Azure1Welcome to January 2013!!! My teams previous 31 Days blog series on Windows Server 2012 was so well received that we are doing another blog series. This on is on our Azure – Infrastructure As A Service.

To see our previous series: http://mythoughtsonit.com/2012/10/31-days-of-our-favorite-things-windows-server-2012-blog-series/

Azure IAAS Overview-
Is a Microsoft Service that provides Virtual Machines running Windows or Linux. You manage these Virtual Machines just as you would your servers running in-house. You load software just as you do on your own machines, you patch just as you do your own machines, the big difference is that you pays as you go for this service. Currently Azure IAAS is in Beta so it is a good time to learn and understand what is offered here.

Here is the list for the Azure Series:

Day Author Blog Post Link
1 Matt 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Windows Azure IaaS and You (Part 1 of 31)
2 Tommy 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Building Free Lab VMs in the Microsoft Cloud (Part 2 of 31)
3 Tommy 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems in the Microsoft Cloud (Part 3 of 31)
4 Matt 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Servers Talking in the Cloud (Part 4 of 31)
5 Kevin 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Move a local VM to the Cloud (Part 5 of 31)
6 Yung 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Windows Azure Features Overview (Part 6 of 31)
7 Keith

Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure

8 Brian

31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Setting up Management (8 of 31)

9 Bob Windows Azure and Virtual Networking–What it is (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud–Part 9 of 31)
10 Bob Windows Azure and Virtual Networking – Getting Started–  (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud–Part 10 of 31)
11 Keith Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Part 11 of 31
12 Kevin

Step-by-Step: Connecting System Center 2012 App Controller to Windows Azure (Part 12 of 31)

13 Kevin 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Creating Azure Virtual Machines with App Controller (Part 13 of 31)
14 Brian How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series
15 Dan What Does Windows Azure Cloud Computing REALLY Cost + How to SAVE (Part 15 of 31 Days IaaS) Dan Stolts ITProGuru
16 Matt 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Consider This, Reasons for Using Windows Azure IaaS (Part 16 of 31)
17 Keith Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and PowerShell – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Part 17 of 31
18 Brian How to Delete VHD files in Azure (Part 18 of 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series)
19 Kevin

Create a Windows Azure Network using PowerShell – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 19 of 31)

20 Keith

Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud with Windows Azure – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Part 20 of 31

21 Bill Wilder Beyond IaaS for the IT Pro (Part 21 of 31)
22 Blain Part 22 of 31 – Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure – 31 Days of IaaS
23 Tommy Day 23 – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud – Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines
24 Harold 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS (Part 24 of 31)
25 Yung System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: Storing VM (Part 25 of 31)
26 Blain 31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-monitoring-and-troubleshooting-windows-azure-on-the-cheap-part-2
27 Kevin 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud- Using Windows Azure to Configure Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces
28 Chris 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud- Add-On to Windows Azure
29 Tommy 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud- Using Windows Azure to Learn
30 Tommy 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud- Using Windows Azure to Learn Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
31 Bob 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud- Cloud Authentication and Windows Azure