Software Defined Storage in Windows Server 2016 – The S2D story.

Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) In the world of computing there seem to be many buzzwords and phrases that pass in and out of favour. One of the latest to hit the world of  on-premises server land is the Software Defined Datacentre and underpinning this concept the Software Defined Storage and Software Defined Network. To…

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Windows Server 2016 – Your best friend for GDPR

 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) You have just over 6 months to ensure that you are ready for the GDPR. The regulation is already enacted into European Law and will come into effect from 25th May 2018. It affects everyone who offers good or services to people in the European Union (EU) so even you…

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Azure File Sync – Public Preview

Whilst at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando last month I came across a number of new Hybrid technology announcements. Azure File Sync is the one I think will impact on many of my readers, those being primarily on-premises datacenter type folks. This new service provides an ability to extend your on-premises file servers into the Azure…

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Hello Honolulu

Project Honolulu revolutionising server management     Last year at Microsoft Ignite, Jeffrey Snover demonstrated an awesome bit of technology ‘Server management Tools’ this was an Azure service that allowed live management of any Server (almost) in an Azure browser based console. It was great making live PowerShell commands and registry changes to a server…

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Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD)

Way back in August, Microsoft announced a new partner program. Nothing new there but this one is kind of special, it is the fastest, easiest way to get you moving into a Software Defined Datacenter. WSSD The program is designed to bring many benefits in a timely and cost-effective way The implementation of a Software…

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Server Guy at Microsoft Ignite 2017

If the cumulative effects of Hurricanes Irma and Jose permit, Microsoft Ignite 2017 will take place in Orlando from 25th – 29th September. That’s less than 3 weeks away. What has that got to do with Windows Server 2016. Well, there are 91 Sessions focussed on Windows Server from The hacker playbook by Paula Januszkiewicz…

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Windows Server 2016, you and Server Guy.

Microsoft has invested very heavily in the latest and greatest Server operating system. Launched last autumn, Windows Server 2016 is the first cloud ready, from the cloud Windows Server. To help the growing IT pro audience with their journey to Windows Server 2016, Microsoft UK has formed a new club. The club, the project, and…

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Server Guy UK Lives!

Server Guy is a new initiative by Microsoft UK to build and maintain an audience of IT professionals with an interest in Windows Server 2016. Server Guy will be blogging, tweeting holding hangouts / meetups and producing newsletters to help you buy, sell, use and enjoy Windows Server 2016. In addition Server Guy will be…

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