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WOW! This past week at our Build 2014 conference, the Azure team announced over 40+ updates to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, including significant enhancements to Virtual Machines, Storage, Web Sites, Mobile Services and Azure SQL Database.  In addition, a new Azure Preview Portal was released that provides a customizable end-to-end DevOps experience along with Azure Resource Manager, a new framework for composing and managing cloud applications. The NEW Azure Preview Portal In this article, I’ll provide a recap of the announcements made during Scott Guthrie’s Microsoft Azure keynote session on Day 2 of Build 2014 with a clickable video index and additional resource links for more information … ...(read more) ... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 5) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Hybrid Cloud Management and Automation

In part 5 of our " Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud " series, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer demonstrate ways in which you can manage and automate your hybrid cloud environment. Tune in for this demo heavy session as they showcase System Center, Microsoft Azure and the Windows Azure Pack as well as PowerShell for Azure, PowerShell DSC for configuration management and Azure Automation for automated runbooks. [ 1:15 ] When architecting a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, what are some...(read more ) ... (more)

Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud: Cross-Premises Data Mobility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple (Part 10)

This article is part 10 in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by the US IT Pro team at Microsoft.  In this article, we’ll discuss enabling “cross-premises data mobility” within a Hybrid Cloud by leveraging a new cloud-enabled storage solution: Microsoft StorSimple 8000. Microsoft StorSimple 8000 Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution When migrating application workloads to a cloud platform, such as Microsoft Azure, moving the OS and application bits to the cloud is usually pretty manageable.  The virtual disks ... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning Hybrid Cloud Virtualization

In part 4 of our “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud ” series, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer tackle the topic of virtualization in a Hybrid Cloud environment. Tune in as they discuss how virtualization is no longer constrained to the physical capacity of an on-premise environment and then showcase some tools and techniques that are available in Microsoft Azure that can help assist your move to Hybrid cloud virtualization. [ 1:26 ] What do you see as some of the differences or new opportunities...(read more ) ... (more)

Dog Food Conference 2014 Infrastructure & DevOps sessions feature Virtualization, Cloud, Automation & MORE!

Dog Food Conference is BACK again this year in Central Ohio on September 29th and 30th, and it’s bigger than EVER! This year, Dog Food Conference will feature local, regional and national speakers to deliver 70+ talks across multiple tracks for Developers, IT Pros, Startups and IT Managers, promising a full line-up of great topics for everyone. Cloud, Infrastructure and DevOps Sessions at DogFoodCon 2014 For IT Pros, the Infrastructure and DevOps sessions include topics on Modernization, Virtualization, Cloud, Automation, Configuration Management and MORE! Here’s a s... (more)