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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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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….