Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

RECENT UPDATES: This Step-by-Step Guide has been leveraged to define a new Windows Azure Deployment Planning Service ( AZDPS ) for Microsoft Partners and Customers: Implementing Develop and Test Scenarios on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Customers can now engage authorized partners for planning and delivery of this solution AND customers with Software Assurance ( SA )…

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20+ Key Cloud Scenarios for IT Pros on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services - Complete Series!

In May, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have authored a new articles series on 20+ Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. Each scenario is based on how we’ve seen IT Pros successfully leveraging Windows Azure in the field. In this article, I’ve provided a complete index to all scenarios … just in…


Guided Hands-on Lab: Migrate VMs to Windows Azure from Amazon AWS [ 20 Key Cloud Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  You can catch the full series at https://aka.ms/CloudTop20.  In today’s article in this series, we’ll be stepping through a Guided Lab for migrating existing cloud-based Windows Server VMs to Windows…

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Step-by-Step: Tired of Tapes? Backup your SQL Databases to the Cloud! [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  You can catch the full series at https://aka.ms/CloudTop20. In today’s article in this series, we’ll discuss backup of SQL databases and logs to the Windows Azure cloud as an alternate…

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Practical Approaches to Deploying SharePoint on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure

I’ve recently presented talks at a number of SharePoint-related conferences and events on practical approaches to deploying SharePoint on Windows Server 2012 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 enterprise-grade bare-metal hypervisors ( on–premise ) as well as using Windows Azure VMs ( in the cloud ).  In this article, I’m including a copy of each…


Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass

This always makes for interesting IT Pro discussions … Best practices for virtualizing heavy-duty application workloads, such as large SQL Server installations.  With the launch of Windows Server 2012, we’ve greatly improved the ability to allocate large amounts of compute, network and storage resources to virtual machines.  As a result, more and more environments are looking back at the…

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Hands on Lab: Connecting PaaS and IaaS Applications in the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Networks

Our Windows Azure cloud platform provides both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features for migrating and running virtual machines in the cloud and Platform as a Service (PaaS) features for developing new cloud-based applications.  Together, these capabilities can be used by IT Pros and Developers working together to build interesting hybrid application solutions that involve both virtual machines…


Step-by-Step: Build Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure

With Windows Azure, you can easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines on your own virtual network in the cloud. These capabilities can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based…

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