(RDS) Tip of the Day: Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview

Today’s tip… On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, we are delighted to announce Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through our Insiders program. Join the program to ensure you have access to the bits. For more…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Improved multi-member Blockchain networks now available on Azure

Today’s tip… We see strong customer interest in the Blockchain solutions that are available on the Azure Marketplace. As customers build production Blockchain scenarios, we understand that network reliability and health monitoring become increasingly important. Today, we are excited to announce significant enhancements to our Ethereum on Azure offering. These improvements are the first of…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Free e-book – Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide

Today’s tip… We’re pleased to offer a free e-book for those of you who are new to Azure or in the beginning stages of planning a cloud migration: the Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide for IT Organizations. As cloud solution architects, we hear a lot of the same questions from customers who are starting to…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: New offers in Azure Marketplace – February 2018

Today’s tip… We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In February 2018, 81 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. Reference: New offers in Azure Marketplace – February 2018 – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-offers-in-azure-marketplace-february-2018/

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016, DDA and CUDA…

Today’s tip… Questions of the Day: Question #1: My customer is interested in using Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V for the feature where you can allocate a physical GPU to a virtual machine because they want use CUDA features of the GPU. Can this this physical GPU be assigned to multiple VMs at once? It’s a…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server Hyper-V SR-IOV and SDN

Today’s tip… Question of the Day: Question: My customer has a variety of applications in its organization and some have low latency networking requirements. The customer is interested in setting up a private cloud using Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. The main purpose of the cloud is to offer IaaS/VMs to some tenants…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 and IPv6…

Today’s tip… Question of the Day: Question: My customer has a question about the use of IPv6. Microsoft guidance for the past few releases of Windows Server is to leave IPv6 enabled even if you’re only using an IPv4-enabled network. Has that guidance changed at all for Windows Server 2016? Does that guidance differ if…

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Tip of the Day: More on included Windows 10 Apps

Today’s tip… Today’s blog post provides more information on included Windows 10 apps and several links and screenshots. Check it out! Reference: “More on included Windows 10 apps” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2018/03/13/more-on-included-windows-10-apps/ For more articles like this one, make sure to check out Michael Niehaus’ Windows and Office Deployment Ramblings.

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Tip of the Day: Free eBook – Introduction to Windows Containers

Today’s tip… Need or want to know more about Windows Containers? Download this free eBook from Microsoft Press. Synopsis: With the introduction of container support in Windows Server 2016, we open a world of opportunities that takes traditional monolithic applications on a journey to modernize them for better agility. Containers are a stepping stone that…

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Tip of the Day: Understanding which Update Sources are Configured

Today’s tip… We often get questions from customers who want to know from where their clients are receiving updates when multiple sources are configured (including, online, WSUS and other). It can be quite cumbersome to determine which source is offering a particular update. Recently, I learnt that there are two simple PowerShell Cmdlets that enable…

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