Cloud Computing

How to Reserve The VIP Of An Azure Cloud Service

September 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Microsoft announced earlier this year that we would have the ability to reserve the public IP address (virtual IP or VIP) of a cloud service in Azure. I’d love that: VIPs are non-reserved by default, so if your cloud service is suspended (maybe all VMs are shutdown) then you get a different VIP [...]

Microsoft News – 7 September 2015

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the recent news from the last few weeks in the Microsoft IT Pro world: Hyper-V Configuring Default Checkpoint type in Windows 10: How to automatically get the legacy style checkpoint behaviour – might be useful in test/dev/demo labs. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Versus Virtual NUMA: The [...]

Microsoft News 13-August-2015

August 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

Hi folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but there’s a great reason for that – I got married and was away on honeymoon 🙂 We’re back and trying to get back into the normal swing of things. I was away for the Windows 10 launch, happily ignoring the world. Windows 10 in the [...]

Microsoft News–13 July 2015

July 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

I don’t have all that much for you, but the big news is the Azure Site Recovery (ASR, Microsoft’s DR site in the cloud) now supports VMware virtual machines and physical servers, without using System Center. You do need to run some stuff on-prem and in the cloud to make it work though, so there [...]

Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

June 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

As you might expect, there’s lots of Azure news. Surprisingly, there is still not much substantial content on Windows 10. Hyper-V What is the Windows Server Network Controller? A post I wrote for Petri.com. Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016: Dealing with transient cluster [...]

Choosing Azure Management Tools

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post, I will share with you some details on the different options for managing Azure. It’s not all-encompassing; I’m leaving programing REST API and Visual Studio to the nut jobs. Account Portal This is where you start off creating your subscription (under Open or direct-billing), and [...]

Microsoft News 28-May-2015

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Very little to cover here, except one possibly controversial article on Hyper-V that you long-time readers might expect me to write an angry response to … Hyper-V Hyper-V’s Biggest Weakness: A post that I wrote for Petri.com. When to use Hyper-V Dynamic Memory versus Runtime Memory Resize: [...]

Microsoft News – 25-May-2015

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s taken me nearly all day to fast-read through this lot. Here’s a dump of info from Build, Ignite, and since Ignite. Have a nice weekend! Hyper-V What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: A post I wrote for Petri.com Linux Integration Services 4.0 Announcement: As part of this release [...]
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