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New F-Series Virtual Machines in Azure

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last week, Microsoft announced a new series of virtual machines called the F-Series. There’s quite a bit in this announcement. New Sizing One of the things that has wrecked my head in Azure is that the virtual machines had unusual memory sizes: 1.75 GB RAM 3.5 GB RAM 7 GB RAM 14 GB RAM etc And [...]

Cloud & Datacenter Management 2016 Videos

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently spoke at the excellent Cloud and Datacenter Management conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. There was 5 tracks full of expert speakers from around Europe, and a few Microsoft US people, talking Windows Server 2016, Azure, System Center, Office 365 and more. Most of the sessions were in [...]

How To Manage Azure AD in CSP

May 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

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 // 23 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 [...]
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