Creating VMs in Azure for virtualizationreview.com

In my monthly column for virtualizationreview.com I look at creating a VM in Azure. First the next-next-next wizard to get a basic VM up and running, then we break that down and approach it in a better way, creating a resource group to house networking, diagnostics storage, backup storage and a network security group (NSG) for security before we create one or more VMs. Read it here.

This article is also laying the foundation for the next few columns where I’m going to explore Azure more in-depth with step by step articles and the why behind the how-to.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Column for Virtualizationreview.com – What’s New in the GA Release of Microsoft Windows Admin Center

My article on Windows Admin Center (WAC), the artist formerly known as Project Honolulu is now online at virtualizationreview.com. In this article I cover the different deployment options, extensions, and the security improvements over the earlier preview versions. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com–Windows Server 2019: What’s New in Hyper-V

I’m just catching up on some monthly articles that have been published recently. A little while ago my monthly column over at virtualizationreview.com, covered what’s coming in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2019. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – What Microsoft Azure Stack Is and Isn’t

My April 2018 column on Azure Stack is now live at virtualizationreview.com. I sat the 70-537 exam on Azure Stack some weeks ago and in studying for that I realised that Azure Stack was a very different solution than the previous version, Azure Pack.

This article explains those differences, as well as the differences between Azure Public and Azure Stack – read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com–System Center 1801 is here

After a short break my monthly column is back on Virtualizationreview.com. In this article I look at the first incarnation of the Semi Annual Channel (Twice a year) version of System Center, particularly VMM, DPM and OM for virtualization. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com–New in Windows Server 1709 for virtualization

My fourth column for virtualizationreview.com was just published (yesterday!), this time I cover what’s available in the first “Semi-Annual Channel” (SAC) version of Windows Server; 1709. The article focuses on containers, networking and virtualization. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thank you so much for your time and energy in reading my article.

Column for Virtualizationreview.com–Project Honolulu

My third column for virtualizationreview.com was published a while ago but I forgot to blog about it here. In this article I look at the new web based management UI for Windows Server, with a focus on Hyper-V and hyper converged infrastructure. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.