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Benefits of migrating IaaS to Azure Resource Manager

Why IaaS on Azure Resource Manager It has been more than 2 years since we launched IaaS on Azure Resource Manager. Since then, we’ve been busy adding awesome features to this new stack in addition to all the features of ... continue reading

What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived! While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V updates and improvements since Creators Update in April ... continue reading

Demystifying Schannel

Hello all! Nathan Penn here to help with some of those pesky security questions that have lingered for years. Recently I have been fielding several questions on “How do I make sure that I am only using the TLS 1.2 ... continue reading

Azure Virtual Datacenter

An approach to isolation, security, and trust in the Microsoft cloud I am excited to announce the distribution of Azure Virtual Datacenter guidance. Azure Virtual Datacenter (VDC) is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform's capabilities ... continue reading

Create your own pfSense on Azure

pfSense is a widely used open-source Firewall product. Azure provides the commercial version of pfSense, but for some open-source fans, they'd like to create their own pfSense on cloud. Here is an example of how to create your own pfSense ... continue reading

Hyper-V virtual machine gallery and networking improvements

In January, we added Quick Create to Hyper-V manager in Windows 10. Quick Create is a single-page wizard for fast, easy, virtual machine creation. Starting in the latest fast-track Windows Insider builds (16237+) we’re expanding on that idea in two ... continue reading

Why Are We Deprecating Network Performance Features (KB4014193)?

Hello, Michael C. Bazarewsky here again, with another short clarification post. In February, we published Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Creators Update (KB 4014193). Someone I follow on Twitter noticed this part: The X’s here indicate ... continue reading

Windows Server 2016 – Azure-Inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) in YOUR Datacenter!

The Azure-inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application ... continue reading

Windows Server 2016 Adds Native Overlay Network Driver, enabling mixed Linux + Windows Docker Swarm Mode Clusters

Based on customer and partner feedback, we are happy to announce the Windows networking team released a native overlay network driver for Windows Server 2016 to enable admins to create a Docker Swarm cluster spanning multiple Windows Server and Linux ... continue reading
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