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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)

Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Windows Intune

(Re-posted with John Weston’s permission.) Overview Many times over the last year I have been asked the question, “What is Windows Intune?”  I like to describe Windows Intune as the cloud service that helps you centrally manage and secure your PCs through a simple, web-based console.  Released back in March 2011, Windows Intune has already had a major Update on October 17th, 2011. Why should any IT Pro consider using Windows Intune? Well, I came up with these top 10 reasons (there are many more, but let’s start with 10). Top 10 Reasons to Use Windows Intune: Windows Intune is a ... (more)

Download Windows Server 2012

Download the Evaluation ISO Download the Evaluation VHD 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. Need more information? See the product details page. Register for Download and Evaluation Access technical product resources—forums, solution accelerators, white papers and webcasts—at the Windows Server 2012 Resource P... (more)

My Introduction to the 20+ Days of Server Virtualization (Part 0 of 20)

Welcome to March 2013!  Can you believe it?   March is already here!  And as you’re coming to learn, a new month means a new topic for our team’s series of blog articles. This month the topic is Server Virtualiaztion.  Specifically, we’ll be discussing and helping you learn more about Microsoft’s virtualization platform: Hyper-V.  We’ll go in-depth into topics that provide and support this, such as virtual networking, storage, performance, vMotion… “’vMotion’? That’s VMware, isn’t it?” Yeah.. that was just to see if the VMware fans among you were paying attention.  If I’d said “... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Virtualization: Did You Know...

Today I welcome Varun Chhabra to the show as we kick off our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series.  In this series we will discuss facts and facets of Microsoft’s Virtualization solution that, if you are currently using some other virtualization platform, you probably didn’t know but definitely should. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) __________________________ If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode,... (more)