As you probably know, Microsoft Azure Stack – MAS, has been officially available for a few weeks in July at Microsoft Inspire partner conference in Washington DC.
Right now, Microsoft announces that you can order an Azure Stack integrated system with Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo. Note that other partners, including Huawei and Cisco, will launch their systems at some point in the near future. You can plan your purchase with software pricing information, and try the free single-server (Azure Stack Development Kit) deployment of Azure Stack.
Listed below, some resources to learn more on Microsoft Azure Stack:
- Azure Stack Whitepaper and Datasheet.
- A lot of news and tips on Microsoft Azure Blog and in addition this white paper.
- Of course, Azure Stack documentation on Microsoft Docs: This documentation permits you to deploy the free single-server of Azure Stack to evaluate it with all new concepts, quickstart guides, tutorials and much more.
- Note that you can deploy the free single-server version of Azure Stack Development Kit on physical server – see HPE guide, and On-Premise VM / Azure VM.
- A very good Azure Stack OneNote Wiki: It is a must have notebook that you can add to your OneNote. It contains lot of useful information and links to blog posts from people from the community talking about Azure Stack. Click on the OneNote Online picture to open the Wiki and thanks to Hans Vredevoort – Cloud and Datacenter MVP (Hyper-V) for this work:
- A 10 minutes tour of Azure Stack integrated systems published on YouTube from Microsoft Mechanics: You’ll discover a combination of new optimized hardware, software and services that delivers Azure with Azure Stack to your own datacenter. Vijay Tewari from the Azure Stack engineering team presents how it works and how to get Azure Stack up and running with your hardware partners.
Bits to download:
- Azure Stack Development Kit download
- Deployment Checker tool for Azure Stack Development Kit
- Deploy the Azure Stack Development Kit Step by Step guide from Microsoft
- Azure Stack tools on GitHub
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) services for Azure Stack from Microsoft and other 3rd party providers.
- Azure Stack Monitoring with System Center 2016 Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Pack.
Enjoy the Microsoft Azure Stack platform to your datacenter and stay tuned!