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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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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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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Microsoft Azure 102 – Installing and Configuring Azure PowerShell

In this presentation, screen by screen I walked through the installation and configuration of Azure PowerShell. There are two ways to connect PowerShell with an Azure subscription. One uses Azure Active Directory and the other is with a publish-settings file. Both are detailed in this delivery. I also demonstrated a simple routine to remotely stop…

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Screen-by-Screen Guided Labs for US IT Camps in Spring of 2015

The following are click-through demos of the hands-on labs included in IT Camps delivered in the spring of 2015. Copies of printed lab instructions are available at event days, while an online version is also at https://aka.ms/FY15Q3Labs. In addition, Notice accessing Microsoft Azure does require a subscription. As needed, one can acquire a free trial…

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IT Camp Presentation for the Spring of 2015

In this wave of deliveries, we demo the methodology to build IT services with Microsoft Azure and migrate on-premises workloads to cloud as well. Filed under: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, iaas, powershell, virtualization, windows, windows azure

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Automating and Managing Hybrid Cloud Environment

In part 5 of our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”  series, Keith Mayer and I got a chance to discuss and demonstrate ways to manage and automate a hybrid cloud environment. System Center, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack combined with PowerShell are great solutions for hybrid cloud scenarios. Keith is a great guy…

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