Yearly Archives: 2013


Get started as an “Early Expert” on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

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 this free eBook and the “Early Experts” study program, […]


Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step (Hand On Lab)–Try It While Its FREE

Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step In this detailed post and hands on lab (HOL) guide we will introduce Windows Azure backup and dive in deep with step-by-step instructions you can use to schedule a backup, perform a manual backup of your server and perform a test restore.  […]


How To Create A Self-Signed Computer Certificate using PowerShell Step-By-Step; Much Easier Than MakeCert.exe

I need to create a self-signed computer certificate to use for authentication between my Windows Server 2012 Server and Windows Azure.  The same process will work for other versions of windows and for communication with other applications.  In my case, I am using it for Windows Azure Backup but the […]


How Secure is Windows Azure … Microsoft First Public Cloud Provider To Be Granted FedRAMP Security Authorization

Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO The Federal government is moving to the cloud, and early on it […]


VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series–There really is a difference between virtualization platforms!

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! Date Article Author […]


IT-Camp Cambridge MA 10-04 Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure. Discover Key Hybrid Cloud […]


IT-Camp Rochester NY 9-26 Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure. Thursday, September 26, 2013 […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (Part 7 – Wrap up and SAVE SOME TIME & MONEY!!!)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud (Part 6 – Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Windows Azure VM)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud (Part 5 – Configure SQL Server 2012 in a Windows Azure VM)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud (Part 4 – Configure Windows Server Active Directory in a Windows Azure VM)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud (Part 3 – Define a Virtual Network in Windows Azure)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud (Part 2 – Register a DNS Server in Windows Azure)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud (Part 1 – Get Started with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]


Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (Part 0 – Introduction)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: […]