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#Microsoft Azure Stack is Live and Available ! More Info here #Azure #AzureStack


January 29, 2016 is the Microsoft Azure Stack Launch Day ! It’s public available in the first Technical Preview Yeah !! 😉

Azure Stack extends the Azure vision by bringing the cloud model of computing to every datacenter. Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organizations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter in a way that is consistent with Azure.

Organizations can create these Azure services from datacenter resources – enabling developers and IT professionals to quickly provision and scale services using the same self-service experience found in Azure. This all adds up to an environment in which application developers can maximize their productivity using a ‘write once, deploy to Azure or Azure Stack’ approach, because the Azure APIs are consistent regardless of where the resources are provisioned – Azure Stack is simply an extension of Azure.

Here’s a simplified view of the Azure Stack architecture.

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Microsoft is bringing Azure Cloud computing services to your datacenter

Microsoft Charles Joy  shared some awesome links to Microsoft Azure Stack Sources.
You can follow him also on Twitter :


The following table outlines the current known sites for Azure Stack and related content. URL Final Target Intended Use / Comment Azure Forum (MSDN) Topic for Azure Stack All public questions, comments, concerns, etc. native to the “Technical Forum” Azure Stack User Voice site User Voice is service-wide method for customer ideas, suggestions, issues (sometimes), etc. Documentation Landing Page for Azure Stack


Documentation Landing Page for Azure Stack on (we may use this for something else later) Landing Page for Azure Stack Landing Page for Azure Stack on Documentation Landing Page for Azure Stack Documentation Landing Page for Azure Stack on Download ZIP for the Azure Stack Marketplace Item Generator and Sample Marketplace Gallery Item Tool & Sample Azure Stack GitHub Templates Azure Stack QuickStart Templates on GitHub (similar to Azure’s QuickStart Templates) Tools and PaaS services for Azure Stack Documentation Page Tools and PaaS services for Azure Stack Documentation Page on Blog D’ Joy The quick reference URL for this blog post #AzureStack @ #MSIgnite The quick reference URL for the old collection of Azure Stack MSFT posted content/links

This Azure Stack video was published in October 2015 and now It’s public available in technical Preview :

Azure Stack Webcast

Don’t forget the Azure Stack Webcast on February 3, 2016 – 09:00 AM PST

Now It’s Time to Make your Proof of Concept (POC) with Azure Stack in your Datacenter to learn and test 🙂
And when you got your Azure Stack Cloud Platform running, have a look at Microsoft Operations Management Suite and deploy #MSOMS Agents !


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13 Effective #Security Controls for ISO 27001 Compliance Whitepaper #Azure #Cloud #AzureStack

Security Controls for ISO 27001


Microsoft Azure provides services that can help meet the security, privacy, and compliance needs of Microsoft customers. In addition, Microsoft works with customers to help them understand their responsibilities to protect their data and environment infrastructure after their service has been provisioned. This infrastructure includes applications, data content, virtual machines, access credentials, and compliance issues requirements.

This paper provides insight into how organizations can use thirteen security principles to address critical security and compliance controls, and how these controls can fast track an organization’s ability to meet its compliance obligations using cloud-based services.

The thirteen principles are designed on best practices that are aligned to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001, the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), and operational security for Microsoft online services.

You can download the Microsoft Whitepaper 13 Effective Security Controls for ISO 27001 Compliance here

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Microsoft is bringing Azure to your Datacenter with Azure Stack

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Free #Microsoft Architecting #HybridCloud Environments whitepaper #Azure #Sysctr #Hyperv


Hybrid cloud environments combine traditional on-premises IT with the consumption of cloud-based capacity (IaaS) and other cloud-based services. When carefully planned and executed, hybrid cloud models can deliver much of the best of both on-premises and cloud services. This paper focuses on understanding the different design approaches for architecting hybrid cloud environments, using technologies available from Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Solutions, and the Open Source community. Its objective is to enable IT architects to develop the right infrastructure strategies to deliver more of the potential promised by hybrid cloud-enabled scenarios.

Here you can download the Microsoft Architecting Hybrid cloud environments Whitepaper

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On-premises to Microsoft Azure.

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Free E-book Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite #MSOMS #SCOM #Azure

OMS Ebook

Free e-book written by Microsoft MVPs Tao Yang, Stanislav Zhelyazkov and Pete Zerger, along with Anders Bengtsson, Principal PFE for Microsoft, some of the most active members of the OMS community.

Description: This preview release of “Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite” is an end-to-end deep dive into the full range of Microsoft OMS features and functionality, complete with downloadable sample scripts. This early edition is being shared with the community while final edits are being completed.

The chapter list in this edition is shown below:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Onboarding
  • Chapter 2: Searching and Presenting OMS Data
  • Chapter 3: Alert Management
  • Chapter 4: Configuration Assessment and Change Tracking
  • Chapter 5: Working with Performance Data
  • Chapter 6: Process Automation and Desired State Configuration
  • Chapter 7: Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Chapter 8: Security Configuration and Event Analysis
  • Chapter 9: Analyzing Network Data
  • Chapter 10: Accessing OMS Data Programmatically
  • Chapter 11: Custom MP Authoring
  • Chapter 12: Cross Platform Management and Automation

You can download the Free E-book Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite here

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Connect System Center Operations Manager #SCOM to Operations Management Suite #MSOMS #HybridCloud


This weekend I Have installed Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager Technical Preview 4 on Hyper-V 2016 TP4 Server for my
demo environment. If you want you can download System Center Technical Preview 4 Operations Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

Making a connection from SCOM 2016 TP4 to Microsoft Operations Management Suite in the Cloud is easy to do :

Connect System Center Operations Manager to OMS


Go to Administration => Operations Management Suite => Connection => Register to OMS


Login to OMS


Select your OMS workspace and Finish.

SCOM-OMS active

SCOM Management Server is now Active in OMS 😉

Stay on top of your on-premises and cloud infrastructure from anywhere, anytime with the Microsoft Operations Management suite mobile app for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. Gain 360° view of all your workloads and servers on the go.

OMS Mobile app

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) sizing calculator #MSOMS #SCOM #Azure

The Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) provides simplified IT management for any enterprise, extending System Center capabilities on-premises to any cloud, anywhere, anytime. You can manage and protect Microsoft Azure or AWS, Windows Server or Linux, VMware or OpenStack with the cost-effective, all-in-one cloud IT management solution.
Microsoft web-based tool provides a quick way to budget OMS licenses and monetary commitment needed to use OMS. It also compares the two purchasing options of add-on to System Center and standalone services.

The Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Sizing Calculator

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Hybrid Infrastructure #Automation with Azure Resource Manager Templates #Azure #AzureStack #ARM #DSC

If you’ve ever had to set up a test or production environment for something like SharePoint, you know there are several pieces to set up – like Active Directory, SQL for your backend data, and then your SharePoint servers. While it’s possible to automate this with advanced scripting or level 400 task sequencer skills, imagine just choosing a template or manifest file and clicking go to spin up a dozen or so VMs all wired together and talking to each other. That is effectively what Azure Resource Manager templates do and what Corey Sanders lead engineer for Azure compute, demonstrates on the show. He also steps back to illustrate how they work as a unified resource automation model for both Microsoft Azure Cloud resources and on premises with the upcoming Azure Stack.

Microsoft Datacenter vNext Preview: Bringing Azure to Your Datacenter (MVA Learning)

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