Windows Azure Week: Deep Dive Live…In-depth training from the experts who built Azure: January 27-31

MVA is running a Windows Azure Deep Dive week this month Jan 27-Jan31  http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/colleges/windows-azure-deep-dive#?fbid=c3faeuin-q8 This will be a weeklong series of live, interactive sessions from the experts who built Azure that will show you how to start using Windows Azure in your solutions today. In addition to seeing lots of demos and real world examples,…

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Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is the multi-factor authentication service that requires users to verify sign-ins using a mobile app, phone call, or text message. Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Overview (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn249471.aspx) provides a general overview of Multi-Factor Authentication and specific information on: Adding Multi-Factor Authentication to Windows Azure Active Directory Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication for On-Premises Applications and…

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VMware vSAN test pilots: Don’t panic but there’s a chance of DATA LOSS

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/30/vmware_warns_of_possible_vsan_beta_data_loss/   VMware’s vSAN isn’t just giving storage appliance vendors a lot to worry about: it’s also giving users plenty to consider because it erases data under some circumstances. Panic not, gentle readers: the tool is in beta and Virtzilla’s engineers are onto the problem. But the problem is out there, and VMware has been…

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Windows Azure: From Zero to Hero Online Series

Umit is starting a new online training series following Windows Azure Learning Poster (https://aka.ms/WALearningPoster). Every week he will continue one step forward and enlighten the road to Windows Azure mastery http://blogs.msdn.com/b/umits/archive/2013/09/23/windows-azure-from-zero-to-hero-online-series.aspx   Enjoy!

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Windows Boot from Fibre Channel SAN – Overview and Detailed Technical Instructions

Booting from a storage area network (SAN), rather than from local disks on individual servers, can enable organizations to consolidate their IT resources, minimize their equipment costs, and realize considerable management benefits by centralizing the boot process. This white paper covers boot from SAN technology as deployed with Microsoft® Windows Server.  It describes the advantages…

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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

The ‘Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release’ book from Microsoft Press is now available. You can download it for FREE or order your own hard copy version. This is a great way for you to see what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2. Download from here https://aka.ms/IntroWinServ2012R2Preview/PDFebook  Preview new features and enhancements, including: Server…

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Implementing Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Nice post by Zahir at http://zahirshahblog.com/2013/08/19/implementing-private-cloud-with-system-center-2012-creating-hyper-v-vms-using-work-flow-based-approvals-creating-vms-using-service-manager-and-orchestrator-run-books/ Enjoy!  

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Citrix XenDesktop 7 available on Windows Azure

Citrix has announced that version 7 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop can now be deployed on top of a Windows Azure virtual machine. This is now possible because Microsoft has made Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access Licensing (SAL) available on Azure, paving the way to install XenDesktop on a VM running…

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And Azure IaaS is the Winner in Price & Performance

Cloud Server Performance: A Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers Posted by John…. Read the details here http://www.cloudspectator.com/cloud-server-performance-a-comparative-analysis-of-5-large-cloud-iaas-providers-3/

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