ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator — Cloud Service Delivery

Hello Readers! This blog is part 2 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator”. In this post we’ll discuss how cloud resources (virtual machines, virtual networks, web sites, etc.) are provisioned in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and then we’ll discuss how they are provisioned in Microsoft Azure Stack. Note Some information relates to pre-released… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator–Introduction Post

You may have read about the first Technical Preview for Azure Stack, that was just released. This blog post tells you all about it, and the bits have since been released, with the documentation and a white paper. A cornerstone component of Azure Stack is Azure Resource Manager (ARM). It plays a central role in… Read more

Automation of Remote Console deployment for CPS Standard

For this post, we are glad to host Thomas Roettinger, Program Manager in Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solutions team, announcing the availability of artifacts that will help you deploy the Remote Console feature in Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard. The Remote Console feature First of all, what is the Remote Console feature? Have you ever… Read more

Whitepaper – Architecting Hybrid Cloud Environments

IT is experiencing a rapid sea of change towards greater consumption of capacity and services through public cloud providers. Enterprises are increasingly feeling pressured to leverage the cost economies and flexibility of cloud-based IT strategies. For most, the reality of current on-premises investments will dictate a gradual transformation from existing on-premises datacenters to cloud-based solutions…. Read more

Introducing the updated JEA Helper Tool

Hello Readers! Just Enough Administration (JEA) is one of the very exciting security features coming with Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0, and that you can also find in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 (TP4). For those of you not familiar with JEA’s features and benefits, you can have a look at the experience guide… Read more

Microsoft and HPE partner to bring Azure in your datacenter with hyper-converged CPS Standard solution

Today at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Discover 2015 conference in London, Microsoft and HP announced important joint hybrid cloud initiatives, including the availability of HPE’s first Cloud Platform System solution. The HPE Hyper-Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard (CS 250) is the industry’s first hyper-converged system with true hybrid capabilities. Jointly engineered by… Read more

Automated deployment of workloads: new solutions for centralized desktops

For this post, we are glad to host Thomas Roettinger, Program Manager in Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solutions team. Today we announce the availability of two new automation solutions for desktop centralization: we have just posted new samples that enable the automation of Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops) as well as samples… Read more

Windows Azure Pack Database as a Service and Websites available for deployment on Cloud Platform System Premium

For this post, we are glad to host Thomas Roettinger, Program Manager in the Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions Team. Update (Jan. 12, 2016): an updated package has been posted on WebPI today. The package updates the AD Service template to fix an issue with DNS zone; the SQL Server template to provide more flexibility with… Read more

Creating and Connecting an ExpressRoute Circuit with Azure Resource Manager

Hi readers, it’s me again. I wanted to highlight that the Azure ExpressRoute documentation has been updated to explain how to create and connect an ExpressRoute circuit with ARM. Go to the How To section and you’ll see the details to perform this (for example, this article explains how to create and modify ER circuits… Read more

Microsoft and Dell Extend Hybrid Cloud System Family with CPS Standard

One year and one day from the announcement of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, we are happy to expand the CPS family of hybrid cloud systems. Today at Dell World, Satya Nadella joined Michael Dell on stage to talk about new solutions and investments Microsoft and Dell are jointly making to bring customers into the… Read more