TechNet Radio: 360° Assessment – Going Beyond the Code

  Today I welcome Principal Security Architect Travis Ruff to the show as we discuss how Microsoft IT created a broad risk assessment plan to identify and manage the security risks of our internal operations, applications and infrastructure of critical business programs. Tune in as Travis shares with us some best practices and learn how…

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Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud–Part 23 of 31)

Don Noonan gives us the twenty-third installment in the 31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud Series with Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines.  Adding Active Directory authentication to applications hosted in Windows Azure is a powerful feature and this post provides the repeatable process to do just…

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Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud–Part 22 of 31)

Blain Barton offers up the twenty-second post in the 31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud Series with Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure.   This post gives you step-by-step guidance on installing a SQL Server VM in Windows Azure, attaching storage, and implementing the AdventureWorks database (which could be YOUR data…

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NYC IT Architects Meetup–this Thursday at 9 AM

Due to the popular demand of the IT Camp format we’ve changed our events to, I’m offering a new Meetup series where you can come and get the IT Camp content we’re been delivering, but in a smaller venue and on a more frequent basis.  I’ve created the NYC IT Architects Meetup and you can…

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Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud with Windows Azure (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud – Part 20 of 31)

Probably the next most important aspect of Windows Azure post creating a Windows Azure Virtual Network is Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud with Windows Azure.  My colleague Keith Mayer gives us this all important topic in today’s post and does so in his ever popular Step-by-Step fashion.  Be sure to check this one…

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Create a Windows Azure Network using PowerShell (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud–Part 19 of 31)

My colleague Kevin Remde gives us part 19 of the 31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud Series where he outlines how to Create a Windows Azure Network using PowerShell.  This article essentially gives you the PowerShell step-by-step to connect your on-premise network to Windows Azure, just like my previous post on this…

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Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and PowerShell (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud – Part 17 of 31)

Most customers that have any kind of significant server count typically have a “Gold” virtual machine or “sysprepped” server image to quickly and easily deploy Windows Servers in an automated fashion to their highly virtualized or private cloud environments.  Well, that’s exactly what my colleague Keith Mayer is helping you learn how to set up…

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Consider This, Reasons for Using Windows Azure IaaS (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud – Part 16 of 31)

My colleague Matt Hester provides today’s post in the 31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud Series, and the topic for today literally starts at the beginning, essentially asking “Why use Windows Azure?”  Matt discusses the reasons for using Windows Azure, such as Windows Azure Savings and Strategy, security and more.  It’s certainly…

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