Hybrid Cloud

Azure AD Connect is Generally Available

June 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

Thenews that AADConnect is now GA is great for anyone battling with synchronizing to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD). This tool really is going to be the start of connecting your business to Microsoft’s cloud solutions: Azure Office 365 Intune RMS CRM And many more, including third-party [...]

Microsoft News 28-May-2015

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Very little to cover here, except one possibly controversial article on Hyper-V that you long-time readers might expect me to write an angry response to … Hyper-V Hyper-V’s Biggest Weakness: A post that I wrote for Petri.com. When to use Hyper-V Dynamic Memory versus Runtime Memory Resize: [...]

Microsoft News – 25-May-2015

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s taken me nearly all day to fast-read through this lot. Here’s a dump of info from Build, Ignite, and since Ignite. Have a nice weekend! Hyper-V What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: A post I wrote for Petri.com Linux Integration Services 4.0 Announcement: As part of this release [...]

My Microsoft Ignite 2015 Session Content

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Microsoft recorded and shared a video of my session, The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, along with the slides. My second session, End to-End Azure Site Recovery Solutions for Small-Medium Enterprises in one of the community theatres, was not recorded so I have placed the slides [...]

All The Details On My Two Ignite Sessions

April 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

Thanks (I think!!!) to John at MicroWarehouse (my employer) for sticking this on the company website: I think he even Photoshop slimmed me Here’s the details of both my sessions: The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V When: 5:00PM – 6:15PM, Tuesday, May 5th Where: E451A [...]

Microsoft News – 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’ve been really busy either preparing training, delivering training, on customer sites, or prepping my two sessions for Ignite. Here’s the roundup of recent Microsoft news for infrastructure IT pros: Hyper-V Microsoft Announces Nano Server: A post by me on Petri.com Microsoft Announces Hyper-V [...]

Microsoft News – 8 April 2015

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a lot of stuff happening now. The Windows Server vNext Preview expires on April 15th and Microsoft is promising a fix … the next preview isn’t out until May (maybe with Ignite on?). There’s rumours of Windows vNext vNext. And there’s talk of open sourcing Windows – which I would [...]

Microsoft Blogs About New Azure Backup Pricing

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s April Fool’s Day, and the new pricing system for Azure Backup comes into force today. Make of that what you want 😀 I am not a fan of the new pricing system. I am all for costs coming down, but I can say from 8 months of selling Azure, complex pricing BLOCKS sales efforts by Microsoft [...]

Microsoft News – 27 March 2015

March 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

Welcome to the Azure Times! Or so it seems. Lots of Azure developments since I posted one of these news aggregations. Windows Client Reducing Windows Deployment time using Power Management: Saving up to 50% of time. Azure Creating a Recovery Plan for Hyper-V VM failover to Microsoft Azure: A post I [...]

New Azure Backup Pricing Description – With Examples

March 23, 2015 // 6 Comments

Microsoft has corrected and changed the description of the new pricing for Azure Online Backup that comes into effect on April 1st. This is after the owners of the website royally screwed the pooch in February with a confusing and incorrect posting. NOTE: I am redacting this post because no one is [...]
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