Using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple VM based solution

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recently recorded a quick video that walks through using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple virtual machine based solution, and thought I would share it here as well.  If you’re not yet familiar with the Azure Pricing Calculator, this will provide a quick overview…


I have Azure VM performance issues, what do I do?

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I recently came across this guidance from the Azure Support team on how to address Azure VM performance issues.  This is one of the most common issues that Support deals with so wanted to share the guidance with you. Step 1: Start with the fundamentals Make sure you are…


Develop a new Cloud solution – Step-by-step guidance at your pace

  Are you interested in Azure and EMS, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out the new SMB JumpStart series now available on-demand. These series walk you through key workloads and show you how to get started, with demos and step-by-step assignments. Start today and progress through the content on your schedule! We have…

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I can’t connect to my Azure VM

Tim Tetrick   Last week I talked about How do I configure my security system with an Azure VPN as one of the most common Azure Support scenarios that we get.  Another big driver of Azure Support volumes is issues around not being able to connect to your VM running in Azure.  For Windows VMs,…


Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Portal Walkthrough

Tim Tetrick If you are new to Azure, this Azure Portal walkthrough will help you get familiar with how to create, configure, and monitor services within Azure.  We’ll also look at how to add co-admins, how to check your services usage and Open credits, and more. Be sure to check out our whole series of…

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Creating Virtual Machines Using Hyper-V

  As I walk through creating Hyper-V virtual machines I wanted to share with you some interesting points I learned from the Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Training Guide written by Mitch Tulloch that may save you a call to the Help Desk or at least you won’t have to miss your kid’s…


New and updated Azure Infographics/Posters

Tim Tetrick Wanted to make everyone aware of a valuable resource that has just recently been updated.  They are Inforgraphics/Posters that cover the key messaging concepts for Azure, including Overview, Security, Scalability, Identity and Access, and Infrastructure Services. I would encourage you to utilize these for training yourself and your internal staff, as well as…

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Best Practices for securing access to your Azure Virtual Machines

Tim Tetrick When using a public cloud service like Microsoft Azure, securing access to your Virtual Machines should be a primary security concern.  With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some best practices you can use to help reduce your exposure to attacks. Username/Password Hackers utilize brute force tools that try frequently…

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Web Site and Azure – Many Ways to Host

  During the Azure Boot Camp we provided an overview of Azure Web Sites.  As you now know there are several ways for your customers to host their web sites in Azure.  Let’s take a look at the various ways in order to better understand why you might choose one over the others. In Azure …

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