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Backup/Recover Your Files to/from Azure Storage (Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros – Part 4)

The following article is part 4 of our many-part series, “Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros”.  Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. At my IT Camp events, when discussing this topic, I’ll often ask my IT Pro friends in attendance the following questions; usually with the following results: “How… Read more

Active Directory Domain Controllers in Azure? You bet! (Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros – Part 3)

The following article is part 3 of our many-part series, “Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros”.  Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. “Hey Kevin, I’d like to take advantage of putting application servers up in a virtual network in Azure.  But I need a domain controller for my application… Read more

What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

Active Directory.  You know it.  You love it.  You’ve loved it since it made its introduction back in Windows 2000 Server.  Over 90 percent of the world’s business IT relies on Active Directory for local user and machine management, authentication, policy application, and directory services.  And with every new version of a Windows Server product,… Read more

Our Serieses

What is the plural of Series?  (And how is it pronounced?)  Well.. that’s not so important.  What’s important is that we – the Technology Evangelists of Microsoft DPE in the U.S. have been busy busy bloggers these past several months.  You’ve seen many articles, and many links to articles and resources, and we sincerely hope… Read more

Put your ADFS in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Welcome to another installment of our May series of articles – “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Today I’m going to describe a scenario, a problem, and then propose a solution.    The Scenario: Single Sign-On support using Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory, ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services), and Office 365 and/or… Read more

NEW! Hands-On Datacenter Scenarios and Windows Azure Events

This just in… The demand has been so great for more information about using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as an extension of your datacenter and IT Operations, that we’ve decided to schedule a few more FREE events to close out the end of our fiscal year here in Central Region Microsoft US DPE.  The four… Read more

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Authentication and Access Architectures – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 31 of 31)

At last we have reached the end!  it’s been 31 straight days of what I hope you have found to be useful information; all about using Windows Azure as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service option for testing, training, and extending your datacenter. If you’ve missed any, I highly recommend you look at and bookmark the “31 Days of… Read more

Incorporating AD in Windows Azure – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 23 of 31)

In Part 23 of our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” series, my buddy Tommy Patterson has enlisted Don Noonan to write up the steps to including Active Directory in your Windows Azure virtual machine environment. READ HIS ARTICLE HERE —… Read more

Extending Active Directory to the cloud – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 20 of 31)

If you’ve been following our blog series for any length of time, you already know that “the cloud”, in the form of Windows Azure, is becoming an option for IT organizations in which to extend their datacenters.  And believe it or not, this includes the ability to create an Active Directory domain controller in the… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – (Part 5) Private Cloud and Identity Management

Concluding our Private Cloud basics series, Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes and I focus on the important topic of identity.  Tune in as we discuss the implications of Identity Management as it relates to a Private Cloud environment. After watching this video, follow these next steps: Step #1 – Download Windows Server 2012 Step #2 –… Read more