Wow!!! Honored To Be Awarded My 1st Microsoft MVP Award!

This week professionally I had some disappointments. However, this morning as I was getting ready to drive up to Dallas I saw an email that made me do my happy dance. This morning I received "the" email! I am honored to be chosen and awarded Microsoft's MVP award in Microsoft Azure. I feel extremely honored … Continue reading Wow!!! Honored To Be Awarded My 1st Microsoft MVP Award!

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: 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

Azure Stack: Using Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Azure Stack VM’s Authentication and Identity.

Unofficially this would be my next blog in my series about Deploying A Highly Available App Service Solution Series.  However, I also wanted to blog about my experience with using Azure's AD Domain Services to satisfy our identity needs with Azure Stack based VM's.  This would allow us not to deploy an entire Active Directory … Continue reading Azure Stack: Using Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Azure Stack VM’s Authentication and Identity.

Azure Stack: Highly Available App Service Solution – Part II – Did I just start eating an elephant?

When I first started this blog series I had thought I could knock this off in a week or so. As I sit here on Saturday night a few weeks after posting my first blog in this series I realized I might have bitten off more than I could chew.  I also missed a lot … Continue reading Azure Stack: Highly Available App Service Solution – Part II – Did I just start eating an elephant?

Deploying an Azure VM using Cloud Shell on my iPhone

So sitting near my corporate office at a very delicious Indian restaurant while waiting for my laptop to get re-imaged I got bored. I didn't have enough time to go watch Denzel Washington's new action film The Equalizer 2 and needed to do something to entertain myself. So I did what every other Azure Cloud … Continue reading Deploying an Azure VM using Cloud Shell on my iPhone

Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Features, Fixes, and Updates – Part I

Azure Stack Update 1804 was released last week in the middle of MMS.  So I was itching to update our first multi-node stamp.  So while some of my peers were doing their sessions I was prepping to update to Azure Stack 1804 update build number 20180513.1. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/azure-stack-update-1804 However, I ran into some small issues with a … Continue reading Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Features, Fixes, and Updates – Part I

MMS 2018!!! It is on like Donkey Kong!

So just a few days from now on Mothers Day I am flying to the great state of Minnesota (u betcha!) for one of the best IT technical conferences available.  (In my opinion that is.)  It is already time for MMS 2018 (Midwest Management Summit) which is not MMS (Microsoft Management Summit).  The Minnesota Systems … Continue reading MMS 2018!!! It is on like Donkey Kong!

Azure Stack and Monitoring Virtual Disk Health and Storage Jobs Using the Privileged Endpoint.

This last week I had been asked about being able to see the health of the storage on the Azure Stack multi-nodes systems that we will manage.  I have built a good number of Storage Spaces Direct clusters and know how important it is to see the health of the virtual disks, the storage subsystem, … Continue reading Azure Stack and Monitoring Virtual Disk Health and Storage Jobs Using the Privileged Endpoint.

Azure Stack – Roadmap for 2018

Microsoft just released their updated Roadmap for Azure Stack this week.  For some of us like myself, there are some very exciting updates coming soon to Azure Stack.  Coming from an infrastructure background I am really looking forward to a few of the improvements coming this year.   Azure Stack - Infrastructure I think for myself, one of … Continue reading Azure Stack – Roadmap for 2018