TechNet Radio: (Part 1) – What’s New in 2012 R2 – Empowering People-Centric IT

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmI had the privilege of welcoming Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Windows Server and System Center to the show.  We discuss the latest features and enhancements made in Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013, Windows Intune as well as several new Windows Azure services.  Tune in … Continue reading TechNet Radio: (Part 1) – What’s New in 2012 R2 – Empowering People-Centric IT

Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmSo here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) … Continue reading Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

Put your ADFS in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWelcome to another installment of our May series of articles – “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Today I’m going to describe a scenario, a problem, and then propose a solution.    The Scenario: Single Sign-On support using Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory, ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services), and Office 365 and/or … Continue reading Put your ADFS in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – The Complete Series

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmAs many of you may already know, this month my Microsoft US DPE Central Region teammates (Matt Hester, Brian Lewis, and Keith Mayer) and I are blogging about “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Throughout this month I’ll be adding links, making any updates or changes.  So keep checking back for more, or … Continue reading 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – The Complete Series

More Free Online Training on May 16 – Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start

This is going to be good!  The folks at the Microsoft Virtual Academy are once again hosting a full-day online training event on May 16, 2013 from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time.  The title: Windows Azure for IT Professionals. Make Windows Azure Your Datacenter! This Jump Start will help you understand how you can use … Continue reading More Free Online Training on May 16 – Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start

Active Directory Upgrade Implications – Migration and Deployment (Part 7 of 19)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“Can I upgrade to Windows Server 2012?” Yes.  But it depends. “On what?” http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmOn what you’re upgrading from, and what your hardware supports.  But even if you don’t do an upgrade in place, a migration is completely do-able with the right tools. “Expensive tools?” FREE tools.  (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134039.aspx) “And what if I’m upgrading an Active Directory … Continue reading Active Directory Upgrade Implications – Migration and Deployment (Part 7 of 19)

Extending Active Directory to the cloud – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 20 of 31)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIf you’ve been following our blog series for any length of time, you already know that “the cloud”, in the form of Windows Azure, is becoming an option for IT organizations in which to extend their datacenters.  And believe it or not, this includes the ability to create an Active Directory domain controller in the … Continue reading Extending Active Directory to the cloud – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 20 of 31)

31 Days of our Favorite Things: Active Directory Gremlins? (Part 27 of 31)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm Yes, today in our “31 Days of our Favorite Things” series, Matt Hester is talking about Gremlins; specifically, the kinds of nasty things that can happen to an Active Directory domain controller that is virtualized, and when you attempt to restore an old snapshot or a backup of that virtual machine.  “Ah.. you mean … Continue reading 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Active Directory Gremlins? (Part 27 of 31)