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Thank you for attending my breakout sessions at Dog Food Conference 2014 on Azure Automation and Hybrid Cloud. It was great meeting you all and discussing your scenarios with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform! For your convenience, I've included my decks below for each session.  At the end of each deck, links to additional resources for learning more on each topic area are provided. Orchestrating the Cloud with Azure Automation Download this deck for offline viewing. Seven Ways You Can Use Hybrid Cloud TODAY! Download this deck for offline viewing. See you next year at Dog Food! I hope to see you again next year at Dog Food Conference 2015! - Keith ... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Why NOW is a good time to plan for Modernizing Your Infrastructure

Matt Hester and Keith Mayer kick off a special 6 part series on “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud.” Tune in for Part 1 where they discuss the importance of planning for your organization’s move to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. [ 1:18 ] Why should I start planning now? [ 2:41 ] Why Migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2? [ 5:45 ] Why consider Azure as part of your migration strategy? [ 12:38 ] What tools are available to help in the migration process? [ 17:40 ] DEMO MAP...(read more ) ... (more)

Deck: Accelerate DevOps in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online (VSO)

Thanks for attending one of my recent DevOps talks over the past few weeks in our community! In this article, I’m providing a copy of my deck, a session recording and additional resources to help you learn more about how your DevOps transformation and processes can be accelerated with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online. ...(read more) ... (more)

Safely Cloning Virtualized Domain Controllers with Windows Server 2012

When virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers in the past, we've needed to be very careful that we don't invoke any steps, such as applying an old snapshot, that could possibly cause USN rollback to occur in the state of a Domain Controller's replica of the AD database and risk AD corruption.  Beginning with Windows Server 2012, we've incorporated a new VM-Generation-ID unique identifier as an additional attribute of a Domain Controller's AD computer object as well as the VM container that is running the virtualized DC instance.  When a virtualized DC starts up, Windows ... (more)

Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 and our completely free Hyper-V Server 2012 certainly have some really cost-effective new storage options, with Storage Spaces and Hyper-V over SMB 3.0.  However, many IT Pros have already invested in iSCSI shared storage and, as a result, many Hyper-V deployments also need to be able to leverage these existing storage investments. iSCSI? No problem! Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 include native support for a software iSCSI initiator as well as MPIO ( Multipath IO ) for  resiliency and load balancing of storage IO over multiple network paths. In t... (more)