Hybrid Cloud

Why I’m Diving Into Azure

February 21, 2015 // 12 Comments

Two years ago, if you’d asked me which direction I would expand into from Hyper-V, it wouldn’t have been into Azure. But, things change. Back in 2007, I believe that I blogged that I wouldn’t work with Hyper-V and would be sticking with VMware. Then a year later I’m working with Hyper-V, [...]

Microsoft News – 19 February 2015

February 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest in the Microsoft world. Shame on Lenovo for pre-installing adware that is a man-in-the-middle attack. Crapware must die! Hyper-V Hyper-V Backup doesn’t interrupt running virtual machines (anymore): A post on the improved backup in Hyper-V, moving to a file-based backup. System [...]

Microsoft News – 16 February 2015

February 16, 2015 // 3 Comments

I was away on vacation for a little bit, photographing eagles in Poland. And then I came back and had to dive deep into Azure Site Recovery to prep a training class. I’m back in the normal swing of things so here we go … Hyper-V Getting Hyper-V Integration Components via Windows Update: A post [...]

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 – 28 January 2015

January 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

Things have quietened down after the Windows 10 and HoloLens news, and Azure is back to dominating this post. Windows Server Distributed File System Namespace Solution with Hybrid Cloud Storage Deployment Guide: This paper explains how to deploy Microsoft Azure StorSimple, Windows file servers, and [...]

Microsoft News – 23 January 2015

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you’ve just emerged from a cave or from under a rock, then you might like to read about Windows 10 and HoloLens. It’s been amazing to see how in “90 minutes”, the image of Microsoft has done a 180 degree turnaround. The carefully orchestrated and timed announcements on Wednesday were [...]

Microsoft News – 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve let the news build up a little bit. I think the holiday lull is starting to lift. Hyper-V Hyper-V Script to move everything off of a physical disk: Drain anything that is located on a particular disk. Announcing DSC resources to deploy Hyper-V converged virtual network: This is an [...]

Microsoft News – 14 January 2015

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the Microsoft updates from the last few days. Windows Server Advances in Active Directory since Windows Server 2003: Features that people have been asking for since 2003 … some have been there since Windows Server 2008! System Center Windows Azure Pack and it’s licensing: A post by [...]

Microsoft News – 9 January 2015

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

3 big announcements from Azure last night plus a useful Hyper-V reporting script feature today. Hyper-V Hyper-V Reporting Script: A post by Ben Armstrong promoting a very useful script by Hyper-V MVP Serhat AKINCI System Center Hyper-V NVGRE Gateway Toolkit: An alternative way to deploy Hyper-V [...]

Microsoft News – 6 January 2015

January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few little nuggets to get you back in the swing of things. And yes, I have completely ignored the US-only version 1.2 Azure Pricing Tool that suffers from “The Curse of Zune”. Hyper-V Setting up Port Mirroring to Capture Mirrored Traffic on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine:A handy but rarely [...]
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