Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: Two half-days – Wednesday July 16th & Thursday July 17th – 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Join us for an exploration of…


The NEW Azure Portal

Have you taken the tour of the new Portal yet? If not, don't waste any time and explore this really cool new design. It was recently featured at TechEd North America in Houston by Scott Guthrie. Its a radical shift from today's portal, it delivers a much richer and intuitive end user experience. A lot…


Microsoft Azure Infographics

Now Available – the all new Architecture Posters for; Microsoft Azure Cloud Identity and Access Management Cloud Security API Management Media Services Mobile Services SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn Infrastructure Services Building real-world cloud apps Scaling applications using Cloud Services Microsoft integration platform Mobile Gaming Cloud Design Patterns Get your copy today!


Early Experts is a great way to enhance your Windows Server 2012 R2 skills…

Microsoft Early Experts is a free, online study group for virtualization professionals who want to extend their Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure knowledge with official Microsoft certifications. We've organized our high-impact learning resources into online Knowledge Quests that include concise videos, prescriptive study materials and hands-on practice with real products. Complete the weekly…


Win an XBOX ONE while enhancing your Windows Server and System Center skills with Cloudwalker!

Courtesy of Blain Barton Hark beleaguered IT Professionals! We know of the evils which plague you daily—mountains of help desk tickets, crashing computers, ridiculous requests from management, and far, far worse. But fear not, for we have felt your misery and despair, and created a fantastical world where you can use your hard-earned knowledge…


TechEd – Houston Area System Center User Group: (Day 5)

Courtesy of: The System Center Blog Team If you are a System Center geek like me and you are going to be in Houston on May 16th you should check out Day-5. Day-5 is a community built event focused on providing some additional System Center content for the people who just want more. Many of…


Using Azure Backup with DPM

The SC team released a great overview on the use of Azure as your backup destination within DPM. Check it out and upgrade your backups with very little effort!


Azure: ExpressRoute Dedicated Networking, Web Site Backup Restore, Mobile Services .NET support, Hadoop 2.2, and more

This week we released a massive amount of enhancements to Windows Azure.  Today’s new capabilities and announcements include: ExpressRoute: Dedicated, private, high-throughput network connectivity with on-premises Web Sites: Backup and Restore Support Mobile Services: .NET support, Notification Hub Integration, PhoneGap support HDInsight: Hadoop 2.2 support Management: Co-admin limit increased from 10->200 users Monitoring: Service Outage…


*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…


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…