Azure Infrastructure Services with PowerShell Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK) Release Note

  This quick start kit is available for download at http://aka.ms/QSK for self-studies of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Microsoft Azure PowerShell. It deploys a simple, yet well-structured, Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services instance including: Affinity Group Storage Account Cloud Service VMs with attached data disk Availability Set Load-Balancer Additional information of Windows Azure IaaS deployment… Continue reading Azure Infrastructure Services with PowerShell Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK) Release Note

Azure IaaS Deployment Methodology with PowerShell (Part 2 of 2): Processing NetworkConfig.xml File

  In Part One, I showed you important artifacts in Windows Azure IaaS. Why they are needed and the sequence to create and deploy them. To better manage all resources in a deployment, my best practice is to tag all deployed. I normally create a tag based on the current timestamp and add the tag… Continue reading Azure IaaS Deployment Methodology with PowerShell (Part 2 of 2): Processing NetworkConfig.xml File

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Deployment Methodology with PowerShell (Part 1 of 2)

  [Part 2] This blog post series is to examine key Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, (i.e. IaaS) concepts and deployment methodology. Part One presents the artifacts which together constitutes an IaaS deployment by walking through a scenario to configure a virtual network and deploy a VM to a target virtual subnets. Upcoming posts will introduce… Continue reading Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Deployment Methodology with PowerShell (Part 1 of 2)

Announcing Windows Azure Infrastructure Services with PowerShell Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK)

This quick start kit is for learning or demoing Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets. I am making it available for download and asking you to tweet/facebook the landing page, http://aka.ms/QSK, for other IT pros to access this tool and better understand Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. Here is  a sample tweet: Download… Continue reading Announcing Windows Azure Infrastructure Services with PowerShell Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 5 of 5)

This 5-part blog post series details the concepts, processes, and operations of Windows Server 2012 R2 installations options and the underlying technology, Features on Demand, as the following: Introduction Using DISM Command Line Using Server Manager PowerShell Cmdlets Switching Server Installation Options Minimal Server Footprint (This article) A quick review of these capabilities in Windows… Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 5 of 5)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 4 of 5)

This 5-part blog post series details the concepts, processes, and operations of Windows Server 2012 R2 installations options and the underlying technology, Features on Demand, as the following: Introduction Using DISM Command Line Using Server Manager PowerShell Cmdlets   Switching Server Installation Options (This article) Minimizing Server Footprint A quick review of these capabilities in Windows… Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 4 of 5)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 3 of 5)

This 5-part blog post series details the concepts, processes, and operations of Windows Server 2012 R2 installations options and the underlying technology, Features on Demand, as the following: Introduction Using DISM Command Line Using Server Manager PowerShell Cmdlets  (This article) Switching Server Installation Options Minimizing Server Footprint A quick review of these capabilities in Windows… Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 3 of 5)