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Microsoft News – 2 February 2015

February 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

The big news of the last few days was the announcement that the next version of “Windows Server and System Center” won’t be released until 2016. This is quite disappointing. Windows Server Windows Server and System Center roadmap update: We won’t see new versions of Windows Server and [...]

Microsoft News – 23 January 2015

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you’ve just emerged from a cave or from under a rock, then you might like to read about Windows 10 and HoloLens. It’s been amazing to see how in “90 minutes”, the image of Microsoft has done a 180 degree turnaround. The carefully orchestrated and timed announcements on Wednesday were [...]

Microsoft News – 20 January 2015

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I’ve let the news build up a little bit. I think the holiday lull is starting to lift. Hyper-V Hyper-V Script to move everything off of a physical disk: Drain anything that is located on a particular disk. Announcing DSC resources to deploy Hyper-V converged virtual network: This is an [...]

Microsoft News – 14 January 2015

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the Microsoft updates from the last few days. Windows Server Advances in Active Directory since Windows Server 2003: Features that people have been asking for since 2003 … some have been there since Windows Server 2008! System Center Windows Azure Pack and it’s licensing: A post by [...]

Microsoft News – 6 January 2015

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A few little nuggets to get you back in the swing of things. And yes, I have completely ignored the US-only version 1.2 Azure Pricing Tool that suffers from “The Curse of Zune”. Hyper-V Setting up Port Mirroring to Capture Mirrored Traffic on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine:A handy but rarely [...]

Microsoft News – 17 December 2014

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Things have settled down a little after last week’s surprise Azure announcements. Hyper-V Another Update on the VMQ Issue with Emulex and HP: MVP Hans Vredevoort has the latest news for poor HP blade customers running Hyper-V. Azure Azure AD Connect – One simple, fast, lightweight tool to [...]

Microsoft News – 12 December 2014

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It’s December, the month when Microsoft employees normally head away for a long vacation and nothing much happens. Or so we thought. Azure went wild last night, releasing loads of new features either into preview or GA. Oh yeah, loads of December updates from Microsoft have problems. Windows [...]

Microsoft News – 19 November 2014

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Pay attention to the security update for Windows that was released out of band last night. It’s an important one that prevents people from crafting custom Kerberos tickets. Hyper-V How to Build Azure-Like Virtual Machines on Hyper-V: A post I wrote on Petri.com Windows Server November 2014 update [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 1 October 2014

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

There’s not all that much news to cover this morning. Oh … hold on … Hyper-V Hyper-V Virtual Switch Performance – Dynamic VMQ: A feature designed to provide optimal processor utilization across changing workload that was not possible with static processor allocation for VMQ as done [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 17 September 2014

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft’s patch woes continue. A September update for Lync was pulled this week. Please: do not approve updates immediately; wait 1 month and let some other mug find the bugs for Microsoft. Azure Scale is never a problem with Azure Websites: Starting today, Azure Websites supports above 10 [...]
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