My Take On Windows Nano Server & Hyper-V Containers

April 9, 2015 // 13 Comments

Microsoft made two significant announcements yesterday, further innovating their platform for cloud deployments. Hyper-V Containers Last year Microsoft announced a partnership with Docker, a leader in application containerization. The concept is similar to Server App-V, the now deprecated service [...]

Microsoft News – 27 March 2015

March 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

Welcome to the Azure Times! Or so it seems. Lots of Azure developments since I posted one of these news aggregations. Windows Client Reducing Windows Deployment time using Power Management: Saving up to 50% of time. Azure Creating a Recovery Plan for Hyper-V VM failover to Microsoft Azure: A post I [...]

Microsoft News – 13 March 2015

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quite bit of stuff to read since my last aggregation post on the 3rd. Windows Server Enable and Use Remote Commands in Windows PowerShell: For when you get the error “Unable to connect to the server using Windows PowerShell Remoting”. Hyper-V KB3031598: Hyper-V host crashes and has errors when [...]

An Open Letter To W2003 Upgrade Objectors

March 9, 2015 // 13 Comments

This post is dedicated to the person that refuses to upgrade from Windows Server 2003. I’m not targeting service providers and those who want to upgrade but face continued resistance. But if you are part of the problem, then please feel free to be offended. Please read it before you hurt your [...]

Microsoft News – 2 February 2015

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

The big news of the last few days was the announcement that the next version of “Windows Server and System Center” won’t be released until 2016. This is quite disappointing. Windows Server Windows Server and System Center roadmap update: We won’t see new versions of Windows Server and [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 17 September 2014

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft’s patch woes continue. A September update for Lync was pulled this week. Please: do not approve updates immediately; wait 1 month and let some other mug find the bugs for Microsoft. Azure Scale is never a problem with Azure Websites: Starting today, Azure Websites supports above 10 [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 10 September 2014

September 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

In other news, Apple proves that wearable devices are a pointless Gartner-esque fad, and those preachy tax-avoiding frakkers, U2, suck donkey balls. Hyper-V Boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine Using PXE: A post I wrote for System Center Operations Manager OM12 Sizing Helper: This is a Windows [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 22 August 2014

August 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest news from the Microsoft wires. More new services have popped up on Azure, mostly for devs, but the SQL AlwaysOn template should be a massive time saver. Hyper-V Manually Install a Guest OS in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine: A post by me on Azure New DocumentDB NoSQL [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest from the last 24 hours: New – Configurable Idle Timeout for Azure Load Balancer: Microsoft announced that the Azure Load Balancer now supports configurable TCP Idle timeout for your Cloud Services and Virtual Machines. This feature can be configured using the Service [...]
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