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Right now Release Candidate (RC) 2013 is available which came out in September. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with many new features will be launched November 13.
In Part One , I showed you important artifacts in Windows Azure IaaS. Why they are needed and the sequence to create and deploy them. To better manage all resources in a deployment, my best practice is to tag all deployed. I normally create a tag based...(read more)
In Part One , I showed you important artifacts in Windows Azure IaaS. Why they are needed and the sequence to create and deploy them. To better manage all resources in a deployment, my best practice is to tag all deployed. I normally create a tag based...(read more)
In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3017) I showed you how to retrieve a list of locations you can create your web site. In this post I’ll show you how to actually create a site. If you following along, by the time you’re done you’ll have your very...
Brad Anderson and I wrap up our 3 part What's New in 2012 R2 series.  In today's episode we discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack.  Tune in as we go in detail about how IT Pros will be able to impact ...
In the first five posts of this series I showed you how to get up and running with the Windows Azure Cross Platform command line tools. If you haven’t read those posts I recommend starting with the first post in the series (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2957 ) and workin...
Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware. ...(read more)
Who said you can’t have the best of both worlds? Learn how to use Windows Azure to extend an on-premises network and embrace the power and scale of the cloud. We’ll help you solve some of your most pressing IT issues at a FREE, hands-on event near you...(read more)
In my previous post http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2995 I showed you how to set the context of a Azure command line session to use a specific subscription. Before proceeding with showing you how to manage your Windows Azure services using the command line, there is one more thi...
In my previous post http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2978 I showed you how to import your Windows Azure account information, also known as your publishing settings, using the Windows Azure command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to set the context of a Azure comm...
This blog post series is to examine key Windows Azure IaaS concepts and deployment methodology. Part One presents the artifacts which together constitutes an IaaS deployment by walking through a scenario to configure a virtual network and deploy a VM...(read more)
[ Part 2 ] This blog post series is to examine key Windows Azure IaaS concepts and deployment methodology. Part One presents the artifacts which together constitutes an IaaS deployment by walking through a scenario to configure a virtual network and deploy...(read more)
Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: ...
This is just a simple post indexing all of my posts related to the Windows Azure cross platform (xplat) command line tools. I’ll plan on updating this entry on a weekly basis. I’ll also update this post’s published date so that it should pop to the top of your feed ea...
Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT Camps”  Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Clo...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2966) I showed you how to download your Windows Azure account information, also known as your publishing settings, using the Windows Azure command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to import these settings into ...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2957) I showed you how to install the cross platform command line tools to manage your Windows Azure services from your local console. However, before you can start taking control of Windows Azure you need to provide your acco...
I really do!   I am a visual person and well done infographics help me wrap my head around the information. Below you will find an infographic on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. It does a a great job of consolidating how we can leverage...(read more)
I’m excited to be giving two sessions at Dev Connections in Las Vegas next month.  I haven’t been to this conference since 2004 I believe so I am excited to be returning as a speaker.  I’ve got two session on Thursday (10/3).  My first session is with the one and only Fa...
I am backlogged on a few posts from the VMware series, my Learning PowerShell series, and need to do some serious catch up on my Azure Migration posts.  I will get a few of them posted this week, but it will still take a while because there is so...(read more)
Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a Windows Azure 30-day free trial subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware...(read more)
Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a Windows Azure 30-day free trial subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware...(read more)
As you know, I’m a huge fan of Windows Azure. One of the features I’ve come to truly appreciate over the past two months is the cross platform command line tools we’ve created to enable you manage your Azure resources right from the terminal. While we’ve got som...
Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using ...
I wanted to shine a spotlight on one of our local development studios this week and share some of their story. Pig Out Productions has released the first of their many games to the Windows 8 store. I Want My Mummy is a 70 levels of rock breaking, TNT exploding physics puzzle fun. You...
This week at VMWorld the VMware faithful are learning all about the latest news and updates from their virtualization vendor.  And hopefully at the same time Microsoft is able to reach them with some free custard and some good information to help them understand: What Hyper-V ...
Montreal, Canada, August 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In conjunction with its recent Global Partner Week event, Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) has released major new versions of its Visual PLM.net® (V5) and Visual ERP.net™ (V8) fashion software. Held e...
If you’ve supported enterprise IT solutions for as long as I have, at some point in time you have most likely witnessed The Three Immutable Truths of IT Patch Management. Respect these truths, and you’ll enjoy a stable, manageable datacenter environment. Ignore these truths, and … we...
The US Developer & Platform Evangelism team continues their VMware or Microsoft series with today’s post by Keith Mayer.  Here is a sample -   Last week, Brad Anderson , CVP for Windows Server and System Center, announced Windows Azure Hyper...(read more)
WOW! Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM) extends site-to-site protection to entire Private Clouds by leveraging the Hyper-V Replica asynchronous VM replication capabilities in Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 enterprise-grade bare-metal hypervisors....
  To run Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, first acquire a Windows Azure subscription. If not having one already, from http://aka.ms/200 you can easily get a free 30-day trial subscription with $200 credit. Then simply follow the...(read more)
  To run Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, first acquire a Windows Azure subscription. If not having one already, from http://aka.ms/200 you can easily get a free 30-day trial subscription with $200 credit. Then simply follow...(read more)
    Additional information: Automated IaaS Deployment Windows Azure 30-day free trial with $200 credit Yung Chou’s TechNet Radio Series...(read more)
    Additional information: Automated IaaS Deployment Windows Azure 30-day free trial with $200 credit Yung Chou’s TechNet Radio Series...(read more)
Do you need to migrate to Hyper-V to gain significant benefits in your datacenter from Windows Server 2012? Not necessarily! Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is near-and-dear to every VMware administrator's budget: Storage! In this article, we'll...
New York, NY, August 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) announces that branded and private label accessories leader Aquarius Ltd. has selected its Visual End-2-End™ fashion business software solution. The designer, manufacturer, and...
While working on my latest Windows Store application, I found that I needed a better mental model of the relationships between the framework classes. Here are some quick sketches that cover the core objects and their interactions during application launch. Core Objects The diagram b...
Ever feel like your cloud provider has you locked-in? They actually might be trying to. One stop shop: a concept that while awesome in its potential also carries with it a significant downside, in particularly concerning a wide variety of business infrastructure requirements. The tr...
When I’m speaking with IT Pros about the great multi-server management enhancements in Windows Server 2012, I’m frequently asked about ways in which servers can be programmatically added to the new Server Manager tool. This can be very useful when building many new servers and you’d l...