Improve Deployment Speed and Reduce Overhead with Containers in Windows Server 2016

Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Containers
Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Containers

Learn how containers work in Windows Server 2016 and how they can be used to increase deployment speed, workload density and decrease server overhead to create a more efficient IT environment.  Workload candidates and security options are also discussed to help you understand how containers may best fit in your server environment. Finally watch a…

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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…


Big Data in the Clouds with Hortonworks and Microsoft Azure

Rohit Bakhshi, Sr. Product Manager at Hortonworks joins Keith Mayer as they discuss how Hortonworks can help with your Big Data and Hadoop needs. Tune in as they provide us with an in-depth demo of their solutions and learn how you can get started on the Hortonworks Data Platform. [1:18] Can you tell us a…


TechNet Radio: (Part 21) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Protecting Data with Encryption - part 2

Following up on their data protection through encryption episode in their "Build Your Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take an inside look at transparent database encryption options for SQL Server and Azure SQL database. [1:42] What are some database encryption options? [5:40] DEMO: How to enable transparent data encryption for your database __________________________…


Extending SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Resource Groups with Storage Spaces on Microsoft Azure

The new Azure Preview Portal makes it super-easy to configure a highly available SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Group cluster with a new Azure Resource Group Template.  After completing 4 fields of information and clicking a single Create button, a complete cluster environment including an Azure Storage Account, Virtual Network, Active Directory Domain Controllers and…


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…


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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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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UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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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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