Microsoft Virtual Academy – A Deep Dive Into Nano Server – Updated With TP4 Information

The MVA course on Nano Server was originally recorded back in September, but recently it was updated with some new Technical Preview 4 content, so it's worth going back and taking a look at what's new, or exploring from the beginning if you missed this one. Like other MVA content, you can watch this online,…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 2 Now Available

Over on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog Aaron Czechowski announced the availability of MDT 2013 Update 2. For those of you deploying Windows 10 images you will definitely want to take a look at what's new. Here's what Aaron posted about the updates. MDT 2013 Update 2 is primarily a quality release; there are no new…

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Planning For SQL Server 2005 End Of Support Part 4

In this, the final post in this series for now, I'll focus on resources that will help you have the upgrade conversation with your customers who may be holding out as long as possible or unsure as to whether or not they really need to ugprade. These will be a variety of online and downloadable…


Planning For SQL Server 2005 End Of Support Part 3

In the last post I promoted the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for discovering the SQL Server workloads that are currently running in your customer environments, and in this post I'll cover off some of the different ways that can help you get up to speed with SQL Server 2014 as a migration target for…


Planning For SQL Server 2005 End Of Support Part 2

In the first post of this series I covered the different SQL editions that are impacted by the April 12, 2016 end of support deadline, and introduced the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit. In this post I'll cover the MAP Toolkit in more detail, including what's included with the most recent updates that are relevant for SQL…

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Planning For SQL Server 2005 End Of Support Part 1

Over the last few years we've seen the end of support reached for some products that were in widespread use, such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and next year sees SQL Server 2005 and Internet Explorer editions prior to Internet Explorer reaching end of support. The next few posts will focus on the…

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Updated

In line with the November update for Windows 10, there is a new version of RSAT for Windows 10 available in the Microsoft download center. There are both 32 and 64 bit versions available for downloading, and following is the relevant information for this latest update. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes Server…


Windows 10 and Windows 10 ADK Update available for download

The updated Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit for the 1511 release is available for download, you can grab it here. If you are looking at learning how to take advantage of the deployment options for OEMs and System Builders for Windows 10 you can also take a look at the OEM Windows Desktop Deployment…


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 Now Available

You can now grab the Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 from the TechNet Evaluation Center Microsoft Hyper-V Server delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud. Hyper-V Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 provides new and enhanced features that can help you deliver the scale and performance needs of your mission-critical workloads. As a reminder, these are…


Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 Now Available

Following up from the previous post on Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 4, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 is also available in the TechNet Evaluation Center. Some of the details of this release are as follows At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into…