Thursday 3rd April- See Matt Lavery from Microsoft build a datacenter in Azure in minutes!

Thursday 3rd April- Come see Matt Lavery from Microsoft build a datacenter in Azure in minutes!

Matt will show you how to go from zero to a fully working brand new Azure tenant in a matter of minutes with the power of PowerShell and Azure.

Matt will explain how to automate the deployment of domain controllers, member servers and server roles. Whether you are deploying a lab for a project pilot, new dev platform, or just testing new technology, this IaaS deployment demonstration takes the headache away from deployment time.

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March Session Thursday 27th- Software Defined Datacenter

March Session Thursday 27th- Software Defined Datacenter

See what the term ‘private cloud’ really can mean when it comes to streamlined on premises deployment, scaleout and lifecycle management of virtual machines as part of a service.

  1. SCVMM Service Templates
  2. Demonstrating how to create and deploy a Service Template using SCVMM 2012 R2
  3. Using System Center Operations Manager & System Center Orchestrator to show how a Service Template can be automatically scaled out based on an alert trigger from Operations Manager

Great prizes on offer!

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How to Migrate a VM from one Azure Subscription to another

Created by Aaron Whittaker.  Not to be reproduced without prior permission.

In Azure On Tenant 1 Power off the VM (this VM was not Sysprep’d or anything else)

Note end points, disks, VM size and any other settings


Download and install Azure Management Studio

Connect to the 2 Azure subscriptions.

In Azure Management Studio Drag and drop the VHD to the new destination.  It says ‘Move’ but the original VHD stayed in my testing.


Back in Azure On Tenant 2, go to Virtual Machines, Disks, and select create

Give the disk/s a name and select the VHD.  Ensure that OS disks have OS checked box selected.


Create a new VM, select from Gallery, select “MY DISKS”, and create the VM as required.

creating vm

I entered a new Username and Password, but the original credentials stayed on the VM (because I didn’t Sysprep the VM).

Attach any additional disks if required.  Ensure that you leave Host Cache Preference to NONE for these additional disks.

Power on the VM.

Download the RDP connection short cut

Log in.