Crank Up Your Azure VPN with the New High-Performance Azure VPN Gateway!

The Azure Team recently announced a new high performance VPN gateway.  Details here: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/02/azure-virtual-network-gateway-improvements/ The net of it is – you get ~200Mbs and 30 S2S tunnels vs ~80Mbs and 10 S2S tunnels compared to the standard VPN gateway. One thing to note – you’ll likely need the latest version of Azure PowerShell for this command to…

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Deploying Hybrid RemoteApp

I’m in the process of building out new scenario’s for my EMS focused lab.  RemoteApp seemed to be a natural fit here – especially the “hybrid” scenario which leverages your Azure AD/Hybrid Identity.  The endgame here is to be able to access your published applications on any device (iPad, BYOD Windows or MAC machine, etc…)…

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Azure Site-to-Site VPN Configuration with Server 2012 R2 RRAS

Ah, what a beautiful site this is!  With RRAS on Server 2012 R2 and Azure – it’s never been easier to get a Site-to-Site VPN up and running!  Here’s how… I setup a S2S VPN using this configuration in my lab today and thought I’d throw a quick post together walking through the current configuration…

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Azure RMS for Individuals User Experience Outside of Your Domain

I wanted to provide a walk-through of what the current set of tools provides in terms of setting up and sharing documents via RMS.  For more detailed information on RMS check out the TechEd 2014 session delivered by Enrique Saggese, a Program Manager on the RMS team. Deploying RMS for Cloud-Friendly and Cloud-Reluctant Organizations First…

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Getting Azure Pack Up and Running In Your Lab…

I finally got around to doing this in my lab last week.  Overall, pretty straightforward install, especially if you follow the blog post authored by Anders HERE. Another good link from TechNet here – including links to the Web Platform Installer to get WAP started.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn296439.aspx Azure Pack setup success!! A few things worth noting…

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CentOS Linux – Monitoring Setup with SCOM 2012 R2

I'm not a Linux guy…know very little but was able to pretty quickly get a CentOS 6.5 VM managed by both SCCM and SCOM 2012 R2. I did run into a few 'gotcha's' and thought I'd share here to hopefully save some of you the same experience… You can use Kevin Holman's Blog post here…

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