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 Linux Integration Services 4.0 Announcement: As part of this release [...]

Give Your Feedback on Future Windows Server Releases

May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

You have probably already heard about Windows Insider, a program for providing feedback and shaping the future of Windows on client devices – not that I did not say “Windows 10” because the Insiders program will live beyond the RTM of Windows 10 this summer. Similarly, the Windows Server [...]

Hyper-V Amigos Chatting At Microsoft Ignite 2015

May 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Didier Van Hoye, myself and Carsten Rachfahl (all Hyper-V MVPs) were at Microsoft Ignite last week and we met up at the end to record a chat between the 3 of us, where we discussed some of our highlights from the conference. You can catch this video on the Hyper-V Amigos site. Oh yeah, it was [...]

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 [...]

Ignite 2015 – Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

May 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

This session, presented by Claus Joergensen, Michael Gray, and Hector Linares can be found on Channel 9: Current WS2012 R2 Scale-Out File Server This design is known as converged (not hyper-converged). There are two tiers: Compute tier: Hyper-V hosts that are connected to storage by SMB 3.0 [...]
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