Infrastructure

Linux Lift and Shift Hands-on Lab – Microsoft Cloud Workshop

Linux Lift and Shift Hands-on Lab – Microsoft Cloud Workshop

In this hands-on lab, you will migrate an on-premises based help desk application called OsTicket, to Azure. This will be a two-phase project to lift-and-shift the application into Azure IaaS and then migrate it to Azure PaaS. The application is Linux based using...

Azure Migration Readiness Whitepaper

Azure Migration Readiness Whitepaper

Over the past couple of months, Chris and I have been working with Microsoft on a whitepaper focusing on helping customers get ready for a migration to Azure. This paper focuses on the many different areas that are critical to the success of a project. These include...

Microsoft Linux Conference WSLConf is SOLD OUT for General Admission

Microsoft Linux Conference WSLConf is SOLD OUT for General Admission

The first ever Microsoft Linux Conference named WSLConf is being held on March 10 - 11, 2020 in Redmond, WA, and it's free to attend. With great news for the conference, and possibly bad news for you, the first ever WSLConf is SOLD OUT! That is for in-person General...

What is an Ubuntu LTS Release? Long Term Support

What is an Ubuntu LTS Release? Long Term Support

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions available. The Ubuntu Linux operating system has releases published regularly on an interval of every six months. Every few releases are designated as Long Term Support or LTS releases. These LTS releases of Ubuntu...

Windows 7 End of Life Jan. 14, 2020: Is your Enterprise prepared?

Windows 7 End of Life Jan. 14, 2020: Is your Enterprise prepared?

Windows 7 was originally released approximately 10 years ago already on October 22, 2009. With the planned lifespan of Windows 7 (as is common with Windows releases in general) being 10 years, the Windows 7 end of life, or end of support, for the product is...

Microsoft Teams is First Office App for Linux

Microsoft Teams is First Office App for Linux

It may not be the "Year of the Linux Desktop" yet, but Microsoft has released its first Office App for Linux. Microsoft Team is now available in Public Preview for the Linux operating system. This is yet another move by Microsoft to further prove their long touted...

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Book of News

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Book of News

Microsoft has tons of news and updates they've announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando, Florida this week. Ignite is Microsoft's biggest tech event of the year with over 26,000 professionals in attendance. With the huge amount of news being released at and...

Microsoft Wins DoD JEDI Contract worth $10 Billion

Microsoft Wins DoD JEDI Contract worth $10 Billion

In the battle over cloud providers, the bid for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is a big deal. The DoD released on October 25, 2019 that they are awarding the JEDI contract worth up-to $10 Billion...

Azure Portal App for Windows in Preview

Azure Portal App for Windows in Preview

If you’ve been waiting for an Azure Portal Desktop App, then you’ll be happy to learn that Microsoft now has an Azure Portal App for Windows in Preview. It’s unclear when this first became available, but a quick search reveals it’s been available for a few months now. This Azure Portal App allows you to install a desktop experience for the Azure Portal on a Windows machine. It seems to be framing in the Azure Portal website into a desktop app window, but it does feel more native than the browser experience. Plus, it provides all the same features of the Azure Portal; including the Azure Cloud Shell experience!

Linux Lift and Shift Hands-on Lab – Microsoft Cloud Workshop

Microsoft Cloud Workshops: Free Microsoft Azure Hands-on Lab Guides

The Microsoft Cloud Workshop (MCW) program maintains a number of Workshops that are used to train Microsoft's own Cloud Solution Architects, as well as Microsoft Partners all over the world, how to use Microsoft Azure services. Currently there are a total of 36...

Featured Articles

Azure Migration Readiness Whitepaper

Azure Migration Readiness Whitepaper

Over the past couple of months, Chris and I have been working with Microsoft on a whitepaper focusing on helping customers get ready for a migration to Azure. This paper focuses on the many different areas that are critical to the success of a project. These include...

Microsoft Azure IoT Developer (Exam AZ-220) Specialty Certification

Microsoft Azure IoT Developer (Exam AZ-220) Specialty Certification

The AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Developer. Passing this exam will earn you the Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification. If you are an IoT...

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start?

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start?

The question of "Where to start with Microsoft Azure Certification?" is a common one. Navigating the gauntlet of certification paths and exams can seem a bit daunting at first. This article is specially written to help ease the pain involved, so you can save time...

Certification

Microsoft Azure IoT Developer (Exam AZ-220) Specialty Certification

Microsoft Azure IoT Developer (Exam AZ-220) Specialty Certification

The AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Developer. Passing this exam will earn you the Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification. If you are an IoT...

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start?

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start?

The question of "Where to start with Microsoft Azure Certification?" is a common one. Navigating the gauntlet of certification paths and exams can seem a bit daunting at first. This article is specially written to help ease the pain involved, so you can save time...

Free Azure Certification Exam Self Assessment Tools

Free Azure Certification Exam Self Assessment Tools

Studying for certification exams can be a time consuming task. This can especially be true if you're not entirely certain what to study. Chris Pietschmann and Dan Patrick have collaborated to combine their own insights as Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) to create a...

Internet of Things

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's simple to provision an Azure IoT Hub service instance using the Azure Portal. However, there are time when you need a more DevOps style approach by scripting it. The Azure Powershell Az.IotHub module can be used to manage commands for managing Azure IoT Hub...

Microsoft Azure IoT Developer (Exam AZ-220) Specialty Certification

Microsoft Azure IoT Developer (Exam AZ-220) Specialty Certification

The AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer certification exam tests and validates your expertise as an Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Developer. Passing this exam will earn you the Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification. If you are an IoT...

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

Azure IoT Hub and DPS to only support TLS 1.2 on July 1, 2020

Microsoft has announced they are moving Azure IoT Hub and Device Provisioning Service (DPS) to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 as the encryption mechanism of choice. As a result, TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be deprecated July 1, 2020, and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 will no longer...

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

Azure CLI 2.0: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's really easy to provision an instance of Azure IoT Hub using the Azure Portal. However, there are times when you need to automate the task. You can use the Azure CLI to create new instances of Azure IoT Hub when you need to automate the task. This can help with...

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