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Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with hotpatching support

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with hotpatching support

There was some new Windows Server goodness announced at Microsoft Ignite by Bernardo Caldas, VP of Program Management from the Azure Edge and Platform team. In the Featured Session “Latest Azure Innovation for Windows Server and SQL Server” – he ... continue reading
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with Hot Patching support

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with Hot Patching support

There was some new Windows Server goodness announced at Microsoft Ignite by Bernardo Caldas, VP of Program Management from the Azure Edge and Platform team. In the Featured Session “Latest Azure Innovation for Windows Server and SQL Server” – he ... continue reading
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OPS100: ITOps Talks: All Things Hybrid – Mark Russinovich Keynote

Mark Russinovich, CTO and Technical Fellow of Microsoft Azure shares his view of All Things Hybrid with Microsoft Azure. There is a whole spectrum of hybrid capabilities you can enable within your hybrid strategy – Mark zeroes on these three ... continue reading
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Periscope up – what's on the horizon for hybrid event

Now we let the cat out of the bag that we’re putting on an event on Feb 2nd, 2021 – it’s time to go a little deeper. How about some information about the AWESOME content we have lined up that ... continue reading
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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
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How To: Create a Windows Server 2019 CORE image for Microsoft Azure

I was asked to make up a short demo video about creating a custom image for deployment in Microsoft Azure the other week to support some new content going into Microsoft Learn. Since this involves making an on-prem virtual machine ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support - Active Directory and DNS Migration

Windows Server 2008 End of Support – Active Directory and DNS Migration

January 14th 2020 has come and gone which means unless you have either migrated your 2008 servers and their workloads to Azure (to get free security updates) or you have purchased an extended support agreement - you now have the ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support: How to Get Extended Security Updates

Windows Server 2008 End of Support: How to Get Extended Security Updates

With the End of Support for Windows Server 2008 on January 14th, 2020 - you no longer have the ability to receive Security Updates or Support for any servers running Windows Server 2008. If you need to keep these systems ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support: Know your Options

Windows Server 2008 End of Support: Know your Options

The time has come - we are officially at the End of Support for Windows Server 2008. What does this mean? In simple terms - if you are running any Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 servers in your environment ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

I was recently challenged with having to create technical demos for a Microsoft Ignite the tour session called “Migrating to Windows Server 2019” (watch the recording here - awesome session). The demos for this talk centered around taking a bunch ... continue reading