New Features in Azure – 29 April 2016

April 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Microsoft sent out an announcement about feature changes/additions in Azure last night. Some news there that was much quicker than I expected … Azure Container Service Generally Available Azure Container Service helps customers manage container-based applications in production, at scale. Azure [...]

Windows Server & System Center TP5 Downloads

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Here are more download links for Technical Preview releases of Windows Server 2016 and System Center. Yesterday I posted the links for downloading WS2016, but more has been made available. Group Policy administrative templates (.ADMX) for WS2016 TP5 System Center Technical Preview 5 Virtual Machine [...]

Windows Server Technical Preview 5 is Out

April 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Microsoft has released Technical Preview 5 of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016. There is also an Essentials edition preview. As you can see, plans for licensing have not changed since I last spoke about this topic … and you voted … a lot. Here is a listing of what’s new in the [...]

Azure Global Bootcamp Dublin – When Disaster Strikes

April 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

I spent Saturday afternoon in the offices of Microsoft Ireland at the very successful Azure Global Bootcamp event in Dublin. Other speakers covered a variety of topics for the 160 (approx) attendees and I wrapped up the day with a session on using Azure Site Recovery as a virtual DR site in the [...]

Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

An amazing looking 1-day conference on Microsoft data centre solutions is being held in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the 12th of May. You can learn more about it register here. Organized by Carsten Rachfahl, MVP, this event looks quite special. All of the speakers are either MVPs, ex-MVPs, or Microsoft [...]

Global Azure BootCamp 2016 – Dublin

March 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

Microsoft and “the community” are partnering once again to run The Azure Global BootCamp. ICYMI, the boot camp is a one-day event in locations around the world, where Azure veterans share their knowledge with attendees at this free event. This event is running in Dublin at 09:30 on Saturday [...]

Linux Integration Services 4.1 for Hyper-V

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of the integration components for Linux guest operating systems running on Hyper-V (2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016 Technical Preview, Windows 8, Windows 81, and Azure). What’s new? Expanded Releases: now applicable to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, [...]

DataOn CiB-9112 V12 Cluster-in-a-Box

March 16, 2016 // 16 Comments

In this post I’ll tell you about the cluster-in-a-box solution from DataOn Storage that allows you to deploy a Hyper-V cluster for a small-mid business or branch office in just 2U, at lower costs than you’ll pay to the likes of Dell/HP/EMC/etc, and with more performance. Background So you [...]

My First Hands-On With Surface Book

March 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

We’re still not able to distribute Surface Book in Ireland, but I got a very brief play with a demo unit in the office yesterday. What was it like? Let me preface it by saying that I have owned 3 high-end ultrabooks over the last few years: Asus UX31 which is a class piece of design, other than [...]
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