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The CTPs of the next major release of Visual Studio "14" (like other CTPs) are for testing and early adopters to try out (and hopefully provide no cost useful information to Microsoft) exciting new features.You can download and install them or, you can use the image on a pre-built Azur...
Latest release of SQL Server Data Tools(SSDT) is now available here:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013Instead of the above link you can also get it from inside Visual Stuido 2012 via Tools -> Extensions and Updat...
Last week, I wrote an article about using the new Azure Preview Portal and new IaaS Resource Group Gallery templates to provision an entire cloud-based server farm in as little as eight mouse-clicks – complete with storage, virtual networking and multiple VM tiers. Since publish...
Tampa, Florida - July 22, 2014 - Forceworks, in only their third year as a Microsoft Partner, picked up their first Partner of the Year Award at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference this week in Washington D.C. Forceworks, […] Source: Forceworks Wins coveted Microsoft P...
In our ongoing "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze , are back and in today’s episode they showcase the Windows Azure Pack Remote Console. Tune in for this in-depth, demo heavy episode as they show us how to configure a remote desktop gateway for V...
Microsoft Azure has provided two pricing schedules, Standard and Basic, and each has a set of configurations available for deploying a VM. This article provides a quick reference while highlighting important considerations for choosing a VM configuration...(read more)
It is a fully managed Machine Learning Cloud service for predictive analytics solutions. It takes in historical data and create a statistics based model to predict future trends. It would immediately find applications in eCommerce (purchasing trends), pharmaceuticals, traffic; epidemic...
As of today, the Azure Preview Portal now has the ability to deploy and manage IaaS workloads, including Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks and Cloud Storage!  One of the key new enhancements that the new Preview Portal experience provides is the ability to setup complex multi-tie...
This article details the Microsoft roadmap of major updates taking place (some have already) in 2014. For details follow this link:http://rcpmag.com/articles/2011/02/01/the-2011-microsoft-product-roadmap.aspxHere is a screen shot of the updates that are planned from the above site.In t...
Cloud computing security issues are constantly a top concern for IT leaders migrating to the cloud. There are many issues related to data security in the cloud and more than one approach to cloud security. Focusing on Infrastructure as a Service cloud security, there are five issues th...
Well this is good news for Microsoft because Microsoft was the first cloud services vendor to get this OK. Let us start expalining what this FedRamp JAB-PTO is.FedRamp:FedRamp stands for Federal Risk and Authorization Managment Program which has government-wide range and provides a sta...
Prague, Czech Republic, July 08, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Devart Team released the second version of a new online service for cloud data integration - Skyvia. The service enables users to integrate data in cloud CRMs and relational databases. Skyvia provides rich data integration functionali...
Windows Azure Pack provides enterprise or service providers to reap the benefits of Azure technology running on their own data centers rather than the Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. The Azure services can be deployed to current infrastructure which includes existing IT investments.It ...
In this module we'll be looking at the different ways in which you can invoke your Azure Automation Runbooks as well as how you can monitor their progress. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for ...
In this module we'll be stepping through the process of creating and publishing your first custom Runbook with Azure Automation. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various...
In this module we'll be discussing the process of importing and publishing a centralized Connect-Azure Runbook. We'll first define Runbook Authoring and then dive into a detailed demo on how to take that next step into automating the cloud by showing you how to import and publi...
In this module we'll show you how to connect to Microsoft Azure using Azure Automation by setting up your Azure Automation account as well as creating some basic assets that we'll use to connect and authenticate your Microsoft Azure subscription. This video is part of the Micro...
In this module we'll be going through the process of explaining what Azure Automation is and why its important for IT Pros as well as showing you how to sign up for the Azure Automation feature. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program de...
In this module we'll show you how to upload and import your VMs from Azure AWS to Microsoft Azure. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and soluti...
In this module we'll be walking you through the process of how to prepare your VMs for migration from Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on var...
In this module we'll be discussing why organizations are choosing to migrate from Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure as well as call out some of the specific reasons why so many are making this move now. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free progra...
I attended the MongoDB World in NY city earlier this week on June 24th. and 25th. There were 2000 attendees for this first-time event. I met many people who flew in from all over the world. It was quite a … Continue reading →
Leveraging WDS can provide a tremendous boost to your MDT deployment environment. In this part we put all the parts together, to have your first deployment environment ready to go. By bringing together the images you create in the MDT and making them a part of the WDS environment.
Applications typically log additional data such as exceptions to different data sources. Windows event logs, local files, and SQL databases are most commonly used in production. New applications can take advantage of leveraging big data instead of individual files or SQL. One of the mo...
In part 8 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers explore the world of roll-backs and how Microsoft Azure can streamline both the roll-back and roll-forward process for most dev teams. [ 1:40 ] It seems like most dev teams ...
In part 7 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou welcome Sr. Program Manager Michael Greene to the show as they discuss the importance of configuration management for organizations that are starting to leverage the cloud for their...
Good day everyone! In our recent set of IT camps we talked about Windows 8.1 in the enterprise, one of the topics we discussed was deployment technologies. So I decided to put together a series of screencasts to talk about deploying Windows 8.1. More importantly throughout these scr...
Thanks for attending one of my recent events on Managing Hybrid Clouds with Microsoft Azure and System Center 2012 R2! In this article, I’ve provided a copy of my deck and additional resources that you can leverage for continued learning about Hybrid Cloud Management....(read mo...
Microsoft has been on quite a cloud roll lately and on Tuesday it announced a new cloud-based machine learning platform called Azure ML, which enables companies to use the power of the cloud to build applications and APIs based on big data and predict future events instead of looking b...
In Part 4 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer welcomes Developer Technology Solutions Specialist Jeff Fattic to the show as they discuss source control in the cloud with the help of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online. [ 1:48 ] What is ...
In Part 3 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer turn the conversation towards enabling self-service on demand Developer environments in the cloud. Learn how you can use Microsoft Azure along with System Center 2012 R2 App Cont...
This presentation focuses on Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services essentials Windows AD operability in Microsoft Azure It is not about Windows AD design, implementation, or sys admin Microsoft Azure Active Directory Call to Action Get it! Microsoft...(read more)
Microsoft Azure RemoteApp is a solution which can be rapidly deployed for anywhere accessing remote resources with a variety of devices including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android. A user will install a Microsoft Remote Desktop client on an Internet...(read more)
Thanks to everyone who attended my session yesterday at Cloud Expo in NYC on leveraging Microsoft Azure Active Directory to Simplify Identity Management in the Cloud era. In this article, I’ve included a copy of my deck and additional resources to help you get started with Azure...
Last week Gartner released their Magic Quadrant on cloud vendors.You know what?Microsoft grabbed the Leader's position for Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure- that is IaaS for you.Well for Gartner IaaS is  not just moving round hardware and configuring  it,&nbs...
London, 10 June 2014 - Today the organisers of the Cloud World Series have announced the shortlist for the Cloud World Series Awards, which takes place at this year's Cloud World Forum in June. The awards are a celebration of the drive, innovation and hard work in the global cloud comp...
My presentation on Deploying Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 in Microsoft Azure Highlights 30-Day free trial - http://aka.ms/R2 VM deployment methodology - http://aka.ms/AzureIaaSMethod User experience (Gallery, Quick Create) Storage Account Cloud Service Capturing...(read more)
Matt Hester and Keith Mayer continue our special “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio and in part 2 of our series they discuss how Microsoft Azure and cloud computing can be leveraged to help accelerate the transition to DevOps in an organization. [ 1:37 ] What ...
Do not forget to get free books on Microsoft Windows Azure.Azure Datacenter is now generally available in Brazil. A promotional pricing is offered right now. Geo replication to South US datacenter from Brazil dictates default storage option being Geographically Redundant Storage.Brazil...
This is a brief summary from the Project 2014 Conference in Anaheim, CA Feb 2014. This is really about consolidating Microsoft assets: Project online, Office 365, SQL Servers, Azure, Project Apps and so on and how they are going to play out in the future.Details of Project Online here:...