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Feedback Requested: Microsoft Azure Linux Doc survey

I’ve been working on a project with a number of people working to make our Azure VM documentation a better place.  Documentation is something I am rather passionate about. I believe all things live and die by their usability and documentation.

About 6 months ago I was involved in the big SPLIT of our Azure VM docs into Windows and Linux docs.  Why the split? It allowed us to focus on some new styles and “voice” of the docs to better hit our target user base. This split and new focus was well received for the most part. But we need to keep on focusing on how we can improve.

Feedback is critical to our success.  We’ve been collecting feedback from known individuals, MVPs, Community Members and partners on how we’re doing.  Most of the feedback has been good along with constructive criticism on how we can continue to improve. We’re quick to validate comments and implement changes to make things even better. Lots of work under the covers to end up with an even better experience.

Now it’s YOUR TURN to help out. I’d like to collect even MORE feedback from anyone who has 5 minutes or less to give their opinion. Do you use Linux as part of your role in IT today? Are you familiar with AWS and Linux AMI images? Have you tried Azure Linux VMs?

If so – head over to Azure VM Compute (Linux) to have a quick perusal of the docs. Then head over to http://aka.ms/linuxdocsurvey and tell us what you think.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. know any Linux SysAdmins or MSFT folks that work in the linux space? Forward them this link or Share it out on your social networks.

Thanks for the help!

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The Ops Team #003 – “The Egg”

The Ops Team is a new weekly show where 4 Technical Evangelists specializing in IT Operations get together to give you the deets on their 4 areas of expertise: Microsoft Azure/Cloud, On-premises datacenter technologies, Enterprise Mobility / Windows and DevOps.

This week on The Ops Team, Simon makes us all jealous talking about the phenomenal new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices along with new announcements surrounding Azure Active Directory Domain Services. Matt brings you up to speed with new announcements around the Cloud Platform System, Virtual Machine Manager UR8 and a new Container management UI from the community. Rick gives us the gossip on the new Azure DevTest labs, along with insight into his trip to the DEVintersection 2015 conference. Finally, David wraps up talking about load testing for your apps using cloud-based services!

Apologies for the audio quality for Simon and Rick’s segments – It’ll be all fixed for next time folks, honest!

Here’s all the links and info on the topics we covered, along with the time stamps to jump to specific points in the video.

Enterprise Mobile/Gadgets with Simon May

On Premises Systems with Matt McSpirit

Global Cloud Datacenters with Rick Claus

DevOps with David Tesar

What do you think? Send us an email, comment below in the comments area on Channel 9, or tweet us at @TheOpsTeam.

Wanted: Designer or Framework?

imageBefore anyone says anything – yes – I am not a designer / WP expert in the slightest sense. I design infrastructure, put up servers and architect solutions for a living – I don’t make them look nice. Hence the reason this blog currently has a default theme and no framework or cool thingies / widgets down the side.

I need to invest in creating a better online presence for “Regular IT Guy” but at this point I am more focused on useful and relevant content. Imagine that? Smile Get the story right, then work on execution.

If you have suggestions on what to do / what frameworks to use or if you would like to partner with me to make this a better place – I’d love to talk with ya. Drop me a note in the comments or send me an email rick@regularitguy.com