The Most Awesome Script You Will Ever Need For your Azure Stack Development Kit deployments

I have in the past used Matt Mcspirit's script, the Azure Stack Development KIt Configurator and then thought it was an awesome script. Since the first time I used it some cool improvements have been added along with the over performance of the script. This by far is the most awesomest script that you will … Continue reading The Most Awesome Script You Will Ever Need For your Azure Stack Development Kit deployments

An Update to my earlier Dell EMC PNU Blog

A few days ago I wrote a blog on Dell EMC's new Patch and Update Automation Tool.  I had mentioned I didn't find the documentation on the tool until pretty much after I ran the tool the first time.  Let this be another lesson learned by Kris!!!  Find the documentation and read it. It had … Continue reading An Update to my earlier Dell EMC PNU Blog

Patch and Update Automation Tool for Dell EMC VxRack Azure Stack 14G

Update: I want to update this blog with information I received. It looks like the bits that I downloaded the day this tool was released was the beta version. Dell EMC has since corrected this and the GA release of the product is now available. Some of my issues below most likely would have been … Continue reading Patch and Update Automation Tool for Dell EMC VxRack Azure Stack 14G

Preparing Azure Stack for the upcoming Extension Host.

So this is my first attempt at recording a session.  If this works out I will try to do some more recorded sessions that will go along with the blog I am writing.  Please excuse the editing as I am very new to this format.  :)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_RuC9ycZ-M&feature=youtu.be   As with most my blogs I … Continue reading Preparing Azure Stack for the upcoming Extension Host.

Presenting at MVPDays Virtual Conference in November

So I am really excited to be kicking off my first presentation about Azure Stack at next month's MVPDays Virtual Conference. This will be my first opportunity to speak about Azure Stack outside of my corporate work environment. So go over to MVPdays.com and register for November's session. There is a good list of sessions … Continue reading Presenting at MVPDays Virtual Conference in November

Azure Stack VM’s: Update Management, Inventory, Change Tracking and more!

So while at Ignite I attended a theater session by Alfredo Pizzirani and Tiberiu Radu titled "What you need to know to run Microsoft Azure Stack as a CSP." A very good session to watch as a CSP but also they threw in something that totally surprised myself and a few other guys I know … Continue reading Azure Stack VM’s: Update Management, Inventory, Change Tracking and more!

Azure Stack: Fixing Admin and Tenant Portals Login Times

Around the time that we updated to 1808 on our multimode Azure Stack, we started seeing extremely long login times for both our Admin Portal and Tenant Portals. At first, it wasn't an important issue to look into until we started having other users start mentioning the long login times to log in to their … Continue reading Azure Stack: Fixing Admin and Tenant Portals Login Times

Download Microsoft Ignite 2018 Azure Stack Sessions

So Ignite is over and back to work we all go. If you are like me you may still be recovering from the miles and miles of walking, the overwhelming Expo, and cramming all the knowledge in my head from all the sessions I was able to attend. There are so many more sessions I … Continue reading Download Microsoft Ignite 2018 Azure Stack Sessions

Azure Stack: Access Management

There is some good documentation out about Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for Azure Stack and Azure. I would love to share my thoughts and plans on how we will manage RBAC for Azure Stack. What I am currently doing is still in the planning stages and may change as we move forward with more … Continue reading Azure Stack: Access Management

Highly Available App Service Solution – Part III – SQL Always On

So it has been some time since I worked on my "Deploying a highly available App Service Solution" blog series. Last blog in this series was also a standalone blog: Using Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Azure Stack VM's Authentication and Identity, but since we need some sort of Active Directory environment in this solution … Continue reading Highly Available App Service Solution – Part III – SQL Always On