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News for IT Pros from AzureCon

September 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Microsoft announced a bunch of new stuff in the Azure world today for AzureCon. Here’s a summary of the stuff relevant to IT pros. Azure is growing still: Azure Container Service Microsoft describes this as: … an open source container scheduling and orchestration service which builds on our [...]

Microsoft News – 28 September 2015

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wow, the year is flying by fast. There’s a bunch of stuff to read here. Microsoft has stepped up the amount of information being released on WS2016 Hyper-V (and related) features. EMS is growing in terms of features and functionality. And Azure IaaS continues to release lots of new features. [...]

AzureCon – A Free Online Azure Conference

September 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

Microsoft is hosting a free online conference featuring Azure called AzureCon, starting tomorrow (Tuesday 29th) at 5pm UK/IE time, 9am PDT. There is a mixture of level 200 and 300 content that is aimed at IT Pros, including: Azure for IT implementors (Mark Russinovich): By now you will have heard [...]

How to Reserve The VIP Of An Azure Cloud Service

September 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Microsoft announced earlier this year that we would have the ability to reserve the public IP address (virtual IP or VIP) of a cloud service in Azure. I’d love that: VIPs are non-reserved by default, so if your cloud service is suspended (maybe all VMs are shutdown) then you get a different VIP [...]

Microsoft News – 7 September 2015

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the recent news from the last few weeks in the Microsoft IT Pro world: Hyper-V Configuring Default Checkpoint type in Windows 10: How to automatically get the legacy style checkpoint behaviour – might be useful in test/dev/demo labs. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Versus Virtual NUMA: The [...]

Microsoft News–13 July 2015

July 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

I don’t have all that much for you, but the big news is the Azure Site Recovery (ASR, Microsoft’s DR site in the cloud) now supports VMware virtual machines and physical servers, without using System Center. You do need to run some stuff on-prem and in the cloud to make it work though, so there [...]

Microsoft News – 29 June 2015

June 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

Choosing Azure Management Tools

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post, I will share with you some details on the different options for managing Azure. It’s not all-encompassing; I’m leaving programing REST API and Visual Studio to the nut jobs. Account Portal This is where you start off creating your subscription (under Open or direct-billing), and [...]
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