White paper: Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds

  Hello readers! This blog post introduces the “Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds” white paper from the Enterprise Cloud Group (ECG) CAT team, that you can download at the link below. We hope you will find this resource useful! Audience This document is for IT professionals or application owners interested in understanding… Read more

Thank You TechEd Europe 2014!

Hello Readers and Viewers! Quite a few Enterprise Cloud Group CAT Team Members / Building Clouds Bloggers were speakers at TechEd Europe this year! On behalf of the team, I would like to express our appreciation to the many thousands of attendees that showed up ready to learn and experience everything TechEd had to offer… Read more

Automation–Windows Azure Pack & Service Management Automation–Automated Tenant Deprovisioning

Hello Readers! Today’s topic is one that has been coming up more and more as the usage of Windows Azure Pack (WAP) increases. Problem Statement / Question / Answer Problem     “When I delete the Subscription for a WAP User (or the actual User), their Subscription Resources remain in VMM!” Question     “How do I automatically remove… Read more

The Windows Azure Pack VM Role – Part 3 Resource Definition

This is part 3 from the blog series written by MVP Marc van Eijk (@_marcvaneijk) In the previous blog post of this series we looked at the VM Role from a high level. In this part the Resource Definition package will be discussed. There is a lot of ground to cover and for an average… Read more

Automation–The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack (Part 4): Automated Deployment of Tenant Workloads (Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange)

Yay! Part 4 has finally arrived… And by Part 4, I am obviously talking about the next big post in “The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack” blog series. What is this one all about? Automated Deployment of Tenant Workloads (Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange) What does that mean? Well, let’s first take… Read more

Automation–The New World of Tenant Provisioning with Windows Azure Pack (Part 3): Automated Deployment of the Identity Workload as a Tenant Admin

Aaaaaand we’re back! Okay, I realize the title of this post is very similar to Part 2 of this blog series – and there is very good reason for that. Though they look similar, they are different. Different personas; different scripts; different context. Once again, I will call on a little image assistance, to clear… Read more

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

VMRole Guide for the Service Template Admin

I recently took on a special project to create example gallery items for Windows Azure Pack.  I was given a few goals to work with: Think about the example service templates our team has released, especially Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint, and use those as a starting point Improve uniformity across the different workload examples Share… Read more