The big news of the last 24 hours is that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th. I posted before The Verge, etc, that I will be away and not reporting on the release on that date.
- How Shared VHDX Works on Server 2012 R2: V2.0 of SVHDX files is in WS2016.
- MVP Carsten Rachfahl interviews Claus Joergenson about Storage Spaces Direct: Video interview recorded at Ignite by the Hyper-V MVP.
- Microsoft to hike by 13 percent its user client-access license prices as of August 1: Buy now if you can. CALs are by far the most expensive part of a server purchase for mid-large companies.
- And the Release Date for Windows 10 Is… July 29th.
- Windows 10 System Requirements: No surprises here.
- Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to find out
- Which Version You Get For Free: You can upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update 2. Enterprise editions won’t get the free upgrade offer (requires SA or purchase).
- Azure AD Join on Windows 10 devices: The benefits, process, and management of devices which are joined to Azure AD.
- New Azure Infrastructure Services Implementation Guidelines: Start with Azure Infrastructure Services Implementation Guidelines if you are investigating the deployment of your first production IT workload in Azure.
- Managing Azure Storage from the Command-Line: Want to delete a previously used storage account? Save half a day and learn a couple of cmdlets. It’s almost like they designed the GUI to force you into it 😉
- Recent Enhancements to Azure Site Recovery: The ASR team has been busy, including adding support for Generation 2 VMs, failback to new sites (there now), vSphere and physical servers.
- 13 Things System Administrators Hate About IT Vendors: You’re not alone. As an admin I loved making sales people squirm.
- A very interesting infographic from Microsoft: Quietly released as “SMB Mentor Project” this PDF is appears to be aimed at SMB resellers, and I love the tone of it – it’s how I’ve taken to talking down to those who shrug their shoulders at XP and W2003 usage by their customers.