Tag: Licensing

What is Windows-as-a-Service? FAQ

I heard “Windows as a Service” or WaaS being mentioned twice at an event on Wednesday. Straight away, as a blogger/speaker, I knew what questions people would ask. Here’s what this means: Windows as a Service is a mindset from Microsoft. You don’t use an OS; your use apps and content. The OS should be…

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Microsoft News – 17 December 2014

Things have settled down a little after last week’s surprise Azure announcements. Hyper-V Another Update on the VMQ Issue with Emulex and HP: MVP Hans Vredevoort has the latest news for poor HP blade customers running Hyper-V. Azure Azure AD Connect – One simple, fast, lightweight tool to connect Active Directory and Azure Active Directory:…

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Microsoft News – 9 December 2014

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 the TechNet Gallery: A new version of…

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Microsoft News – 24 November 2014

It’s been a slow few news days in the Microsoft world. Stuff I’m not linking to: the infinitely linked webcasts on mobility management and the Reign malware infecting computers in Ireland, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. Windows Server Microsoft’s View on Hyper-Convergence: A post I wrote for Petri.com. Technical Preview Step-by-Step Guide -Storage Replica: Learn to…

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Microsoft News Summary – 19 September 2014

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, especially the latter. Hyper-V Resource…

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