Cloud Computing Resources and Tutorials

Cloud Computing Overview

In the cloud computing model, IT resources are accessed over the Internet (or another network) as a service. There are a variety of cloud computing models, including public cloud computing, where IT resources are shared among users who access the service over the Internet. A private cloud generally limits access to those resources, often has computing resources onsite, and is under more direct control by the customer using the service.

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Recent Cloud Computing Articles

Check Certificate Authority Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Using PKIVIEW

By Russell Smith - April 17, 2014

In this easy Ask an Admin, find out how to check the status of your enterprise certification authorities using the Enterprise PKI (PKIVIEW) tool.

Installing VMware View Group Policy ADM templates

By Brian Suhr - April 17, 2014

Find out how to load the VMware View administrative template (ADM) files into AD in this walkthrough.

How to Create a New Workflow with Visio and SharePoint Designer

By Flash Denning - April 17, 2014

Discover what's needed to create a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio Pro 2013 that can be used on a content type or a list.

Microsoft Azure: Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking, and RDS

By Aidan Finn - April 16, 2014

Still leery of Microsoft Azure? In part 2 of this series, find out whether Azure can help you in your work and whether it'll take away - or help - your job.

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Create a Minecraft Server Using Windows Azure IaaS

By Jeff James - May 6, 2013

Wondering what to do with the new Windows Azure IaaS service? Discover how to spool up a Minecraft server with Azure IaaS in this tutorial with John Savill.

Microsoft Updates Cloud OS Strategy

By Jeff James - January 16, 2013

Learn about Microsoft's recent updates, add-ons, and improvements to System Center 2012, Windows Intune, and Windows Azure -- all designed to give IT managers

What is VMware vCloud?

By David Davis - January 2, 2013

Virtualization guru David Davis discusses cloud computing and VMware's vCloud products in particular.

What Is Windows Azure IaaS?

By Matt Hester - November 7, 2012

Want to feel clear-headed about the cloud? Learn more as Matt Hester discusses cloud services such as Windows Azure Iaas and how it can work for you.

Top 3 Mistakes When Selecting Cloud Service Providers

By Avril Salter, Ph.D. - February 20, 2012

Avril Salter discusses the top 3 mistakes companies make when selecting a cloud service provider and what you can do to avoid them. This is the first post in a

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