Wrapping Up 2014

December 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

It’s dark outside, it’s raining, there’s Christmas songs on the radio, and there wasn’t much traffic this morning. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and we’re coming to the end of another year. Work at MicroWarehouse Ltd. (not the UK company of the same name) has been [...]

Happy Christmas!

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

I realise that today is the last day of work for a lot of you. I’ll be going until Tuesday before I shut down for the holidays … unless something catches my attention. So have a great holiday, whatever you celebrate, and have a happy new year! Please follow and like [...]

Getting An Ultrabook To Boot From USB

November 24, 2014 // 13 Comments

Do you have a new laptop that refuses to boot from USB? You’re failing to get Windows to install from a removable device? Don’t have an RJ45 port to do PXE installs? If so, I think I have a hack for you. This is what I used for my Toshiba KIRAbook when wiping Windows 10 Techniacl Preview to [...]

New Features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V

November 3, 2014 // 18 Comments

I’m going to do my best (no guarantees – I only have one body and pair of ears/eyes and NDA stuff is hard to track!) to update this page with a listing of each new feature in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2016 after they are discussed publicly by Microsoft. The links [...]

TEE14–Designing Scale Out File Servers, Including vNext

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am live blogging this session. Refresh to see more. Speaker: Claus Joergensen I arrived in 15 minutes late so the start of this is missing. Claus was finishing off a refresh on Storage Spaces. The session so far seems to be aimed at beginners to SOFS – of which there are plenty. I will not take [...]

TEE14–Lessons From Scale

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am live blogging this so hit refresh to see more Speaker: Mark Russinovich, CTO of Azure Stuff Everyone Knows About Cloud Deployment Automate: necessary to work at scale Scout out instead of scale up. Leverage cheap compute to get capacity and fault tolerance Test in production – devops Deploy [...]

Microsoft Cloud Briefing October 20th 2014

October 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

I tuned in a minute or two late to see Satya Nadella rehashing his cloud first, mobile first thing that has started to bore people. Substance, not mantras, please. It’ the same small room in San Francisco as the non-streamed Windows 10 announcement.  He starts off talking about the cloud [...]
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