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Microsoft News – 28 September 2015

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wow, the year is flying by fast. There’s a bunch of stuff to read here. Microsoft has stepped up the amount of information being released on WS2016 Hyper-V (and related) features. EMS is growing in terms of features and functionality. And Azure IaaS continues to release lots of new features. [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Understanding Azure Storage Accounts

June 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

This post will walk you through figuring out Azure Storage accounts, pricing, and redundancy. One of the first things you will want to do when deploying virtual machines, websites (they can use them), or anything else in Azure is a storage account. But I find that most people, if they bother to [...]

Microsoft News 02-June-2015

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The big news of the last 24 hours is that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th. I posted before The Verge, etc, that I will be away and not reporting on the release on that date. Hyper-V How Shared VHDX Works on Server 2012 R2: V2.0 of SVHDX files is in WS2016. MVP Carsten Rachfahl interviews [...]

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 [...]
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