Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 4): Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello once again! Here we are at the end of this blog series: Part 4 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples. I do think you will be surprised to see how easy it is to remove everything you added. Before we move on… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 3): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Workflow Examples

Hi. 🙂 At this point, you know the drill…This is Part 3 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – which is kind of the same thing as Part 2, but this time the deliverable is a set of PowerShell Workflow Examples. For reference, here is Part 1 (Intro &… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 2): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello Again! Time for Part 2 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series (find Part 1: Intro & TOC here).  And yes, this post actually has PowerShell Examples! But first, the list of what examples will be provided… Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Examples As covered in the intro post… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 1): Introduction and Table of Contents

Hello Readers and Viewers! By now, you have likely seen Brad Anderson’s Blog Post (VMware Migration… Like You’ve Never Seen) and its associated video, starring Building Cloud Blog’s very own Migration Mark! And sure, I have a cameo, but let’s be honest, that movie is all about The Migrator and the amazing MAT (powered by… Read more

Evaluating Windows Server and System Center on a Laptop (or two, or three) – Fabric

Building your Domain, Configuring Hyper-V and getting internet access for your VMs Continuing on from my Introduction post, we’re now going to get our laptops to become the Fabric (compute, network and storage) for our evaluation of Windows Server and System Center. Note: This is NOT best practice deployment advice. This is “notes from the… Read more

Evaluating Windows Server and System Center on a Laptop (or two, or three) – Introduction

Because we don’t all have six servers lying around! The System Center 2012 R2 Evaluation Guide says I need six physical servers, each with 24 cores and 128GB memory, just to follow along! I’m Dave Northey from Microsoft in Ireland and have recently joined the Windows Server and System Center (WSSC), Customer Architecture and Technology… Read more

TechEd 2013-Gayana Bagdasaryan Discusses Identity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Essential Capabilities

We continue our march to TechEd North America and TechEd Europe with another star in the ARC track hit parade. In the world of cloud computing, identity issues are going to take an increasingly important role. That’s because in the worlds of private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud, it’s likely that you’re going to… Read more

Automation–Orchestrating Windows Azure–Solving the Public Cloud Puzzle with System Center 2012 SP1

Hello Readers/Viewers! Once again, I am excited to announce the release of even more Example Runbooks – This time for…Windows Azure! Now… Let’s be clear, there is no way I can compete with this AWESOME post – that basically went viral yesterday – but, I will try to provide something that is at least 3… Read more