Windows Azure Pack lifecycle was extended to 2027

Good news! Windows Azure Pack lifecycle was updated. It means that: Azure Pack is not dead, and it’s far from being dead. Azure Pack will continue to evolve until 2022 (6 years from now) and will be supported until 2027 (11 years from now). Azure Pack already supports new features of Windows Server 2016 like Shielded VMs…


First look on Azure Stack TP2

By now, there are many reviews of Azure Stack TP2 on the public internet. In this article, I would like to provide you some screenshots to give you a better understanding what is the value of running Azure Stack as a service provider. Microsoft Azure Stack (MAS) gives you a lot more compared to some…

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Azure Stack TP2 Deployment

Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 was recently released and now available for download. In this article we’ll talk about Azure Stack TP2 deployment in the lab environment. BTW – my name is Attila Macskasy and this is my first post in this blog. I’m a Partner Technology Strategist in Microsoft and work in the same…

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Windows Server 2016 RTM, System Center 2016 RTM and Azure Stack TP2 - now available

Great news! Windows Server 2016 was launched yesterday on Microsoft Ignite conference. Windows Server 2016 is a next major release of Windows Server after 2012, and it’s packed with great new features and enhancements. Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Windows Azure Pack allow service providers to build scalable, stable and cost efficient IaaS…


Azure Stack TP1 Review

Recently Microsoft launched a first early preview version of Azure Stack – Technical Preview 1 (TP1). Today I'll show the functionality of this version and tell you why this product is so important for Microsoft cloud strategy. First announce of Azure Stack was on Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago on 4th of May 2015. This announce…


Azure Stack TP1 is available

Hi everybody! Last Friday Azure Stack Technical Preview 1 was published. Now anyone can install it in a lab environment and get "Azure in your own datacenter". To download Azure Stack TP1, go here. Technical documentation regarding the deployment is available here. We've already started testing Azure Stack in a lab environment. So expect a…


Azure Stack - hardware requirements

Hi everybody! This May Microsoft made a public announcement of a brand new product called "Azure Stack". This products is an evolution of our hybrid cloud vision – it allows enterprise customers and service providers to bring "Azure into their datacenters". Last year we've released Windows Azure Pack – complex solution, that allows to deploy Azure-consistent…