Windows Azure Pack–Gallery Item VM Role–References for Creation, Configuration, and Automation

Hello Readers and Viewers! By now, you have seen a number of posts on this blog assisting you through portions of what I will refer to as the “VM Role Lifecycle”. In fact, we have… …a blog series about VM Role Creation; …posts about VM Role Import and Configuration; and as of last week, a… Read more

Automation–The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack (Part 2): Automated Deployment of Tenant Network and Identity Workload

Hello once again! So, here we are, Part 2 of The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack blog series (find Part 1: Intro & TOC here). Finally, some PowerShell/SMA Runbook examples! Automated Deployment of Tenant Network and Identity Workload What does that mean, exactly? Well for the context of this blog series,… Read more

Automation–The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack (Part 1): Introduction and Table of Contents

Hello Readers and Viewers! Wow, it has been a while since I posted, in fact it was back in December with the completion of my Windows Azure & PowerShell Blog Series. The good news is – in that time, I have been hard at work, developing new and exciting PowerShell for some of the new… Read more

Contoso Labs-Table of Contents

This is a table of contents for the entire Contoso Labs series.  Posts will be categorized by main topics that they cover. Introduction and Planning Introduction Who are the Users? What is the Service? Hardware Resources Fabric Choices (Storage) Fabric Choices (Network) Storage Purchasing (JBODs) Storage Purchasing (File Servers) Storage Purchasing (SAS config) Network Purchasing… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 4): Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello once again! Here we are at the end of this blog series: Part 4 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples. I do think you will be surprised to see how easy it is to remove everything you added. Before we move on… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 3): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Workflow Examples

Hi. 🙂 At this point, you know the drill…This is Part 3 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – which is kind of the same thing as Part 2, but this time the deliverable is a set of PowerShell Workflow Examples. For reference, here is Part 1 (Intro &… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 2): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello Again! Time for Part 2 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series (find Part 1: Intro & TOC here).  And yes, this post actually has PowerShell Examples! But first, the list of what examples will be provided… Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Examples As covered in the intro post… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 1): Introduction and Table of Contents

Hello Readers and Viewers! By now, you have likely seen Brad Anderson’s Blog Post (VMware Migration… Like You’ve Never Seen) and its associated video, starring Building Cloud Blog’s very own Migration Mark! And sure, I have a cameo, but let’s be honest, that movie is all about The Migrator and the amazing MAT (powered by… Read more

Deploying a VM to Windows Azure with Orchestrator leveraging the Service Manager CMDB – Part 1

Hello readers! I’m Tiander Turpijn, I’m a Program Manager within the Customer Architecture & Technology (CAT) team here at Microsoft and I will start contributing to our Building Clouds team blog as of today. I will be focusing on Datacenter and System Center automation, but will also talk about other System Center components like for… Read more

Hybrid IT Infrastructure Design Considerations Guide

It’s been months in the making, but it’s finally here – the Hybrid IT Infrastructure Design Considerations Guide. This guide is a document that you can use to prepare for your integration with a public cloud infrastructure services provider, like Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. This guide assumes that in the future, hybrid IT will be… Read more