Licensing

Microsoft News – 2 February 2015

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

The big news of the last few days was the announcement that the next version of “Windows Server and System Center” won’t be released until 2016. This is quite disappointing. Windows Server Windows Server and System Center roadmap update: We won’t see new versions of Windows Server and [...]

What is Windows-as-a-Service? FAQ

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I heard “Windows as a Service” or WaaS being mentioned twice at an event on Wednesday. Straight away, as a blogger/speaker, I knew what questions people would ask. Here’s what this means: Windows as a Service is a mindset from Microsoft. You don’t use an OS; your use apps and content. The [...]

Microsoft News – 17 December 2014

December 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Things have settled down a little after last week’s surprise Azure announcements. Hyper-V Another Update on the VMQ Issue with Emulex and HP: MVP Hans Vredevoort has the latest news for poor HP blade customers running Hyper-V. Azure Azure AD Connect – One simple, fast, lightweight tool to [...]

Microsoft News – 9 December 2014

December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

I do not give a flying fiddlers about some wizard Accenture is selling to deploy System Center. Moving on to relevant things … Hyper-V Troubleshooting Cluster Shared Volume Auto-Pauses – Event 5120: Focus for this blog post will be auto-pauses. System Center PDT 2.65.2620 is now available on [...]

Microsoft News – 24 November 2014

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been a slow few news days in the Microsoft world. Stuff I’m not linking to: the infinitely linked webcasts on mobility management and the Reign malware infecting computers in Ireland, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Windows Server Microsoft’s View on Hyper-Convergence: A post I wrote for [...]

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 – 6 October 2014

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news today is that HP is “planning” to split. No, not leave, but divide into two. Hyper-V Hyper-V did not find virtual machines to import from the location . The operation failed with error code ‘32784’: Didier Van Hoye reminds you that you should have tested your rollback plans and [...]

You Cannot Switch To Azure Open Licensing – Yet

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are a number of ways that you can purchase Azure. You can get it as a part of an enterprise agreement (high cost of entry, but highest value). You can get it via one of these means: Pay direct (credit card) Trial MSDN benefit We in the licensing biz bundle those options up as MOSP (Microsoft [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 19 September 2014

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The positive highlight for me is the excellent TechNet article on managing tiered Storage Spaces. The lowlight was the unannounced price changes in Azure – (A) it was unannounced (B) there was no notice, and (C) it means that customers cannot plan; customers hate each and every one of those, [...]
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