Getting Started with Windows Azure: Part 3 Creating Your First Windows Azure VM

In the previous two blog postings (Getting Started with Windows Azure: Part 1 Introduction and Getting Started with Windows Azure: Part 2, What are Cloud Services?) I discussed how to get a Windows Azure Trial account as well as some background information on cloud computing and Microsoft’s Cloud Services.  In this blog posting I am…

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Getting Started with Windows Azure: Part 2, What are Cloud Services?

What is Windows Azure? “Windows Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud.”  In other words Windows Azure is a platform that allows organizations to have their applications run in the public cloud. What is a Public Cloud? Public Cloud is a service that provides a platform for running applications and services.  Characteristics of…

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Getting Started with Windows Azure: Part 1 Introduction

Regular visitors to my blog know that I am an expert in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).  That has been my focus for many years now.  I also have a strong background in Active Directory, previously working for the Directory Services support team at Microsoft.  As Microsoft transitions to a Services and Devices company, I must…

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PKI Disaster Recovery: Backing Up and Restoring AD Objects

In my last blog posting I covered viewing PKI related Active Directory Objects.  In this blog post, I am going to cover the steps necessary to backup and recover AD Objects.  The group responsible for Active Directory in your organization should have the capabilities to both back up and restored Active Directory objects.  However, I…

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Upgrading your PKI to Windows Server 2012 (New Video)

This video covers the steps necessary to migrate a two tier PKI to Windows Server 2012. This video replaces my previous videos covering these steps. For those that watched Part I, II, and III of my previous upgrade video series and just want to see the content that was supposed to be in Part IV,…

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PKI Disaster Recovery: Viewing PKI Related Active Directory Objects

Now that I have Windows 8.1 installed on both my Surface and laptop (Lenovo T430s) I have some time to work on some blogs.  I am going to continue on the “Operating a PKI” series.  However, I did want to cover Disaster Recovery in a series of blogs as well.  I will of course cover…

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