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Step-by-Step: How to deploy a container host with Windows Admin Center

Last week Microsoft released a new version of the Containers extension on Windows Admin Center. This release was focused on helping IT Admins getting their container hosts up and running without much effort. The process of deploying the containers feature ... continue reading
Journey of an App: How to create an AKS cluster to deploy a Windows Container application

Journey of an App: How to create an AKS cluster to deploy a Windows Container application

Welcome to the third and final video/blog post in this series where we are modernizing a web application from Windows Server 2012 R2 running on-premises to Azure Kubernetes Services using Windows Containers. In case you missed it, here are part ... continue reading
Journey of an App: How to push a container image from on-premises to Azure Container Registry

Journey of an App: How to push a container image from on-premises to Azure Container Registry

Welcome to part two of this video series. On part one, we covered how to use Web Deploy to extract the web application from IIS and Windows Admin Center to containerize the application. Now it's time to look at how ... continue reading

Extract Web App from IIS to New Container Image

Containers are becoming extremely popular these days and many ITPros are being asked to modernize existing applications and run those apps on Kubernetes. The process can be a bit challenging if you don't know how to get started, and more ... continue reading
How to Manage Containers with Windows Admin Center

How to Manage Containers with Windows Admin Center

As a Windows admin you know that managing containers is not as easy as managing VMs. Using PowerShell commands, writing docker files, and so on can be a daunting process - specially if you just want to containerize an existing ... continue reading
Containers Basics: Providing Persistent Storage to Containers

Containers Basics: Providing Persistent Storage to Containers

One of the main differences you will notice when comparing containers with Virtual Machines (VMs) is that containers use an ephemeral storage by default. What that means is that containers use what we call as “scratch space” and this data ... continue reading

Rest easy with regulatory compliance in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Apr 24, 2017 [This blog post was originally published at: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/04/11/rest-easy-with-regulatory-compliance-in-windows-server-2016/] Last month we learned that Windows Server 2016 has achieved Common Criteria certification for the General Purpose OS protection profile. This international standard is ... continue reading
Host Guardian Service - AD-based vs. TPM-based attestation

Host Guardian Service – AD-based vs. TPM-based attestation

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2016 [This post is authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager for the Windows Server Security Product Team] Overview The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a new role in Windows Server 2016 that ... continue reading

A closer look at shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on May 10, 2016 [This blog post was originally published in the Windows Server Blog ] This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. On this week’s Microsoft Mechanics show, we bring ... continue reading
Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

First published on TECHNET on May 04, 2016 [This post is authored by Jim Hughes, Software Engineer for the Windows Server Team] The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a principal component in enabling Hyper-V to host Shielded VMs in Windows ... continue reading