31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series Summary Page with Links Available Here

We hope you enjoyed the 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud series as much as we have.  I know I have learned a ton during this month, especially from our guest article writers.  From network concepts to Powershell commandlets for more advanced functionality, Hybrid cloud scenarios in use today, and then all of the learning series, just using Windows Azure for personal learning labs is such a great experience with multiple benefits.  If you missed any of the series it will stay here for the foreseeable future:


Final Post of the 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Saving the best for last!

Special thanks to our guest writer Ira Bell of Nimbo for what I consider to be some of the best visuals and explanations for the multiple authentication scenarios deployable in Windows Azure.  Bob Hunt has the article published here:


Servers in the Cloud – Day 30 : Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines to Learn: Remote Desktop Services

by: Don Noonan (http://blog.skylera.com)

Important Note:  The current scenarios written in this article concerning using RDS for Production workloads are not supported in the licensing agreement for Windows Azure.  The purpose of this article is to allow for administrators to have a place to learn how to configure RDS for potential future scenarios covered under their On-Premise licensing of Server 2012. 

Some of the most common workloads I come across are training environments. These are fun and prove to be a quick “to-the-cloud” win compared to more complex systems. Unlike the majority of customer facing services, training environments typically: Read more

Technet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Virtualization Community with Chris Harney

Dan Stolts welcomes Chris Harney from the Virtualization Technology Users Group (VTUG) as they discuss how his user group community recently expanded their virtualization platform knowledge beyond VMware to now include Microsoft Hyper-V.  Tune in as they chat about their transition from a VMware only shop and how members are warming up to Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012.  If you run a user group you definitely want to hear what these two have to say.

Guru Tip #1: Register your favorite technical content at http:/www.vtug.com/submit-content/

Guru Tip #2: Download Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012 and see for yourself why all the buzz.

Download  Right Click – Save As… Read more

FREE Hands-on “Virtual Study Halls” with Live Expert Q&A

There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find time to explore all of them.  Beginning February 8th, you can block time on a weekly basis between 10AM and 3PM Eastern Time to join a Virtual Study Hall and work through real-world hands-on activities with assistance from a field-experienced IT Pro Technical Evangelist!


What is a Virtual Study Hall?

A Virtual Study Hall is an “open lab” time where you can Read more