Windows Azure Infrastructure Services with PowerShell Quick Start Kit ( Release Note

This quick start kit is available for download at for self-studies of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and Windows Azure PowerShell. It deploys a simple, yet well-structured, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services instance including: Affinity Group Storage Account Cloud Service VMs with attached data disk Availability Set Load-Balancer Additional information of Windows Azure IaaS deployment methodology…


Windows Azure Virtual Network and VMs Deployment with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

With Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, the process to customize and automate an infrastructure deployment to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) has become a relatively simple and manageable task. This article examines a sample script which automatically deploys seven specified VMs into three target subnets based on a network configuration file with two availability sets and…


One-Click Windows Azure VM (IaaS) Deployment with PowerShell User Experience

I somehow got into writing PowerShell script in the last few days for facilitating deploying Windows Azure VMs into configured subnets for our upcoming Windows Azure IaaS Training Days. (Here’s the shameless plug.) First I got started with Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlet and set up Windows Azure PowerShell. Then… this world is never the same…


Hyper-V Replica Explained, Windows Server 2012 Style

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Role introduces a new capability, Hyper-V Replica, as a built-in replication mechanism at a virtual machine (VM) level. Hyper-V Replica can asynchronously replicate a selected VM running at a primary site to a designated replica site across LAN/WAN. The following schematic presents this concept. Here both a primary site and a…


User Experience: SCVMM 2008 vs. Hyper-V Manager

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Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Management Server Installation Screen Flow

This post is to provide a quick reference of the installation flow of Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Management Server. The steps  to configure the server, import applications, and validate the settings are not included in this post and to be discussed in a screencast currently in development and soon to be published…


Groove Server 2007 Relay Installation Screen Flow

The presented screen flow highlights the overall Groove Server 2007 Relay installation process and operations. It is best used together with the product documents including: Groove System Requirements Getting Started with Groove Server Relay Getting Started with Groove Server Manager Operations for Office Groove Server 2007 The process consists of 3 parts as directed by…