Blob migration between Azure datacenters

Hey folks,

Functionality in Azure Germany is getting more and more and the German cloud is supposed to go live within the second half of 2016. I am one of the lucky testers in private preview and today I want to show you if and how you can achieve a migration of your storage blobs from the Azure cloud worldwide to Azure Germany. Continue reading “Blob migration between Azure datacenters”

Azure Site Recovery: MARS agent installer can cause unexpected server restarts

Hello together,

I just stumbled across an issue installing Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent 2.0.9028.0 on a Hyper-V cluster node as a prerequisite in our VMM site. MARS agent installer relies on Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable and installs the package if it has not yet been.

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How to secure data in Microsoft’s enterprise cloud – Part 2

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my series about security in Microsoft’s enterprise cloud. In my previous blog post you learned about how to implement Azure Multi-Factor Auth in your cloud scenario. Today I’m going to show you how to protect your files against being duplicated, altered, printed or accessed by persons who are not authorized.

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How to secure data in Microsoft’s enterprise cloud – Part 1

[…]It went up to the cloud!
And you can’t get it down from the cloud?!
Nobody understands the cloud. It’s a f*** mystery.[…]
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Thoughts on using Azure VMs as DAG witness in Exchange 2013

About two weeks ago Microsoft announced official support for using Azure VMs as DAG witness in Exchange Server 2013 as of now. But what is it good for and why should I move critical applications to the cloud? Continue reading “Thoughts on using Azure VMs as DAG witness in Exchange 2013”