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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 Modifies The Azure Backup Announcement

July 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yesterday I posted an “Aidan Smash” article about the messed up Azure Backup Announcement. Microsoft had originally stated in their announcement of improvements that were coming to Azure Backup. Let’s remind ourselves what Microsoft said: Why did I take a screenshot of the text instead of [...]

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 [...]

Azure AD Connect is Generally Available

June 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

Thenews that AADConnect is now GA is great for anyone battling with synchronizing to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD). This tool really is going to be the start of connecting your business to Microsoft’s cloud solutions: Azure Office 365 Intune RMS CRM And many more, including third-party [...]

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 [...]

My Microsoft Ignite 2015 Session Content

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Microsoft recorded and shared a video of my session, The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, along with the slides. My second session, End to-End Azure Site Recovery Solutions for Small-Medium Enterprises in one of the community theatres, was not recorded so I have placed the slides [...]

All The Details On My Two Ignite Sessions

April 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

Thanks (I think!!!) to John at MicroWarehouse (my employer) for sticking this on the company website: I think he even Photoshop slimmed me Here’s the details of both my sessions: The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V When: 5:00PM – 6:15PM, Tuesday, May 5th Where: E451A [...]

Microsoft News – 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’ve been really busy either preparing training, delivering training, on customer sites, or prepping my two sessions for Ignite. Here’s the roundup of recent Microsoft news for infrastructure IT pros: Hyper-V Microsoft Announces Nano Server: A post by me on Petri.com Microsoft Announces Hyper-V [...]
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