11 Evangelists, 20 Opportunities to Get Started, Learn, and Master Windows Migration and Deployment

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. In February, our team of 11 Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists presented 20 opportunities…


System Center 2012 R2 Explained: App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment

One essential characteristics of cloud computing is a self-service mechanism. Both NIST SP 800-145 and Chou’s 5-3-2 Principle have discussed well. The self-servicing capability is essential since not only it reduces support cost fundamentally, but making it easy for a user to consume provided services will continually promote the usage and ultimately accelerate the ROI….


Windows Azure SQL Server 2012 VM Connectivity Lab

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. This lab demonstrates the ability to easily deploy and manage a VM in Windows…


11 Evangelists, 31 Opportunities to Get Started, Learn, and Master Windows Server 2012, Cloud, and More

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. In January, our team had a fun project to tell 31 stories, present 31…


System Center 2012 R2 Explained: Storing VM

A noticeable capability available in System Center 2012 R2 is to COPY a stored VM from on-premise private cloud fabric to Microsoft Azure. This COPY process is to be initiated from App Controller with an established connection to an intended Microsoft Azure subscription. A prerequisite of copying a VM is that the VM must be…


Windows Azure Features Overview

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. Windows Azure is a cloud OS. It is an infrastructure with computing, networking, and…


TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou – Managing VMs with System Center 2012 App Controller in Windows Azure

In today’s episode Yung Chou shows us how to use System Center 2012 App Controller to easily configure, deploy and manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds. In part one of this series he demos for us how to connect App Controller to Windows Azure.   Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod,…


Chou’s Theories of Cloud Computing: The 5-3-2 Principle

Notice the 5-3-2 Principle Theory 3 is based on NIST SP 800-145. However the latter categorizes 4 cloud deployment models including public, private, community and hybrid; at the same time the former states two cloud deployment models while considering a hybrid cloud is a private cloud variant and a community cloud is a private cloud…