Azure Backup Project Venus Has Gone Live

October 6, 2015 // 5 Comments

Woohoo! Azure Backup has started the evolution from a very basic online backup service to something very interesting – the price is already super competitive versus MozyPro and the gazillions of Ahsay-based vendors but functionality has been a challenge. If you’re not aware of Venus, then [...]

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 [...]

A Roundup of WS2016 TPv3 Links

August 21, 2015 // 4 Comments

I thought that I’d aggregate a bunch of links related to new things in the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 (TP3). I think this is pretty complete for Hyper-V folks – as you can see, there’s a lot of stuff in the networking stack. FYI: it looks like Network Controller [...]

Microsoft News – 6 January 2015

January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 Summary – 12 September 2014

September 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The big news yesterday was the leaking of screenshots of Windows “Threshold” (9). Most of them were more of the same, but we saw confirmation of some recently rumoured changes. Windows Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 1): Mainly more of what we have already seen, [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 8 September 2014

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been 5 days since my last of these updates – events, meetings and travel take their toll! Below you will see an announcement on how to deploy DPM in Azure to backup stuff from within Azure VMs (not a host level backup). Please note that this is licensed using on-premises SysCtr SML [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 1 September 2014

September 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Frak! It’s September already!?!?!?! Here’s my first update in a since last Wednesday – travel and events took priority. The big news broke late on Friday and Saturday. The moron judge presiding over the FBI/Microsoft case cancelled the stay on the order to force Microsoft to turn over [...]

Microsoft News Summary-21 May 2014

May 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

I took a break from these posts last week while I was at TechEd, and then had work catch up to do this week. Let’s get back a rockin’. There is a distinct tendency towards cloud and automation in the news of the last week. That should be no surprise. Microsoft Enhancing Office 365 ProPlus [...]

Presentation – Microsoft Azure And Hybrid Cloud

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I recently presented in the MicroWarehouse and Microsoft Ireland road show to Irish Microsoft partners on the topic of the Cloud OS, comprised of Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 R2. You can find the slide deck below. Microsoft Azure & Hybrid Cloud from Aidan Finn [...]
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