Behind the Scenes of the 2016 Iowa Caucus App – Secure, Scalable, High Performance, Awesome App, Awesome Execution

Capturing more than 90% of the caucus results within three hours in a secure, accurate and trusted manner is an amazing accomplishment. In today’s special TechNet Radio episode, join Tommy Patterson as he welcomes the team that brought to life the 2016 Iowa Caucus app. Built on Microsoft technology, the new platform featured a secure…

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More IT-Camps Coming Your Way!!!!

You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement today to solve pressing IT issues such…

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Windows Server 2012 & Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager #WhyWin2012R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch Blog Series Index at https://aka.ms/2012r2-01 Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager helps simplify the task of delivering service availability. For organizations with two or more datacenters looking to protect vital workloads running in their private cloud, Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager enables them to combine Windows Azure, System Center and Hyper-V…

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Activate Free MSDN Windows Azure Account From BizSpark benefits

By Now, you should have a LiveID / Microsoft Account. You are enrolled in the BizSpark program so now we need to activate your Free MSDN Windows Azure Account. Login to your BizSpark account (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/default.aspx).  Click My BizSpark from the top navigation Click on Get your free software! Then click Download Microsoft Software (via MSDN)…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Full Integration with Windows Azure Backup #WhyWin2012R2

If you have a small number of servers to protect and you currently have no backup solution, you are using the in box Windows Server backup tool on these servers, or use a third party backup solution, Windows Azure Back may be a viable option for you. If you have a larger infrastructure and already…

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Build Your Business Activate BizSpark MSDN Free Windows Azure Account Step-By-Step

If you have not already activated your BizSpark benefits, see https://aka.ms/gurubizspark To successfully activate Windows Azure platform benefits BizSpark subscribers will need to go this very simple process: Activate Windows Azure subscription for BizSpark / MSDN subscribers Sign-in to your MSDN benefits page   Use the Activate Windows Azure link from MyAccount from your MSDN…

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Free Windows Azure eBook + Free Windows Azure Account + Step-By-Step Getting Started

We are happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team!  As you go through the book you will want to play with Windows Azure.  You can get a free account from https://aka.ms/IaaS.  Also, if you want step-by-step instructions on how to…

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Build Your First FREE Cloud Server and Infrastructure Step-By-Step

  It is time to build your first cloud server.  It is easy to create a virtual machine that is running the Windows Server operating system when you use the Image Gallery in the Windows Azure Management Portal. This tutorial will teach you how to create a virtual machine running Windows Server in the cloud…

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Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

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…

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How Secure is Windows Azure … Microsoft First Public Cloud Provider To Be Granted FedRAMP Security Authorization

Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO The Federal government is moving to the cloud, and early on it recognized that, although each agency…

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IT-Camp Cambridge MA 10-04 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. Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You…

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IT-Camp Rochester NY 9-26 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. Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:00 AM   Microsoft Office…

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Free Technology Events Coming–Starts Tomorrow, Register NOW

More than twenty events to chose from. Attend one or more of these free events to learn about Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and other great new technologies. Featured Event: Windows Server 2012 Loadfest Get Hands-On with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0. The primary focus will be on Windows Server 2012. Leave work for…

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Training Days in US East Region (The Good Stuff)

– Please come with an active Windows Azure subscription (https://aka.ms/IaaS) Venue City Date Start Time End Time Venue Name & Registration New York City 5/21/2013 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Microsoft NYC Office Reston 5/22/2013 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Microsoft Reston Office Tampa 5/30/2013 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Microsoft Tampa Office Malvern 5/30/2013 9:00 AM 3:00…

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Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Services are READY FOR PRODUCTION USE!

We’ve been talking about Windows Azure virtual machines, and using Azure as “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” (IaaS) for many months now.  We’ve been promoting the heck out of the 90-day free trial of Windows Azure to IT Pros all over the world; but with the caveat that the capability to create (or upload) virtual machines with persistent storage…

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Site-to-Azure VPN using Windows Server 2012 RRAS Step-By-Step

I have had on my blog todo list for a number of months to put a Step-By-Step blog post together on How To setup a VPN from my on-premise datacenter to my Windows Azure environment. If you do not already have an Azure account, you can get a free trial at https://aka.ms/IaaS.  Before I could…

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Configuring and Optimizing Your Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 #BuildYourCloud Week 3

Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course! Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result?  Hmm … No! Server Virtualization is Great, But … Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number of virtualized server workloads…

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Building Your Private Cloud Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1 #BuildYourCloud Week 2

Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course! Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result?  Hmm … No! Server Virtualization is Great, But … Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number of virtualized server workloads…

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Build Your Private Cloud Foundation with Windows Server 2012 Series Week 1 #BuildYourCloud

Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course! Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result?  Hmm … No! Server Virtualization is Great, But … Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number of virtualized server workloads…

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