I am Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Azure as of now!

I was presented with the Microsoft MVP Award for my contributions in the Microsoft Azure area. This post is a thank you to all who supported me on my long way of community work.

Howdy folks,

I still can’t really believe that yesterday, sitting in the garden with friends and enjoying the day I got an email from Microsoft telling me that I am presented with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for my contributions in the Microsoft Azure area during the last year! Continue reading “I am Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Azure as of now!”

Public preview for Azure Archive Blob Storage and Blob-Level Tiering

Azure Archive Blob Storage is in public preview now. I had the chance to be part of the private preview and to test the new storage tier for some weeks. Learn in this blog post what you can use Azure Archive Blob Storage for and how to automate changing the access tier.

Howdy folks,

summer break is over and it’s time to prepare for Microsoft Ignite 2017. Who will be there? Unfortunately, I cannot attend this year’s conference but nevertheless I wish you all the best of learning, networking and having fun in Orlando this fall. You’re not sure what to put into your schedule? Read my 2016 Ignite blog post here. Continue reading “Public preview for Azure Archive Blob Storage and Blob-Level Tiering”

Azure Saturday 2017 – final information

Hey folks,

it’s only a few hours to go until we kick off Azure Saturday 2017 with more than 300 attendees at Microsoft’s German headquarter in Munich. I’m writing this blog post to give you some final information about the event. Continue reading “Azure Saturday 2017 – final information”

Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines in public preview

On May 31st, Microsoft announced public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines. Learn how to implement this solution and what you should be aware of.

Hey folks,

Azure Site Recovery, Microsoft’s disaster recovery solution for your on-premises server infrastructures has been extended to the cloud. Yes, it always offered cloud-based disaster recovery but now you can also protect your Azure IaaS environment which makes it pretty easy to implement geo-redundancy.

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Microsoft Cloud Architect Boot Camp

Sitting at Frankfurt Airport and waiting for boarding to beginn I decided to write a short blog post on what I’m going to do in the week to come. I was invited to attend the Microsoft Cloud Architect Boot Camp in Seattle/Washington and I’m extraordinarily excited to be one of only 350 attendees worldwide.

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70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Finally, I had the time to pass the 70-533 Microsoft exam on Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. With this blog I’d like to share my experience on latest cloud exams and how to prepare for the show.

Ouuh yeah – finally I had the chance (and the time!) to pass another certification exam I was preparing for for a really long time. As all of you might know I’ve been working on and with Azure infrastructures for quite a few years now and in the past I have always tried to stay up to date with my IT certifications. Continue reading “70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions”

Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery available in Azure Germany

Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery are available in the two Azure regions Germany Central (Frankfurt) and Germany North East (Magdeburg) as of now. For all companies that have been prevented from using BCDR in the cloud by compliance rules it’s now the time to give it a try!

Hey folks,

as Microsoft announced today Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery are available in both German Azure Regions Germany Central and Germany North East as of now. So even for companies that rely on strict compliance rules it is now possible to use long-term backups in the cloud or build reliable BCDR architectures for Hyper-V, VMware and physical server infrastructures. Continue reading “Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery available in Azure Germany”