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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 – 3 December 2014

December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been a slow period but there’s some interesting stuff in Azure networking and websites. Hyper-V Update for RDCMan: New support for connecting to VMs via Hyper-V Using RDCMan v2.7 to Connect to a VM: Using the above new feature Integration components: How Microsoft determines Windows Update [...]

Microsoft News – 19 November 2014

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Pay attention to the security update for Windows that was released out of band last night. It’s an important one that prevents people from crafting custom Kerberos tickets. Hyper-V How to Build Azure-Like Virtual Machines on Hyper-V: A post I wrote on Petri.com Windows Server November 2014 update [...]

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 [...]

TEE14 Scripted Demo 6 – Extended Port ACLs

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

My sixth  TechEd Europe 2014 demo was a fun one: Extended Port ACLs, which is the ability to apply network security rules in the virtual switch port, which cannot be overruled by the guest OS admin. There is a demo VM that is running IIS with a default site. The Windows Firewall is turned off [...]

TEE14 Scripted Demo 5 – Out-Of-Band File Copy

November 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

In my fight demo at TechEd Europe 2014, the topic was OOB File Copy, the ability to place a file into a VM’s storage, via the VMBus, and without network connectivity to the VM (e.g. tenant isolation). The script does the following: Cleans up the demo Opens up notepad. I manually copy and paste [...]

TEE14 Scripted Demo 5 – Out-Of-Band File Copy

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

In my fight demo at TechEd Europe 2014, the topic was OOB File Copy, the ability to place a file into a VM’s storage, via the VMBus, and without network connectivity to the VM (e.g. tenant isolation). The script does the following: Cleans up the demo Opens up notepad. I manually copy and paste [...]

TEE14 Scripted Demo 4 – Enhanced Session Mode

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

The 4th of my 10 demos at TechEd North America 2014 was based on Enhanced Session Mode and all the RemoteFX via the VMBus goodness that it provides admins with when interacting with VMs on WS2012 R2 Hyper-V. It was a complicated demo to script – but certainly not the most complicated! The logic [...]

TEE14 Scripted Demo 3 – Resource Metering

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

My third demo at TechEd Europe 2014 focused on Resource Metering, enabling granular reporting of per-VM resource utilisation, primarily for the purposes of show-back reporting or cross-charging/billing. This feature can be used to satisfy one of the traits of a cloud, as defined by NIST: measured [...]
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