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

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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Microsoft Azure for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals: 5-Part Series

Over the past several months, there’s been a strong surge of interest in the community around Microsoft Azure from customers who are currently using Amazon AWS as part of their cloud computing strategy.  These customers are either interested in multi-cloud approaches that leverage Azure + AWS together, or they’re interested in migrating application workloads to Azure…


Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Azure Stack TP1

Microsoft Azure Stack enables your organization to deliver Azure-consistent services from your own datacenter to help you realize the full value of a hybrid cloud strategy. Join Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze as they take us through this in-depth step-by-step demo on how it install and configure Azure Stack in your environment. [2:40] What is…


Leveraging the Azure Service Management REST API with Azure Active Directory and PowerShell / List Azure Administrators

The Azure Service Management REST API can be a great compliment to the Azure PowerShell module when automating certain Azure cloud tasks for which there's not yet a defined set of PowerShell cmdlets.  In previous articles, we've leveraged this API for specific scenarios, such as: Configuring health monitoring alert rules for Azure VMs Listing current…


Deck and Resources: SQL Server Options in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Thanks for attending my presentation today at the Columbus SQLPASS User Group chapter on SQL Server Options in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure. We discussed various hybrid cloud options for leveraging Microsoft Azure as part of a SQL Server deployment, including the following scenarios: Off-site cloud backups for databases and logs Disaster recovery of on-premises…


IT Camp deck and resources: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud

Thank you to those who attended my IT Camp event on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud today in Chicago IL. I certainly enjoyed discussing cloud migration scenarios with everyone! In this article, I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our sessions today, as well as a set of additional resources that…


Cloud-to-Cloud: Migrating Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure from Amazon AWS

A short time ago, I assisted an organization with defining a process for migrating web applications and data running on Ubuntu Linux virtual machines to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform from Amazon AWS.  In this article, I’m documenting the general steps we used in an attempt to help other organizations that may be planning a…


TechNet Radio: (Part 13) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Cross-Premises Virtual Networking with Site-to-Site VPN and ExpressRoute

Continuing our “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze walk us through the steps of creating a cross-premises Virtual Network connection between Microsoft Azure and an on-premise data center. Tune in for this demo heavy session and get the 411 on how to do implement this important step in building your hybrid…