*NEW* Azure Compute Instances Available

Today we are announcing the general availability (GA) of two new instances for use with Windows Azure Cloud Services. Called A8 and A9, they feature 8 virtual cores with 56 gigabytes (GB) and 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of memory, respectively. A8 and A9 belong to a new category of instances called compute-intensive instances…

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System Center Updates Available

Yesterday (1/28/14) J.C. Hornbeck posted information on newly released updates that are available for System Center 2012 R2. Additional information can be found here Additionally J.C. also released today 1/29/14 that Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 5 is now available for System Center 2012. Additional information for this can be found here

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NEW Mini Posters Available

Check out this new set of mini-posters highlighting the key private cloud storage and virtualization technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2. Download the collection here: http://msft.it/6184eig2

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Solartech Virtualization Specialist Training and Certification Program

Discounted Training courtesy of Solartech, an award wining Microsoft and Certified Training Partner. It's time for Virtualization. In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Hyper-V from Microsoft. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Hyper-V to your wheelhouse can help improve your career options and…

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Windows Azure Week is Fast Approaching

Don't miss out on this free Azure training!!! On January 27th Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) kicks off a week of Azure training for developers and IT pros with a live demo from Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure. Scott will build a real world application from scratch, and you’ll get a real idea…

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Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager is Now Generally Available

Protecting application availability – especially against threats like regional disasters – can be a high-cost endeavor involving complex planning and the need to remotely monitor service availability.  This cost and complexity results in many applications which could benefit from protection going unprotected today. Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager helps protect your on premises applications by…

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SMA Capabilities

Chris Sanders recently posted a new blog on the SMA Capabilities in Depth, it is well worth a read for anyone starting their journey with SMA. It covers a lot of topics. Read the full post here

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Windows Azure Pack Blog Post Overview on Building Clouds & TechNet

You might be thinking, that was a lot of Windows Azure Packs blog posts going out on Building Clouds over the past two months, what's going on? You are right, there has been a lot of blog posts about WAP or its related components. In November and December we released over 30 blog posts on…

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Azure Virtual IP Addresses (VIPs)

A question that comes up from to time, will I lose my dynamically assigned IP Address if I shutdown or reboot my Azure virtual machine? No, your IP Address will remain assigned to your deployment until the deployment is deleted regardless of the activities. Additional information can be obtained on how this works here.

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Free Virtualization IT Camp

    Hi Everyone, This was released a while ago, and due to the high demand some of the classes listed are now full, but please check out the options available that may works for you and consider registering, these are highly focused classes and deliver fantastic FREE learning opportunities. Industry experts estimate that over…

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