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TechNet Radio: Success with Enterprise Mobility – Live Webcast Series Preview

In this episode I am honored to welcome back Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson to the show.  We discuss his monthly upcoming live webcast series, “Success with Enterprise Mobility” , that kicks off on Tuesday, December 9th and concludes on March 3rd. Tune in as he gives us a preview of what he and his… Read more

Newest Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool is Available

It isn’t a brand-new tool, but it was updated to version 1.1 the other day, and definitely worth sharing.  The Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool is now available.  It’s an installable tool that allows you to “profile [your] existing on-premises infrastructure and estimate cost of running it on Azure.” “Sweet!  So, it installs agents… Read more

Desired State Configuration (DSC)–Modernizing Your Infrastructure With Hybrid Cloud (Part 25)

Welcome to another in our series entitled “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”.  As you may be aware, this week the theme is “Management and Automation”.  As a part of that theme I’m sharing with you an introduction to Desired State Configuration (DSC); more completely called Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration.  DSC is a relatively… Read more

Breaking News: System Center 2012 R2 DPM is now supported in an Azure Virtual Machine

This is pretty cool. As the title says: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now an application that Microsoft will support when running inside a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing this.. but here is the text from an e-mail I received on the subject that spells… Read more

Cross-Premises Connectivity with Site-to-Site VPN – Modernizing Your Infrastructure With Hybrid Cloud (Part 15)

Yesterday in our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Matt Hester described how to create a virtual network “in the cloud” in Microsoft Azure in order to support cloud-based Virtual Machines and their ability to communicate with each other and with the outside world.  We of course have the ability to connect to our… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning Hybrid Cloud Networking

Keith Mayer and I continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”.  In today’s episode we discuss various options for networking. Tune in as we go in depth on what options are available for hybrid cloud networking as we explore network connectivity and address concerns about speed, reliability and security.   [2:46] What… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning a Hybrid Cloud Storage Architecture

My friend Dan Stolts and yours truly continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for our lively discussion on the many storage options available to you as well as… Read more

Modernizing your Infrastructure: The FREE Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment

Welcome to another in our new series of “Modernize your Infrastructure” articles.  Today I’m pleased to share with you the details of yet another free and easy-to-use assessment tool from Microsoft.  The purpose of this tool is to help you answer the following important question: “Are my servers and services able to be migrated to… Read more

Modernize your Infrastructure: The Series

The team of US DX IT Pro Technology Evangelists is doing another series of articles and TechNet Radio interviews.  The topic: Modernizing your Infrastructure.  The goal: To give you as many resources as you’ll need to get your infrastructure up to speed, whether you’re simply looking for ways to migrate off of Windows Server 2003,… Read more

A Useful List of Windows 8 or 8.1 Resources for IT Pros

Thanks to Mary Jo Foley for tweeting about this.  Mary Hutson is maintaining a very useful list of “top Microsoft Support solutions for the most common issues IT Pros experience when using or deploying Windows 8 or 8.1.”  She updates the list every quarter; the most recent being just two days ago (Aug 11, 2014). … Read more