Good Change in IT

How to enable DevOps Practices with PartsUnlimited Apps

There are countless ways to enable DevOps practices, especially when you weave in the wide variety of tools and platforms available. We wanted to give people practical step-by-step examples of how to enable those DevOps practices using the foundation of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services so we built content around two new Parts Unlimited sample applications. Parts Unlimited is an

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Run #Puppet on #Azure Demo

Learn how to initially deploy a Puppet Enterprise Master server, connect to the console, create a manifest, deploy a VM which has the Puppet client agent on it and have it automatically configured using the manifest we just created – all running on top of Microsoft Azure.  Ross Gardler does a great job breaking down all of these steps in

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Autoscale Virtual Machines with Windows Azure

Learn about the new way to automatically scale your virtual machines in Windows Azure in my demo-heavy interview with the program manager who owns those features in this Edge Show episoe. We dive into autoscale of the cloud services and websites also. You can watch or download the full interview to your device from its source here or watch it

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Windows Azure Networking futures

The program manager for Windows Azure networking gives some insight into what’s coming as well as dives deep into the new point-to-site networking via demo.  Yu-Shun answers commonly asked questions I get about Windows Azure networking such as Does Windows Azure support routing protocols?  Vnets connecting to other Vnets? You can watch or download the full interview to your device

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Run Windows Azure on premise

I’ve heard people ask – Can I harness the power of Windows Azure in my own datacenter on-premises?  If you take a look at the picture below, tell me on a first glance – does it look like Windows Azure? In fact, this is Windows Azure Services for Windows Server (which by the way in-it-of-itself is free) and when used

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Automatic Provisioning of Windows Azure VMs

Charles Joy showed off some cool short demos on how you can automatically provision or de-provision VMs in Windows Azure utilizing System Center Orchestrator runbooks in my interview with him at MMS.  This could enable you to automatically do all kinds of things like deploy entire infrastructures into Windows Azure, send emails and notifications, and request it all from a

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