Microsoft News – 24 February 2015

February 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is the latest news in the world of Microsoft infrastructure: Hyper-V Hyper-V receives Red Hat certification: Add RHEL 7.0 to the list on WS2012 R2 Generation 1 and Generation 2 VMs, along with WS2012 and W2008 R2 SP1. Windows Server Storage Spaces Performance Tuning: A post I wrote on [...]

Microsoft News – 5 December 2014

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s December, and not much happens then in the world of Microsoft. However, we do have GA of Azure RemoteApp (RDS in the cloud) on the 11th! Windows Server Sizing Volumes for Data Deduplication in Windows Server: One of the most common questions the Data Deduplication team gets seems deceptively [...]

Microsoft News – 17 November 2014

November 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

I’ve had a crazy few weeks with TechEd Europe 2014, followed by the MVP Summit, followed by a week of events and catchup at work. Today, I’ve finally gotten to go through my news feeds. There is a LOT of Azure stuff from TEE14. Hyper-V What’s New in Windows Server vNext Hyper-V: A post by me [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest from the last 24 hours: New – Configurable Idle Timeout for Azure Load Balancer: Microsoft announced that the Azure Load Balancer now supports configurable TCP Idle timeout for your Cloud Services and Virtual Machines. This feature can be configured using the Service [...]

Server Posterpedia –Windows Server Poster App

September 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

A new app that features the feature poster apps for a number of server products, not just Hyper-V, has been released. You can download this app from the Microsoft Store for Windows 8. Click on a poster, and it’s displayed for you: You can zoom and scroll through the poster. Cleverly, the actions [...]

Early Impressions Of Office 2013 Beta

July 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

I installed Office 2013 on my Windows 8 Build slate PC on Monday night.  Here are some early impressions: It’s very different looking.  The layout has been optimized to make it touch friendly, but still appears to be mouse friendly. The new control that everyone is talking about reminds [...]

Exchange 2010 SP1 Virtualisation and Live Migration

June 23, 2011 // 3 Comments

A few weeks ago social media lit up with news of support for running Exchange 2010 DAG members on virtualised clusters, e.g. a vSphere farm or a Hyper-V failover cluster.  That much is true.  Some of the chatter implied that Live Migration was supported. I’ve downloaded and started [...]

Microsoft Exchange Online Services Unbundled

June 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

This post is as much for me as anyone else – the array of products from Microsoft is mind boggling. Once upon a time, Microsoft launched Exchange Hosted Services.  Based on the name alone, it sounded like Microsoft were now hosting Exchange mailboxes, like some of their hosting customers had [...]
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