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 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM

It’s the big news of this week : Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are RTM (meaning complete) and available on Technet and MSDN. It was announced on Gug’s blog on monday : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/stevengu/archive/2013/09/09/download-windows-8-1-rtm-visual-studio-2013-rc-and-windows-server-2012-r2-rtm-today.aspx  It means that if you are a subscriber you can start downloading the binaries and work on your migration procedures…

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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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How to monitor your Windows Azure application with System Center 2012 (Part 2)

In the first part of this article (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dcaro/archive/2012/05/02/how-to-monitor-your-windows-azure-application-with-system-center-2012.aspx), I have explained how to enable monitoring for a Windows Azure application. We have seen that you can enable it from the code of the application or you can enable performance monitoring as well as event log monitoring by leveraging Windows Azure Powershell cmdlets or third party…

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How to monitor your Windows Azure application with System Center 2012

Windows Azure is the PAAS (Platform As A Service) from Microsoft that literally allow any developer to start building its code an make it run on Internet in matter of minutes. This capability to host and run application in a short time has generated a lot of interest in the developer community. An application deployed…

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IT Camp : Comment mettre en oeuvre Hyper-V dans votre DataCenter ?

Le 24 Novembre 2011 de 14h à 18h nous organisons une formation gratuite sur Hyper-V et sa mise en oeuvre dans votre datacenter. Au cours de cette après-midi, vous découvrirez en détails les fondamentaux de la plateforme de virtualisation Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Hyper-V, son fonctionnement propre et son intégration au sein de…

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Microsoft Days 2011, Réservez votre date !

C’est la rentrée et c’est pour beaucoup d’entre vous l’occasion de planifier les projets de l’année prochaine ! Pour vous aider, nous vous invitons à profiter des Rencontres Techniques du 28 Septembre au 15 Novembre 2011. Nous venons à votre rencontre dans 7 villes en France : Nantes, Paris, Strasbourg, Lille, Marseille, Lyon et Bordeaux…

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