I have a Surface RT and going away for a few days, now what??? I have a MSDN subscription :-) (Part 2)

In the previous blog post (here) I talked about how you can start using Windows Azure with an MSDN subscription and we did the following: Installed App. Controller Configured App. Controller to communicate with Windows Azure Created our own Windows 2012 image that we want to use in Windows Azure   In this blog post,… Read more

Building a better mouse-trap (or a stylus-trap)

A few weeks ago I got a Surface Pro along with some of the folks here at Building Clouds. The first thing we did was to install Server 2012 on them and run some Shared-Nothing Live Migrations. You can read about that here. But what I found after using the Surface Pro pretty regularly was… Read more

Surface Pro Hijinks: The Video

 Or: How we spent $4,000 and all we got was a tabletop datacenter Remember last week when I told you about our little geek experiment with our brand new Surface Pro devices?  I promised a video, and we are not the type to disappoint our readers.  We wandered off to a quiet corner of our building,… Read more

4 Surface Pros + Hyper-V + WiFi Hotspot = Fun For Nerds

Question: What ridiculous things can 4 server geeks do with a sub-2lb tablet that has a Core i5 processor and a couple of free hours? Answer: Install Server 2012, enable Hyper-V, create some VMs, and then use Shared-Nothing Live Migration to move them around over a WiFi Hotspot Details: Yes, we actually did this.  In… Read more