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Download the detailed Microsoft #Azure Handbook #Cloud

Microsoft Azure Handbook

This Microsoft Azure handbook provides a detailed guide for Microsoft customers & partners to get a jumpstart on Azure.
You can download the Microsoft Azure Handbook here

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By @markrussinovich : #Microsoft Azure Premium Storage, now generally available #Cloud #Azure

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With the introduction of Premium Storage, Microsoft Azure now offers two types of durable storage: Premium Storage and Standard Storage. Premium Storage stores data on the latest technology Solid State Drives (SSDs) whereas Standard Storage stores data on Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). Premium Storage is designed for Azure Virtual Machine workloads which require consistent high IO performance and low latency in order to host IO intensive workloads like OLTP, Big Data, and Data Warehousing on platforms like SQL Server, MongoDB, Cassandra, and others. With Premium Storage, more customers will be able to lift-and-shift demanding enterprise applications to the cloud.

Premium Storage is currently available for Page Blobs and Data Disks used by Azure Virtual Machines. You can provision a Premium Storage Data Disk with the right performance characteristics to meet your requirements. You can attach multiple disks to a VM and enable up to 32 TB of storage per VM with more than 64,000 IOPS per VM at low-millisecond latency for read operations.

Here you can see the Microsoft Blogpost and video of Mark Russinovich

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Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Technical Overview #HybridCloud #Azure #sysctr #Hyperv

Azure ExpressRoute

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute lets you create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure that’s on your premises or in a co-location environment. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Azure at an ExpressRoute partner co-location facility, or directly connect to Azure from your existing WAN network (such as a MPLS VPN provided by a network service provider). Use ExpressRoute to extend your network to Azure and unlock hybrid IT scenarios.

ExpressRoute connections offer higher security, more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than typical connections over the Internet. In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between your on-premises network and Azure can also yield significant cost benefits. If you already have created a cross-premises connection from your on-premises network to Azure, you can migrate to an ExpressRoute connection while keeping your virtual network intact.

Read here more about Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Technical Overview to make your HYBRID CLOUD today


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#Microsoft Azure DocumentDB Data Migration Tool #Azure #HybridCloud

DocumentDB data

Microsoft Azure DocumentDB Migration tool enables migration of data to Azure DocumentDB from any of the following data sources:

  • CSV file/s
  • JSON file/s
  • SQL
  • Azure DocumentDB
  • MongoDB

You can download the Azure DocumentDB Migration tool here with documentation

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#Microsoft Azure StorSimple and File Server Solution for Highly Available Environment #StorSimple #HybridCloud #Azure

StorSimple HA File Cluster

Highly available Clustered File Server Implementation

This Microsoft solution guide provides end-to-end guidance on deploying file shares for highly available environments that use clustered file servers and StorSimple 8000 series devices. It describes how system administrators can take advantage of features introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2, such as Continuously Available File Shares and Scale-out File Server. Using these features, you will be able to improve file share availability and also provide higher bandwidth file shares for workloads such as those in Hyper-V and SQL Server.

Here you can download Microsoft Azure StorSimple and Cluster File Server deployment guide

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Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Cloud Platform with Free Ebook #Azure #MachineLearning

Azure Machine Learn

Blog Logo Azure MachineThe Microsoft Azure Machine Learning cloud platform provides simplified yet powerful data management, transformation and machine learning tools. R language scripts integrate with built in Azure ML modules to extend the platform. Additionally, models running in Azure ML can be published as web services.

You will be provided information on how to perform data science tasks including, data management, data transformation, and machine learning in the Azure ML cloud environment. You will learn:

  • Data management with Azure ML.
  • Data transformation with Azure ML and R.
  • Data I/O between Azure ML and the R Scripts.
  • R graphics with Azure ML.
  • Building and evaluating machine learning models with Azure ML and R.
  • Publishing Azure ML models as a web service.

Free tier Azure ML accounts are now available with a Microsoft ID at

Azure Machine Learning Ebook

Here you can sign up for a Free Ebook :

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning BlogSite

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning on TechNet Wiki

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Free #Microsoft Azure Active Directory Solutions Architecture White Paper #Azure #HybridCloud

Active Directory Azure

Standard hybrid enterprise

Many organizations can use the standard enterprise deployment pattern with a single or multi-forest Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) instantiation connected with Azure AD. In this pattern, Azure AD enables and controls all user access to business cloud applications such as Office 365, Microsoft Intune,, and other company applications. This same pattern enables user access to existing applications on the corporate network. This hybrid access is enabled for mobile access from iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

More you can read in this Microsoft Azure Active Directory Solutions Architecture White Paper

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The Free Microsoft Azure Network Security Whitepaper version 3 is now available #Azure #HybridCloud

Azure Network

Microsoft Azure networking provides the infrastructure necessary to securely connect Virtual Machines (VMs) to one another, and be the bridge between the cloud and on-premises datacenter. Azure’s network services maximize flexibility, availability, resiliency, security, and integrity by design. This white paper provides details on the networking functions of Azure and information on how customers can use Azure’s native security features to help protect their information assets.

Here you can read more on the Microsoft Azure Blog and download the New Free Whitepaper version 3

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Manage DR Protection with #SCVMM and #Azure Site Recovery #HybridCloud

Manage protection

In Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager you can protect your Virtual Servers with DR via Azure Site Recovery.


In this System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager configuration is Microsoft Azure Site Recovery not installed.

StartPage SCVMM

When you go to the Start Page of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, you will find the link to get started with Azure Site Recovery On-Premises to Azure Protection Here you will find all the information to setup SCVMM for DR with Azure Site Recovery. 😉

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Free Ebook The Fundamentals of #Azure for #ITPRO and #Developers

Fundamentals of Azure

This ebook focuses on providing essential information about the key services of Azure for developers and IT professionals who are new to cloud computing. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations are included to help the reader understand how to get started with each of the key services. This material is useful not only for those who have no prior experience with Azure, but also for those who need a refresher and those who may be familiar with one area but not others. Each chapter is standalone there is no requirement that you perform the hands-on demonstrations from previous chapters to understand any particular chapter.

You can download this awesome Ebook about the Fundamentals of Azure here