Welcome to another in our new series of “Modernize your
Infrastructure” articles. Today I’m pleased to share with you
the details of yet another free and easy-to-use assessment tool from
Microsoft. The purpose of this tool is to help you answer the following
“Are my servers and services able to be migrated to Microsoft
And that is a fair question; particularly if we see the value, but
don’t really know where to begin. If in the process of modernizing my
infrastructure I consider perhaps moving some (or all) of my servers –
whether they’re physical or virtual machines - off of my local hardware
and into “the Cloud” as Microsoft Azure hosted Virtual Machines
as an extension of my datacenter, then it would be good to have a
starting-point assessment to help me learn about and c... (more)
The team of US DX IT Pro Technology Evangelists is doing another series of
articles and TechNet Radio interviews. The topic: Modernizing your
Infrastructure. The goal: To give you as many resources as you’ll need to
get your infrastructure up to speed, whether you’re simply looking for ways
to migrate off of Windows Server 2003, or even move workloads and
applications up into Microsoft Azure.
“Sounds great, Kevin! Where is the series landing page?”
Go here: http://aka.ms/ModernCloud
Bookmark it and check back often. There should be new content there every
Speaking of n... (more)
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
To do this, we need to have a few preliminaries in place:
You have a Windows Azure subscription, and have requested the ability to
Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate
a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in
the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local
on-premises lab hardware. This trial subscription provides a tremendous
opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the cloud – it provides up to
30 Days or $200 USD of “cloud credit” to use as you see fit for building
new cloud-based lab solutions involving Cloud Storage, Virtual Networks and
Step 1 – Sign-up for a new Microsoft Account (... (more)
Today in lucky part 13 of our 30 day “Cloud on Your Terms” series, my
friend (and the guy who hired me at Microsoft) John Weston introduces you to
System Center Operations Manager 2012.
Read it HERE.
And if you have missed any of the series posts, check out my summary post for
links to all of the articles available so far at http://aka.ms/cloudseries.