Part 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction)

Over a series of blog posts we will describe a solution for how to deploy Nano Server at scale using Microsoft tools. The blog posts are: Part – 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction) (This blog post) Part – 2: How to build a Windows PE and Nano Server image to deploy Nano… Read more

Windows Server Containers, what are they and where do they fit?

There are a lot of questions to be answered around Windows Server Containers. Two top questions are “what are they” and “where do they fit”. To answer these questions fully would require too much time and too much soapboxing for me to put in this blog post.  I’ll do that in a later post, but… Read more

Thoughts on Nano Server improving Infrastructure Architect Designs

This week at Ignite we uncovered more details on the new and exciting products that will be fundamental to our cloud platform moving forward.  This includes a smaller installation footprint for Windows Server, known as Nano Server.  Microsoft currently offers an installation option for Windows Server named Server Core that provides a minimal installation of… Read more

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

Introducing the JEA Toolkit Helper

Note: This tool has been replaced by the "JEA Helper Tool 2.0", which has been designed to work with the latest version of JEA as part of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 and Window Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 (TP4) Please refer to the following link, for more information about this updated version: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2015/12/20/introducing-the-updated-jea-helper-tool.aspx Just Enough… 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

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

Building Clouds on TechNet Radio! DevOps, and Automation, and Configuration Management, Oh My!

Hello Readers, Listeners, and Viewers! Did You Know? Michael Green and Charles Joy of the Building Clouds Blog each had a part in the June 2014 TechNet Radio Series: Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends! So – If you did know, and have watched the series, Thank You! And if this… Read more