Azure VMware Solution GitHub Repository is now live!

I recently authored this Microsoft Tech Community Azure Migration & Modernization blog post which announces the Azure VMware Solution GitHub repository.

This was driven by the Azure VMware Solution Product Group wanting to enhance the value of the Azure VMware Solution service to our customers and partners.

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Microsoft Certified Azure Network Engineer Associate Study Guide

I took the Microsoft Certified Azure Network Engineer Associate exam recently and these are the study resources I used:

In summary, I found this exam layout a pleasant surprise and really enjoyed taking this test. Microsoft is certainly focusing on designing exams that are varied with different question types and are less verbose by including succinct diagrams describing the scenario rather than pages of text.

Tech101 – Microsoft Azure

If you are comfortable with consuming services from AWS, then learning about Microsoft Azure will be easy. This post is the 40,000ft view of Microsoft Azure.

My employer uses Office 365 (I registered my O365 account for Azure), and it was cool to see the corporate ADFS objects within Azure (as a standard user). I was also surprised to learn that Azure has 30 active sites around the world and how rich their PaaS offering is.

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PowerCLI – How do I use it?

PowerCLI is an incredible tool that you can use to automate many of your operational procedures, particularly useful if you are constrained by budget and you are competent in scripting with Windows PowerShell.  This post covers setting up and using PowerCLI, the operational risks entailed, how to use Virtu-al.net’s vCheck script and a “Delete Snapshot, notify by email” script.

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vCenter 5.5 Upgrade with Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 2 – OS Build

This is part 2 of the vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 Update 1c upgrade, detailing the Windows Server 2012 R2 OS installation and configuration.

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