Birmingham IT Pro Camp – More Seats Available – Tuesday April 21st

We have some new spots open for the upcoming Birmingham Azure IT Camp, grab ‘em while they are still available!  Register here!

 

Extend your datacenter with Microsoft Azure 

 

Learn how to get your organization hybrid-ready at a FREE IT Camp near you. In just one day of hands-on training, you’ll learn how to move your IT workloads from on-premises to the cloud and back again. After all, who wants to choose between your datacenter and the public cloud? With Microsoft Azure, you get the best of all possible scenarios – plus, powerful virtualization, on-demand application scaling, complete data control and much more.

 

Expect lively demos and hands-on labs from IT experts who will get you fired up and ready to apply what you’ve learned. Here are just some of the topics we’ll cover:

 

     Migration of on-premises virtualization to Azure Virtual Machines, Apps, and Storage

 

     ADFS on Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Integration, including  Multi-Factor authentication Read more

How Microsoft IT uses Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 to provide collaboration and portal services in a hybrid enterprise – Register Today!

Join our upcoming webinar: How Microsoft IT uses Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 to provide collaboration and portal services in a hybrid enterprise

On April 22, 2015, David Johnson, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft IT, discusses how Microsoft uses Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 to support information sharing through portals, team sites, OneDrive for Business, and discovery solutions. David also discusses the Microsoft internal hybrid footprint, moving to the cloud, enhancing security, and creating a great user experience. There will be opportunities for questions throughout the presentation.

About Microsoft IT Showcase webinars

Microsoft IT Showcase webinars provides IT professionals with insight and help answer questions around some of the industry’s hottest topics. Join each month to hear Microsoft IT subject matter experts dive deep into real-world best practices, strategies, tactics and lessons learned that can be used for deploying and operating Microsoft products and services in your organization.

Wednesday,
April 22, 2015,
8AM–9AM Pacific Time

 

IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab Appendix Extra Labs – Step by Step

Install Active Directory on DC01 using PowerShell (from inside the VM)

In this task, you will use Windows PowerShell to install and configure Active Directory. To perform this task, you will use Windows PowerShell ISE in administrator mode.

Perform the following tasks on your DC01 Server.

  1. In the Azure management portal, click VIRTUAL MACHINES, click DC01, and then click Dashboard. On the bottom bar, click CONNECT, and then click Open. Click Connect.
  2. When prompted, log on as sysadmin using Passw0rd! as the password. Click yes.
  3. Open a web browser on DC01 to Browse to https://itcmaster.blob.core.windows.net/fy15q3/ADProvisionScriptv2.txt
  4. Click on the text then press CTRL-A to select all text – Then Click CTRL-C to copy it to your clipboard.
  5. NOTE: you can just click OK to any security warnings you get
  6. On DC01, Click Start – type Windows PowerShell ISE, Right click on “Windows PowerShell ISE and select Run as administrator. NOTE: you must run elevated! Select Yes on the User Access Control Popup.
  7. From PowerShell ISE menu select FileNew – Click on line 1 of Untitled1.ps1 and then press CTRL-V to paste in the script.
  8. Press CTRL-A to select all text then press F8 to run the script. DC01 will automatically restart to finish installing AD
  9. After Restart, Login to DC01 to confirm AD and DNS are running on DC01 (Server Manager should list Active Directory) From Tools, you should be able to open DNS and AD Users and Computers)

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IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 5 – Building Data Access Web App – Step by Step

Lab 5: Building Application Workloads – Deploy Data Access App

Configure endpoints for WEBFE01

In this task, you will configure the required public endpoints for WEBFE01.

Perform the following tasks in the Azure management portal.

  1. In the Azure management portal, click in VIRTUAL MACHINES.
  2. Click WEBFE01, and then click ENDPOINTS.
  3. Click ADD.
  4. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  5. In Name, select HTTP, and then click the Completed button.
  6. Click ADD.
  7. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  8. In Name, select HTTPS, and then click the Completed button.
  9. You will have to wait for the endpoint to be created then continue
  10. Click ADD.
  11. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  12. In NAME, type Custom5000.
  13. In PUBLIC PORT and PRIVATE PORT, type 5000, and then click the Completed button.
  14. Click ADD.
  15. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  16. In NAME, type Custom5001.
  17. In PUBLIC PORT and PRIVATE PORT, type 5001, and then click the Completed button.
  18. Click Dismiss Completed in Azure Portal after all are done

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IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 4 – Building Applications with SQL Workloads – Step by Step

Lab 4 Building Application & SQL Workloads

Create a new web server virtual machine from the Microsoft Azure management portal

You will create a new virtual machine to run the web application. You can create this VM using quick create; however, that will not enable you to specify the service or storage, and will create separate storage and services for this VM. You will use the gallery option to ensure you can specify the storage and services for the VM.

Perform the following tasks in the Azure management portal:

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IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 3 – Working with Identity – Step by Step

Lab 3 Working with Identity

Azure Active Directory is a service that provides identity and access management capabilities in the cloud. In much the same way that Active Directory is a service made available to customers through the Windows Server operating system for on-premises identity management, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a service that is made available through Azure for cloud-based identity management. Azure AD can be used as a standalone cloud directory for your organization, but you can also integrate existing on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD. Read more