Very little happening. These quiet times are great for rumours.
Oh – and don’t use Generation 2 virtual machines on WS2012 R2 Hyper-V.
- A story of how Generation 2 VMs caused performance issues: This, on top of secure boot up cert update issues lead me to advising: STICK WITH GENERATION 1 VIRTUAL MACHINES
- Microsoft’s Windows ‘Threshold’ expected to add virtual desktops, drop charms: Mary Jo Foley has news on the changes coming to Windows vNext. TechEd Europe should be interesting.
- New Site Recovers Files Locked by Cryptolocker Ransomware: Two security firms teamed up to launch a free new online service that can help victims unlock and recover files scrambled by the malware.
- 3 Steps to Securing FTP on IIS 8: Here are three additional things you can do to increase the security of your server’s FTP service and minimize its attack footprint.
- Microsoft to block outdated Java versions in Internet Explorer: It’s about time that Java was treated like malware.
- Service Management Automation using System Center 2012 R2: A whitepaper on SMA by MVP Michael Rueefli.
- License Mobility through Software Assurance on Azure: License Mobility through Software Assurance gives Microsoft Volume Licensing customers the flexibility to deploy eligible server applications with active Software Assurance on Azure. With this Software Assurance benefit, there is no need to purchase new licenses and no associated mobility fees so, you can easily deploy existing licenses on the Azure cloud platform.
- Cloud Ecosystem Poster: Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2: This document provides a visual reference for understanding key Microsoft private cloud and on-premises cloud technologies.