The Case for the Offline Backup

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmOver the past several weeks, my teammates have all contributed to a very valuable series of blog articles entitled “Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Pros”.  They’ve covered topics such as how to get started in planning, and Server Virtualization and how it applies to Disaster Recovery, and testing your recovery plans.  And they’ve discussed technologies … Continue reading The Case for the Offline Backup

Hey IT Campers! It’s time for an Azure IT Camp!

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm Yes, in the U.S. we’re coming to a town near you with some free training and hands-on experiences again – this time covering Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2 to support hybrid cloud scenarios. Here’s the description of the event from the registration pages: Build Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Windows Azure and System … Continue reading Hey IT Campers! It’s time for an Azure IT Camp!

What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft, responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog - In the Cloud – we recorded these three … Continue reading What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

TechNet Radio: Building Clouds – SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Deploying SQL Server as a Service with System Center 2012

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn this episode I welcomes Bruno Saille to the show.  We discuss the SQL Server Self-Service Kit and how it works with System Center 2012 to help automate SQL Server deployments. Tune in as we discuss how the self-service kits works, which System Center components are required as well as what plans are in store … Continue reading TechNet Radio: Building Clouds – SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Deploying SQL Server as a Service with System Center 2012

What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmActive Directory.  You know it.  You love it.  You’ve loved it since it made its introduction back in Windows 2000 Server.  Over 90 percent of the world’s business IT relies on Active Directory for local user and machine management, authentication, policy application, and directory services.  And with every new version of a Windows Server product, … Continue reading What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

Windows Azure IaaS and File Security (So many questions. So little time. Part 53.)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn the context of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Lettie asked this question: “If we had one large storage pool and added individual user folders, do we have the ability to setup file security access to each individual user folder? Is there the ability to … Continue reading Windows Azure IaaS and File Security (So many questions. So little time. Part 53.)

Can I use an ACL to protect my Azure SQL Server VM? (So many question. So little time. Part 49.)

At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Todd had a great question on protecting his cloud-based SQL Server: Kevin, Not sure this question was asked at the Azure IT boot camp but is there any future plans to segregate or ACL off the subnets in Azure?  Most of our web front … Continue reading Can I use an ACL to protect my Azure SQL Server VM? (So many question. So little time. Part 49.)

Windows Azure and SmartCards? (So many questions. So little time. Part 47)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIt’s been over a year now since I posted my last in the series “So many questions. So little time.” “August 20, 2012 to be exact.” Yes indeed.  And now that I’m again giving my IT Camp attendees the ability to submit their questions to me in writing, their questions become a really good source … Continue reading Windows Azure and SmartCards? (So many questions. So little time. Part 47)