Azure Stack – What, why, and, how?

You may well have heard that there is a way of running Microsoft’s Azure public cloud service in your own datacenter. You may have paid it lip service and not believed such propaganda. Well – folk It is here it works and it provides an opportunity to do so much more with your own hardware…

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Windows Server 2019- Announced

Wow things really do move quickly in the wonderful world of Microsoft Servers., no sooner have we managed to digest the Semi Annual Chanel (SAC 1709) changes Microsoft go and announce the availability of the ALL NEW Windows Server 2019 In Preview. Erin Chapple the Director of Programme Managed wrote a blog article announcing the…

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Software Defined Networking – Adding layers of security

Bringing the Azure fabric into your datacenter Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition provides access to many great enterprise features that are now absent in the Standard edition product. One of these is Software Defined Networking (SDN). In conjunction with Software Defined Storage (SDS), particularly Storages Spaces Direct (S2D) this creates the first easily achievable single…

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Shielded Virtual Machines – Protect your workloads

When Microsoft launched Windows Server 2016, there were many new features and technologies released into the community. One of the three primary design criteria for this release was Security. Microsoft adopt an “assume breach” posture for security. One of the three key security principles is securing the infrastructure. You can read all about Windows Server…

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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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