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Introducing Windows Server Containers

August 19, 2015 // 13 Comments

Technical Preview 3 of Windows Server 2016 is out and one of the headline feature additions to this build is Windows Server Containers. What are they? And how do they work? Why would you use them? Background Windows Server Containers is Microsoft’s implementation of an open source world [...]

Setting Up WS2016 Storage Spaces Direct SOFS

May 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

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 2 un-teamed 10 GbE NICs. The two [...]

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

November 3, 2014 // 14 Comments

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 publicly by Microsoft. The links [...]

Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing

September 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Feature List Glossary

June 4, 2013 // 11 Comments

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 WS2012 R2 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (and related) feature as it is revealed by Microsoft (starting with TechEd North [...]