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

Self-service deployment of workloads – Part 5: Skype for Business

Jeff Goldner is back with part five of our CPS workload deployment series. As for earlier posts in this series, this information applies to all clouds using Windows Azure Pack. Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group. Hi, this is Jeff Goldner again from Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions team. This time, we… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 4

For this post, we are glad to host Thomas Roettinger, Program Manager in Microsoft’s ECG CAT Team focusing on Cloud Solutions. Thomas announces the availability of another workload self-service deployment sample: remote desktop session hosting. In this post, I am glad to announce the availability of the Remote Desktop Session Hosting(RDSH) as an addition to… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 3

Jeff Goldner is back with another installment of our CPS workload deployment series.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group. Come get workload deployment details first hand at Ignite, Session BRK3469. Jeff Goldner from Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions, back for part three of the workload story for CPS. In this episode, we… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 2

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Jeff Goldner.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group.  This is the second post in a series discussing new artifacts being rolled out by Microsoft that are designed to run Microsoft workloads on the Cloud Platform System (CPS). More to… Read more

White paper: Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds

  Hello readers! This blog post introduces the “Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds” white paper from the Enterprise Cloud Group (ECG) CAT team, that you can download at the link below. We hope you will find this resource useful! Audience This document is for IT professionals or application owners interested in understanding… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 1

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Jeff Goldner.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group.  In the series we are starting today, Jeff highlights new artifacts being rolled out by Microsoft that are designed to run Microsoft workloads on the Cloud Platform System(CPS). The series will… Read more

xPDT – Profiles

In “xPDT – the next generation of deployment automation”, I outlined the requirements and challenges of automating distributed deployment. This post will examine the challenges associated with profiles. Some setups assume that the credentials under which they are running have a user profile present.  Sometimes this is because the setup copies files to the user… Read more

xPDT – Credentials, CredSSP, and Execution

In “xPDT – the next generation of deployment automation”, I outlined the requirements and challenges of automating distributed deployment. This post will examine the challenges associated with Credentials, CredSSP, and Execution. In a distributed deployment, there are two types of tasks that we need to execute through DSC – installation and configuration.  Installation tasks typically… Read more

xPDT – Remoting Tasks and Validation

In “xPDT – the next generation of deployment automation”, I outlined the requirements and challenges of automating distributed deployment. This post will examine the challenges associated with remoting tasks and validation. By definition, a distributed deployment is spread across multiple servers, which means there is a need to initiate a deployment from one location to… Read more