IT Camp: Virtualization for the VMware Professional (Tempe – November 19, 2013)

Even though I have moved into sales of Windows Server, System Center and Windows Azure, I still did have enough brain power to co-deliver (with my Technical counterpart Leon Harris) an IT Camp in Tempe on November 19th.  The presentation and hands on lab went very well.  Since I am not in this role anymore,…

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Build Your Private Cloud Series: Understanding Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 SP1) Fabric and Service Template by Yung Chou

Using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to do basic Virtual Machine management of Hyper-V is pretty simple and straight forward.  The real magic sauce (and power) comes with understanding and using the Fabric components and Service Templates that are also available with VMM.  In this latest post, Yung gets a little deeper into…

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New Blog Series – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month

Now that April is upon us, the US IT Pro Evangelist team is embarking on another Blog Series for the month of April – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month.  Since the team has covered Windows Server 2012 (December 2012), Windows Azure (January 2013), Migration and Deployment (February 2013) and Server Virtualization (March 2013),…

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New Blog Series for March: Server Virtualization

In January, the US IT Pro Evangelist Team delivered a 31 Day Blog Series on Windows Azure.  In February, we did a 19 Part series on Deployment and Migration.  Now in March, we are kicking of our 20 Part Blog Series on Server Virtualization.  The focus will be How To articles that focuses on Server…

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Deployment and Migration: System Center 2012 SP1 Explained – App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment (Part 14 of 19) by Yung Chou

In Part 14 of the Deployment and Migration Blog Series, Yung Chou goes into detail on the configuration of System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller and Security settings in Virtual Machine Manager so that you can connect your On-Premises management toolset to Azure and manage both environments.  I am including a brief snippet directly from…

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Migration and Deployment: System Center 2012 SP1 Explained – App Controller as a Single Pane of Glass for Delegating Cloud Management, A Primer (Part 13 of 19) by Yung Chou

I know there are quite a few IT Pros who do like the command line / PowerShell interface for management.  At the same time, I know there are probably more IT Pros who prefer to use a GUI if one is available.  When managing On Premises and Windows Azure infrastructure, you now have a choice. …

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TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café - Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and Hyper-V Virtual Switch Overview

Join me as I interview Principal Program Manager Jeff Woolsey on this episode of TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café.  We focused on two topics during this episode – the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter as well as the Extensible Virtual Switch for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and how to manage and implement various…

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TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café - Why Hyper-V Matters and How Can it Work for You

Since starting the new TechNet Radio series called Virtualization and Experts Café on September 6th, 2012, I have received a lot of positive feedback and am excited to continue the series. In this third episode, I had a chance to chat with Edwin Yuen and Microsoft MVP Chris Steffen (Principal Technical Architect for Kroll Factual Data about…

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US IT Pro Evangelist build out of Private Cloud (ITProsRock.com) Documentation

At the end of September, the Field based IT Pro Evangelists in the US got together and worked to build out our Microsoft Private Cloud solution in our lab.  We called it ITProsRock.com.  The environment consists of 5 Dell R710 Servers.  We virtualized all the core infrastructure servers and all the management servers (System Center…

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