Windows Server 2016

Two Weeks Of Learning Coming To An End

October 7, 2017 // 5 Comments

I’ve been on the road for the last 2 weeks. The first week I spent in Orlando at the Microsoft Ignite conference. The second week, I was one of 600 people to attend the “Intelligent Cloud Architect Boot Camp”, run by Microsoft in Bellevue, WA, in the US Pacific Northwest. It’s been tough to [...]

Windows Server – What’s New & What’s Next

September 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Speakers: Erin Chapple, General Manger Windows Server Chris Van Wesep, Director Product Marketing Erin Chapple starts things. Today they’ll talk about what’s new in Windows Server, what’s the future, and the hybrid/migration opportunities. WS2016 Looking Back Most cloud-ready OS: Built-in [...]

Year 10 as an MVP – Adding The Azure Expertise

July 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

Today was a stressful day – it was the annual date of my MVP renewal. The program has changed quite a bit in the last year, and this is the only renewal date from now on, so you might have seen more MVPs than usual sharing their nerves online. I was extremely nervous, especially because my [...]

Big Changes to Windows Server–Semi-Annual Channel

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has just announced that they are splitting Windows Server and System Center into two channels: Long-Term Servicing Channel (aka Branch) Semi-Annual Channel Long-Term Servicing Channel This is the program that we’ve been using for years. Going forward, we will get a new version of [...]

My Experience at Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last week I was in Munich for the Cloud & Datacenter Germany conference. I landed in Munich on Wednesday for a pre-conference Hyper-V community event, and 2 hours later I was talking to a packed room of over 100 people about implementing Azure Site Recovery with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. [...]

Talking Hyper-V & Azure At Upcoming Community Events

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The last 12 months of my existence have been a steady diet of Azure. My focus at work has been on developing and delivering a set of bespoke Azure training courses aimed at our customers (MS partners) working in the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) channel. As of last week, my calendar became a lot [...]

VMQ On Team Interface Breaking Hyper-V Networking

March 20, 2017 // 5 Comments

I recently had a situation where virtual machines on a Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V host could not communicate with each other. Ping tests were failing: Extremely high latency Lost packets In this case, I was building a new Windows Server 2016 demo lab for some upcoming community events in [...]
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