Hands-free configuration of your VM in Microsoft Azure

We have recently announced several updates on Microsoft Azure to facilitate the management of your Virtual Machines. One of them is the work done to have a better integration with Chef and Puppet. Microsoft has worked with the editors of those two well-know devops tools to integrate them of our IaaS platform. With those tools,…

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Windows Server 2012 R2–First look

Last week during TechEd North America 2013 several announcement were made around Windows Server, Windows Azure and System Center. After the event, the sessions are available for free online viewing. In order to help you navigate through all the sessions that were presented at the event, I’ve compiled the ones I believe are the most…

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I see a big cloud !

Today is definitely a BIG day 🙂 you probably have seen it in the press, we launched today the IaaS for Windows Azure. It means that from now on, you can run your own Virtual Machine in Windows Azure. This unlock many scenarios and facilitate your move to the public cloud or should I say…

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System Center 2012 SP1

  +   The long awaited System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available ! You can freely download it from here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh505660.aspx  Don’t forget to also download the evaluation of Windows Server 2012 to get the best combination : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx  This Service Pack has of course a series of patches that improves the…

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You, the System Center and the IaaS

In a previous post, we talked about how you can move a VM from your Hyper-V Server to Windows Azure using the IaaS service. In this article, we’ll see how System Center allows to automate and delegate this rather painfull operation. Before we start, you need the following in you environment : A Windows Azure…

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You, the VMs and the IaaS

  + There is a lot of literature on internet on how to create a Virtual Machine (VM) using Windows Azure but there is not so much when it comes to moving your Virtual Machines into Azure. The general idea around this approach is to allow you to take a VM that is running in…

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