How Much Does X In Azure Cost?

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you want to make me angry/ridicule you, this is the question to ask me. Let me ask you a question. How much does it cost to buy a car? Well, sir/mam, that depends. Would you like this fine classic? Or would you like something more mobile but on the basic end? How about something with a bit more [...]

Russinovich on Hyper-V Containers

October 29, 2015 // 5 Comments

We’ve known since Ignite 2015 that Microsoft was going to have two kinds of containers in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016): Windows Server Containers: Providing OS and resource virtualization and isolation. Hyper-V Containers: The hypervisor adds security isolation to machine & resource [...]

Microsoft News – 19 October 2015

October 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

It turns out that Microsoft has been doing some things that are not Surface-related. Here’s a summary of what’s been happening in the last while … Hyper-V Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #2 – Linux and FreeBSD Integration Services Core Features: Talking about the services that are [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Rescheduled For Atlanta

October 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Yesterday the news was that Microsoft had cancelled Ignite 2016 in Chicago. The event was previously scheduled for May 2016. Last night, Microsoft announced that Ignite 2016 was rescheduled. Now the event will be held in Atlanta on September 26-30. Microsoft also announced the rest of their big [...]

Report That Microsoft Ignite 2016 Is Cancelled

October 14, 2015 // 7 Comments

[EDIT] Microsoft later announced that Ignite 2016 was rescheduled from May to September and moved from Chicago to Atlanta. The Chicago Tribune (hidden behind a pay-wall, but accessible via some apps on mobile platforms) is reporting that Microsoft has cancelled Microsoft Ignite for Chicago in 2016. [...]

Create a WS2016 Nano Server Hyper-V VM

October 13, 2015 // 4 Comments

Setting up a Nano Server VM requires running some PowerShell. The instructions that I found out there aren’t that clear for a non-PowerShell guru , are wrong, or are incomplete. So let me clear up everything by showing you exactly what I am using to deploy Nano Server as a Windows Server 2016 [...]

Understanding & Pricing Azure Virtual Machine Backup

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this article I want to explain how you can backup Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup. I’ll also describe how to price up this solution. Backing up VMs Believe it or not, up until a few weeks ago, there was no supported way to backup production virtual machines in Azure. That meant you [...]
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