Microsoft Azure for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals: 5-Part Series

Over the past several months, there’s been a strong surge of interest in the community around Microsoft Azure from customers who are currently using Amazon AWS as part of their cloud computing strategy.  These customers are either interested in multi-cloud approaches that leverage Azure + AWS together, or they’re interested in migrating application workloads to Azure…


Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Azure Stack TP1

Microsoft Azure Stack enables your organization to deliver Azure-consistent services from your own datacenter to help you realize the full value of a hybrid cloud strategy. Join Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze as they take us through this in-depth step-by-step demo on how it install and configure Azure Stack in your environment. [2:40] What is…


Leveraging the Azure Service Management REST API with Azure Active Directory and PowerShell / List Azure Administrators

The Azure Service Management REST API can be a great compliment to the Azure PowerShell module when automating certain Azure cloud tasks for which there's not yet a defined set of PowerShell cmdlets.  In previous articles, we've leveraged this API for specific scenarios, such as: Configuring health monitoring alert rules for Azure VMs Listing current…


Deck and Resources: SQL Server Options in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Thanks for attending my presentation today at the Columbus SQLPASS User Group chapter on SQL Server Options in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure. We discussed various hybrid cloud options for leveraging Microsoft Azure as part of a SQL Server deployment, including the following scenarios: Off-site cloud backups for databases and logs Disaster recovery of on-premises…


IT Camp deck and resources: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud

Thank you to those who attended my IT Camp event on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud today in Chicago IL. I certainly enjoyed discussing cloud migration scenarios with everyone! In this article, I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our sessions today, as well as a set of additional resources that…


Cloud-to-Cloud: Migrating Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure from Amazon AWS

A short time ago, I assisted an organization with defining a process for migrating web applications and data running on Ubuntu Linux virtual machines to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform from Amazon AWS.  In this article, I’m documenting the general steps we used in an attempt to help other organizations that may be planning a…


TechNet Radio: (Part 13) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Cross-Premises Virtual Networking with Site-to-Site VPN and ExpressRoute

Continuing our “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze walk us through the steps of creating a cross-premises Virtual Network connection between Microsoft Azure and an on-premise data center. Tune in for this demo heavy session and get the 411 on how to do implement this important step in building your hybrid…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Automating the Hybrid Cloud using PowerShell (Part 24)

This article is Part 24 in the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series by our US IT Pro team.  After you read this article, be sure to catch the full series for more information and resources. When migrating to Hybrid Cloud, developing automated standards for provisioning and managing application workloads is key to accelerating…


Step-by-Step: Getting Started with NEW Microsoft Azure Automation preview feature

UPDATE: Azure Automation has been updated to support Azure Active Directory authentication to simplify the steps for getting started! As an alternative to the steps below for configuring certificate-based authentication, check out this article by Joe Levy, Program Manager on the Azure Automation team,  for getting started with Azure AD with Azure Automation.. Earlier this…