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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
Tuesdays with Corey: How to Integrate GitHub Actions into Workflows

Tuesdays with Corey: How to Integrate GitHub Actions into Workflows

In the past - "Tuesdays with Corey" was a light hearted take on cool Azure technologies that were brought to you by Corey Sanders - VP of Azure Compute. A while back - Corey took on a new role as ... 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
Tuesdays with Corey: Sneak Peek at a new Windows Virtual Desktop Win32 Client

Tuesdays with Corey: Sneak Peek at a new Windows Virtual Desktop Win32 Client

In the last episode of Tuesdays with Corey, We showed you what it was like to use the portal to provision and manage their virtualized desktop. In this episode - we're focusing on the client experience. Corey Sanders, Corporate VP ... continue reading
Tuesdays with Corey: Preview Portal Update to Windows Virtual Desktop offering in Azure

Tuesdays with Corey: Preview Portal Update to Windows Virtual Desktop offering in Azure

Corey Sanders, Corporate VP of Microsoft Solutions sat down with Scott Manchester, Principal Group PM on the Silicon, Graphics and Media team to talk about what new things are available in the current preview of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) being ... continue reading
Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

I was recently asked to help out our friends at Channel 9 with a storage problem. They capture large video files as part of their recordings and have to have them local for fast access in order to edit them ... continue reading