Good Change in IT

Automatic Build of System Center + Azure Hybrid VMs

Learn how to automatically build an entire set of System Center VMs which can connect up to Windows Azure for Hybrid cloud scenarios using the PDT tool from this wiki article I published.  This infrastructure will enable you to complete the labs you can find at: http://aka.ms/hybridlabs. Why do this? It’s a great way to get a lab/test environment of

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Windows Azure AD SaaS App Integration

Learn from engineering about seamless SSO integration with apps like BOX, SkyDrive, ADP, and Office365 to Windows Azure AD in my interview with Mark Wahl.  We spend most of the time in demos showing you the client experience, how to configure integration with an application, and security analysis functionality enabled in the preview. You can watch or download the full

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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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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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Monitor Windows Azure from SCOM demo and interview

Microsoft released a new preview of the Windows Azure management pack (MP) for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 during the week of MMS 2013 and I interviewed Vlad Joanovic at MMS to show it off.  In this interview we cover: What are the Updates for System Center Operations Manager to integrate with Azure? DEMO: How to add Azure Subscription

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Why Windows Azure IaaS? + Interview

There are a number of things to consider when you are making a decision on moving to a cloud provider (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).  Windows Azure plays in the IaaS and PaaS space and I’m sure many of you are wondering now we are at GA – What’s the difference between the Amazon, Google, RackSpace, etc? What does the future look

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