Build Your Cloud - Migrating Cloud VMs from Amazon AWS to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

UPDATE: Cloud Spectator recently released an independent study using standard Unixbench testing – Comparative IaaS Report: Analysis of 5 Large IaaS Providers – that concluded the following verbatim results regarding Windows Azure Infrastructure Services: “On average, the highest-performance provider over the test period is Windows Azure, and the lowest performance provider is Amazon EC2.” “The difference in performance:…

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Migrating VMs from VMware to Windows Azure and Hyper-V – Build Your Private Cloud

Today, Yung Chou and I are back in our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series to discuss virtual machine migration steps – specifically, we’ll review the process for migrating existing VMware VMs to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  This  provides a super-easy path to begin leveraging your new Private…


Configure Private Cloud VM Compute Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1 VMM - Build Your Private Cloud

To be effective, Private Clouds need to embrace the virtualization technologies that you have currently deployed in your datacenter and permit you to manage them as a single compute fabric, rather than getting locked in to separately managing silos of virtualization technologies. Don’t get me wrong … Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and our FREE Hyper-V…

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Configure Datacenter Network Fabric and Network Virtualization using System Center 2012 SP1 VMM - Build Your Private Cloud

Yung Chou and I are back for another episode in our multi-part series on how to Build Your Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in today as we show how to configure the network fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.  We’ll walk through the process of adding datacenter VLANs for our…

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Laying Your Private Cloud Foundation with Windows Server 2012 - Build Your Private Cloud

Yung Chou and I are back for another episode in our multi-part series on how to Build Your Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in today as we discuss reference architectures for scale-up and scale-out Private Cloud infrastructure designs that leverage the new Scalability, Storage Spaces, Network Teaming, VLANs, Continuously Available Scale-out Clusters and Hyper-V…

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What is a Private Cloud? - Build Your Private Cloud

Today, Yung Chou and I are kicking off our multi-part series on how to build a Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in as we discuss the difference between a Private Cloud and a Highly Virtualized Environment, how System Center 2012 components map to Private Cloud requirements, and how the SP1 release allows…

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What’s New in Endpoint Protection for System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager

In today’s TechNet Radio show, Wally Mead and I wrap-up our “What’s New” in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 series with discussing what’s new in Endpoint Protection. Tune in to this demo-heavy session and we’ll walk through how to install Endpoint Protection during a specific maintenance window, how to find all clients infected with…


Cloud-based PC and Mobile Device Management with Windows Intune Wave D and System Center 2012 SP1

In today’s TechNet Radio show, we’re discussing the new features in PC and mobile device management in the new wave of our cloud-based management solution: Windows Intune. We’ll be chatting with Mark Williams, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Intune team, as we cover the following new capabilities … New Management Support for Windows 8,…


Upgrading System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to Service Pack 1

In today’s TechNet Radio show, I’m back again for another episode in our System Center 2012 ConfigMgr SP1 series with Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager from the System Center Client Management team and all-around ConfigMgr Guru.  Tune in as we discuss how to upgrade to Service Pack 1 of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.  In…

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Managing App-V 5 Virtual Applications with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

In today’s TechNet Radio show, I’m back again for another episode in our System Center 2012 ConfigMgr SP1 series with Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager from the System Center Client Management team and all-around ConfigMgr Guru.  Tune in as we discuss new support for App-V 5 virtual applications and virtual environments. In this episode, we’ll…

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