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…


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (Part 0 – Introduction)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint…

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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…


Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals IT Camp in Maine

This hands-on training that takes place on July 17, 2013, will provide an introduction to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V for VMware professionals that are new to Microsoft Virtualization.  Join Symon Perriman, Microsoft’s Senior Technical Evangelist, to learn the Microsoft virtualization terminology, how to create and manage VMs and clusters, configure disaster recovery, and manage a…

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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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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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FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for "Early Experts" Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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Become a Virtualization Expert with 20 + Days of Server Virtualization #VirtExpert @ITProGuru (Part 0 of 20)

Abstract: Scenario based – How to do "this"… In this blog post series, we will show you "HOW" to perform tasks using scenario-based simulations. If you are already familiar with virtualization using non-Microsoft technologies, we will provide you a ramp to quickly understanding how to operate and manage a Microsoft and heterogeneous virtualization environment. If…

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Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2013 – Thursday March 14th in Cambridge MA–Make your knowledge and Career a priority

The Fifth Annual Virtualization Deep Dive Day is on. Deep Dive Day is a multi-track event with experts from around the country providing great technical talks covering just about every form of virtualization there is. Whether you are new to virtualization, or want the deep technical details on the latest for server, desktop, application, networking,…

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More IT Camps Coming Soon–Register NOW!

You’re invited.  Select the city below to register online or call 1-877-MSEVENT             Farmington, CT 2/26 Malvern, PA 2/26 Chevy Chase, MD 2/28 New York, NY 2/28 Alpharetta, GA 3/7 New York, NY 3/12 Rochester, NY 3/13 Durham, NC 3/19 Glen Allen, VA 3/21 Malvern, PA 3/26 Cambridge, MA 3/28 Charlotte, NC 4/2 New York,…

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Beyond IaaS for the IT Pro (Part 21 of 31)

The 21st edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Beyond IaaS for the IT Pro (Part 21 of 31) In this edition, Bill Wilder explains in great detail the differences between IaaS and PaaS and what IT Pro’s need to know to succeed in the cloud. As technology…


Cloud OS Trivia Challenge–Test Your Knowledge and Win Prizes

Download. Play. Win. Put on your dedicated thinking cap and test your knowledge of the latest Microsoft datacenter products. Test drive the free trials of our Cloud OS products for a chance to win a trip to the Microsoft Management Summit in April in Las Vegas! Answer three trivia questions correctly and you could instantly…

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Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure (Part 11 of 31 Days IaaS ) – Keith Mayer

The Jan 11th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Part 11 of 31.  The Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering supports running Windows virtual…

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Windows Azure and Virtual Networking–What it is (Part 9 of 31 Days IaaS ) – Bob Hunt

The Jan 9th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Windows Azure and Virtual Networking–What it is –Part 9 of 31).  Bob Hunt explains networking and connectivity in simple terms.  As businesses start to understand how to leverage the power of Windows Azure, customers find that the Virtual…