Windows 9 steals the headlines this morning. No; it is not out. No; you cannot download a preview yet. And yes; the person you know who says otherwise is an idiot. We know what we know – Microsoft is planning a sneak peek event for the enterprise audience on September 30th. There are no more facts than that.
- Emulex’s crappy drivers saga goes on: They claimed they fixed the VMQ issue. It looks like they never did any tests involving Live Migration.
- The Windows Azure Pack VM Role – Part 3 Resource Definition: This is part 3 from the blog series written by MVP Marc van Eijk.
- It’s Official – Microsoft to Unveil “Next Chapter” for Windows on September 30: I think Paul Thurrott was the first to report this. It will focus on the enterprise audience – the one currently sticking with Windows 7. I guess it will be no more than a show and tell. I still believe TechEd Europe is the bigger reveal, as I reported back at TechEd North America. In the meantime, ignore every rumour and “expert” that you work with or is in the general media.
- Azure Websites Virtual Network Integration: This is big – Azure Websites is happy to announce support for integration between your Azure VNET and your Azure Websites. Now you can integrate your websites with your VMs – in preview and only for Standard websites with up to 1 VNet connected.
- How to host a Scalable and Optimized WordPress for Azure in minutes: Deploy the new instance from the preview portal, and be able to scale WordPress out to meet demand. Very nice solution – I could have used that for this site!
- Azure Active Directory Basic is now GA: Azure AD Basic is now available for purchase through the volume-licensing channel – if like Premium then it will only be available through large enterprise VL programs, i.e. not Open, etc, but I don’t think SMEs want this feature, although they would like Azure RMS.
- Intelligence agencies attempt to map Internet: More on how the British and USA governments are spying on everyone.
- Minecraft to Join Microsoft: It’s official, the digital Lego alternative that rules the lives of so many kids is now owned by Microsoft.
- Grand Theft Auto V is on Next Gen Consoles on Nov 18th: I’ve already ordered my new copy, and am looking forward to my 1 million credits for upgrading from my soon-to-be-defunct Xbox 360. Watch out: joeelway is gunning for you in Sandy Shores!!!!