The Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering supports
running Windows virtual machines and Linux virtual machines in the Cloud. In
this article, I provide step-by-step guidance for running a new Linux virtual
machine in the cloud using our Windows Azure platform.
That’s right, Linux!
Windows Azure runs Linux VMs as a first-class citizen on our cloud platform,
with support in the Preview offering for four common Linux distributions:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 OpenSUSE 12.1 CentOS 6.3 Ubuntu
12..04.1 and 12.10
The best news is … you can try this out for FREE by signing up for a FREE
Windows Azure 90-day Trial of our Virtual Machine Preview.
Do It: Sign up for your FREE Windows Azure 90-Day Trial Account so that you
can follow along with the steps in this article.
NOTE: When activating your FREE Trial for Windows Azure, you will be ... (more)
This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new
articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure
Services. You can catch the full series at http://aka.ms/CloudTop20. In
today's article in this series, we'll discuss extending our On-premises
Datacenter into a Hybrid Network Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012,
Windows Azure Virtual Networks and Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels.
Windows Azure Virtual Networks allow us to securely extend our Private Cloud
with a hybrid network infrastructure that leverages the best of two worlds:
the ... (more)
Continuing their "Build Your Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Andy
Syrewicze show us how to delegate administration to infrastructure admins,
application admins, and help desk roles in the Cloud with Azure Role-Based
Access Control (RBAC).
[1:20] How do we control access to Azure Resource Manager using Role Based
Access Control? [13:17] DEMO: How RBAC works through the Azure Portal and
Use Azure AD for admin identities Connect Azure AD with Windows Server AD
on-premises Enable multi-factor auth Manage access via Azure AD Groups Use
Azure Resou... (more)
The new Microsoft certification exams for MCSA on Windows Server 2012 will be
released over the upcoming weeks and to help you prepare early for
certification on Windows Server 2012, we're launching a new "Early Experts"
peer study group that is available online for FREE. By joining and
participating in this study group, you'll gain access to a monthly set of
structured step-by-step study materials that align with the exam objectives
for each of the new certification exams for Windows Server 2012. Each
month, we'll be targeting a specific exam and a specific set of exam
With all the news this week around the launch of Windows Server 2012, you may
have missed that Hyper-V Server 2012 has also launched! I've provided details
on this equally important launch milestone along with helpful resources to
get started below ...
What is Hyper-V Server 2012?
Hyper-V Server 2012 is a FREE (yes, completely free!) purpose-built product
that includes the core of Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. The result is a
streamlined Type-1 hypervisor that provides the same virtualization
scalability and high availability features as the Hyper-V role in the full
version o... (more)