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I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “How to Log on to a virtual machine running Windows Server”.  I hope you find it useful!  
In today's world where being highly connected and highly mobile are more important than ever, device choice and being mobile while still being productive are big concerns for any business IT organization.  In this TechNet Radio interview, I chat with Yuri Diogenes and Robert M...
The Azure Blog just posted some exciting news about improvements and updates to Azure Backup, specifically around the backup and retention of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). “Oh yeah?  How can they make it any better?” Well, for starters.. How would you like to be able to retain a b...
It’s been nearly a month since Windows 10 became publically available to all, so I’m sure all of you IT Pros who read my blog have been installing (and hopefully enjoying) Windows 10 on your personal machines, while at the same time beginning to think about how you’re going to support...
In this video (which complements the documentation found at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/resource-group-template-deploy/) I walk you through the process of deploying an application with Azure Resource Manager Templates.   
Deploying and Managing Windows 10. It seems like a pretty straightforward and important topic, don’t you think?   I welcome back Brad Anderson to the show as we discuss how businesses and IT organizations can take advantage of the free training resources, in-depth guidance, d...
This just in… Today, Microsoft has increased the number of datacenter regions that will support Azure Site Recovery.  Datacenter regions added: Central US East US2 North Central US, and South Central US “Cool.. but what is Azure Site Recovery?” Ah.. in case you, like my frien...
This just in.. The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that will run on and support remotely managing Windows Server (including the latest Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) are now generally available for download. You can find the download HERE. NOTE: Make sure you read th...
To follow up on my post of a couple of days ago, I thought I’d share this awesome introductory video discussing our up-coming September/October US events… Have you signed up yet?  GO HERE to select your city and date: http://aka.ms/TechNetTour Hope to see you there!
Recently my team has been fortunate enough to be able to contribute to and augment the online Microsoft Azure documentation through the creation of video demonstrations.  My first two contributions can be found on this page: Navigating and Selecting Azure Virtual Machine images w...
We Technical Evangelists are at it again!  This September and October, we will visit 10 cities to talk about using Microsoft Azure as part of your disaster recovery plan. Attendees will receive a free Microsoft Azure pass and the opportunity to complete several disaster recovery ...
Concluding our 3 part End of Support for Windows Server 2003 series, Eric Mills and I highlight  some of the key concerns small to midsize businesses need to be aware of if they are still running Windows Server 2003 in their environment.   Ready to make the move? Get Windows ...
In Part 2 of our End of Support for Windows Server 2003 series, I welcome Rick Claus to the show.  We discuss various planning and migration tools that are available to help your move from Server 2003. Ready to make the move? Get Windows Server 2012 R2 now! _______________________...
Eric Mills and yours truly kick off a new 3 part series today as we discuss the upcoming End of Support for Windows Server 2003.  Tune in for part 1 as we discuss the reasons why you should migrate now to a supported operating system before its too late.   Ready to make the m...
Bob Tabor (an MVP who I recently learned a lot of C# from) has created a multi-module course for Microsoft Virtual Academy entitled Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Virtual Machines.  This is definitely worth a look, as the number of modules (35) and depth of topics really look to b...
We’re hosting another of our IT Camps on Microsoft Azure and how to extend your datacenter into the cloud.  It’s a free, full-day of learning, including hands-on-labs and great resources for further investigation. Go to http://aka.ms/AzureITCampMO for details and to register. ...
The following article is part 4 of our many-part series, “Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros”.  Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. At my IT Camp events, when discussing this topic, I’ll often ask my IT Pro friends in attendance the following question...
This post contains Lab 6 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps.  Yeah.. this is one I just added for good measure. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Work...
Azure Backup “is a simple and reliable data protection solution which enables customers to back up their on-premises data to Microsoft Azure.”  Remember Windows Server Backup?  Well, like that perennial utility, this one backs up from or restores items to your Windows F...
The following article is part 3 of our many-part series, “Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros”.  Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. “Hey Kevin, I’d like to take advantage of putting application servers up in a virtual network ...
This post contains the appendix information for the hands-on-labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating you...
This post contains Lab 5 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3...
This post contains Lab 3 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3...
This post contains Lab 3 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3...
This post contains Lab 2 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab ...
This post contains Lab 1 of the 5 labs created for our current set of US DX IT Camps. The complete set of labs are listed here: Lab 1 – Building the Foundation (Virtual Network, Storage, and Cloud Service) Lab 2 – Building Workloads (Creating your DC and SQL Servers) Lab 3...
On December 8, 2014 my friend Simon May and I recorded (while presenting live) a Microsoft Virtual Academy “Jumpstart” session all about how to manage iOS and Android devices with Microsoft solutions.  We divided the topic up into 4 modules, to introduce the topic and the fundame...
In this episode I am honored to welcome back Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson to the show.  We discuss his monthly upcoming live webcast series, “Success with Enterprise Mobility” , that kicks off on Tuesday, December 9th and concludes on March 3rd. Tune in as he gives us a ...
It isn’t a brand-new tool, but it was updated to version 1.1 the other day, and definitely worth sharing.  The Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool is now available.  It’s an installable tool that allows you to “profile [your] existing on-premises infrastructure and est...
Welcome to another in our series entitled “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”.  As you may be aware, this week the theme is “Management and Automation”.  As a part of that theme I’m sharing with you an introduction to Desired Stat...
This is pretty cool. As the title says: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now an application that Microsoft will support when running inside a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing this.. but here is the text from an e-mail I received o...
Yesterday in our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Matt Hester described how to create a virtual network “in the cloud” in Microsoft Azure in order to support cloud-based Virtual Machines and their ability to communicate with each othe...
Keith Mayer and I continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”.  In today’s episode we discuss various options for networking. Tune in as we go in depth on what options are available for hybrid cloud networking as we explore network connectivity and a...
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 man...
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 followi...
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...
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 be...
Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-c...
Dear TechEd Diary, This entry is several days over-due, but I hope you’ll understand.  Towards the end of the conference the schedule is tight, and the exhaustion is real.  So I thought rather than taking time out of my day on Thursday or Friday I’d just take in and enjoy the...
Dear TechEd Diary, Well diary, if you ever had any doubts about “the cloud”, they should have been eased a bit if you attended or watched the live stream of Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi’s “Mark and Mark” cloud discussion this morning. Besides being entertaining, it was very informa...