SQL Database Mirroring to the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“Hey Kevin… I would like to use Windows Azure as a location where I set up a SQL Server database mirror.  Is this something I can do?” Absolutely, yes!  In fact, it doesn’t even require anything fancy as far as setting up special connectors or site-to-site VPN in order to try this out (though in … Continue reading SQL Database Mirroring to the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

So do I have to throw out all of my logo’d shirts now?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmToday Microsoft is unveiling a new global brand.  The old is history.  Sure, you’ll see it around for quite awhile (like on my formerly-official presenter shirts), but going forward, this is the new face of Microsoft: “Seriously?  You’re changing the logo after all these years?” Yessiree.  And I agree that it’s time for the change.  … Continue reading So do I have to throw out all of my logo’d shirts now?

Cloud on Your Terms Part 26 of 30: Office 365 will not get you fired

 Are you concerned that the cloud will eat your job?  Perhaps.  Every time there is a shift in how things are done based on improvements in technology or new options for efficiency, economics, scale… there is always someone crying foul.  Or probably more appropriately, they’re worrying about what it means for their current situation.  And … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 26 of 30: Office 365 will not get you fired

Cloud on Your Terms Part 25 of 30: Windows Intune

Microsoft has some pretty interesting new direction with regard to what “the cloud” can do.  For example – how about an Internet-based service that let’s you monitor, manage, and deploy software to the workstations you’re responsible for? “Yeah.. I’d love to see that.” That’s what we have in the form of Windows Intune.  Today in … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 25 of 30: Windows Intune

Cloud on Your Terms Part 22 of 30: My Private Private Cloud

Back in Part 10 of our “Cloud on Your Terms” series, I discussed the goals of building my own test environment – which I refer to as my “Private Private Cloud”.  It was the first in a series of screencasts and blog posts showing the process of building your own test environment using spare hardware, … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 22 of 30: My Private Private Cloud

Cloud on Your Terms Part 21 of 30: Setting up an inexpensive SAN

Back in part 10 of our cloud series, I described how I configured my own “Private Private Cloud”.  One of the important elements of my test lab was to have a foundation that would support Windows Failover Clustering and the Live Migration of virtual machines.  To do this in my “test lab” (the spare bedroom … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 21 of 30: Setting up an inexpensive SAN