7 Steps to Building Site-to-Site VPN Connections for V2 VNETs using Azure Resource Manager in the NEW Azure Portal

In a prior article, we walked through the process of scripted provisioning for V2 virtual networks and site-to-site connections using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure PowerShell together.  Recently, a UI create experience was surfaced in the NEW Azure Portal to make it even easier to provision these scenarios directly from the portal. In this…


Step-by-Step: Encrypting Data Volumes in the Azure Cloud with Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell and BitLocker

UPDATE: A first-class management experience is now available on Azure for enabling volume encryption for Windows and Linux VMs via Azure PowerShell, the Azure Cross-Platform CLI, ARM templates, and REST API.  Please reference the article linked below for more information, technical whitepapers, and detailed step-by-step instructions regarding this new feature. READ! Azure Disk Encryption for Linux and…


TechNet Radio: Build Your Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Azure Resource Manager (Part 24)

Continuing their  "Build Your Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze  dive into Azure Resource Manager and show us we can deploy, organize and manage applications  in our IT environment. [1:40] What is Azure Resource Manager? [6:20] Deploying with Azure Resource Manager [11:00] DEMO: Imperative or Declarative Deployment Models [31:00] DEMO: Assigning and exporting…


Step-by-Step: User-Defined Routing in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager and Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview

Custom IP routing topologies on Azure Virtual Networks have been available for several months via native User-Defined Routing (UDR) and IP Forwarding features.  However, recently I’ve been receiving questions on how to configure IP forwarding and user-defined routes via the new Azure Resource Manager (ARM) API.  In this article, we’ll step through a set of PowerShell…


Data Collection for Regulated & Healthcare Industries with Inspector and Microsoft Azure

Conor Hyland, Product Manager at IMEC Technologies joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss Inspector, a data collection software solution that can help your organization easily perform your field inspections. [1:24] Can you tell us a bit about IMEC Technologies and what solutions you deliver? [2:02] What does Inspector do…


Coordinating Home Healthcare via the Cloud with August Systems and Microsoft Azure

Alan Nelson and Lynn Batty from August Systems join Keith Mayer as they discuss their latest cloud solution built on the Azure platform, CareWhen. Tune in as they walk us through their home healthcare management software solution. [1:03] Can you tell us a bit about August Systems and what solutions you deliver? [1:59] You’ve recently…


Social Learning powered by the Hybrid Cloud with NanoLearn

Jerry Goguen from IntraLearn Software  joins Keith Mayer to discuss his cloud solution, NanoLearn which helps organize and validate training and learning resources through SharePoint training courses. [1:02] Can you tell us a bit about IntraLearn Software and what solutions you deliver? [2:50] When building this solution, what attracted you most to building on Microsoft…


Radically Simple Business Intelligence with Halo BI and the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Brandon Kirby, Vice President of Technology & Business Development at Halo BI joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss how Halo BI can help your data discovery needs with a with their complete business intelligence solution suite and services. [1:00] Can you tell us a bit about Halo BI and…


Step-by-Step: Managing Azure Resources with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell

In the past few articles, we’ve been focusing on provisioning end-to-end IaaS environments on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using the new Azure Resource Manager API and PowerShell.  In this article, we’ll be looking at several ways to manage these environments post-provisioning using some of the new capabilities, such as Resource Groups and Tags, that…