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Lab 4: Building Application & SQL Workloads (Jan-June 2015 Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camps)

This post contains Lab 3 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3 – Working with… Read more

Lab 2: Building Workloads (Jan-June 2015 Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camps)

This post contains Lab 2 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3 – Working with… Read more

Lab 1: Building the Foundation (Jan-June 2015 Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camps)

This post contains Lab 1 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3 – Working with… Read more

Lab 3: Working with Identity (Jan-June 2015 Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camps)

This post contains Lab 3 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3 – Working with… Read more

Lab 5: Building Application Workloads – Deploy Data Access App (Jan-June 2015 Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camps)

This post contains Lab 5 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3 – Working with… Read more

Lab Appendix (Jan-June 2015 Azure Hybrid Cloud IT Camps)

This post contains the appendix information for the hands-on-labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3 – Working with… 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

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