Closing the loop II: Improved Microsoft Cloud Networking poster is based on the January 2016 CAAB webinar

Hey CAAB, I wanted to let you know that we just published an updated and improved version of the Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster, which contains a completely reworked Designing for Azure IaaS section (page 5 [Azure IaaS] of the Visio file, pages 5-9 of the PDF). In the original version, the Designing for…

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Closing the loop: The new Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster

At the November 2015 CAAB Webinar, Brenda Carter presented the current set of Microsoft Cloud for Enterprise Architects Series posters. These posters are designed for IT decision makers and architects to determine the ideal solutions for their workloads and to make decisions about core infrastructure components. They address all of Microsoft's cloud services and platforms,…

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Closing the loop: Improving Office 365 PowerShell content for administrators

Hello CAAB! At the December 2015 CAAB Webinar, I presented a proposed format for PowerShell procedure topics that was aimed at the occasional Office 365 PowerShell user. Thanks again to Mario Ganem, a CAAB member, for his early input and for your feedback, which I have included in this prototype article: Configure Skype for Business…

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SAB March 2015 webinar announcement

On March 18, 2015, we will hold the seventh Solutions Advisory Board (SAB) webinar. SAB webinars are one hour and consist of brief presentations followed by time for open feedback. We will have two sessions at different times on March 18 to accommodate our members worldwide. We have sent every SAB member Lync meeting invitations…

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Closing the loop: New simulated hybrid cloud test environment is based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the August 2014 SAB Webinar, I presented a new set of Azure-based, hybrid cloud test environments and got your input on their utility, design, and configuration options. I previously blogged about the initial article that you can use to build a simulated line of business application. During the webinar, I presented three configuration…

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Closing the loop: New topic for creating Windows-based Azure virtual machines with PowerShell is based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the October 2014 SAB Webinar, I talked about using PowerShell command blocks to automate the configuration of Azure virtual machines. I had a brief poll slide to gauge your comfort level with PowerShell. The consensus was that many of you were comfortable enough with PowerShell to create or use blocks of…

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Closing the loop: New hybrid cloud test environment is published based on your feedback

Greetings SAB Members, At the August 2014 SAB Webinar, I presented an idea about creating a new set of Azure-based, hybrid cloud test environments and got your input on their utility, design, and configuration options. I am very pleased to announce that the first topic is now published and has been updated for Azure Resource Manager. Set…

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