I've been talking with IT Pros in my community about integrating ADFS 2.0
with Office 365 to establish single sign-on capabilities. Because the
process involves a number of tasks and steps, I wanted to share three
resources that I've personally found helpful in planning, installing and
configuring ADFS for use with Office 365 ...
Learn: Plan and deploy ADFS 2.0 with Office 365
This guidance provides a detailed step-by-step planning and deployment
checklist that walks through the considerations and implementation of ADFS.
I recommend reading this guide end-to-end before trying any of the steps so
that you have a complete understanding of the entire process and the overall
Important! After installing ADFS 2.0, be sure to apply the Update Rollup 2
hotfix as it provides important stability fixes.
See: Virtual Lab: Installing and Configuring Active Direc... (more)
Overhead at one of my recent IT Pro events:
“The FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 sounds AWESOME! With the same features and
scalability as the Hyper-V role in the full Windows Server 2012 OS, I could
really use this to virtualize my application workloads very cost
effectively. But … I need high availability too!
HOW EASY IS IT TO CONFIGURE HYPER-V SERVER 2012 IN A CLUSTER?
Great question, Kris! Configuring our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 in a highly
available cluster can be really easy. In this article, I’ll step through
the configuration of a Hyper-V host cluster configuration t... (more)
Today, April 16th 2013, the Windows Azure team has announced that Windows
Azure Infrasructure Services ( Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks ) has
been released for General Availability ( GA ) for production workloads! You
can read the full details of this formal announcement at:
Read: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services: The Power of ‘And’
Over 200,000 customers are actively using Windows Azure as their cloud
platform. In this article, I’ll review the step-by-step scenarios with
which these customers have experienced great value – so that YOU can easily
get started leverag... (more)
This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new
articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure
Services. You can catch the full series at http://aka.ms/CloudTop20. In
today's article in this series, we'll discuss extending our On-premises
Datacenter into a Hybrid Network Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012,
Windows Azure Virtual Networks and Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels.
Windows Azure Virtual Networks allow us to securely extend our Private Cloud
with a hybrid network infrastructure that leverages the best of two worlds:
the ... (more)
Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry! This month, we’ll be
releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd
announcements and technical information for IT Pros. Today’s article
focuses on enhancements in Hyper-V server virtualization in the upcoming
Windows Server 2012 R2 release.
Last week at TechEd 2013 North America, we announced Windows Server 2012 R2
– the next major release of Windows Server! We’ve already made
significant virtualization improvements around Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
– across the board, including scale, availability, manag... (more)