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Online Training - Building VMs in the New Microsoft Cloud

05.07.2013
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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) for IT Professionals Join us for Four Series of interactive weekly Webcasts designed to help you understand the true ROI for ‘on-demand’ infrastructure scenarios and walk away with real-world proof of concepts that you can implement in your production environment.

Series 1: Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud: From Deployment to Cost Analysis

In Series 1, you will walk through building networked servers on the Windows Azure™ platform. No physical servers or licenses are required, just a PC with a web browser. Through this online hands-on series we will create a “Pay-As-You-Go” account, three virtual machines, and the networking required to link the two machines together.  We will network a web server with a file server, authenticate through an AD controller, and configure the three servers in a working scenario.  We will discuss each area of the portal, clarify pricing, and learn many of the new ways that you can utilize Windows Azure to become more productive.  You will walk away with a clear understanding on the costs and ROI of the various scenarios and live, ‘production’ proof of concepts.

Part 1: Creating the Virtual Machines and Active Directory - Wed, May 8th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern Time – Webcast Link:https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=JC92SP&role=attend&pw=C%29%7E%7E_m%2C%3C6

Prerequisites: You must have a subscription to Windows Azure before arriving to the event. Get one here: http://aka.ms/azurebootcamp

Please NOTE: Windows Azure service fees will be charged to your account during your proof of concept experience. This gives you the advantage of quickly analyzing the real costs associated with the scenarios, and enables you take with you the live proof of concepts.  We estimate the fees incurred to be within $50-$75 dollars

Recommended:  It is recommended that participants have 2 monitors available.  One for viewing the live walk-through, and one for configuring your own Azure experience.

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