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The article I’m writing for part 13 our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” series involves using App Controller to create a virtual machine.  But to do this, you first need to connect and associate App Controller (a component of System Center 2012) with your Windows Azure subscription. So in today’s Part 12, as a preliminary document for part 13, in this article I’m going to show you how to connect App Controller to your Windows Azure account. To do this, we need to have a few preliminaries in place: You have a Windows Azure subscription, and have requested the ability to preview the use of Windows Azure virtual machines.  (If you don’t have an account, you can start a free 90-day trial HERE.) You have System Center 2012 App Controller installed.  (Download the System Center 2012 Private Cloud evaluation software HERE.)  NOTE: In my examples I’m using System Center 20... (more)

Service Templates in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM: Build Your Private Cloud (Series)

Today’s installment of our “Build Your Private Cloud in a Month” series is the last of our 5-part mini-series we’re calling “Deploying Private Cloud Workloads”.  This week we (Tommy Patterson, Blain Barton and I) gave you the details and demonstrated some of the key areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager that support the foundational concepts and objects in your Private Cloud arsenal: Hardware Profiles (Monday) Guest OS Profiles (Tuesday) Application Profiles (Wednesday) VM Templates (Thursday) Service Templates (Friday) <—Today, by Blain Barton   To follow alon... (more)

A New Blog Series: Why Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes, it’s been a few weeks since our last series wrapped up (“VMware or Microsoft?”), so it’s about time we started a brand new series of blog articles. “Who’s ‘we’?” A fair question.  The ‘we’ I’m talking about is the 11 Microsoft US DPE IT Pro Evangelists in these here 48 contiguous United States.  The series runs to the end of November (just before Thanksgiving here in the U.S.), and is all about answering in as many useful ways as possible, the magical question: Why? Why should I care about Windows Server 2012 R2? What does it do that I can’t already do with older version... (more)

Breaking News: New System Center 2012 Licensing Model Announced

Today during the “Private Cloud Day” live webcast event, Microsoft announced a pretty big change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite.  Bottom-line.. it’s no longer a separate set of products, but it is just one product: System Center 2012.  (Well.. actually two.. but different only in terms of licensing.)  In a nutshell: System Center is now just one product, that comes in two editions, with many components.  And the full-set of components come in the two product editions:  “So, when I buy System Center, I get the full suite?” That’s right. “So.. this char... (more)

Breaking News: Free Private Cloud “Jump Start” Training

Microsoft has just scheduled a FREE 2-day training course entitled “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start”, happening on February 21st-22nd, 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm PST.  Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular Jump St... (more)