ReFS Accelerated VHDX Operations

September 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

One of the interesting new features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) is ReFS Accelerated VHDX Operations (which also work with VHD). This feature is not ODX (VAAI for you VMware-bods), but it offers the same sort of benefits for VHD/X operations. In other words: faster creation and copying of VHDX [...]

Starting Lab Work With WS2016 TPv3

September 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

You might have assumed that I’ve had Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) running in my lab since TPv1 was launched. Well, that would have been nice but although I spend more time in a lab than most, I didn’t have time/resources. All I had time to play with was a virtual S2D SOFS using VMs and VHDX [...]

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 // 3 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 13-August-2015

August 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

Hi folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but there’s a great reason for that – I got married and was away on honeymoon We’re back and trying to get back into the normal swing of things. I was away for the Windows 10 launch, happily ignoring the world. Windows 10 in the businesses [...]

Microsoft News – 16 July 2015

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s been a busy week with WPC driving announcements that affect partners. Hyper-V Hyper-V Survey – Why do you turn VMs off? The Hyper-V team wants to know. Windows Server Microsoft Issues Final Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows Server 2003: No more security updates! Bye Windows Server [...]
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