Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for IT Pros

This is a short presentation to introduce Azure IaaS essential features to IT pros. Azure will quickly become transparent for Windows administrators once the basic concepts are in place, which is what this presentation is trying to facilitate.   This is a cross-posting from http://yungchou.wordpress.com.

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TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Scaling Cloud Applications

In part 9 of our  “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and this episode they discuss in depth the ability for DevOps organizations to scale up or scale down cloud applications. Tune in as they discuss Azure’s unique flexibility in terms of capacity planning for…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Configuration Management

In part 7 of our  “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou welcome Sr. Program Manager Michael Greene to the show as they discuss the importance of configuration management for organizations that are starting to leverage the cloud for their daily operations. Tune in as they also demo…

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DevOps, Automation, and Cloud Computing

Convention wisdom refers DevOps as a strategy, an approach, or a movement as some call it. DevOps addresses the idea that Development and Operations need to be aligned well in an application lifecycle, work closely and collaboratively to eliminate inefficiency, reduce bottlenecks, and maximize productivity. The concept is certainly not new, for decades business processes…

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Deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Enterprise Clients to Microsoft Azure Available for MSDN Subscribers

As announced at TechEd 2014 North America, deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Enterprise clients to Microsoft Azure is now available for MSDN subscribers. The following is a typical user experience. Log into Microsoft Azure Management Portal with a MSDN subscription account, click VIRTUAL MACHINE workspace, then click NEW to start the process of deploying…

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TechEd 2014 North America Announcement Summary

At TechEd 2014 North America, Microsoft has announced a large set of new innovations for IT Professionals & Enterprise developers to embrace a cloud culture in today’s mobile first, cloud first world. The following is a summary based on Brad Anderson’s keynote on May 5, 2014. I have highlighted my personal favorites. Transform the Datacenter…

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TechEd 2014 North America Announcement Summary

At TechEd 2014 North America, Microsoft has announced a large set of new innovations for IT Professionals & Enterprise developers to embrace a cloud culture in today’s mobile first, cloud first world. The following is a summary based on Brad Anderson’s keynote on May 5, 2014. I have highlighted my personal favorites.   Transform the…

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Invitation to Week-Long TechEd 2014 Live Streaming

At this year’s TechEd, Microsoft will announce and demo many remarkable new capabilities and functionalities to be delivered to the IT and developer industry. If not able to attend TechEd 2014 in person,  you can join us online via Tech Ed Live Streaming all week long including the keynotes and technical breakout sessions. In this…

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Announcing Microsoft Early Experts Program

In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire can improve your career options…

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Moving a Microsoft Azure VM to a Different Subnet Within a Virtual Network

In Microsoft Azure, an administrator can now use PowerShell to migrate a VM from one subnet to another within the same virtual network. This offers an opportunity to reorganize an application topology for better managing subnet capacity and grouping. For instance, when an existing subnet, ABC, is running out of IP addresses, customers can move …

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