Tag: Thomas Maurer

Azure Unblogged - Open Source at Microsoft

Azure Unblogged – Open Source at Microsoft

Today, I want to share a new Azure Unblogged video, in which I had the chance to talk to René Moddejongen (Business Group Lead Open Source Software at Microsoft Western Europe) to discuss Open Source at Microsoft. In this video René and Thomas have a conversation about Microsoft in relation to Open Source. Expect a small recap of Microsoft’s Open Source strategy and partnerships with external Open Source companies. Microsoft truly embraces Open Source.

You can watch the full video on Microsoft Channel 9.

You can find more information here:

You can also watch other episodes of Azure Unblogged on Microsoft Channel 9 and check out my blog at ITOpsTalk.com.

Let me know if you enjoyed the Azure Unblogged – Open Source at Microsoft video, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel here.



The Az Update Show

Join The Az Update Show with the latest Azure News from Microsoft Build 2020

In this week’s Az Update Show, Anthony Bartolo and I will be talking about the latest Microsoft Azure news from Microsoft Build 2020. Make sure you join us today (4pm CEST May 22). The Az Update Show is our weekly Azure News livestream, in which Cloud Advocate Anthony Bartolo and I share the latest news and updates for Microsoft Azure.

This week will be a special highlight since the virtual Microsoft Build 2020 developer conference just finished. This means we will have many news and announcements to cover! You can join directly on YouTube or watch here:

If you can’t make it this week, the recording will be available for you to watch.

I hope you tune in for this week’s Az Update Show on Microsoft Build 2020, and see you in the live stream! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment below. Also, follow me on YouTube when I will go live on May 27 for my livestream about Hybrid Server Management with Azure Arc.



Livestream Hybrid Cloud Server Management with Azure Arc

Livestream on Hybrid Cloud Server Management with Azure Arc

On Wednesday, May 27, I plan to do a Livestream on how to govern and manage servers in a hybrid cloud environment with Azure Arc. In the live stream, we will set up my Azure environment and add on-premises Windows and Linux servers to Azure Arc, so I can start managing them using the Azure Resource Manager.

Azure Arc allows you to onboard physical and virtual servers in your hybrid environment (on-premises, edge, and multi-cloud). By joining serves to Azure Arc, you get the benefits you are used from native Azure resources, like tags, RBAC, and many more. In the preview, you can now use Azure Management services like Azure Log Analytics and Azure Policy to make sure your servers are compliant across your hybrid environment.

Livestream Azure Arc for Servers – Hybrid Cloud Server Management

YouTube Livestream will be starting on Wednesday, May 27 at 16:00 (CEST): Make sure you set a reminder!

 ▶ Download the calendar ICS file here. 📅✔

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to get a notification.

Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

Thomas Maurer shows you how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure virtual machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Azure Arc provides you with the familiar cloud-native Azure management experience, like RBAC, Tags, Azure Policy, Log Analytics, and more.

If you are interested in these topics, join me and check out the following links:

Join us on the YouTube Livestream

If you are interested, join us on May 27 online. I am really looking forward to chatting with you in the Livestream about hybrid cloud server management with Azure Arc. You can find the live stream here on YouTube.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.



Speaking at Deploy by ShareGate Online Event

Speaking at Deploy by ShareGate Online Event

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking online at Deploy by ShareGate. Deploy is an expert-led online event focused on Microsoft Azure Governance. On May 7th, at Deploy, I’ll be talking about Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc, to help you stay on top of your Azure hybrid environment. This full-day virtual event, led by me and seven other Azure experts, is all about helping you implement Azure governance best practices.

Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

Thomas Maurer shows you how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud provider, similarly to how you manage native Azure virtual machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Azure Arc provides you with the familiar cloud-native Azure management experience, like RBAC, Tags, Azure Policy, Log Analytics and more.

If you’re interested in learning how to implement Azure governance best practices, join me (virtually) at Deploy by ShareGate on May 7! Save your free seat now and join me (virtually) at Deploy. I hope to see you there!



Azure Unblogged - How to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Services

Azure Unblogged – How to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Services

Have you seen last week’s Azure Unblogged video with Carmen Crincoli (Senior Program Manager) about the Azure Stack HCI solution program? This week’s Azure Unblogged video was recorded during Microsoft Ready in Seattle, and I invited Annika Maibom (Agile Project Manager) and Michel Luescher (Solutions Architect) to the Microsoft Channel 9 studios and discussed how to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS).

I had the chance to have a conversation with Annika and Michel about the work Microsoft Services is doing to unblock Azure for our customers. The conversation covered various aspects from agile project delivery, internal offering efforts, and how Microsoft Services is engaging with customers to kick-start Azure projects. Microsoft Consulting Services can help your organization adopt tech solutions across digital strategy, planning, data, sales, and more. MCS helps foster innovation, growth, and a culture of data-driven decisions.

You can watch the video on Microsoft Channel 9.

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance that’s designed to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision-makers need to achieve their short- and long-term objectives successfully.

You can find more information here:

You can also watch other episodes of Azure Unblogged on Microsoft Channel 9 and check out my blog at ITOpsTalk.com.

Let me know if you enjoyed the Azure Unblogged – How to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Services video, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel here.



Celebrating 1111 Blog Posts on ThomasMaurer.ch

Celebrating 1111 Blog Posts on ThomasMaurer.ch

Okay, today I have something to celebrate 🎉. Since I missed basically every single blog anniversary or milestone, I was super happy when I saw that I reached 1110 blog posts. Yes, this is my blog post number 1111 on thomasmaurer.ch. I started this blog back in 2008, more-less as a place to save my notes and how-tos as a system administrator, but I think it turned out to much more. It helped me to connect with people from around the world, become part of the community, become a public speaker, become a Microsoft MVP, join Microsoft, make friends, and much more.

1111 Posts Published

1111 Posts Published

With that, I want to say thank you to everyone who is reading my blog. Your comments, messages, emails, and chats at events make all the hours I put in into writing these articles worth it. so with that THANK YOU!

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I often get asked from people how do I run a blog, get started in the community, or how do I become a Microsoft MVP and so on. If I learned anything from my blog and the past couple of years, it would be that nothing comes overnight.

Blog Statistic

Blog Statistic

It will need a lot of your time, you will need to learn a lot, share your knowledge, be patient and most importantly be consistent. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon. If you calculate that it took me on average one hour per blog post, that would mean that I have written blogs 46.29 days of my life (24/7). And I think one hour per blog post doesn’t even come close with all the learning, research, and building labs. Not even counting the hours and blog posts that have been written but never have been released.

I want to say thank you again, without your feedback I wouldn’t have written 1111 blog posts on thomasmaurer.ch.



Azure Friday - Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

Azure Friday: Manage hybrid servers using Azure Arc

Last Friday, I had the chance to join Donovan Brown on Azure Friday to talk about how you can manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc. I showed how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure virtual machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. You can watch the full episode here on Microsoft Channel 9.

Azure Friday - Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

Azure Friday – Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

If you want to know more about the Azure Arc and Azure Hybrid services, check out the following blog post and Microsoft Docs articles:

If you want to check out my other Azure Friday episode, in which I was joining Scott Hanselman to talk about how you can connect Windows Server to Azure Hybrid Cloud services using Windows Admin Center. And how you can use other Azure Hybrid services to improve your on-premises environment, check out my blog here.

I hope you liked this Azure Friday episode about how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, using Azure Arc for servers. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. And yes, this is a Surface Pro X.