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What Are Azure Virtual Networks

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I started learning how to use Azure IaaS, I probably spent most of my time learning about Azure virtual networking. I found VMs to be easy; it’s just self-service virtualization and it’s based on Hyper-V so it was an easy evolution for me. But the networking required a bit of learning, [...]

Understanding Azure Premium SSD Data Storage & Pricing

October 5, 2015 // 19 Comments

If you are deploying services that require fast data then you might need to use shared SSD storage for your data disks, and this is made possible using a Premium Storage Account with DS-Series or GS-Series virtual machines. Read on to learn more. More Speed, Scottie! A typical virtual machine will [...]

Understanding Azure Standard Storage and Pricing

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Imagine that you’re brand new to Azure. You’ve been asked to price up a solution with some virtual machines. You use the best pricing tool for Azure and land at a page that has a bewildering collection of 12 items. You read through them, and are left none the wiser. I’m going to try cut [...]

Picking an Azure Virtual Machine Tier

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

This post is a part of a series: Understanding Microsoft’s Explanation of Azure VM Specs The Different Azure Virtual Machine Types Picking an Azure Virtual Machine Tier (this post) Azure Virtual Machine Specs If you are looking at deploying an A-Series virtual machine in Azure then there are two [...]

Microsoft News – 30 September 2015

September 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

Microsoft announced a lot of stuff at AzureCon last night so there’s lots of “launch” posts to describe the features. I also found a glut of 2012 R2 Hyper-V related KB articles & hotfixes from the last month or so. Hyper-V The uptime value of the Hyper-V Management console changes to the [...]

Clarifying Some Of Yesterday’s Azure Announcements

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Microsoft marketing published a blog post where they said a lot of things about new services, features, and locations for Azure. Let’s just say that some content in the announcement was less … correct or clear than one might hope for. I’m not saying that this was deliberate, [...]

News for IT Pros from AzureCon

September 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Microsoft announced a bunch of new stuff in the Azure world today for AzureCon. Here’s a summary of the stuff relevant to IT pros. Azure is growing still: Azure Container Service Microsoft describes this as: … an open source container scheduling and orchestration service which builds on our [...]

Microsoft News – 28 September 2015

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wow, the year is flying by fast. There’s a bunch of stuff to read here. Microsoft has stepped up the amount of information being released on WS2016 Hyper-V (and related) features. EMS is growing in terms of features and functionality. And Azure IaaS continues to release lots of new features. [...]

Microsoft News – 7 September 2015

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the recent news from the last few weeks in the Microsoft IT Pro world: Hyper-V Configuring Default Checkpoint type in Windows 10: How to automatically get the legacy style checkpoint behaviour – might be useful in test/dev/demo labs. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Versus Virtual NUMA: The [...]

Microsoft News 13-August-2015

August 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

Hi folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but there’s a great reason for that – I got married and was away on honeymoon 🙂 We’re back and trying to get back into the normal swing of things. I was away for the Windows 10 launch, happily ignoring the world. Windows 10 in the [...]
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