Video: Planky’s Azure Pop-Up Labs Talk from VMUG London – May 2013

I gave 2 talks on pop-up labs at the May VMUG meeting in London. This is the second one (but the talks were basically the same).  How to create a pop-up lab in Windows Azure with demos of SharePoint and IIS pop-up labs using Powershell to automate the pop-up and pop-down operations.   If you…

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Automating the SharePoint Pop-Up Lab with Powershell

If you spent a couple of hours building your SharePoint Pop-Up Lab, you’ll want an efficient way of quickly popping it up and popping it back down again. This video gives click-by-click, line-by-line instructions on how to use the resources you’ve already created in your SharePoint Pop-Up Lab in Poweshell scripts to automate the pop-up…

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Building a SharePoint Pop-Up Lab in Windows Azure

Increasingly, pop-up labs are being used by more and more people. They are pre-configured, self-contained lab environments. This click-by-click video shows you how to build a SharePoint 2010 pop-up lab with SQL Server, AD and a SharePoint Server Farm, all hosted on a self-contained Windows Azure Virtual Network.. Then the next video in the series,…

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FREE Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro – London, 2nd May.

We’re running another camp for IT Pros who need to get up to speed with Windows Azure. At the end of the day you’ll walk away from the camp with a complete Sharepoint infrastructure deployed with AD, SQL Server and a Sharepoint Farm of 2 servers. It’s basically your first pop-up lab. They are great…

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Azure VM Role is dead, long live VMs…

I notice so many people using the terms “Windows Azure VM Role” and “Windows Azure Virtual Machines” interchangeably; as if they are the same thing. They’re not. And maybe that’s what describes a tiny bit of the confusion regarding the death of VM Role. Windows Azure Virtual Machines are often described as “Persistent VM Role”,…

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Cartoon and Demo: Build the World’s Simplest Pop-Up Lab in Windows Azure Using IaaS Features

I thought this would be interesting since WIndows Azure VMs and Virtual Networks were released as a Generally Available (GA) service With the diagrams live-drawn in “cartoony” format, this video shows how to build a really simple lab consisting of 2 IIS web servers connected to a load balancer with traffic balanced over port 80….

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Video: Explanation of Pop-up Labs in the Cloud

Devs, IT Pros, Architects, Marketeers, Salespeople, Business-oriented people – they are all rapidly becoming part of the pop-up lab phenomenon. Until now it was very difficult for private individuals with an interest (whether casual or professional) in large-scale IT, to build large IT labs – the capital expenditure was too large. Attempts through the use…

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Event: "Apps + Cloud" for the device developer who is too busy to learn (UK)

18th March – Reading, UK. You’ve got your beautiful new app ready to run on a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device, and are ready to hook into an infrastructure cloud service for the back-end. Your main concern is making sure it’s reliable – you can’t risk even a small chance of an outage of…

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