New Windows Admin Center Videos available

This week I’ve been on the road with Dell talking about what’s new with Windows Server, so the timing of last week’s Windows Admin Center announcement was absolutely perfect. Introduction to Windows Admin Center Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu) is the future of server management. It’s a locally deployed, browser-based GUI management solution that…


Download the Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure whitepaper

If you are planning on integrating and extending your on-premises infrastructure with Azure, download the Truly consistent hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure whitepaper. What does it cover? It focuses on the following four pillars… Common Identity When users access applications, they shouldn’t need to worry about whether those applications are running on-premises or in the cloud. Providing consistent…


Comparison of Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2016

This is something we get asked about a great deal when talking to OEM and System Builder partners, and while you can find the latest version over on TechNet, I’ve simplified it a little here by highlighting the areas that differ between the two main Windows Server editions.   Locks and Limits Locks and Limits…


Ignite Australia 2017 Post Even Session Recommendations For OEM and System Builder Partners – Windows Server 2016 Part 2

Last week I highlighted the first round of Windows Server related sessions at Ignite Australia 2017 and now it’s time to highlight some of the other session recordings that have just been published. Below you will find Storage Spaces Direct, Hyper-V and Windows Containers sessions. What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Discover the new features…


Ignite Australia 2017 Post Even Session Recommendations For OEM and System Builder Partners – Windows Server 2016 Part 1

Ignite 2017 Australia wrapped up on Friday afternoon, and the recorded sessions are starting to appear up on Channel 9 so I will be posting the different sessions for the different technologies over the course of the next week. Not all of the session recordings have been posted as at the time of writing these,…


Storage Spaces Direct Documentation Updates

One of the great new feature introduced in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter was Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which allows you to build highly available and scalable software defined storage solutions. Below are some of the latest documentation updates for S2D. Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 Understanding the cache in Storage Spaces Direct Fault…


Microsoft OEM Windows Server Webinar Recording Available Now

In December the Microsoft OEM group held a webinar for Windows Server 2016, and it’s now available for online viewing. A variety of topics were covered, and if you are looking for an overview of Windows Server 2016 take a look at the webinar recording and grab the presentation as well. Webinar Description Windows Server…


Windows Server 2016 Courses On Microsoft Virtual Academy

Recently we’ve been getting requests from partners who are looking for Windows Server 2016 training material so they can use some of the downtime over the holiday break to ramp up their skills, so here are list of the courses that are available on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Course…


Windows Server 2016 OEM Licensing Questions From The Roadshow

These were the common questions we got at the recent roadshow, I’m sharing them here in case you missed it… as mentioned in the title, this is licensing for OEM products, it may differ for volume license scenarios. For those scenarios please contact your local Microsoft licensing team. If I disable physical cores at the…


It’s A Wrap – OEM Windows Server 2016 Launch Roadshow

Thanks to those of you who were able to make it to one of the six cities we have been in over the last two weeks, there’s been some great interaction and questions that we’ve been tracking, and we will roll these into the SmartHQ monthly webinars as well as some of the distributor webinars…

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