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,…


Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Integration With Azure Virtual Networks Part 3

In the previous two posts I configured an Azure Virtual Network from inside of Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 and then built a Windows Server virtual machine inside of that virtual network, and then joined it to the on-premises domain. In this post I'll focus on how you can now leverage Server Manager…

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Windows Server Essentials Tech Preview 3 Integration With Azure Virtual Networks Part 1

I've previously posted about the Office 365, Azure Active Directory and Intune integration with Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3, now it's time to start looking at some of the other Azure integration pieces, starting with the Azure Virtual Network integration. Before taking a look at what's required to get this working, it's worth…

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Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 3

In the last post I ran enabled Azure Active Directory, Office 365 and Intune integration, now it’s time to see how this integrates with the local user administration experience. To start with, let’s take a look at the Microsoft Cloud Services Integration screen to verify that we have enabled the 3 user related options.  …

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Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 2

In the last post I gave an overview of some of the Essentials capabilities, now it’s time to start looking a bit more closely at the Microsoft Cloud Services Integration features. Up first we have the Azure Active Directory Integration, which lays the groundwork for the Office 365 and Intune integration. On the right hand…

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Windows Server Essentials 2016 Technical Preview 3 Microsoft Online Services Integration Part 1

A few weeks ago Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 became available, and now it’s time to jump in and take a look at some of the Microsoft Online Services integration capabilities. While there are some portions that look like they have been lifted straight from Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, some new capabilities…

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Now Available For Download

More good news, Technical Preview 3 is now available for Windows Server 2016. You can grab it from the TechNet Evaluation Center Here are some of the details… At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 provides a…

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Ignite Sessions For OEM and System Builder Partners – Windows 10 Applications

During the just completed OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Roadshow I mentioned several ways of keeping up with different products and technologies, and that I would create a few posts that cover these in more detail. This is the ninth post in that series, and it is focused on the sessions that were delivered at…


Ignite Sessions For OEM and System Builder Partners – Windows 10 Management

During the just completed OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Roadshow I mentioned several ways of keeping up with different products and technologies, and that I would create a few posts that cover these in more detail. This is the eighth post in that series, and it is focused on the sessions that were delivered at…


Ignite Sessions For OEM and System Builder Partners – Windows 10 Security Enhancements

During the just completed OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Roadshow I mentioned several ways of keeping up with different products and technologies, and that I would create a few posts that cover these in more detail. This is the seventh post in that series, and it is focused on the sessions that were delivered at…