EVENTS: Availability on Demand – almost infinite scale and secure/encrypted/long term retention of data – hands on event on using the Microsoft Cloud to support your DR strategy

  Using Microsoft datacenters as an integral part of your Disaster Recovery Plan:   Free hands-on event   Do you want to learn about new disaster recovery options from Microsoft experts? Have you been putting off trying new technology due to time pressures or not knowing where to start? Do you think your disaster recovery…

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Want to learn more about Microsoft Azure?

A Tour of Azure for IT Pros   As part of an extended AngelBeat gathering, the evangelists at Microsoft will be delivering a tour of the Microsoft Azure platform.  This extended session is aimed at IT Pros who want to get hands on with Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform.  The evangelists will show:   ·       Running…

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Extending Your Data Center with Azure – Try It Yourself with Labs!

From time to time, you may have an opportunity to attend one of our in-person events – IT Camp.  Lately these events focus on using Microsoft Azure, particularly using the Infrastructure as a Service components, Virtual Machines, to extend or supplement your existing on-prem infrastructure. During these events you have the opportunity to try out Azure…


Next Week — Hybrid Cloud with Azure: Live, Hands-On Events

Did you love the Hybrid Cloud Blog Series?  Do you wish you could learn more in person? Get hybrid-ready at a free IT Camps in California, Florida and Tennessee next week!  Tuesday, April 14th in San Francisco, CA Wednesday, April 15th in Nashville, TN Thursday, April 16th in Sacramento, CA Friday, April 17th in Tampa, FL Join…


Six Handy Step-by-Step Guides for using Azure as part of a Hybrid Cloud

Did you blink and miss it? Last Friday was the end of the most recent blog series for IT Pros – on Hybrid Cloud!  The results were several great step-by-step guides by Kevin Remde, Dan Stolts and Blain Barton. Find them below and check out the entire 15-post series. Backup/Recover Your Files to/from Azure Storage…


Week Three of Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros is in Full Force!

 If you've been following along since week one, you know this series is quickly coming to a close. Don't fall behind this week!  So far, week three has brought three step-by-step guides and a Jump Start to Azure certification. 3/23/15 Dan Stolts Migrating Web Applications from On-Prem to Azure Step-By-Step 3/24/15 Dan Stolts Azure Certification Jump…


Hybrid Cloud for the IT Pro: Everything You Want to Know about Azure Networking

Networking functionality can be one of the make it or break it components of your hybrid cloud deployment.  Over the last two weeks, Yung Chou and Tommy Patterson have covered a lot of what you need to make the planning and adoption of a hybrid cloud with Azure a seamless part of your on-premises infrastructure. Check…


Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros: Week Two Begins!

Our second week of the Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional blog series starts off with Tommy Patterson bringing us more about Azure Virtual Networks with two installments of Connectivity to the Datacenter from Azure.  Part One is available today, check back tomorrow for Part Two. If you need more of a primer for Azure…


The Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional: The Blog Series

Over the next three weeks, the US IT Pro Evangelists will be running a blog series on extending your datacenter with Azure.  The "cloud" has become the next great location to host some (or all) of your IT infrastructure and there is a lot of "what-ifs" and "how-tos" that can make it complex.  With this…


Hybrid Cloud for the IT Pro: Extend Traditional Active Directory to the Cloud

Today in Part 3 of the blog series, Kevin Remde show us how to extend your existing Active Directory infrastructure to the cloud with a step-by-step guide – AD Domain Controllers in the Azure… You Bet! If you missed the earlier posts this week or need a primer in getting started with Azure for IaaS, check out Yung Chou's…