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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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Additional Resources to Help You Migrate!

Today marks the conclusion of our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series. Over the past 6 weeks we've walked through the process of assessing our current environment, planning and architecting our new environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure, and then migrating existing server workloads to our new Hybrid Cloud infrastructure.  Additional…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating SQL Databases to Microsoft Azure (Part 32)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, follow along with Dan Stolts as he provides an overview of the various options and considerations for migrating existing SQL Server databases to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, along with step-by-step examples.    READ DAN'S ARTICLE HERE!


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating Web Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure (Part 30)

Lots of organizations may have web servers running on Windows Server 2003 today.  With End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003 quickly approaching on July 14, 2015, your migration plan should include migrating these web servers to either Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure Websites.  Migration of existing web applications can involve several considerations, but there's…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Intro to Migrating Server Workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure (Part 27)

In today's episode of our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson discuss how to get started migrating server workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Join us for this great session on server migration from on-premises to the cloud or a combination of both.  Learn which option…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Monitoring Hybrid Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 (Part 26)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Dan Stolts steps through the configuration of System Center 2012 R2 for monitoring workloads cross-premises in the Hybrid Cloud.  Step-by-Step: Monitoring Hybrid Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 From Dan's article: "Hybrid Cloud monitoring tools give us the capability of seeing ALL of…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Configuration Management with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (Part 25)

Make it so! Traditional configuration management of server and application workloads can be complicated. In the past, configuration management has often required us to build and maintain lots of scripts with complex conditional logic to handle all possible states of a server when deploying a new configuration to it.  PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) simplifies…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Hybrid Cloud Automation (Part 24)

When migrating to Hybrid Cloud, developing automated standards for provisioning and managing application workloads is key to accelerating the predictable deployment of new business solutions.  As you begin developing scripts and workflows, being able to do so with consistency across on-premises datacenters and public cloud platforms is important to promote reusability and agility when migrating…