Part 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction)

Over a series of blog posts we will describe a solution for how to deploy Nano Server at scale using Microsoft tools. The blog posts are: Part – 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction) (This blog post) Part – 2: How to build a Windows PE and Nano Server image to deploy Nano… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Packaging and publishing templates in Azure Stack

Hello Readers! This blog is part 5 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how templates are packaged and published in Azure Stack Technical Preview 1 (TP1), compared to the concepts you may be familiar with today in Windows Azure Pack (WAP). Note Some information… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Resource Deployment

Hello Readers! This blog is part 4 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how resource deployment concepts (in particular for VMs) you are familiar with in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) map to the brand-new Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator — Offers, Plans, and Subscriptions

Hello Readers! This blog is part 3 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how the plans, subscriptions, and add-ons concepts you are familiar with in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) map to the brand-new Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may be… Read more

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

Microsoft and Nutanix

Hello Again!  This is Vijay Tewari, Principal Group Program Manager for Private Cloud Solutions.  Yesterday I had the privilege of joining Nutanix on stage for the keynote of their first ever .NEXT user conference. Microsoft and Nutanix have built a solid partnership, built on jointly engineered solutions and a laser focus on customer scenarios and… Read more

Coming soon to a datacenter near you : Azure Stack

Hello Readers! Since the announcement of the upcoming release of Microsoft Azure Stack during the Ignite event in Chicago earlier this month, many of you have been enquiring about where to learn more about the associated technologies, how to prepare, and when evaluating Azure Stack will be possible. This blog post will provide guidance on… Read more

Updated White Paper – Enabling Database as a Service Enabling Database as a Service with the Microsoft Private Cloud Stack

Hello Readers, Just a quick note to let you know that the document from this blog post has just been updated. It now includes updates related to the latest changes and enhancements in Update Rollups (UR) 3, 5 and 6 for Windows Azure Pack. There are also a few additional FAQ entries in the second… Read more

Thoughts on Nano Server improving Infrastructure Architect Designs

This week at Ignite we uncovered more details on the new and exciting products that will be fundamental to our cloud platform moving forward.  This includes a smaller installation footprint for Windows Server, known as Nano Server.  Microsoft currently offers an installation option for Windows Server named Server Core that provides a minimal installation of… Read more