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Build 2015 Notes

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mobility of the experience is what is paramount, not the mobility of the device. That’s the big quote from Satya Nadella from Build 2015. Various Microsoft developer people spoke for the previous 90 minutes, sending me to sleep. The cheer of the audience in response to “Windows 10” woke me [...]

Microsoft News – 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’ve been really busy either preparing training, delivering training, on customer sites, or prepping my two sessions for Ignite. Here’s the roundup of recent Microsoft news for infrastructure IT pros: Hyper-V Microsoft Announces Nano Server: A post by me on Petri.com Microsoft Announces Hyper-V [...]

Microsoft News – 8 April 2015

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a lot of stuff happening now. The Windows Server vNext Preview expires on April 15th and Microsoft is promising a fix … the next preview isn’t out until May (maybe with Ignite on?). There’s rumours of Windows vNext vNext. And there’s talk of open sourcing Windows – which I would [...]

What Are Microsoft “Flights” And “Flighting”?

April 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

There is a term that I’ve heard for a while when talking to Microsoft program managers, and it has started to be used publicly by Microsoft staff. I read it on a post by Ben Armstrong: If you are already on 10049 and have not yet enabled Hyper-V, you can either follow the above steps, or hang [...]

Microsoft News – 13 March 2015

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quite bit of stuff to read since my last aggregation post on the 3rd. Windows Server Enable and Use Remote Commands in Windows PowerShell: For when you get the error “Unable to connect to the server using Windows PowerShell Remoting”. Hyper-V KB3031598: Hyper-V host crashes and has errors when [...]

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 [...]

What is Windows-as-a-Service? FAQ

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I heard “Windows as a Service” or WaaS being mentioned twice at an event on Wednesday. Straight away, as a blogger/speaker, I knew what questions people would ask. Here’s what this means: Windows as a Service is a mindset from Microsoft. You don’t use an OS; your use apps and content. The [...]
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