Windows Server 2019 Essentials Roles And Features

Back in September over on the Windows Server Blog there were some major changes announced for Windows Server Essentials. This post will focus on some of the differences between Windows Server 2019 Essentials and Windows Server 2019 Standard for those who are deciding on which is going to be more appropriate for their environment, and is a follow up…


How Do Recent Microsoft 365 Announcements affect Microsoft 365 Business? – Part 4 Azure Active Directory Enhancements

So far in this series I’ve covered Admin Center Updates, Office 365 Business deployment and Office 365 Business vs. Office 365 Pro Plus, and today’s topic includes some of the recent Azure Active Directory enhancements that have been announced, and what they mean for Microsoft 365 Business customers. This isn’t an all encompassing list of…


How Do Recent Microsoft 365 Announcements affect Microsoft 365 Business? – Part 3 Office 365 Business vs. Office 365 ProPlus

Back when the announcement of the Microsoft 365 Business April 2018 Update was announced one of the things that surprised and/or confused me was the addition of Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Exchange Online Archiving (EOA). It’s not that thought they were strange choices, instead my thoughts were based on the fact that at the…


How Do Recent Microsoft 365 Announcements affect Microsoft 365 Business? – Part 1 Admin Center Updates

In late October, Microsoft held their annual Ignite conference, and as you would expect, there were a huge number of product announcements for different Microsoft technologies. There is even the Microsoft Ignite 2018 Book of News that brings many of these major announcements together. The challenge, however, is how do these announcements affect you, or in…


Ignite 2018 – Windows Autopilot Session Recordings

This year at Ignite there were several sessions focused on Windows Autopilot, and the Autopilot message was heavily featured in many of the modern management sessions during the week. Compared to last year’s event, when my live Autopilot deployment during a session on Microsoft 365 Business was the first time many of the attendees had…


Ignite 2018 – Windows Server 2019 Azure Integration Session Recordings

One of the key hybrid messages with Windows Server 2019 is extending your current capabilities with Azure, even when workload migration to the cloud isn’t necessarily the highest priority for your organisation. In the videos below you will see how you can leverage cloud based security, Azure backup and recovery capabilities, and extending your network…


Ignite 2018 – Windows Server 2019 Security and Identity Session Recordings

Continuing with another post of Windows Server 2019 sessions from Ignite, this one includes some of the security and identity sessions. There will be coverage of additional hybrid Active Directory sessions in an upcoming post, but I’ve included the AD FS ones here alongside the security recordings. Elevating your security posture with Windows Server 2019…


Ignite 2018 – Hyper Converged Infrastructure Session Recordings

Moving on to part three of this series (Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center being previously covered), this time the focus is on technologies included in Windows Server 2019 Datacenter edition, with Storage Spaces Direct being one of the key ones. Once again you will see that Windows Admin Center features heavily in the…


Ignite 2018 – Windows Admin Center Session Recordings

To be fair, most of the Windows Server sessions during Ignite 2018 did include Windows Admin Center content, but these are the ones that focused heavily on it. You will also find it covered in the sessions I included in yesterday’s post. In these videos you’ll see an overview of Windows Admin Center, as well as…