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Windows Azure Pack: Service Management API Samples – April 2014 #WAPack #SCVMM #WS2012R2


This download consists of extensibility samples for Windows Azure Pack (WAP). These samples will help you get started on customizing the product to suit your business needs. With this release of Windows Azure Pack, you will be able to use Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack in your datacenters to offer the same great experiences that are available on Windows Azure. You can find more information and download the product here.

This download contains samples for the following:
• Theming Kit for the Tenant Site
• .NET Sample Client to demonstrate how to use .NET to call the Service Management REST API’s
• Hello World Resource Provider to demonstrate how to create Resource Providers for WAP
• SampleAuthApplication to demonstrate how to authenticate users to make WAP Service Management REST API requests
• Billing Adapter Samples to demonstrate how to create and deploy a Billing Adapter

Here you can download the Microsoft Windows Azure Pack Service Management API Sample of April 2014 here

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#Microsoft Windows #PowerShell 4.0 and Other Quick Reference Guides

Powershell 4

Powershell 4 New

The PDF files in this download are short-form Quick Reference (also called “cheat sheet”) guides for IT professionals, developers, and scripting enthusiasts who want to learn tips, shortcuts, common operations, limitations, and proper syntax for using Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell Web Access, Server Manager, WMI, and WS-Man in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

The following files are contained in this download.

  • PowerShell_LangRef_v4.pdf – This four-page reference describes operators, arrays, useful commands, methods, and other tips for using Windows PowerShell 4.0. Also included is a Windows PowerShell reading and tutorial resource list. This quick reference is provided by PowerShell Magazine.
  • PowerShell_ISE_v4.pdf – This two-page reference describes keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys that you can use to navigate Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) more quickly, and describes the updated ISE object model. Also included are tips for configuring $ps.ISE options, profiles, and properties. This quick reference is provided by PowerShell Magazine.
  • PowerShell_Examples_v4.pdf – This two-page reference describes how to perform popular IT management and scripting tasks by using Windows PowerShell 4.0, including how to fetch data by using Management OData IIS Services, how to schedule jobs, how to add a #Requires statement to a script, and how to save Help for a module that is not necessarily installed on the local computer. This quick reference is provided by PowerShell Magazine.
  • PowerShell_DSC_v4.pdf – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is new for Windows PowerShell 4.0. This two-page reference provides an overview of how DSC works, and describes the DSC cmdlets, available resources, Local Configuration Manager, and advanced resource properties.
  • Quick_Reference_SM_WS12.pdf – This two-page reference describes common tasks that you can perform in the Server Manager console in Windows Server 2012 R2. Quickly learn how to manage remote servers that are running older versions of Windows Server by using Server Manager; how to run Server Manager deployment cmdlets for Windows PowerShell; how to save and export Server Manager settings, such as the servers you have added to the server pool, and custom server groups that you have created; where to find Server Manager log files; how to run popular WinRM commands such as creating a new listener; how to install roles and features on offline VHDs; and where to find documentation to help you manage multiple, remote servers by using Server Manager and Windows PowerShell.
  • Quick_Reference_WMI_ITPro_WS12R2.pdf – This two-page reference describes features that were introduced to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) starting in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Included are examples of how to find namespaces and classes in WMI, and detailed information about CimSession, CimInstance, CIM operations, and invoking a CIM method. The quick reference describes how to get a list of new CIM cmdlets, and defines associations, WQL, WS-Man, WinRM, and CIM indications.
  • Quick_Reference_WMI_Devs_WS12R2.pdf – This two-page reference describes features that were introduced to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) starting in Windows PowerShell 3.0 for developers. Included are examples of APIs and tools in WMI, and information about Convert-MofToProvider.

Here you can download the Windows Powershell 4.0 Reference Guides of Powershell Magazine

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#Microsoft Infrastructure-as-a-Service Fabric Architecture Guide #CloudOS #SCVMM #Hyperv #Azure


The goal of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product line architecture (PLA) is to help organizations develop and implement private cloud infrastructures quickly while reducing complexity and risk. The IaaS PLA provides a reference architecture that combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance, and validated configurations with partner technologies such as compute, network, and storage architectures, in addition to value-added software features.
The private cloud model provides much of the efficiency and agility of cloud computing, with the increased control and customization that are achieved through dedicated private resources. By implementing private cloud configurations that align to the IaaS PLA, Microsoft and its hardware partners can help provide organizations the control and the flexibility that are required to reap the potential benefits of the private cloud.
The IaaS PLA utilizes the core capabilities of the Windows Server operating system, Hyper-V, and System Center to deliver a private cloud infrastructure as a service offering. These are also the key software features and components that are used for every reference implementation.

Hybrid StorageHybrid Storage with Microsoft StorSimple

Here you can read more in this Great WhitePaper of Microsoft IAAS Product Line Architecture Guide

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Microsoft Windows Server Automation with Windows #PowerShell #Windows #WS2012R2 #Azure

Powershell for Automation

Windows and Windows Server Automation with Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

This topic lists the Windows PowerShell modules included with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. The Windows PowerShell modules in the list support automating the features of those operating systems and provide links to the cmdlet references for each module. These modules enable you to use Windows PowerShell to administer, maintain, configure, and develop new features for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Module Name (sorted by) Title and link to Web version
ActiveDirectory Active Directory Directory Services Administration (AD DS) Cmdlets
ADCSAdministration Active Directory Certificate Services Administration (AD CS) Cmdlets
ADCSDeployment Active Directory Certificate Services Deployment (AD CS) Cmdlets
ADDSDeployment Active Directory Domain Services Deployment (AD DS) Cmdlets
ADFS Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Cmdlets
ADRMS Active Directory Rights Management (AD RMS) Services Deployment Cmdlets
ADRMSAdmin Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Administration Cmdlets
AppBackgroundTask Background Application Task Management Cmdlets
AppLocker AppLocker Cmdlets
AppX App Installation Cmdlets
AssignedAccess Assigned Access Cmdlets
BestPractices Best Practices Analyzer Cmdlets
BitLocker BitLocker Drive Encryption Cmdlets
BitsTransfer Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Cmdlets
BranchCache BranchCache Cmdlets
CimCmdlets Common Information Model (CIM) Cmdlets
ClusterAwareUpdating Cluster-Aware Updating Cmdlets
DcbQos Data Center Bridging (DCB) Quality of Service (QoS) Cmdlets
Deduplication Data Deduplication Cmdlets
Defender Defender Cmdlets
Dfsn Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace Cmdlets
Dfsr Distributed File System (DFS) Replication Cmdlets
DhcpServer DHCP Server Cmdlets
DirectAccessClientComponents DirectAccess Client Cmdlets
Dism Deployment Imaging Servicing Management (DISM) Cmdlets
DnsClient Domain Name System (DNS) Client Cmdlets
DnsServer Domain Name System (DNS) Server Cmdlets
FailoverClusters Failover Clusters Cmdlets
FileServerResourceManager File Server Resource Manager Cmdlets
GroupPolicy Group Policy Cmdlets
Hardware Certification Hardware Certification Cmdlets
Hyper-V Hyper-V Cmdlets
International Interational Settings Cmdlets
IpamServer IP Address Management (IPAM) Server Cmdlets
iScsi iSCSI Cmdlets
iScsiTarget iSCSI Target Cmdlets
Kds Key Distribution Server (KDS) Cmdlets
MMAgent Memory Management Agent Cmdlets
Mpio MultiPath I/O (MPIO) Cmdlets
MSDtc Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) Cmdlets
MsMq Message Queuing Cmdlets
MsOnlineBackup Windows Azure Backup Cmdlets
NetAdapter Network Adapter Cmdlets
NetConnection Network Connection Profile Cmdlets
NetEventPacketCapture Network Event Packet Capture Cmdlets
NetLbfo NIC Teaming – Load Balancing and Failover Cmdlets
NetNat Network Address Translation (NAT) Cmdlets
NetQoS Network Quality of Service (QoS) Cmdlets
NetSecurity Network Security – IPsec and Windows Firewall Cmdlets
NetSwitchTeam Network Switch Teaming Cmdlets
NetTcpip TCP/IP Protocol Cmdlets
NetWnv Network Virtualization Cmdlets
NetworkConnectivityStatus Network Connectivity Status Cmdlets
NetworkLoadBalancingClusters Network Load Balancing (NLB) Cmdlets
NetworkTransition Network Transition (IPv4 to IPv6) Cmdlets
NFS Network File System (NFS) Cmdlets
NPS Network Policy Server (NPS) Cmdlets
PcsvDevice Physical Computer System View (PSCV) Cmdlets
PEF Message Analyzer Cmdlets
PKI Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Client Cmdlets
PowerShellWebAccess Windows PowerShell Web Access
PrintManagement Print Management Cmdlets
RemoteAccess Remote Access Cmdlets
RemoteDesktop Remote Desktop Cmdlets
RemoteDesktopServices Remote Desktop Services Cmdlets
ScheduledTasks Scheduled Tasks Cmdlets
SecureBoot Secure Boot Configuration Cmdlets
ServerCore Server Core Cmdlets
ServerManager Server Manager Cmdlets
ServerManagerTasks Server Manager Tasks Cmdlets
ServerMigration Server Migration Cmdlets
SmbShare Server Message Block (SMB) Share Cmdlets
SmbWitness SMB Witness Cmdlets
SmisConfig Storage Management Initiative – Specification (SMI-S) Cmdlets
SoftwareInventoryLogging Software Inventory Logging Cmdlets
StartScreen Start Screen Configuration Cmdlets
Storage Storage Cmdlets
Storage Storage Spaces Cmdlets
SyncShare Sync Share Cmdlets
TLS Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authentication Cmdlets
TroubleshootingPack Troubleshooting Pack Cmdlets
TrustedPlatformModule Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Cmdlets
UpdateServices Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Cmdlets
UserAccessLogging User Access Logging (UAL) Cmdlets
VAMT Volume Activation Management Toolkit
VpnClient VPN Client Cmdlets
WasPSExt Windows Assessment Services Cmdlets
Wdac Windows Data Access Components (WDAC) Cmdlets
Wds Windows Deployment Services Cmdlets
WebAdministration Web Server (IIS) Administration Cmdlets
WebApplicationProxy Web Application Proxy Cmdlets
WHEA Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) Cmdlets
WindowsDeveloperLicense Windows Developer License Cmdlets
WindowsErrorReporting Windows Error Reporting Cmdlets
WindowsSearch Windows Search Cmdlets
WindowsServerBackup Windows Server Backup Cmdlets
WSSCmdlets Windows Server Essentials Cmdlets
WSSSetupCmdlets Windows Server Essentials Setup Cmdlets

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UPDATE : Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE WhitePaper #CloudOS #SCVMM #WAPack

HybridCloud NVGRE Update v5

This white paper is meant to show you a real world deployment of a fabric infrastructure that is supporting network virtualization with NVGRE for hybrid cloud computing, together with Windows Azure Pack.

Read this great whitepaper first when you start with Microsoft Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud computing made by my fellow MVP’s :

You can follow them on Twitter :


Kristian Nese, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP @KristianNese
Flemming Riis, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP @FlemmingRiis
Stanislav Zhelyazkov, Cloud & Datacenter MVP @StanZhelyazkov
Marc van Eijk, Azure MVP @_marcvaneijk
Daniel Neumann, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP @neumanndaniel
Stanislav Zhelyazkov, Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP

You can download this Great White Paper on Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE & Windows Azure Pack here

Thank you for this real world WhitePaper guys ! 😉


Microsoft #CloudOS : Make Hybrid Cloud with Virtual S2S VPN Gateway with #WindowsAzure #SCVMM #Hyperv

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Now we have made the Microsoft NVGRE Gateway in System Center VirtualMachine Manager for our Private Clouds :

Making a NVGRE Gateway with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

It’s Time to make Hybrid Cloud with a Virtual Site-2-Site VPN Gateway with Microsoft Azure.

Here is our configuration on-premisses :

Private Cloud Rack TestLAB

More information on the Config is here

To make a Microsoft Virtual Site-2-Site VPN Gateway with Microsoft Azure follow the next step-by-step guide :

Go to the Management portal of Microsoft Azure : and login with your ID.
When you don’t have a Microsoft Azure subscription you can get a Free Trail here

s2s VPN Gateway 1Go to Network and Create a Virtual Network

s2s VPN Gateway 2Here you create the following items :

  • The name of your Virtual Network in Microsoft Azure ( We called it YellowAzure Because we have also a Private Cloud called YellowTenant )
  • Select the region
  • And we Created a new Affinity Group Name called YellowAffinityGroup

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Here we set two items for the Site-2-Site VPN Gateway :

  • Our DNS Server on-premisses YellowDC01 with IP-address
  • And we mark checkbox Configure a Site to Site VPN

More information on Virtual Network Overview in Microsoft Azure is here

s2s VPN Gateway 4Here you set the following items :

  • The Name of the On-Premisses VPN Site, we called YellowTenant.
  • The outside IP-Address of your VPN Device, that’s our Microsoft RAS Server. ( Remote Access Server)
  • And you add the local address Space, in our case

s2s VPN Gateway 5Here we select the Address Space for the Microsoft Windows Azure VM’s with the subnets and Gateway range.


Up to 5 Virtual Networks are allowed per subscription and up to 5 Local Networks are allowed per subscription. Each Virtual Network can connect to only one Local Network (one gateway) but there can be multiple subnets on that Local Network for routing purposes.




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All the information is there to create the Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway.

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s2s VPN Gateway 12Creating the Gateway takes a few minutes.

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The Gateway is ready now on Microsoft Azure, go to the right site of the screen and download the VPN Device Script :

s2s VPN Gateway 14s2s VPN Gateway 15With the right VPN Device Script you connect your on-premisses VPN Device with the Microsoft Azure Gateway you just created.

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Here you can choose your VPN Device, we have a Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with RAS role active so we choose this one.

VPN Requirement List AzureMore information about Supported VPN Devices for Virtual Network you can find here

s2s VPN Gateway 17Save the file on the RAS Server.

s2s VPN Gateway 18Open Windows Powershell ISE on the RAS Server.

s2s VPN Gateway 19Open VPNDeviceScript.cfg

s2s VPN Gateway 20Select all and run script.

s2s VPN Gateway 21Done your finished.

s2s VPN Gateway 22Status Windows Azure ready to connect.

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The Virtual S2S VPN Gateway is active and running, we have HYBRID CLOUD.

To see this work we made a Cloud Service in Microsoft Azure by the next steps :

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The Cloud Service YellowAzure is made and now we are going to provision a Virtual Machine in this Cloud with our own IP-Address :

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s2s VPN Gateway 30Here you can select lot of templates, but we choose for Windows Server 2012 R2

s2s VPN Gateway 31UserName is here blank but use your local admin name and choose the Size of the VM.

s2s VPN Gateway 32Here we select our Virtual Network SubnetYellow

s2s VPN Gateway 33Here you can make your endpoints with the VM

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s2s VPN Gateway 35s2s VPN Gateway 36Here we are pinging from our Private Tenant with the YellowRAS01 virtual Server to the new Windows Azure VM

s2s VPN Gateway 37YellowAzureVM01 resource of Azure Virtual Networks.

We joined the YellowAzureVM01 Virtual Machine to the on-premisses domain and is working with servers in the private Cloud called Yellow Tenant.
Hybrid Cloud is working great with Microsoft CloudOS 🙂

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THE Michiel de Ruyter Thinking virtual about Microsoft #CloudOS #sysctr #WindowsAzure #WS2012R2

Michiel HybridCloudThe Dutch Most skilled Admiral

Your business requires a flexible IT infrastructure that can scale on demand. With a private cloud in your datacenter, you can be more agile and manage resources more effectively. When you extend your datacenter to meet the public cloud, you are working in a hybrid cloud model. A hybrid cloud gives you the best of both worlds, so you can take advantage of external resources when it makes sense for your business. The Microsoft hybrid cloud combines Windows Azure, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center, giving you Microsoft’s enterprise-grade technology in both your company’s own datacenter and our global datacenters.

Extending into the cloud should expand your options without adding complexity. A Microsoft hybrid cloud lets you easily move workloads from your datacenter to Windows Azure or a hosting service provider’s datacenter, while still maintaining a complete view of the infrastructure. You can build hybrid applications that leverage both on-premises and cloud resources. And you can take advantage of storage, backup, and recovery options with increased efficiency and reduced cost.

Here are some Great examples of Microsoft Hybrid Cloud :

Microsoft SQL 2014 Platform for Hybrid Cloud with WindowsAzure

CloudOS Roadshow : Microsoft Hyper-V Recovery Manager in WindowsAzure

CloudOS Roadshow : System Center 2012 R2 DPM and WindowsAzure Backup Vault Storage

Our Dutch System Center User Group has all the links for Microsoft CloudOS, so you can try It your self :


Here are some Great Microsoft Blog sites to follow and keep yourself Up-To-Date on Hybrid Cloud :

InTheCloud Blog

Brad Anderson TwitterYou can follow Brad Anderson also on Twitter

An other Great Microsoft Cloud blog is BUILDING CLOUDS :

Building Clouds

Go to :

DUTCHGO for Microsoft Hybrid Cloud

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Join us on Microsoft TechDays 2014 Event #CloudOS #sysctr #WindowsAzure #Hyperv #WS2012R2 #Techdays

TechDays 2014

Join us on Microsoft TechDays 2014, I will be there too 😉  => Read all the information of this Great Microsoft Event here :
Here is the website of TechDays 2014 Netherlands to Sign Up

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#Microsoft Cloud OS Roadshow Evenement op 7 maart 2014 #MVPBUZZ (Dutch)

Cloud OS MVP RoadshowEen stralend nieuwe dag in IT – Ervaar het vandaag!

Er zijn vandaag meer apps, meer apparaten en meer gegevens dan ooit tevoren – allemaal mogelijk gemaakt door de opkomst van cloud computing en allemaal verbonden met cloud services. Hoe kunnen we effectiever samenwerken en meer waarde brengen door deze technologieën te introduceren in onze zakelijke omgevingen? Het antwoord vanuit Microsoft is het CloudOS.  Met deze oplossing krijgt u alle schaalbaarheid, snelheid en wendbaarheid  die u wenst, zonder dat het afdoet aan uw huidige investeringen. Uw IT-afdeling kan dan snel apps bouwen en uitrollen, IT-services flexibel beheren en real-time analyse van gegevens ondersteunen.

The Cloud OS


09u00 – 09u15 Introduction to the CloudOS (Isabel Moll)
09u15 – 10u00 Extend your datacenter with virtualization and networking (Marc van Eijk)
10u00 – 10u45 Ensure business continuity and service delivery (James van den Berg)
10u45 – 11u00 Koffie pauze
11u00 – 11u45 Unlocking Data Insights (André Kamman)
11u45 – 12u30 The Modern Data Warehouse  (André Kamman)
12u30 – 13u15 Lunch Pauze
13u15 – 14u00 Access and information Protection (Raymond Comvalius)
14u00 – 14u45 Unified Device Management (Maarten Goet)
14u45 – 15u00 Koffie pauze
15u00 – 15u45 Enable modern business apps (Tom Verhoeff)
15u45 – 16u30 Why cloud matters for modern business applications (Tom Verhoeff)
16u30 – 17u00 wrap-up & Drinks
U kunt zich hier meteen inschrijven voor het evenement.
Het evenement vindt plaats op Vrijdag 7 maart 2014 bij Microsoft Nederland