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.

Continue reading “Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines in public preview”

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”

Get ready for Global Azure Bootcamp 2017

Howdy folks,

on April 22th, Global Azure Bootcamp will take place for the 5th time in a row. More than 240 locations have been confirmed all over the world so far so make sure to be part of this awesome training format.

One of those events will take place in Saarbruecken, Germany and I am planning the agenda right now. Session that already have been confirmed are:

There will be time for discussions on Azure topics as well as free time slots for Azure infrastructure topics that can be demanded by the audience. Make sure to register today so we will have a great day full of learning, demoing and trying stuff. If you don’t have an own Azure subscription let me know soon so I can order Azure Passes for the event.

I’m looking forward to meeting you in Saarbruecken!

Kind regards,
Tom

End of support: DirSync and Azure AD Sync on 13th of April 2017

DirSync an Azure AD Sync will no longer be supported after 13th of April 2017. Make sure to move to Azure AD Connect now!

Hey folks,

Microsoft previously offered two synchronization tools for hybrid identity implementation: Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) for single forest Active Directories and Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync (Azure AD Sync) for multi-forest and other advanced scenarios. Continue reading “End of support: DirSync and Azure AD Sync on 13th of April 2017”