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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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Sharepoint on Windows Azure pricing

I interviewed Paul Stubbs on the Edge show and he demoed some tips on how to architect SharePoint on Windows Azure as well as gave out a custom pricing calculator worksheet to help you estimate how much it might cost to run SharePoint on top of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  Below are some relevant resources: SharePoint Cost Calculator http://bitly.com/SharePointCostCalculator SharePoint 2013

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Active Directory + Windows Azure Presentation

At MMS 2013, I presented a breakout session on running Active Directory on a VM in Windows Azure, Windows Azure AD, the synchronization options between AD and Windows Azure AD, the Quickstart Guide, and a little bit at the end about running the full federation/SSO/AD FS infrastructure entirely on Windows Azure. While at MMS 2013 I also shot 4 interviews

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AD to Windows Azure AD Quickstart Guide released!

Hooray! The guide and accompanying PowerShell script is released to everyone here: http://aka.ms/AD2AAD.  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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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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