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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
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Beat SQL Server 2008/R2 End of Support by moving to Azure VM for three years of free security update

Today, On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended. But there is still time to protect those workloads by rehosting to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to run on latest version of SQL Server or ... continue reading
Azure Cost Optimisation Series - Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

First published on TECHNET on Feb 21, 2018Hello all,Neil Bird here again, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and ... continue reading
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So what exactly is the CLIUSR account

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account ... continue reading
Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

First published on TECHNET on Jan 23, 2018 Hyper-V has changed over the last few years and so has our event log structure. With that in mind, here is an update of Ben's original post in 2009 ("Looking at the ... continue reading
What's new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

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

First published on TECHNET on Nov 13, 2017 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 ... continue reading
What's new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

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

First published on TECHNET on Apr 13, 2017 Microsoft just released the Windows 10 Creators Update . Which means Hyper-V improvements! New and improved features in Creators Update: Quick Create Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V Dynamic resize for VM ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part five

Self-service is core to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Back in the virtualization days, you had to wait for someone to create a VLAN for you, carve out a LUN, and find space on a host. If Microsoft Azure ran that way, we ... continue reading

Building VM template using Assigned Access

First published on TECHNET on Nov 30, 2017 Since it took me a couple of attempts to create VM templates for Azure portal management and Remote Desktop (in order to make them available for the TAP evaluation), I thought it ... continue reading
Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 29, 2017 It’s great to see customers trying out PAWs and it’s generating a lot of great questions. Many questions are related to shielded VMs so I’d like to focus this blog post on ... continue reading