New! Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit.. Read more….

The Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit includes everything you need to review the new in-place upgrade option plus traditional deployment methods and other management tools. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt604890 Lab Guide is here https://aka.ms/newsetup This free kit features: A complete lab environment* The kit includes evaluation versions of: Windows 10 Enterprise System Center 2012 Configuration Manager…


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….


Part 24 of 31 – Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS (31 Days of IaaS)

Part 24 of 31 – Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS – By Harold Wong If you’ve been following our 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud, you know there is quite a bit that can be done with Virtual Machines in Windows Azure. In Part 13, Kevin Remde walked through creating VMs using App…


Part 22 of 31 – Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure – 31 Days of IaaS

First, make sure and get a Windows Azure 90-Day free subscription at: https://aka.ms/try-azure to begin working with SQL Server in the cloud. In this article, you can create a new VM and learn how to install SQL Server. You can then add disk images to the existing VM in order to split the data from…


Part 18 of 31 – How to Delete VHD files in Windows Azure – 31 Days of IaaS

Brian Lewis explains the most often asked question “How do I delete .VHD’s in Windows Azure?  – read-on…. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/01/how-to-delete-vhd-files-in-azure-with-powershell-part-18-of-31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-series/ Try Windows Azure https://aka.ms/try-azure  Get Started Now – (Free account requires a credit card but not charged) Get your Microsoft Trial Products at https://aka.ms/msproducts In case you missed any of the series here is a list…


“Step-By-Step” – Setting up Windows Azure for the first time and creating a Virtual Machine of Windows Server 2012 on Microsoft’s Public Cloud–Windows Azure http://aka.ms/try-azure

The last few weeks I have been working with my customers around Windows Azure and setting up a Virtual Machine of Windows Server 2012 on Microsoft’s Public Cloud with the Microsoft Azure 90-Evaluation located at https://aka.ms/try-azure This is a “Step-By-Step” guide for setting up your “Windows Azure 90-Day Trial Subscription” and getting a VM Role…