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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(Part 2) Deploying Windows 10: How to Migrate Users and User Data to Windows 10

Yung Chou, Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue their TechNet Radio multi-part Windows 10 series and in part 2 they showcase free tools like the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT)  that can easily migrate users and user data to Windows 10 from Windows XP, 7 and 8. Filed under: Memo, private cloud, TechNet Radio, windows…

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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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Moving Data In, Out and Between Azure Storage Accounts Using AzCopy

The little script I demoed at IT Camp @Houston. Just Install AzCopy Copy the script as it is Validate source path, destination path and associated Azure storage account access keys. Run it Here is the entire PowerShell script. The source and the destination storage accounts can be different subscriptions. Namely it can do cross-subscription copying….

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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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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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Windows Azure Pack (WAP) simplified: Prepping OS Image Disks for Gallery Items

To publish a gallery item in Windows Azure Pack (WAP), the associated OS image disks, i.e. vhd files, must be set according to what in the readme file of a gallery resource package. For those who are not familiar with the operations, this can be a frustrating learning experience before finally getting it right. This…

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What Is and What Is Not Cloud Computing and Why Do I as an IT Pro Care

This was a presentation which I delivered at Stratford University in PDF format. My focus was on bringing clarity of cloud computing to the audiences so we can better articulate the business values of cloud computing and why cloud is or perhaps is not the solution for a business problem. Additional resources is available at…

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What Is and What Is Not Cloud Computing and Why Do I as an IT Pro Care

This was a presentation which I delivered at Stratford University in PDF format. My focus was on bringing clarity of cloud computing to the audiences so we can better articulate the business values of cloud computing and why cloud is or perhaps is not the solution for a business problem. Additional resources is available at…

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