Microsoft News Summary – 9 September 2014

September 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s a slow day, so here’s your updates for today. I think the Azure Automation post should be useful – I’ll sure be ripping it off inspired by it for future demos Hyper-V Using Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode: An article by me on Hyper-V Networking NVGRE do’s and don’ts: This [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 1 September 2014

September 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Frak! It’s September already!?!?!?! Here’s my first update in a since last Wednesday – travel and events took priority. The big news broke late on Friday and Saturday. The moron judge presiding over the FBI/Microsoft case cancelled the stay on the order to force Microsoft to turn over [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 14 August 2014

August 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s a new craze out there with famous people called the Ice Bucket Challenge. A person is dared to take a bucket of ice water over the head (and post the video online) or donate to charity, in in of of “raising awareness” of a disease called ALS. Nadella and Zuckerberg have done it. Gates [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 11 August 2014

August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

I think we can call today’s issue “What’s New in Azure”: Introducing the Azure PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration) extension: Introducing the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Extension for Azure VMs as part of the Azure PowerShell SDK. Desired State Configuration (DSC) [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 8 August 2014

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It looks like you will have to use the latest version of IE to be supported after January 2016. That’ll go down like the Hindenburg in businesses. Sysinternals Sysmon v1.0: A Windows system service and device driver that, once installed on a system, remains resident across system reboots to [...]

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 Azure Now Available Through Open Licensing

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

It is August 1st, and today is the very first day that you can buy credit for usage on Azure through Open Licensing. This includes Open, OV, and OVS, as well as educational and government schemes. How Does It Work? The process is: A customer asks to buy X amount of credit from a reseller – [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 23 July 2014

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Overnight Microsoft news is dominated by their Q4 2014 (MSFT  financial year is July-June and just started FY 2015) returns. Microsoft Reports Positive Q4 Earnings: Cloud services grew 44%, and beat overall revenue expectations. Shares are now at $44.83 each – after a decade of around [...]

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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