Azure

How To Manage Azure AD in CSP

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

In this post I’ll describe two ways that you can use to manage Azure AD in a CSP subscription using a GUI. CSP, CSP, CSP – that’s all you can hear these days in the Microsoft channel. In short, CSP is a new channel by which customers can buy Azure or partners can resell Azure, with a [...]

How Do I Connect Disks To Import Data/Backups To Azure?

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

How do you connect your disks if USB is out of the question? I recently had some experience on a customer site and learned a few things. The first thing to note is that you always use a naked 3.5” SATA II/III disk, and never a NAS or USB disk. You use a disk dock/duplicator. You connect this [...]

New Features in Azure – 29 April 2016

April 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Microsoft sent out an announcement about feature changes/additions in Azure last night. Some news there that was much quicker than I expected … Azure Container Service Generally Available Azure Container Service helps customers manage container-based applications in production, at scale. Azure [...]

Azure Global Bootcamp Dublin – When Disaster Strikes

April 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

I spent Saturday afternoon in the offices of Microsoft Ireland at the very successful Azure Global Bootcamp event in Dublin. Other speakers covered a variety of topics for the 160 (approx) attendees and I wrapped up the day with a session on using Azure Site Recovery as a virtual DR site in the [...]

Global Azure BootCamp 2016 – Dublin

March 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

Microsoft and “the community” are partnering once again to run The Azure Global BootCamp. ICYMI, the boot camp is a one-day event in locations around the world, where Azure veterans share their knowledge with attendees at this free event. This event is running in Dublin at 09:30 on Saturday [...]

My Early Experience With Azure Backup Server

February 25, 2016 // 21 Comments

In this post I want to share with you my early experience with using Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) in production. I rolled it out a few weeks ago, and it’s been backing up our new Hyper-V cluster for 8 days. Lots of people are curious, so I figured I’d share information about the quality [...]

Azure in CSP

February 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

If you work for a Microsoft partner then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of CSP. This is a new method for reselling subscription services such as Office 365, CRM Online, EMS, and Azure (and more) instead of direct billing (by Microsoft) or Open (resold) licensing agreements. The benefit [...]

Azure Stack Preview Is Public

January 29, 2016 // 6 Comments

Microsoft has launched the public preview of Azure Stack, something that has been in TAP for several months now. You can find the download on MSDN right now. This is the first time that you can run services in Azure, a hosting partner, or on premises … with the same consistent experience. ARM [...]

The Genuine Need for Disaster Recovery In Ireland/EU

December 30, 2015 // 5 Comments

How many times have you watched or read the news, saw some story about an earthquake, hurricane, typhoon, or some other disaster and think “that will never happen here”? Stop kidding yourself; disasters can happen almost everywhere. I’ve always considered Ireland to be relatively safe. We [...]
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