Microsoft News Summary – 4 July 2014

July 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Not much news for you to read today: Deploying a Non-Clustered Hyper-V Host for Production Workloads: The final part in my series on how to get a non-clustered host up and running. Azure Cost Estimator Tool: Have you ever wondered what it would cost to run a traditional on premise or virtualized [...]

SQL Server Now Requires SA For A Cold Replica

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you replicate a virtual machine from site A to site B then typically the replica VM in site B is powered down. Note that I haven’t specified a hypervisor or replication method, so this article applies to Hyper-V and vSphere, and not just to Hyper-V Replica. In the past, if you ran SQL Server [...]

Microsoft News Summary-2 July 2014

July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been a long times since I posted one of these! I’ve just trawled my feeds for interesting articles and came up with the following. I’ll be checking news and Twitter for more. What Is Microsoft Azure RemoteApp? Learn about this new RDS offering in Microsoft Azure What are Hyper-V Virtual [...]

Microsoft News Summary-4 June 2014

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

A few bits and pieces from the last 24-48 hours: Steve Ballmer outbid Ellison, Oprah, and David Geffen to buy an NBA team for $2billion: He’s all in on the skyhook shot now. He’s not the first ex-Softie to buy a franchise. MSFT founder Paul Allen owns the Seattle Seahawks (*cough* [...]

Microsoft News Summary-3 June 2014

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

It was a bank (national) holiday weekend here in Ireland. I was also attending and speaking at E2EVC in Brussels, where I talked about designing and building Hyper-V over SMB 3.0 storage – that seemed to go down well to a full room. Here’s a break down of the news from a slow weekend: 2012R2 [...]

Microsoft Azure Available Through Open Licensing

May 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

I did not expect this announcement until WPC, but it’s come out today. Microsoft announced, via a video, that Microsoft Azure will be available for resellers to sell, and customers to buy, through Open licensing on August 1st 2014. Yes, Azure is coming to the channel. Previously Azure has only [...]

Microsoft News Summary-21 May 2014

May 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

I took a break from these posts last week while I was at TechEd, and then had work catch up to do this week. Let’s get back a rockin’. There is a distinct tendency towards cloud and automation in the news of the last week. That should be no surprise. Microsoft Enhancing Office 365 ProPlus [...]

Microsoft News Summary-1 May 2014

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Happy May Day, comrades! I was tied up with events the last couple of mornings so here is two days worth of news. Note the new beta for System Center Advisor. The security functionality looks very interesting! Virtual Processor Scheduling – How VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors Work at the CPU [...]

Clarifying The Updates Coming To The Windows UI

April 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

It appears, judging by Twitter, that lots of people haven’t been following my tweets or reading the stories by Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott. So let’s clear up what is happening in the upcoming updates. Windows 8.1 (and Windows Server 2012 R2) Update On April 8th, via Windows Update, you will [...]
1 3 4 5 6 7 11