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AD to Windows Azure AD Quickstart Guide released!

Hooray! The guide and accompanying PowerShell script is released to everyone here:  Federate and DirSync your AD to Windows Azure AD in about 15-20 minutes! In the future, you can expect some blog posts from me on: Scripting adding more servers to the AD FS and AD FS Proxy farms Running AD and AD FS server in Windows Azure

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Windows Azure VMs–Demos and Usage Tips

If you’re an IT guy who is ever thinking about running VMs in an IaaS offering, you should check out this video I did with the program manager to give you a quick primer on what it’s like to run Windows Azure VMs.  Also, if you are already familiar with Windows Azure IaaS, you might get some unknown tips on

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Active Directory to Windows Azure AD synchronization options

If you’ve ever signed up for any of Microsoft’s cloud services such as Office 365, Dynamics CRM, or Windows Intune and you’d like to have your on-premise AD identities be utilized in the cloud – you’ll realize there are a number of paths to go down and seem to be quite a variety of “how to” directions to follow with

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Windows Intune Training

There is a full day of modular technical training content on Windows Intune that Richard Harrison and I recorded on the Windows Intune Jumpstart on January 31st.  We cover this over 12 modules, including the Windows Intune integration with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. The formal description for the course is: Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and

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Online Backup in Windows Azure

We dug into the StorSimple solution that allows you to automatically backup and encrypt your data into Windows Azure – we briefly cover the business side of things and then focusing a lot on the “how to” in demo with the backup solution itself. Other options Microsoft has related to Windows Azure is the Windows Server Online backup, System Center

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Windows Intune Mobile Device Management Demos

This was my post recent interview with Martin booth on the new Windows Intune and integration with SCCM 2012 SP1.  Check it out!  Future episodes can be found at

Welcome to my new blog

Thanks for visiting and!  Here I plan on publishing technical blog posts relevant for IT Pros.  In my current role at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist, I’ll first be publishing posts related to Windows Azure.  More specifically, right now I’m excited to share more about the AD to Windows Azure AD Quickstart guide and PowerShell solution I have been working on since

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