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TechNet On Tour: Disaster Recovery using Azure

To follow up on my post of a couple of days ago, I thought I’d share this awesome introductory video discussing our up-coming September/October US events… Have you signed up yet?  GO HERE to select your city and date: http://aka.ms/TechNetTour Hope to see you there!… Read more

If you’re in the area of Saint Louis and can get away from work on May 19, 2015…

We’re hosting another of our IT Camps on Microsoft Azure and how to extend your datacenter into the cloud.  It’s a free, full-day of learning, including hands-on-labs and great resources for further investigation. Go to http://aka.ms/AzureITCampMO for details and to register.  (Hurry.. space is limited!) PS – We’ll also have a drawing for someone to… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Virtualization: Did You Know…

In Part 3 of our “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, Jeff Woolsey and I conclude our Top 10 list of Virtualization solution facts. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) Missed Part 1 or Part 2  in… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Virtualization: Did You Know…

In this episode I welcome back Jeff Woolsey to the show for Part 2 of our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, where we cover four more quick facts about Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Virtualization: Did You Know…

Today I welcome Varun Chhabra to the show as we kick off our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series.  In this series we will discuss facts and facets of Microsoft’s Virtualization solution that, if you are currently using some other virtualization platform, you probably didn’t know but definitely should. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4… Read more

What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft, responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… “So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog – In the Cloud – we recorded these three… Read more

Can Windows Azure Backup support a bare-metal restore? (So many questions. So little time. Part 52.)

Recently we’ve been showing off a capability (currently in preview) called “Windows Azure Backup”, which is a simple file system backup and restore to/from Windows Azure storage.  At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks back, David asked: “Can Windows Azure Backup do a bare metal restore in the event of total failure… Read more

TechNet Radio: Building Clouds – An Inside Look at Virtual Machine Migration Tools

In this episode I welcome “Migration Mark” from the Building Clouds blog series on TechNet to discuss best practices for migrating your virtual machines to Microsoft Hyper-V as well as some free virtual machine migration tools that are available. Check out this great discussion on MAP 8.5, MVMC and the Migration Automation Toolkit (MAT) …. Read more

How should I backup my Windows Azure VMs? (So many questions. So little time. Part 51.)

This excellent question was asked by Ralph at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago: “One of the questions asked by our VP relates to Azure backups protecting from user error rather than hardware failure or disaster recovery.  What is the Microsoft guidance on backing up VMs in the cloud?” How do… Read more

Can I use an ACL to protect my Azure SQL Server VM? (So many question. So little time. Part 49.)

At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Todd had a great question on protecting his cloud-based SQL Server: Kevin, Not sure this question was asked at the Azure IT boot camp but is there any future plans to segregate or ACL off the subnets in Azure?  Most of our web front… Read more