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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

Server Virtualization Sessions @ Build 2015

First published on TECHNET on Apr 30, 2015 If you are interested in Server Virtualization and Server Application development - today is a good day to be at Build 2015 (or following it online). Two big sessions to recommend are: ... continue reading

Hyper-V at Ignite

First published on TECHNET on May 12, 2015 Ignite 2015 was full of new information about Hyper-V. Check out some of the many talks about (or related to) Hyper-V. I'm sure I inevitably missed a few talks/interviews. If there are ... 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

System Center VMM 2016 features demos on Channel 9

First published on TECHNET on Jan 23, 2017 We now have some quick demos (<5 minutes) published on Channel 9 which provide you with good insights of new features of Virtual Machine Manager 2016. They’re definitely worth checking out and ... 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