Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft News Summary – 20 August 2014

August 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

The headline news from yesterday is that Steve Ballmer has resigned his new position from the Microsoft board to focus on “teaching” and his duties as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball franchise. He’s still the largest independent owner of MSFT stock. Microsoft Former [...]

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 [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 13 August 2014

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Overnight, Microsoft released the August 2014 Update Rollup for WS2012 R2 and Windows 8. Lots of hotfixes! TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Windows Azure Pack Remote Console Support: A video on Channel 9 Bare Metal Post-Deployment – Introduction and Scenario Part 1: VMM [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 7 August 2014

August 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Very little happening. These quiet times are great for rumours. Oh – and don’t use Generation 2 virtual machines on WS2012 R2 Hyper-V. A story of how Generation 2 VMs caused performance issues: This, on top of secure boot up cert update issues lead me to advising: STICK WITH GENERATION 1 [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 6 August 2014

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve done photography in some of the most rural parts of the world, but I’ve never been without phone or Internet for 3 days before. *exaggeration alert*  Being in a dark valley in Scotland over a long weekend was like having an arm removed. Anywho, here’s the news from the last few [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 17 July 2014

July 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

This week’s Microsoft news has been dominated by the cryptic letter by Satya Nadella and the pending (and obviously required) layoffs after the completion Nokia acquisition. Let’s stick to the techie stuff: Windows Azure Pack – Active Directory Design Choices: A post on design considerations [...]

Microsoft “Cloud in a Box” – Who Can Sell This?

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mary Jo Foley has the scoop on this story on ZDNet, about how Microsoft will sell packaged on-premises Azure (Hyper-V, System Center, and Windows Azure Pack) private or hosted (private or public) clouds through hardware partners. She asks a question: which vendors can offer this solution, which [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 14 July 2014

July 14, 2014 // 2 Comments

After a week’s break in Finland, I am back with news from the last 10 or so days. It was a busy period! Setting up a Highly-Available VMM 2012 Environment: This article will guide you through the recommended way to setup and configure a typical, highly available (HA) System Center 2012 R2 Virtual [...]
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