Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1: Introduction & Feature Overview

This is something I had wanted to do for a while. Finally did welcome Charles Joy, a Principal Program Manager on the Azure Stack team, back to the show and we discussed the recent release of Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. It’s a fun episode. Enjoy it. Filed under: azure stack, cloud computing, DevOps,…

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US TechNet on Tour | Cloud Infrastructure – Resource Page

This wave of TechNet events focuses on Azure (IaaS) V2, namely Azure Resource Manager or ARM. It is part of IT Innovation series currently delivered in US metros and many other geo-locations in the spring of 2016. For those outside of the US, go to https://aka.ms/ITInnovation to find out events near you. Come and have…

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IT Pros’ Job Interview Cheat Sheet of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Internet Climate Recently, as hacking has become a business model and identity theft an everyday phenomenon, there is increasing hostility in Internet and an escalating concerns for PC and network securities. No longer is a long and complex password sufficient to protect your assets. In addition to a strong password policy, adding MFA is now…

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Try It Yourself, Application Deployment as a Service with Microsoft Azure PowerShell

In the last few months, I have taken a few opportunities to talk about deploying an application as a service. This is a subject with many aspects in connecting the concepts of cloud computing, application deployment process and IT operations. I find it also encompasses great frequently run routines for automation with Azure PowerShell. Here…

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Try It Yourself – Configure a Point-to-Site VPN Connection to a Virtual Network (3-Part video Series)

This connection is very easy to understand and implement. Point-to-Site (or P2S) here refers as a connection between a single device (namely a connection point) and an Azure virtual network (vnet) site. A P2S connection requires a subnet defined within the target Azure vnet site. If to examine from a connected Azure vnet site, a…

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A Memorandum to IT Pros on Imperative vs.Declarative Scripting Models

One noticeable difference of Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) V2 from Azure IaaS V1 (or classic Azure IaaS as I call it) is the employment of  Azure “Resource Group” templates. A resource group not only is a newly introduced artifact in Azure, but denotes a fundamental shift on automating, deploying, and managing IT resources. This change…

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Application Deployment as a Service, A Sample Implementation of with Microsoft Azure PowerShell

This is a lab delivered in the spring of 2015 for Microsoft US IT Camps, Extend Your Datacenter to Azure, which is a whole day event with hands-on experience on deploying and migrating workloads to Azure. This lab is specifically for IT pros to experience an automatic deployment of a business function/application, instead of deploying…

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Windows Azure Pack Express Installation

This is a project for Microsoft Virtual Academy that I had the pleasure to work with Shri (ShriShriram Natarajan, a Program Manager in Windows Azure Pack team) and had a wonderful time and learned much from him. Windows Azure Pack, one of my favorite subjects on transforming your private cloud into a customer-centric IT as…

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Essentials for Realizing Azure Baseline Costs

Subscription and Service Limits, Quotas, and Constraints (https://aka.ms/Limits) This is a must-bookmarked page to find out, for instance: Total cpu cores a subscription can consume The number of endpoints a VM can have. The bandwidth an Azure website may provide. Total VMs a virtual network may host. Total TB per storage account Maximum of objects…

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SharePoint in Azure, My Presentation in MVP Open Days

This is the presentation I delivered in US MVP Open Days 2015. The key difference between on-premises deployment and cloud deployment of SharePoint or any application is the consideration of application fabric, particularly cloud service (or compute). Which is a focus on my delivery. Filed under: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, iaas, virtualization, windows azure Tagged:…

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