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 – 3 March 2015

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest in the Microsoft world! Hyper-V Enabling Secure Boot on Linux with the Windows Technical Preview: Making use of Generation 2 VM security. System Center Choose between differencing disks or dedicated disks: New functionality for SCVMM/WAP. Azure Real World Site debugging using [...]

Microsoft News – 24 February 2015

February 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is the latest news in the world of Microsoft infrastructure: Hyper-V Hyper-V receives Red Hat certification: Add RHEL 7.0 to the list on WS2012 R2 Generation 1 and Generation 2 VMs, along with WS2012 and W2008 R2 SP1. Windows Server Storage Spaces Performance Tuning: A post I wrote on [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 22 August 2014

August 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest news from the Microsoft wires. More new services have popped up on Azure, mostly for devs, but the SQL AlwaysOn template should be a massive time saver. Hyper-V Manually Install a Guest OS in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine: A post by me on Petri.com Azure New DocumentDB NoSQL [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Does “fail fast” = “fail predictably often”? Automated testing of software for cloud services needs to be investigated and questioned. First we had the clusterfrak August updates for Windows. Then a significant chunk of Azure went offline. Azure IaaS experienced issues in many regions [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 23 July 2014

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Overnight Microsoft news is dominated by their Q4 2014 (MSFT  financial year is July-June and just started FY 2015) returns. Microsoft Reports Positive Q4 Earnings: Cloud services grew 44%, and beat overall revenue expectations. Shares are now at $44.83 each – after a decade of around [...]

SQL Server Now Requires SA For A Cold Replica

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you replicate a virtual machine from site A to site B then typically the replica VM in site B is powered down. Note that I haven’t specified a hypervisor or replication method, so this article applies to Hyper-V and vSphere, and not just to Hyper-V Replica. In the past, if you ran SQL Server [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 3 July 2014

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

After a month of neglect, I have finally caught up with all of my feeds via various sources. Here are the latest bits of news, mixed up with other Microsoft happenings from the last month. Deploying a Non-Clustered Hyper-V Host: Enabling the Hyper-V role: The second in my series on the Petri IT [...]

Microsoft News Summary-2 July 2014

July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been a long times since I posted one of these! I’ve just trawled my feeds for interesting articles and came up with the following. I’ll be checking news and Twitter for more. What Is Microsoft Azure RemoteApp? Learn about this new RDS offering in Microsoft Azure What are Hyper-V Virtual [...]

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 [...]
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