General Assembly Atlanta First Look Series Free Event – Microsoft Azure – Jan 20 6-9pm

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Presentation starts at 6pm sign up here:

◾Azure IaaS Virtual Machines Inside Out
◾How to Optimize Your Windows Server Workloads on Azure
◾Inside IaaS Architecture Best Practices and Management
◾Dive Deep into Networking, Storage, and Disaster Recovery Scenarios
◾Designing Networking and Hybrid Connectivity Infrastructure
◾Deep Dive into Azure Storage Blobs, Disks, Files, Tables and Queues
◾Planning Disaster Recovery, Migration, and More
◾Ins and Outs of Azure Automation, PowerShell, and Desired State Configurator
◾How to Deploy Linux and OSS on Azure
◾Identity Solutions: Leveraging Azure Active Directory / Active Directory Premium
◾Azure Websites: Manage Your Websites, Not Your VMs

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Deploying Linux on Microsoft Azure – Step-by-Step

I’ve done some fairly detailed posts on deploying virtual machines in Azure in the past but none of them touched on Linux as the guest OS.  Given the recent Docker announcements, Azure Files, and the other general open source announcements lately I felt now is a great time to dive back in to an environment I used to spend a good bit of time in, Linux!  In this article I will provide step-by-step instructions Read more

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Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 in Microsoft Azure

Fun new article today for those getting started in Microsoft Azure, today we will be deploying a Remote Desktop Services solution on Microsoft Azure utilizing Windows Server 2012 R2.  Before we get started, it is assumed that you already have a virtual network and domain controller already in place in your Azure subscription.  For a detailed guide on this check out my previous blog entry here:

1.) You should see a storage account, domain controller virtual machine, and a virtual network. Read more

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is available for download! P2V support added!

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is available for download here!  Convert physical servers, virtual machines(VMware to Hyper-V or Azure), Windows and Linux!

Per the official download page:

“Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Windows Azure or alternatively convert a physical computer running Windows Server 2008 or above server operating systems or Windows Vista or above client operating systems to a virtual machine running on Hyper-V host.

MVMC can be deployed with minimal dependencies. Because MVMC provides native support for Windows PowerShell, it enables scripting and integration with data center automation workflows such as those authored and run within Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator R2. It can also be invoked through the Windows PowerShell command-line interface. The solution is simple to download, install, and use. In addition to the Windows PowerShell capability, MVMC provides a wizard-driven GUI to facilitate Read more