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I’m starting a new series on 4Sysops on what’s new in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview – this first one covers the enhancements in Hyper-V. I look at new configuration file formats, cluster upgrading through mixing versions of Hyper-V, new Production Checkpoints, Secure Boot for Linux and more. Read it here.

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Continuing my series on Azure for 4Sysops, my next piece is now live. This one covers Azure Automation (AA? Alcoholics Anonymous?), a service to run PowerShell workflows in Azure to automate common tasks. Read it here.

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I was interviewed by Erik Blum over at itsmDaily.com about my history in IT and my job as an IT teacher. Read it here.

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Rounding off the Azure networking pieces is a post on Site to Site VPN networking between on-premises and Azure, along with a look at ExpressRoute on 4sysops. Read it here

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Part two of my series on Azure has been published over at 4sysops, this time I cover connecting your on-premises networks to your Azure virtual network – starting with Point to Site. Read it here.

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I’m starting a new series of “how-to” (as well as “why”) articles on Microsoft Azure for 4Sysops. The first part that covers creating virtual networks, both using the web GUI console and using PowerShell, as well as assigning fixed IP addresses to IaaS VMs is now live – read it here.

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And here is the final part of my mammoth overview of Windows Azure on VirtualizationReview.com. This time I cover storage, Recovery Manager, cache, media services and Azure Active Directory as well as service bus and the new DevOps portal. Read it here.

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A long time ago I reviewed a tool called PDT, PowerShell Deployment Toolkit for 4Sysops, (it’s a funny name since it doesn’t actually deploy PowerShell, it deploys System Center 2012 / 2012 R2). It’s now been furnished with a GUI by a couple of people in Germany and it works quite well – read all about it here.

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Splunk for 4Sysops

This is a new article of mine at 4Sysops where I look at Splunk – an interesting product for collecting and analysing large amounts of machine data efficiently. Read it here.

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With the title Rethinking IT, part 2 of my big overview of Microsoft Azure is now live on virtualizationreview.com. This time I look at automation, cloud services, mobile services, diagnostics and networking, specifically virtual networks and Expressroute. I also look at Traffic Manager and SQL versus SQL Server. Read it here.

 

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