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

Windows Azure Pack VM Deployment Tip: VMM VM Template + Default Network Configuration = Potential Issues; Workaround Enclosed

Hello Readers! Today I am back with a Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Standalone VM Deployment Tip… Problem With the wider adoption of WAP, we have seen a “known issue” crop up for a particular use case when leveraging the following products: Windows Azure Pack (Tenant Portal) Virtual Machine Manager VM Templates Issue Failure when attempting… Read more

Public IP Address Requirements within a Windows Azure Pack environment

Introduction Hello everyone, this is Kenon Owens from the Windows Server and System Center CAT Team in Asia Pacific. I created this post as I have been working with customers recently who asked this question, and since they have, I am guessing more of you have the same or similar question. Whether you are a… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Moving from Hello World to your own Resource Provider

Today we have again Torsten Kuhn as a guest blogger! Torsten is a Principal Consultant from Microsoft Consulting Services in Germany and he will walk us through the process of moving from the Hello World Custom Resource Provider to your own Resource Provider in Windows Azure Pack! Hello readers I'm Torsten Kuhn a Principal Consultant… Read more

Configuring Windows Azure Pack with Load Balancers and ADFS using PowerShell

Hi readers! Today we’ve a guest blogger. Peter Heese is a Solution Architect at the Datacenter CoE here in Microsoft and he will walk us through a guide and a script he wrote to automate the configuration of WAP to use load balancers and AD FS. Hi I am Peter Heese a solution architect in… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Extending the Hello World Sample calling a SMA Runbook

Today we have a guest blogger! Torsten Kuhn, Principal Consultant from Microsoft Consulting Services in Germany will walk us through the process of extending the Hello World Custom Resource Provider to call a SMA Runbook! Hello readers I'm Torsten Kuhn a Principal Consultant from Microsoft Services and in this post I will walk you through… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Deploying the Hello World Sample

Hello readers, Victor Arzate here. I'm a Program Manager in the Windows Server and System Center CAT team and in this post I will walk you through the different steps required to deploy the Hello World custom Resource Provider sample that is included in the Windows Azure Pack Developers Kit. The purpose of this blog… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack and Gallery Items (Part 2)

Hello Readers   Following up from the previous blog post (Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack and Gallery Items (Part 1)) it’s now time to talk about potential challenges you might run into when configuring and deploying Gallery Items (VM Roles) using Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). After I have installed the Windows… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack, SPF & VMM

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack, SPF & VMM As a follow-up from the troubleshooting Installation of Windows Azure Pack it’s time to look at the next item on our list being troubleshooting Service Provider Foundation (SPF) & Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). In this blog post I will describe how you can: Verify integration between WAP, SPF… Read more

Troubleshooting Installation & Configuration of Windows Azure Pack – An Introduction

The Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is the new boy in town and has got quite a bit of attention over the past few months. Therefore I want to create some prescriptive guidance on how to troubleshoot potential issues with Windows Azure Pack. After installing Windows Azure Pack several times and integrating it with SPF, SMA… Read more