Microsoft Azure Stack Advanced Scenarios: Fundamentals

If you are testing the capabilities of Azure Stack Technical Preview, you will probably have been deploying virtual machines from the portal.  The IaaS capabilities in Azure Stack are great, but what about being able to deploy multi-components applications as a single entity? Applications can be made up of many parts resources that can include virtual… Read more

Configuring Docker with PowerShell DSC

The post today comes from Andrew Weiss, a very talented consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services.  Andrew has been working on a great project that provides the ability to manage Docker containers using PowerShell DSC.  Thank you Andrew for contributing your article on Building Clouds! With the release of the first preview build of Windows PowerShell… Read more

PowerShell DSC for Linux, Step by Step

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Kristopher Bash.  Kris is a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center.  Last week at TechEd, Jeffrey Snover was a surprise guest in Don Jones’ presentation, where he demonstrated applying a configuration to a Linux box using PowerShell DSC through standards… Read more

Application Management – Using Linux in Service Templates

For various reasons, Linux is commonplace in large environments. Deploying VMs running Linux with VMM is a useful feature but there can be some confusion around how to do it. In this post, I’ll be going through preparation of Linux images and deployment of Linux in service templates. Linux Preparation There’s a bit of necessary… Read more