Store, Web App – Real Time Data, Best UI/UX. Whether you're a gamer, student, or just someone who uses the internet sometimes, all you'll need is a laptop and…

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Microsoft Ignite is our commercial technology event that brings together our audiences, May 4th – 8th 2015 in Chicago! Read more…

Microsoft Ignite is our commercial technology event that brings together our audiences, content and best-of experiences across TechEd, SharePoint Conference, Project Conference, Microsoft Exchange Conference, Lync Conference and Microsoft Management Summit. If you've attended TechEd or Microsoft Management Summit, this is the place for you to be. It's everything you've come to know and love…

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FinTank 2014 at Dolphins Stadium Oct 24th and 25th – Hackathon and IT Sessions

Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API, Submission of Windows Phone & Store apps to the Store, Web App – Real Time Data, Best UI/UX. Whether you're a gamer, student, or just someone who uses the internet sometimes, all you'll need is a laptop and…

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Join us at the Dolphins Stadium for FinTank 2014 – Hackathon and IT Sessions

Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API, Submission of Windows Phone & Store apps to the Store, Web App – Real Time Data, Best UI/UX. Whether you're a gamer, student, or just someone who uses the internet sometimes, all you'll need is a laptop and…

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