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  • Pricing For Azure In The Euro Zone To Increase By 13%

    Pricing For Azure In The Euro Zone To Increase By 13%

    Microsoft announced, by email, tonight that pricing for Azure in the Euro Zone will increase by 13%. This is not surprising; The Euro has tanked thanks to Greece over the last 6 months. Effective August 1, 2015, local prices for Azure and Azure Marketplace in euros will increase by 13% …Read More »
  • Two Weeks Until Windows Server 2003/R2 End of Life

    Two Weeks Until Windows Server 2003/R2 End of Life

    There are just 14 days let for you to get off of W2003 and W2003 R2 before patches dry up and security is a theory on your network. Boo hoo. Of course, you understand that I really don’t care for sob stories – I see them more as tragic comedies.Read More »
  • My Early Experiences with Azure AD Connect

    My Early Experiences with Azure AD Connect

    I deployed the generally available release of AADConnect to synchronise our Active Directory with Azure AD (Office 365) 24 hours after it was made available. Here’s my early experience. The download link for Azure AD Connect is quite hard to find! You can download AADConnect from here. The getting started …Read More »
  • Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

    Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

    As you might expect, there’s lots of Azure news. Surprisingly, there is still not much substantial content on Windows 10. Hyper-V What is the Windows Server Network Controller? A post I wrote for Petri.com. Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016: Dealing with transient cluster failures and keeping VMs …Read More »
  • Azure’s Biggest “Secret” – Azure Active Directory

    Azure’s Biggest “Secret” – Azure Active Directory

    Do you know how powerful Azure Active Directory (AAD) is? Do you know it’s not just an Azure or an Office 365 thing? I find that when I talk to people about Azure or when someone else is talking about it, topics like Azure Site Recovery (ASR), VMs in the …Read More »

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  • My Early Experiences with Azure AD Connect

    My Early Experiences with Azure AD Connect

    I deployed the generally available release of AADConnect to synchronise our Active Directory with Azure AD (Office 365) 24 hours after it was made available. Here’s my early experience. The download link for Azure AD Connect is quite hard to find! You can download AADConnect from here. The getting started …Read More »
  • Azure’s Biggest “Secret” – Azure Active Directory

    Azure’s Biggest “Secret” – Azure Active Directory

    Do you know how powerful Azure Active Directory (AAD) is? Do you know it’s not just an Azure or an Office 365 thing? I find that when I talk to people about Azure or when someone else is talking about it, topics like Azure Site Recovery (ASR), VMs in the …Read More »
  • Setting Up WS2016 Storage Spaces Direct SOFS

    Setting Up WS2016 Storage Spaces Direct SOFS

    In this post I will show you how to set up a Scale-Out File Server using Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Note that: I’m assuming you have done all your networking. Each of my 4 nodes has 4 NICs: 2 for a management NIC team called Management and …Read More »
  • New Features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V

    New Features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V

    I’m going to do my best (no guarantees – I only have one body and pair of ears/eyes and NDA stuff is hard to track!) to update this page with a listing of each new feature in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2016 after they are discussed …Read More »
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing

    As usual, I am not answering any questions about licensing. That’s the job of your reseller or distributor, so ask them. Microsoft released the updating licensing details for WS2012 R2 several weeks ago.  Remember that once released, you will be buying WS2012 R2, even if you plan to downgrade to …Read More »

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