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Today’s topic focuses on migrating existing server workloads to the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform as a secure extension of your on-premises datacenter.  Along the way, we’ll discuss several migration tools that can help to streamline the process, including the recently announced Microsoft Migration Accelerator for Azure, which is currently available in limited preview to customer organizations located in North America. This article is part 20 in our continuing series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud by our US IT Pro team.  After reading this article, be sure to catch up on the whole series! READ IT! Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – the whole series! ...(read more) ... (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)

Dog Food Conference 2014 - Azure Automation & Hybrid Cloud - Decks and Resources

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... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 11) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Bringing Docker Online using PowerShell DSC

Picking up where we last left off, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer continue our Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud series as they welcome Andrew Weiss from Microsoft Consulting Services as they show us how we can manage Docker containers using PowerShell DSC. [ 1:15 ] What is Docker ? [ 4:06 ] How is it relevant to IT pros? [ 8:20 ] DEMO : Docker in action Resource Links: DockerClientDSC – Download from GitHub Read the artcile: Configuring Docker with PowerShell DSC Microsoft Virtual Academy Training: DevOps...(read more ) ... (more)

Step-by-Step: Auto-join a Member Server VM to Active Directory Domain in the Azure Cloud with VM Agent Custom Script Extension

In a prior article, we walked through the process of auto-provisioning a new Windows Server Active Directory domain in the Cloud using a custom script that was processed via the Microsoft Azure VM Agent Custom Script Extension. In this article, we’ll build upon this scenario by auto-joining a new Windows Server VM as a member server to this Active Directory domain. ...(read more) ... (more)