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

Automation–System Center Automation Team Blogs–September 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! Over the last couple months there have been quite a few posts being published by the “System Center Automation Team”! In fact, they are now publishing posts to both their existing System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog, as well as the Azure Blog. Pretty exciting stuff! So, what did the System Center Automation Team… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog–July 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! It is that time again; time for me to cross-reference the great work being published over on the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog and now the Azure Blog! So, what did the System Center AUTOMATION Engineering Team publish since our last Cross-Post…? 1 Orchestrator, 3 Service Management Automation, and 4 Azure Automation Posts!… Read more

Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–Create New Azure VM Endpoint

Hello Readers! Here we are again, this time, with another example Runbook ready to use with Azure Automation! This is my 3rd Azure Automation Runbook Contribution to Script Center under the Windows Azure – Automation Sub-Category (you can find my first two, here and here). In fact, the Windows Azure – Automation Script Center example… Read more

Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–Provision Azure Environment Resources from Gallery

Hello Readers! As you may recall, I published this post (Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–The Evolution of Cloud Automation) last month, as my first experience with Microsoft Azure Automation. It illustrated the evolution – my evolution – through and to where we are with Cloud Automation. Here I am again, with a new script – well, in… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog–May 2014 Cross-Post Update!

Hello Readers! It is that time again; time for me to cross-reference the great work being published over on the System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog! And let’s be honest, this blog is so much more than Orchestrator now…it is really the System Center AUTOMATION Engineering Blog! To that end, this month I have four fantastic… Read more

Automation–Microsoft Azure Automation–The Evolution of Cloud Automation

Hello Readers! By now you have likely seen the announcements for Microsoft Azure Automation (currently in preview). If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you check it out. All it takes is a Microsoft Account, Subscription to Microsoft Azure, and a desire to Automate from the Cloud! Microsoft Azure Automation First, a small introduction… From the… Read more