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How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

You might have seen that Hyper-V in Windows 10 got a new Quick Create Feature. This will open up a virtual machine gallery, which allows you to download different virtual machine images, like Windows 10 or Ubuntu. For example, the ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part III - Using Azure CLI

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part III – Using Azure CLI

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II - Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II – Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
Screenshot of the administrator view when downloading marketplace items into Azure Stack

Azure Stack IaaS – part nine

This blog was co-authored by Aparna Vishwanathan, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack. Build on the success of others Before we built Azure Stack, our program manager team called a lot of customers ... continue reading
Grafana dashboard using Azure Monitor as a data source to display metrics for Contoso dev environment.

Deploying Grafana for production deployments on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Nick Lopez, Technical Advisor at Microsoft. Grafana is one of the popular and leading open source tools for visualizing time series metrics. Grafana has quickly become the preferred visualization tool of choice for developers and ... continue reading
Windows Subsystem for Linux for testing Windows 10 PTP Client

Windows Subsystem for Linux for testing Windows 10 PTP Client

Hi Folks, Program Manager Dan Cuomo here to chat about setting up one of the most important new features outlined in #10 on our Top 10 Networking features in Windows Server 2019, Precision Time Protocol (PTP). As a quick refresher, ... continue reading
Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

First published on TECHNET on Feb 28, 2018 **Update: This feature is now generally available. Please see our latest blog post to learn more** Whether you're a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users ... continue reading

Which Linux Integration Services should I use in my Linux VMs?

First published on TECHNET on Jul 12, 2016 Overview If you run Linux guest VMs on Hyper-V, you may wonder about how to get the “best” Linux Integration Services (LIS) for your Linux distribution and usage scenario. Getting the “best” ... continue reading

Discrete Device Assignment — Guests and Linux

First published on TECHNET on Nov 24, 2015 In my previous three posts, I outlined a new feature in Windows Server 2016 TP4 called Discrete Device Assignment. This post talks about support for Linux guest VMs, and it’s more of ... continue reading
Intel and Microsoft bring optimizations to deep learning on Azure

Intel and Microsoft bring optimizations to deep learning on Azure

This post is co-authored with Ravi Panchumarthy and Mattson Thieme from Intel. We are happy to announce that Microsoft and Intel are partnering to bring optimized deep learning frameworks to Azure. These optimizations are available in a new offering on ... continue reading