New certification, MCSA: Linux on Azure

How cool is that! A new certification is added, MCSA: Linux on Azure This certification demonstrates your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux system administration skills to show that you are fluent in today’s cloud-native world. You need … Continue reading New certification, MCSA: Linux on Azure

Early look at containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure – with Mark Russinovich

In this Microsoft Mechanics show of October 28, 2015, you'll learn from Mark Russinovich, about the design and architecture of containers and how you can use them. Including the new native container technology in Windows Server 2016, how this extends to Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure and how Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers are different from … Continue reading Early look at containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure – with Mark Russinovich

Azure announcements on General Availability, Public Preview and pricing (October 2015)

Things are changing fast in Azure and cool things keep coming! In October there were a lot of announcements of services that went in General Availability or Public Preview, also there were several pricing changes. In this blog post a summary. Below a small selection from the General Availability and Public Preview announcements: Azure Active Directory … Continue reading Azure announcements on General Availability, Public Preview and pricing (October 2015)

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 (brings new functionality for VMM)

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 has been released and is now available to download. KB3096378 - Description of Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2. Update Rollup 8 contains fixes for the components below: 3086084 Data Protection Manager 3096382 Operations Manager 3096381 Orchestrator 3096384 Service Provider Foundation 3096389 Virtual Machine Manager … Continue reading Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 (brings new functionality for VMM)

Microsoft Mechanics weekly show

Earlier this week the Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel was introduced. A weekly show that covers tech and news across Microsoft, including Office, Azure, Data Platform, Windows, and Surface. It focuses on demos, how-tos and insights from Microsoft's tech leaders and engineers - Mark Russinovich, Corey Sanders, Julia White, Jeffrey Snover and more. The channel features demo-packed 10-minute shows from … Continue reading Microsoft Mechanics weekly show

Passed my 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions today !

One of the better Saturday mornings ! Passed my exam 70-534 today, two down one to go to achieve MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect. Almost there, now preparing for 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions. For preparation I used Exam Ref 70-532 , Microsoft Virtual Academy Azure Courses, Azure Documentation Center and an Azure subscription to go trough all the skills … Continue reading Passed my 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions today !