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(Part 5) Open Source + Microsoft Azure - Deploying Linux Containers in the Cloud with Docker and Azure In part 5 of our “ Open Source + Azure ” series, Keith Mayer welcomes Tatiana Lavrentieva to the show as they discuss how you can deploy Linux Containers in the cloud using Docker and Microsoft Azure. [ 2:32 ] What is Docker and how are organizations using Docker and Azure together? [ 6:24 ] What are the main components of Docker? [ 10:00 ] Traditionally, Docker tools run on Linux ... is there support for running Docker tools on Windows as well? [ 18:00 ] How does networking work with Docker... (read more) ... (more)

Step-by-Step: Capturing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VNET Gateway Diagnostic Logs

A while back, I published an article that stepped through capturing diagnostic logs for v1 “Classic” virtual network gateways (aka VNET Gateways or VPN Gateways) on Azure via the Azure Service Management (ASM) API and PowerShell.  Since then, the Azure team has released Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as our new management API along with new V2 virtual networks with an improved provisioning model.  In the article below, I’ve updated my original guidance to reflect the steps for capturing v2 VNET gateway diagnostic logs using Azure PowerShell 1.0.x and Azure Resou... (more)

12 Steps to NTFS Shared Folders in Windows Server 2012

In the past, managing and sharing NTFS folders could be a real ordeal – there were different tools for managing NTFS permissions vs shared folders and most IT Pros generally used these tools on a server-by-server basis from each server’s console. Server Manager to the rescue! In Windows Server 2012, Server Manager provides a management facelift on top of the disconnected process that we’ve used in the past for sharing folders and setting NTFS permissions.  In addition, Server Manager can easily manage these folders on a local server or any remote servers that you’ve previously a... (more)

Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart Technical Training Videos Now Available

Microsoft Learning partnered with the Microsoft Server and Tools team and Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) to deliver the "Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution" on June 20-21, 2012. Thanks to an amazing product and a phenomenal team effort, this event shattered two Jump Start records with 2,064 attendees from 103 different countries and extremely positive event feedback! We are excited to announce the release of the HD-quality video recordings available on TechNet Videos now! Special thanks and congratulations to the instructor team of Ric... (more)

Step-by-Step: Tired of Tapes? Backup SQL Databases to the Cloud

I think every IT Pro I’ve ever met hates tape backups … but having an offsite component in your backup strategy is absolutely necessary for effective disaster recovery.  One of the new features provided in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 2 is the ability to now backup SQL databases and logs to Windows Azure cloud storage using native SQL Server Backup via both Transact-SQL (T-SQL) and SQL Server Management Objects (SMO). Backup to cloud storage is a natural fit for disaster recovery, as our backups are instantly located offsite when completed.  And, the pay-as-y... (more)