My friend Dan Stolts and yours truly continue our series on
“Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” with an
overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows
Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for our lively discussion on the
many storage options available to you as well as discussions around
performance, reliability and security.
[1:18] Let’s start with a quick summary of existing storage
capabilities using modern infrastructure on-premises as supported by Windows
Server 2012 R2 [10:16] What is Azure Storage? [11:17] Can you give us a
quick overview of Azure Storage Architecture? [12:30] In order to connect
local systems to Azure Storage accounts, I have to think there is some kind
of authentication required to make that happen securely. How is that done?
[16:00] What is Blob Storage? [17:30] ... (more)
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 m... (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)
Thanks to Mary Jo Foley for tweeting about this. Mary Hutson is maintaining
a very useful list of “top Microsoft Support solutions for the most common
issues IT Pros experience when using or deploying Windows 8 or 8.1.” She
updates the list every quarter; the most recent being just two days ago (Aug
* HERE IS THE LIST * <—Click that
Kudos, Mary! This is a great page to bookmark!
In Saint Louis at our TechNet Event several weeks ago now, Chuck S. asked
“App Insight - performance data? Component timing? Event Logs?
Database events? (what is tracked in AVIcode?)”
That is a very good question.
For those of you not already aware of what AVIcode is; it is a product that
enables “deep application insight”. Working in concert with Operations
Manager, it monitors .NET application performance. It looks for code
problems, performance issues, security, and connectivity of application
components, and then through Operations Manager it alerts yo... (more)