Logging Into Windows Server Containers

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

How do you log into a container to install software? Ah … you don’t actually log into a container because a container is not a virtual machine. Confusing? Slightly! What you actually do is remotely execute commands inside of a container; this is actually something like PowerShell Direct, a new [...]

Speaking At Experts Live 2015 in The Netherlands

September 18, 2015 // 3 Comments

An awesome looking event called Experts Live 2015 will be running in The Netherlands (CineMex, Ede), covering many aspects of Microsoft infrastructure solutions: Azure Office 365 OMS (and more Azure) Azure Stack and Windows Azure Pack Hyper-V Windows I’ll be speaking as a part of the Hyper-V [...]

Microsoft GAs The Last Vital Piece For VM Hosting

September 11, 2015 // 4 Comments

Microsoft announced that Azure Backup for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) was released to generally availability yesterday. Personally, I think this removes a substantial roadblock from deploying VMs in Azure for most businesses (forget the legal stuff for a moment). No Backup – Really? [...]

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 [...]
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