TechNet Radio: Data in the Cloud (Part 1) – How are Customers using Azure?

Dan Stolts kicks off a new multi-part series today on Data in the Cloud and in part 1 he welcomes Shawn Bice, Director of Program Management at Microsoft to discuss how customers are using Azure for their data needs. [2:35] It looks like you guys have a pretty complete data platform with many services, what are…


How To Remove Azure Accounts (Cached Credentials) From PowerShell Remove-AzureAccount for ALL Accounts Step-By-Step

Have you ever noticed that sometimes PowerShell gets confused regarding accounts?  I have many Azure Accounts and many subscriptions so it happens to me all the time. When you change from one Account to another and set the subscription for the prior account it does not perform as expected.  As an example, when you run…


Azure Cloud Certification Jump Start 70-532, 70-533, 70-534 Exam Preparation

This article includes: Tips, Tricks and Field Experiences  Inside the Exams and Where to go to learn on 70-532 – Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-534 – Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions This article is part of a multi-part series The Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional; Check it out!…


Migrating Web Application from On-premises to Azure Step-By-Step

In this blog post, I want to show you how to convert an on-premises web application (with SQL backend connection) to run in a VM in Azure. This is part of a series which you can find at The Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional. In a nutshell what you need to do is: Create an…


Microsoft Azure Loadfest March 20, in Cambridge MA

  ​ If you were at out Windows 10 Loadfest you also got a ear full of Microsoft Azure. If you couldn’t make it, we’ve got something special for you.   Microsoft Azure Loadfest March 20, in Cambridge MA   Dan Stolts (ITProGuru) has a full day of hands on labs including: What is Azure…


Monitoring Hybrid Cloud – Step-By-Step

It is always important to understand how our server workloads are doing.  Getting visibility into our systems allows us to proactively deal with future issues.  As an example, monitoring can let us know that we are running out of disk space on one of our volumes so we can order drives and get them install…


Awesome Tool – Estimating costs for migrating workloads to Azure with Azure IaaS Cost Estimator Tool Step-By-Step

Have you seen this incredible tool.  Microsoft hit a home run with this little gem.  The Azure Cost Estimator Tool will allow you to scan a machine, a virtualization host or even an entire Virtual Machine Manager Network.  The Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator has been designed keeping in mind the need to provide the IT manager of…


Assessing Current IT infrastructure with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) AND BONUS-Evaluate for Migration to Azure Cloud

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.  It … Continue reading →


Microsoft Acquires InMage–Migrate, Replicate, Recover With Azure

I know you were happy with the great advancements in DR over the last few months including the recent announcement that you can now use Azure Site Recovery to synchronize and fail over Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure.   The great … Continue reading →


Hyper-V Site Recovery to Microsoft Azure–Now Available in Preview

Hyper-V Recovery Manager in Windows Azure was able orchestrate the recovery of a server from your primary datacenter to a secondary datacenter in the case of disaster.  The top feature request was to have this feature available to allow Site … Continue reading →


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…


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 a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00…


Virtualization Discussion with Microsoft Customer Research

Are you influential in the Virtualization space?  Do you want to become influential? Are you smart about virtualization, cloud, and/or systems management?  Do you work with any of these technologies? Here is your opportunity to be heard by Microsoft Research! Microsoft Windows Server and Systems Center Customer Research team would like to talk to IT…


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…


VIRTUALIZATION IT CAMPS IN US BEGIN NEXT WEEK

  Gain twice the virtualization skillset. Cover more ground. Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge in their technical careers. Here’s your chance to expand your virtualization skillset for FREE –…