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Windows Server 2012 is available. It offers businesses and service
providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud-optimized
infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 helps organizations connect securely
across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs
faster and more efficiently.
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Back in Part 10 of our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” series, my good
friend Bob Hunt wrote up an excellent step-by-step for creating a virtual
network in Windows Azure.
His article and guide was so good, in fact, that I am going to attempt to do
the very same task – to create and configure a network in Windows Azure;
but instead of using the Windows Azure portal, we’re going to do it
entirely using PowerShell and some special Windows Azure Management Cmdlets.
“Are you out of your mind?”
Perhaps. The goal, as it was in Bob’s article, is that in the end we have
a network con... (more)
In this episode I welcomes Bruno Saille to the show. We discuss the SQL
Server Self-Service Kit and how it works with System Center 2012 to help
automate SQL Server deployments.
Tune in as we discuss how the self-service kits works, which System Center
components are required as well as what plans are in store for the next
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I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page
– “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager
templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the task
“Displaying Information about a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure with
I hope you find it useful!
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?”
“So.. this char... (more)