Azure Virtual Datacenter and the Enterprise Control Plane

Microsoft is expanding on the Azure Virtual Datacenter Concepts eBook with more content and artifacts. The new VDC portal is on the Azure Architecture Center portal: http://aka.ms/VDC Azure Virtual Datacenter is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform’s capabilities while respecting your existing security and networking policies. When deploying enterprise workloads…

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Azure File Sync – March 2018

My recent video on Azure File Sync. Derived from the customer ready deck. FAQs: Do we have any GA dates? Can tell customers Azure File Sync GA will end of April, beginning of May Any restrictions on using/testing in Australia during preview. only 5TB Azure File Shares – 100TB Azure File Shares on the roadmap…

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Need to Know Podcast – Episode 172

Automatically Start/Stop virtual machines, the Azure Reboot and more on this episode of the Need to Know podcast. Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution starts and stops your Azure virtual machines on user-defined schedules, provides insights through Log Analytics, and sends optional emails by leveraging SendGrid. It…

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Need to Know Podcast – Episode 170

VMware on Azure, free Azure ebook, Azure Stack @ ANZ plus more on the latest Need to Know podcast. Host VMware infrastructure with VMware virtualization on Azure Most workloads can be migrated to Azure easily using services like Azure Site Recovery; however, there may be specific VMware workloads that are unique and more challenging to migrate…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 47

This week on the Need to Know podcast, ND series of VMs for Deep Learning & NCv2 series for HPC compute coming into GA in December, brand new NCv3-series VMs that use NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs. System state backup directly to Azure using Azure Backup and much more. Azure App Service and Functions on Azure Stack…

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Change Azure ARM VM OS disk

Sometimes you would want to create an Azure ARM based Virtual Machine using an existing VHD disk. It used to be much easier in ASM (Classic). However you can easily swap out the OS disk for a VM using PowerShell. Simply create a new (non-managed disk) based VM in Azure with new disks. Then you…

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