RunAsRadio Podcast – Hyper-V in Server 2016

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently recorded an episode of the RunAsRadio podcast with Richard Campbell on the topic of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V. We covered a number of areas, including containers, nested virtualization, networking, security, and PowerShell. Technorati Tags: Windows Server [...]

WPC 2016 Day 2 Keynote

July 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Scott Guthrie I join this session late, and Guthrie is talking about the growth of Azure’s data platform before segwaying to EMS, renamed to Enterprise Mobility + Security. Julia White She is showing off features from the new E5 plan (Q4 2016). Azure Information Protection adds classification to [...]

WPC 2016 Monday Keynote

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to day 1 of the Microsoft WPC 2016, Microsoft’s sales motivation/education event for partners of Microsoft (ISVs, system integrators, OEMs, ODMs, hosting/cloud, distributors, resellers, etc), being held in Toronto, Canada. I’m in the office in Dublin, watching the stream – [...]

Webinar: Introduction to EMS

July 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

A recording of this webinar can be viewed here, along with the slides and follow up reading/learning. I am presenting a webinar on Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) on Friday at 2pm UK/Irish time, 3PM Central European, and 9am EST. My job has many threads. Sometimes I am down-deep in [...]

Optimize Hyper-V VM Placement To Match CSV Ownership

July 5, 2016 // 4 Comments

This post shares a PowerShell script to automatically live migrate clustered Hyper-V virtual machines to the host that owns the CSV that the VM is stored on. The example below should work nicely with a 2-node cluster, such as a cluster-in-a-box. For lots of reasons, you get the best performance for [...]

MVP Award – Year 9

July 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

I received word this afternoon that I was awarded MVP status by Microsoft for my 9th year. What is an MVP? According to Microsoft: For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award has provided us an opportunity to say thank you to independent community leaders and to bring the voice of community [...]

Don’t Deploy KB3161606 To Hyper-V Hosts, VMs, or SOFS

June 28, 2016 // 42 Comments

Numerous sources have reported that KB3161606, an update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS2012 R2), are breaking the upgrade of Hyper-V VM integration components. This has been confirmed & Microsoft is aware of the situation. As noted below by the many [...]

Block Dodgy Admins, BotNets, and Data Leakage on Azure VMs

June 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

In this post I will explain how you can use Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs) to prevent unwanted or dangerous traffic from leaving your Azure virtual machines. Have you a written policy that prevents administrators from browsing the Internet from servers? Have you found that they find creative [...]

New F-Series Virtual Machines in Azure

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last week, Microsoft announced a new series of virtual machines called the F-Series. There’s quite a bit in this announcement. New Sizing One of the things that has wrecked my head in Azure is that the virtual machines had unusual memory sizes: 1.75 GB RAM 3.5 GB RAM 7 GB RAM 14 GB RAM etc And [...]
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