Once MVP, always part of the MVP community! – Awarded with MVP Reconnect

Many things happen short after another. After I needed to lay down the MVP title on the 1st of July, something awesome happened last night.

Short before midnight, I got a mail from the MVP Reconnect program which invited to join the group of reconnected MVP 🙂

I’m extremely happy about and very thankful 🙂 I really loved to be part of the MVP Community and that’s the chance to be part again, even as a Microsoft employee.

 

My 1st book is ready for order “Implementing #Azure Solutions”

Hi everyone,

as many of you already know. Last year around that time I started together with Oliver Michalski (MVP Azure) and Jan-Henrik Damaschke (MVP Cloud & Datacenter Management) to write a book about implementing Azure Solutions. After one year of hart work and many struggles and even more changes because of the rapid development of Azure, the book is now ready for order via Packt and Amazon 🙂

We are very happy with the result. Hopefully you have as much fun ready than we writing the book.

Order via Amazon.com // Order via Packt

 

What this book covers
Chapter 1, Getting Started with Azure Implementation, … Within that chapter the reader will get an overview about Cloud service models, Cloud deployment models, Cloud characteristics, and Azure services.
Chapter 2, Azure Resource Manager and Tools, … Within that chapter the reader will learn all about the Azure Resource Manager and his concepts (Azure Resource Groups/ Azure Resource Tags/ Locks), The reader will also get an introduction in the working with ARM Templates area.
Chapter 3, Deploying and Synchronizing Azure Active Directory, … Within that chapter the reader will get an overview about the deployment, management and functionalities of Azure Active Directory and its relation to a Microsoft Azure Subscription.
Chapter 4, Implementing Azure Networks, … Within that chapter the reader will learn how networking in Azure works, how to plan Azure network components and how to deploy the different network components within Azure.
Chapter 5, Implementing and Securing Storage Accounts, … Within that chapter the reader will learn all about Azure Storage Management and his concepts (Blob / Table / Queue / File). The reader will also get some basic storage configurations.
Chapter 6, Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines in Azure, … Within that chapter the reader will learn the difference between the Azure Virtual Machine types, the common use cases for the different types and how to deploy Virtual Machines.
Chapter 7, Implementing Cloud Services, … Within that chapter the reader will learn all about Azure Cloud Services, the Cloud Service architecture, Azure Cloud Service vs. Azure App Services and how to create your first Cloud Service.
Chapter 8, Exploring and Implementing Containers, … Within that chapter the reader will learn the basic knowledge about the Azure Container Service area and how to create your first container service. The reader also learns the necessary steps for working with the service afterwards.
Chapter 9, Securing an Azure Environment, … Within that chapter the reader will learn all about Azure Security concepts (Identity Management with Azure AD / Role based Access Control / Azure Storage security) and the Azure Security Center.
Chapter 10, Best Practices, … Based on a common use case and migration scenario, the reader will get a basic overview how classic applications and services can be placed in the Microsoft Cloud ecosystem and which tools can be used for the migration.

Book Project – Implementing Azure Solutons

Hey there,

it’s again very quiet on my blog for some times. Today I want to give you a little update.

My friends Jan-Henrik Damaschke (MVP CDM), Oliver Michalski (MVP Azure) and I are currently putting a lot of effort into a new book we are writing. Together with Packt Publishing we started to put lot’s of our knowledge into book about implementing Azure Architectures. This week it went to preorder status and we want to finish it until February next year.

You can find it here.

Eventtipp – WEBINAR: Troubleshooting Microsoft Hyper-V – 4 Tales from the Trenches

Hi everybody,

Altaro is again featuring a new Webcast together with my friend Didier better known as Working Hard in IT. They will show you how to troubleshoot Microsoft Hyper-V 🙂 I would highly recommend the event to you.

If you’ve been in IT for any length of time, you’ve likely gotten that phone call that you never want to get: Everything is broken! It’s the end of the world! The sky is falling! Your Hyper-V Host or Cluster is broken and you are the person to fix it!

Where do you start?

What are the most common things to look for?

These are exactly some of the questions we’ll be covering in our next webinar, on February 25th, 2016 at 4pm CET / 10am EST!

Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs Didier Van Hoye and Andy Syrewicze will be answering these questions, and will also be sharing some tales from the trenches.

In this webinar you’ll learn Hyper-V troubleshooting basics and solutions to common problems. You’ll also see some Hyper-V oddities that were encountered by Didier and Andy and how these issues were ultimately resolved and with what tools.

It’s one thing to setup and run a virtualization solution. It’s another thing to fix it when it’s broken.

Sign up now to join us on February 25th, 2016 at 4pm CET / 10am EST (30-45mins + live Q&A!) for some tales from the trenches!

If you are interested to watch the cast, you only need to register on the Altaro website. <click here>

 

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #75

“The Elway Gazette”

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

 

Featured Posts of the Week!

What Is Hyper-V Dynamic Memory? by Aidan Finn

How Does Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Work? by Aidan Finn

The Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 2: Unmap by Carsten Rachfahl and Didier van Hoye

 by Jaap Wesselius

Azure 

PowerShell Remoting with Azure Windows VMs by Ravikanth Chaganti

How My New Azure VM Web Server Is Configured by Aidan Finn

testing the new Microsoft Azure Portal by Niklas Akerlund

Hybrid Cloud–Enable Distributed File System (DFS) in Microsoft Azure by Lai Yoong Seng

Azure Pack

 

Exchange

 by Jaap Wesselius

 by Jaap Wesselius

 by Jaap Wesselius

Events

End Of Life Coming To Old Microsoft Virtualization Products by Aidan Finn

Hyper-V

What Is Hyper-V Dynamic Memory? by Aidan Finn

How Does Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Work? by Aidan Finn

KB2956569 – Degraded Integration Services Message For Linux Guests by Aidan Finn

Lync Server

Office 

Office 365

 

PowerShell

Automated PowerShell to keep your template vhd(x) IC updated by Niklas Akerlund

Desired State Configuration and the remoting myth by Ravikanth Chaganti

Pushing DSC configuration to an Azure VM by Ravikanth Chaganti

Is native Windows PowerShell support coming to Visual Studio? by Ravikanth Chaganti

INSTALL SYSINTERNALS FROM POWERSHELL VIA ONEGET by Thomas Maurer

MORE ABOUT POWERSHELL ONEGET by Thomas Maurer

Sharepoint 

System Center Core

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Integration Pack for #VMware #vSphere #sysctr by James van den Berg

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

System Center Configuration Manager

Why you shouldn’t use the Powershell pipe when using ConfigMgr by David O’Brien

How to Add the Company Logo to SCCM Reports by Hasitha Willarachchi

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

PowerShell Snip of the Week (SCVMM) by Rob McShinsky

System Center 2012 R2 VMM High Availability – Installation Update Rollup 1 in german by Daniel Neumann

SQL Server

Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server 2014 Cluster installation in less than 15 minutes #winserv #Rocks #movie by Robert Smit

Microsoft #SQL Server 2014 Feature Pack #ITPRO by James van den Berg

Microsoft #SQL Server Backup to #MicrosoftAzureTool by James van den Berg

Windows Intune

Windows Client

UPDATE : Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 Update #ADK #SCVMM by James van den Berg

Changes To Licensing For Enterprise App Sideloading in Windows 8.1 by Aidan Finn

Boot from VHDX for Windows 8.1 Update by Hans Vredevoort

What are the options available to migrate Windows XP to Windows 7 by Hasitha Willarachchi

How to Customize a boot image that uses Windows PE 3.1 by Hasitha Willarachchi

Windows Server

ADFS: Grundlagen und Architektur in German by Nils Kaczenski

What Does Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Offer? by Aidan Finn

Memory Leak on HP ProLiant Servers with NIC Teaming by Hans Vredevoort

The Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 2: Unmap by Carsten Rachfahl and Didier van Hoye

Tools

Windows Management Framework 5.0 preview is here! by Ravikanth Chaganti

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure