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TechNet Radio: Building Clouds – SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Deploying SQL Server as a Service with System Center 2012

In this episode I welcomes Bruno Saille to the show.  We discuss the SQL Server Self-Service Kit and how it works with System Center 2012 to help automate SQL Server deployments. Tune in as we discuss how the self-service kits works, which System Center components are required as well as what plans are in store… Read more

Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with… 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

20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – The Complete Series

As many of you may already know, this month my Microsoft US DPE Central Region teammates (Matt Hester, Brian Lewis, and Keith Mayer) and I are blogging about “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Throughout this month I’ll be adding links, making any updates or changes.  So keep checking back for more, or… Read more

Windows Azure Announcements at TechEd North America

This is a simple link to another blog, but I thought it very worthwhile to direct you there.  If you were interested in a great summary with links to greater details all about the Windows Azure platform-area announcements that were made last week at TechEd North America 2011, you’ll find them on Eric Nelson’s excellent… Read more

So you want to learn SQL Azure?

Recently a great series of 15 introductory videos have been completed and made available up on Microsoft Showcase, all focusing on SQL Azure.   (You may recall that I blogged about SQL Azure in my “Cloudy April” series a few weeks ago.) Here are the episodes: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic… Read more

Windows Azure – the SQL! ("Cloudy April" – Part 7)

What if you could run SQL Server, and get all the power of the best data management platform, but hosted for you in “the cloud”? “You mean like at a hosting provider?” Something like that.  Well… something and NOTHING like that.  Something like that because yes, you don’t have to buy/house/power/secure/make-highly available the servers that… Read more

Kevin’s Resources: The Transformation of IT– From Virtualization to the Cloud

Follow Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinRemde Technical Question E-mails: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Positive Feedback E-mails (my boss): Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com FREE Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here:  https://aka.ms/Evals “WAG” = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn): With Subgroups for user groups by geography – https://aka.ms/WAG Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde… Read more

IT Manager Community Chats are back!

This Wednesday (March 16) at I’ll be hosting the first of what I hope will be many (several already scheduled… more to follow) of what we call “IT Manager Community Chats with Kevin Remde”.  Our first one is going to be with Microsoft’s Tharun Tharian, a Sr. Product Manager for SQL Azure.  You’ll learn about… Read more