Category: Infrastructure

Azure Stack Capacity Planner Excel Spreadsheet 5

Azure Stack Capacity Planner Excel Spreadsheet

The Microsoft Azure Stack documentation team has released a new Azure Stack Capacity Planner. This planner is intended to help assist in the pre-purchase planning efforts for determining the appropriate capacity and configuration of Azure […]

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How to Setup an Ubuntu Linux VM in Azure with Remote Desktop (RDP) Access 6

How to Setup an Ubuntu Linux VM in Azure with Remote Desktop (RDP) Access

Some time back I wrote about doing Visual Studio development with an Azure Virtual Machine (VM). In that article, I showed how you can setup a Windows VM for Development purposes to extend your local […]

Apple not using Microsoft Azure anymore? 8

Apple not using Microsoft Azure anymore?

A fact that went all but confirmed by both Microsoft and Apple is that Apple has been using Microsoft Azure cloud services to host their iCloud product since 2011. Apple wasn’t just using Microsoft Azure, […]

2018 Cloud Growth Profiled in RightScale State of the Cloud Report 10

2018 Cloud Growth Profiled in RightScale State of the Cloud Report

The last few years, RightScale has been surveying organizations and putting together the annual “State of the Cloud Report”. The survey includes data collected from 997 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations, and […]

Introducing the Azure Cloud Shell 11

Introducing the Azure Cloud Shell

The Azure Cloud Shell has been out for some time now, as an embedded Bash and PowerShell command-line shell / terminal within the Azure Portal. It really great to be able to use Azure command-line […]

Book: Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, Second Edition 13

Book: Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, Second Edition

Studying for all certifications can be difficult, as all you have to go on is a short list of the exam objectives and the services/technologies covered. It’s nice to get some kind of targeted resources […]

70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Azure Stack Exam (20537) 14

70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Azure Stack Exam (20537)

The 70-537 Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack certification exam is now available. The exam was originally announced back in November 2017, has now finally been released. Plus, the full exam […]

Microsoft Professional Program Adds IT Support for 6 Tracks to Choose! 15

Microsoft Professional Program Adds IT Support for 6 Tracks to Choose!

Back in mid-2016 Microsoft announced the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP). The MPP program is an online certification/”degree” program from Microsoft that allows anyone to study and obtain a larger certification (that is also similar to […]

Microsoft Redefines Leadership in Top 100 Global Technology Leader list by Thomson Reuters 16

Microsoft Redefines Leadership in Top 100 Global Technology Leader list by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters has released their first Top 100 Global Technology Leaders list to define new criteria for determining leadership in the 21st century. They’ve already been tracking tons of metrics on companies all around the […]

Personal Assistants in the Cloud and Clippy's Comeback! 18

Personal Assistants in the Cloud and Clippy’s Comeback!

Personal Assistants. Are they relevant, or just a fad like the Nintendo Wii? There seem to be personal assistants being added to everything, from smartphones, to watches, to speakers. And now, a Personal Assistant is […]