Massive Performance, Scale and Manageability Gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016

In this episode, you’ll learn about the huge performance and scale improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016. This video covers the specific performance enhancements, what kinds of new virtualization scenarios this makes available for business-critical workloads, such as SQL Server, the ease of migrating and clustered high-availability VM improvements. [1:05]  What’s new in…

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Get the “Lowdown” on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the “Essentials Experience” Role

Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the Essentials Experience Role
Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the Essentials Experience Role

In this episode, we’ll get you up-to-speed on all things relating to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. It covers who should use Essentials edition, scenarios it is good for, organizational sizing considerations, licensing and pricing considerations. Also learn about the easy dashboard experience and how Essentials edition gives customers a hybrid cloud pathway for moving to the…

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What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services for On-Premises and Cloud Deployments

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform has been refined in Windows Server 2016. In this video you will learn about the latest remote access technologies available in Windows Server 2016 as well as how performance, scale and cloud optimizations may help you in your environment with specific explanations of new technologies. [1:53] What is Remote…

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Improve Deployment Speed and Reduce Overhead with Containers in Windows Server 2016

Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Containers
Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Containers

Learn how containers work in Windows Server 2016 and how they can be used to increase deployment speed, workload density and decrease server overhead to create a more efficient IT environment.  Workload candidates and security options are also discussed to help you understand how containers may best fit in your server environment. Finally watch a…

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Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on Microsoft Azure
Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on Microsoft Azure

In this short video, we’ll walk through deploying a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster to a Microsoft Azure subscription using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. ARM templates streamline the process of provisioning complex solutions in the cloud.  In this scenario, we’ll be leveraging two ARM templates from the Azure Quick Start template…


Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 3

Windows Server 2016 Storage Quality of Service (QoS)
Windows Server 2016 Storage Quality of Service (QoS)

The third in a three-part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this third video, we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Quality of Service features in Windows Server 2016. [1:39] Let’s talk about Storage Quality of Service in Windows Server 2016. What is it and why…


Step-by-Step: Provisioning Azure ExpressRoute Private Peering with UltraPerformance VNET Gateway via new Azure CLI 2.0

The new Azure CLI 2.0 was recently released for general availability on Linux, macOS and Windows (see this article for the announcement).  In this post, I’m providing a step-by-step walk-through of using the Azure CLI 2.0 to provision ExpressRoute Private Peering with the new UltraPerformance VNET Gateway that provides up to 10Gbps throughput. Note that you…


Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 2

Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica
Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica

The second in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this second video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Replica features in Windows Server 2016. [1:10] What is Storage Replica? [2:24] What is Block Level Replication and why is this important vs. file…


Windows Server 2016 Storage Will Blow Your Mind! – Part 1

Windows Server 2016 Storage Overview
Windows Server 2016 Storage Overview

The first in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this first video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) features in Windows Server 2016. [2:23] Let’s kick off our discussion about Storage with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016. What…


Step-by-Step: Capturing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VNET Gateway Diagnostic Logs

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*** UPDATED for Azure PowerShell 2.x and 3.x *** A while back, I published an article that stepped through capturing diagnostic logs for v1 “Classic” virtual network gateways (aka VNET Gateways or VPN Gateways) on Azure via the Azure Service Management (ASM) API and PowerShell.  Since then, the Azure team has released Azure Resource Manager (ARM)…