Microsoft News–13 July 2015

July 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

I don’t have all that much for you, but the big news is the Azure Site Recovery (ASR, Microsoft’s DR site in the cloud) now supports VMware virtual machines and physical servers, without using System Center. You do need to run some stuff on-prem and in the cloud to make it work though, so there [...]

Microsoft News – 8 April 2015

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a lot of stuff happening now. The Windows Server vNext Preview expires on April 15th and Microsoft is promising a fix … the next preview isn’t out until May (maybe with Ignite on?). There’s rumours of Windows vNext vNext. And there’s talk of open sourcing Windows – which I would [...]

VMware Increasing Pricing For Partners

March 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

I was forwarded an email today from a VMware distributor that informs VMware authorised partners that their prices are going up. No customer buys software directly from the big software vendors. Typically the path is either: Manufacturer > Distributor > Reseller > Customer Manufacturer [...]

Microsoft News – 23 January 2015

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you’ve just emerged from a cave or from under a rock, then you might like to read about Windows 10 and HoloLens. It’s been amazing to see how in “90 minutes”, the image of Microsoft has done a 180 degree turnaround. The carefully orchestrated and timed announcements on Wednesday were [...]

New Security Vulnerability in ESXi

October 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

VMware posted this article where academic research has found a vulnerability with Transparent Page Sharing (TPS). Apparently they can use this to determine the “private” AES encryption key of another virtual machine. Woops … another “breakout attack” for VMware. I’m still waiting on the [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 1 September 2014

September 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Frak! It’s September already!?!?!?! Here’s my first update in a since last Wednesday – travel and events took priority. The big news broke late on Friday and Saturday. The moron judge presiding over the FBI/Microsoft case cancelled the stay on the order to force Microsoft to turn over [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 26 August 2014

August 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I know very few businesses deployed Windows 8, but any "upgrade" that requires a wipe & replace is not a service pack. However, that’s what Microsoft now thinks, and that’s had an impact on the Windows 8 support policy. Someone in Redmond needs a quick kick in the nether [...]
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