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, [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 12 September 2014

September 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news yesterday was the leaking of screenshots of Windows “Threshold” (9). Most of them were more of the same, but we saw confirmation of some recently rumoured changes. Windows Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 1): Mainly more of what we have already seen, [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 8 September 2014

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been 5 days since my last of these updates – events, meetings and travel take their toll! Below you will see an announcement on how to deploy DPM in Azure to backup stuff from within Azure VMs (not a host level backup). Please note that this is licensed using on-premises SysCtr SML [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 25 August 2014

August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Not much has happened since last Friday morning. VMworld is on this week in San Francisco – maybe it’s no coincidence that there have been earthquakes nearby? Azure AzureConf, free online Azure conference: On September 25th, 2014, Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf, another free event for [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 4 July 2014

July 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Not much news for you to read today: Deploying a Non-Clustered Hyper-V Host for Production Workloads: The final part in my series on how to get a non-clustered host up and running. Azure Cost Estimator Tool: Have you ever wondered what it would cost to run a traditional on premise or virtualized [...]