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

Mar 09

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

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – - There’s so many … Continue reading

Jan 22

Using Your Own SQL Server in Windows Azure Step-By-Step (Part 22 of 31) by Blain Barton

The 22nd edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Part 22 of 31 – Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure – 31 Days of IaaS In this edition, Blain Barton explains … Continue reading

Dec 12

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Guest Delivers Incredible Performance 985k IOPS

Jeff Woosley shows us how a Hyper-V guest performs.  Do you have a workload that can pull this many IOPS?  I sure wish I had this demo environment Anyone want to donate some hardware? This performance is only limited by hardware.  … Continue reading

Jun 22

Free Technology Training from TechEd NA 2012 Available NOW

TechNet 2012 – North America has wrapped and what a great show it was.  I was able to attend but had to work so I did not get the opportunity to sit in on many sessions.  However, now I am … Continue reading

Feb 23

Event VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management–Resources Posted

VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management High quality, high availability, simple to use and full virtual and physical management at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives. That is what you get with … Continue reading

Nov 25

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment. Hope this is helpful. First lets look at the system requirements. If you want to setup your … Continue reading

Nov 03

Microsoft Virtual Labs Available NOW! System Center, Windows, Virtualization, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, And Lots More!

Sep 12

How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I … Continue reading