Microsoft News Summary – 1 October 2014

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s not all that much news to cover this morning. Oh … hold on … Hyper-V Hyper-V Virtual Switch Performance – Dynamic VMQ: A feature designed to provide optimal processor utilization across changing workload that was not possible with static processor allocation for VMQ as done [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 12 September 2014

September 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news yesterday was the leaking of screenshots of Windows “Threshold” (9). Most of them were more of the same, but we saw confirmation of some recently rumoured changes. Windows Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 1): Mainly more of what we have already seen, [...]

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 – 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Does “fail fast” = “fail predictably often”? Automated testing of software for cloud services needs to be investigated and questioned. First we had the clusterfrak August updates for Windows. Then a significant chunk of Azure went offline. Azure IaaS experienced issues in many regions [...]

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-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 [...]

TechEd NA 2014 – Windows Azure Pack versus OpenStack

May 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Speaker: Damian Flynn, MVP OpenSource options Eucalyptus. Apache CloudStack: open sourced by Citrix. Open Nebula: Poor support for hypervisors. Not there for Hyper-V. OpenStack: Youngest of the four. Then we have the Microsoft Cloud OS. A handful of the room are running open source cloud, managing [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 7 May 2014

May 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Between a bank holiday and some travel, I’ve been unable to post, but I’ve saved up the headlines from those days: Windows Server Backup does not work correctly after you perform a bare metal recovery: This problem occurs because the Windows Server backup engine (Wbengine.exe) crashes when the [...]

Microsoft News Summary-2 May 2014

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news yesterday was the general release of the new patch for IE on XP. Personally, I think this is a stupid mistake by Microsoft, and it will lead to some laggards to reason that Microsoft has reversed course on the end of support. Microsoft can comment all they want; most people never read [...]

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 [...]
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