Step-by-Step: Azure Storage Encryption at Rest

Hello Folks, Ever since I started covering Azure I always get asked about encryption. How do I keep data from prying eyes? How do I ensure that the data is ALWAYS encrypted? Encryption at rest was not an option before, but now it is…. Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) for Data at Rest allows you…

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Step-By-Step: Identifying Large Exchange Mailbox Folders Via PowerShell

Identifying users with large Exchange mailboxes is a task undertaken by most system administrators who are in need of freeing up space on their mail servers. While most search for mailboxes approaching a certain size, I wanted to take this a step further and identify the large folders within user mailboxes. An example of this would…


Final Word on IOPS in Azure

Hello Folks, In the past few weeks I’ve been spending some of my spare time in trying to explore the capabilities of Azure where disk performance is concerned.  I did that in response to some ITPros, that had expressed doubt that they could reproduce performances they were able to achieve on premises. Well, let me…

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Azure Disk IOPS and Virtual Machines in IaaS Part II

Hello Folk, It’s been a while since we talked about IOPS. In fact the last post I wrote on the subject was Azure Disk IOPS and Virtual in IaaS back in November.  Since then, I managed to get in the Premium storage preview, so today I thought it would be fun to see how many…

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Step-By-Step: Creating a VM Snapshot in Azure

Hello folks, As you may know, I’ve been travelling around the country for the Cloud and Mobility Summit.  During these events we’ve been running day long “camps” or hands-on training for both “Getting Started with Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals” and “Getting Started with Identity Management & Business Mobility Enablement for IT Professionals” During these…

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Azure Disk IOPS and Virtual Machines in IaaS

Hello Folks, A couple weeks ago,  I delivered a talk about Microsoft Azure to a group of IT Pros in Halifax Nova Scotia. (I always enjoy going back there).  After the day was over I ended up having some sizing discussion with some of the attendees that stuck around for a bit. “How do we…

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Step-By-Step: Creating a File Share in Azure

Hello Folks, Last week I wrote about using Microsoft Azure to create an offsite copy of a fileset in Azure.  Well it got me thinking that we had not looked at all the storage options in Azure.  I suggest looking at following MVA modules as primer for storage in Azure. Microsoft Azure IaaS Deep Dive…

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Create an Offsite Copy of a Fileset in Azure

Hello Folks, During our latest round of Azure Camps a question keeps coming back when we get to the Azure Storage management section. “Can I use it to store other type of Data?  or just VHDs?” So I decided to give it a try.  To do so I will create a Storage Account, then a…

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What is Microsoft Azure StorSimple?

In the enablement of people centric IT or BYOD, people are empowered at their organization to use devices such as smartphones and tablets to consume and create content on behalf of their organization.  While focus on security has been top of mind as of late, some IT departments are now focusing on a new growing…

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Step-By-Step: Completing Storage Live Migration in Hyper-V 2012 R2

With both Managing the Datacenter and Virtualizing the Datacenter #CANITPRO Camps coming to a close.  Further details regarding the next upcoming  will be made available soon.  As you may be aware, Microsoft provides evaluation copies of Windows Server 2012R2 and Hyper-v Server 2012R2 to allow for testing from within your own private lab environments.  Coupled with these Step-By-Step blog posts, we hope…

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