Aug 07

Deploy SQL Server 2014 VM on Azure Cloud and Configure with Adventure Works DB–Step-By-Step

Part 1: Creating SQL Server Virtual Machine on Windows Azure (using the new portal) Step-By-Step   1. Login to Windows Azure Portal   2. Click New in the lower left corner 3. Click SQL Se3rver 2014 Standard  4. Enter Host Name, … Continue reading

May 15

How To Convert Physical to Virtual Machine (P2V) Migration – Step By Step – MUCH Easier Than You Might think!

I found a great article I wanted to share.  If you use the Disk2VHD, be careful of SCSI and Raid controllers.  Test booting and running the VM before you blow away the original disk; you have been warned :} … … Continue reading

Jan 28

Install Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets Step-By-Step Connect to Windows Azure Includes Importing MSOnlineBackup Module

There are two ways you can authenticate to Windows Azure.  You can store a username and password or you can use a certificate.  If you want to authenticate with a password see How to: Connect to your subscription My preference … Continue reading

Nov 06

Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Full Integration with Windows Azure Backup #WhyWin2012R2

If you have a small number of servers to protect and you currently have no backup solution, you are using the in box Windows Server backup tool on these servers, or use a third party backup solution, Windows Azure Back … Continue reading

Oct 31

Build Your Business Activate BizSpark MSDN Free Windows Azure Account Step-By-Step

If you have not already activated your BizSpark benefits, see http://aka.ms/gurubizspark To successfully activate Windows Azure platform benefits BizSpark subscribers will need to go this very simple process: Activate Windows Azure subscription for BizSpark / MSDN subscribers Sign-in to your … Continue reading

Oct 16

Windows Server Backup to the Cloud on the Cheap

Windows Azure Backup helps protect server data against loss and corruption by enabling backup to offsite cloud storage in Windows Azure. It provides a consistent experience configuring, monitoring, and recovering backups across local disk and cloud storage, integrating with the … Continue reading

Oct 12

Build Your First FREE Cloud Server and Infrastructure Step-By-Step

It is time to build your first cloud server.  It is easy to create a virtual machine that is running the Windows Server operating system when you use the Image Gallery in the Windows Azure Management Portal. This tutorial will … Continue reading

Oct 12

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. … Continue reading