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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

First sneak peek of Windows Server, version 1903 Semi-Annual Channel

This blog was co-authored by Ben Schultz, Principal Program Manager and Weijuan Shi Davis, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server. Greetings! With the launch of Windows Server 2019 a few months ago, we kicked off a whole new wave of innovation ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Install MySQL on a Nano Server

PowerShell Basics: How to Install MySQL on a Nano Server

Some time ago, Pierre and I were delivering a Windows Server session to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup when the following was asked: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?” SQL requires lots of features to be enabled in the ... continue reading

Step by Step: Shielding existing VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Sep 01, 2016 Continuing on the topic of Shielded VMs from my last blog on creating shielded VMs, this blogpost will share my learnings from validating the scenario. This blogpost doesn't dive deep in terminologies ... continue reading
Managing Failover Clusters with 5nine Manager

Managing Failover Clusters with 5nine Manager

First published on MSDN on Jan 21, 2016 Hi Cluster Fans, It is nice to be back on the Cluster Team Blog! After founding this blog and working closely with the cluster team for almost eight years, I left Microsoft ... continue reading
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Updates to Our Container Tagging Format

We’re introducing several minor changes to the tagging format of Windows containers. These changes will begin taking take effect next Patch Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Build Number Tags We’re re-introducing a build tag across all Windows base images. This will ... continue reading

PowerShell Core 6.0: Generally Available (GA) and Supported!

PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud. First and foremost, thank you to all of our amazing community, especially our open-source ... continue reading
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WNV Deep Dive Part 3 – Capturing and Reading Virtualized Network Traffic

By James Kehr, Networking Support Escalation Engineer There are three primary tools used to capture virtual network traffic in Windows: netsh trace, the PowerShell NetEventPacketCapture module, and Message Analyzer. I won’t focus much on Message Analyzer captures here. Most server ... continue reading

WNV Deep Dive Part 1 – Introduction to Containers and Windows Network Virtualization

By James Kehr, Networking Support Escalation Engineer When I started writing this article it was going to be about Container networking, and nothing but Container networking. As the article progresses I realized there was a lot of useful information that ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure #CloudShell Overview with #Bash CLI 2.0 and #Powershell #Azure #DevOps

Microsoft Azure #CloudShell Overview with #Bash CLI 2.0 and #Powershell #Azure #DevOps

Azure Powershell in the Portal Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. It gives you the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work. Linux users can opt for a ... continue reading