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 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,…


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…


Ignite 2016 For System Builders And OEMs – Hyper-V Sessions

It’s almost time for Ignite, where Windows Server 2016 will have it’s official launch, and I’ve gone through the session listing o give an idea of which ones might be appropriate for you to check out next week when the recordings start to become available. I’ll kick off with Hyper-V in today’s post, and then…


What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 11 – Application Development

In the first post of this series I highlighted that with Windows Server 2016 there are some feature differences between the Standard and the Enterprise Editions that might get lost in some of the messaging, so in this series of posts I’m going to be highlighting the feature set of Windows Server 2016 Standard, and…

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What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Part 10 – Remote Desktop Services

In the first post of this series I highlighted that with Windows Server 2016 there are some feature differences between the Standard and the Enterprise Editions that might get lost in some of the messaging, so in this series of posts I’m going to be highlighting the feature set of Windows Server 2016 Standard, and…

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