Articles by AFinn

Talking Hyper-V & Azure At Upcoming Community Events

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The last 12 months of my existence have been a steady diet of Azure. My focus at work has been on developing and delivering a set of bespoke Azure training courses aimed at our customers (MS partners) working in the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) channel. As of last week, my calendar became a lot [...]

VMQ On Team Interface Breaking Hyper-V Networking

March 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

I recently had a situation where virtual machines on a Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V host could not communicate with each other. Ping tests were failing: Extremely high latency Lost packets In this case, I was building a new Windows Server 2016 demo lab for some upcoming community events in [...]

Template For ASR Recovery Plan Runbook

March 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’m sharing a template PowerShell-based Azure Automation runbook that I’ve written, to enable advanced automation in the Recovery Plans that can be used in Azure Site Recovery (ASR) failover. ASR allows us to orchestrate the failover and failback of virtual machines. This can be a basic [...]

My Hands-Off Review of Surface Studio

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

I don’t have a Surface Studio. My access to one was limited to a 10 minute play in a Microsoft Store in Bellevue, WA last month. But I did have that limited hands-on, I know the specs, and I’ve listened to & read other reviews. So I have my opinions on this headline-making PC from Microsoft [...]

Podcast Recording: Talking WS2016 on AnexiPod

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently recorded a podcast with Ned Bellavance of Anexinet, where we talked about Windows Server 2016 for nearly an hour. Tune in and hear what’s up with the latest version of Microsoft’s server operating system, Hyper-V, storage, cloud, and more! Technorati Tags: Windows Server [...]

Understand Azure’s New VM Naming Standards

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

This post will explain how you can quickly understand the new naming standards for Azure VM sizes. My role has given me the opportunity to see how people struggle with picking a series or size of a VM in Azure. Faced with so many options, many people freeze, and never get beyond talking about using [...]

Wrapping Up MVP Summit 2016

November 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’ve spent the last week at Microsoft head quarters in Redmond, WA, staying at the nearby Bellevue, WA, with 1000-2000 other MVPs from around the world. I can’t share specifics – the first rule of Summit is that you don’t talk about Summit – but I can tell you that it’s always an [...]
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