Ignite 2016 – Introducing Windows Server and System Center 2016

This session (original here) introduces WS2016 and SysCtr 2016 at a high level. The speakers were: Mike Neil: Corporate VP, Enterprise Cloud Group at Microsoft Erin Chapple: General Manager, Windows Server at Microsoft A selection of other people will come on stage to do demos. 20 Years Old Windows Server is 20 years old. Here’s…

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Windows Server 2016 is Launched But NOT Generally Available Yet

Microsoft did the global launch of Windows Server 2016 at Ignite in Atlanta yesterday. But contrary to tweets about an eval edition that you can download (but is useless for production), neither Windows Server 2016 or System Center 2016 are actually generally available; they are on the October pricelists but won’t be GA until “mid…

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Windows Server 2016 Launch in Ireland

I’m delighted to announce that my employers are running the community launch of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) in Dublin, Ireland, on October 26th, starting promptly at 10:30. You might have heard that Microsoft announced general availability yesterday at the Ignite conference in Atlanta, USA – actual GA is mid-October with the pieces being on the…

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Webinar Recording: What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?

The good marketing folks at MicroWarehouse have edited and posted the recording of my recent webinar that focused on the new features of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V. Lots of info in slide form and some demos too. We have also shared the slides of the presentation. Most of the demos were live, but I…

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Webinar – What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

We just wrapped up delivering our latest webcast, which will be shared on the MicroWarehouse site in the next few days, along with the deck and digital handout. And we’ve already scheduled the next webinar, which will be the first in a series of webinars focusing on Windows Server 2016 ahead of the launch at…

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Webinar – What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

I’ll be joining fellow Cloud and Datacenter Management (Hyper-V) MVP Andy Syrewicze for a webcast by Altaro on June 14th at 3PM UK/Irish time, 4PM CET, and 10AM Eastern. The topic: What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (and related technologies). There’s quite a bit to cover in this new OS that we expect to…

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Windows Server & System Center TP5 Downloads

Here are more download links for Technical Preview releases of Windows Server 2016 and System Center. Yesterday I posted the links for downloading WS2016, but more has been made available. Group Policy administrative templates (.ADMX) for WS2016 TP5 System Center Technical Preview 5 Virtual Machine Manager System Center Technical Preview 5 Data Protection Manager System…

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Windows Server 2016 Licensing is Announced

Some sales/marketing/channel type in Microsoft will get angry reading this. Good. I am an advocate of Microsoft tech, and I speak out when things are good, and I speak out when things are bad. Friends will criticise each other when one does something stupid. So don’t take criticism personally and get angry, sending off emails…

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Configuring Windows Server Containers To Use DHCP Instead Of NAT

Read on if you want to learn how to connect Windows Server containers to an external virtual switch so that you don’t use NAT, and the containers actually talk directly to the LAN via DHCP assigned addresses. You’ll also see why a DHCP enabled container fails to get and address and ends up with a…

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