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: Another Windows Server Question of the Day

Today’s tip… Question: My customer has older Windows Server Domain Controllers running older functional levels and would like to upgrade them, but is unclear what the different domain functional levels provide. Is there a document that provides the differences? Also, does Microsoft have recommendations about domain and forest functional levels for AD?   Answer: Microsoft…

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Tip of the Day: Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure

Today’s tip… Are you a Windows Server admin who has not yet tried Azure? If so, we have the “Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure” available for download. Direct download – Ultimate Guide to Windows Server on Azure For additional information on Windows Server in Azure, start here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/campaigns/windows-server/.  

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Tip of the Day: Another Windows Server Question of the Day

Today’s tip… Question: With the changes in Windows Server to the new Semi-Annual Channel release, my customer is wondering if anything has changed with regard to patch management? Is there a public document that discusses this topic?   Answer: Yes. Windows Server patching is simpler, more predictable and will reduce costs by delivering: Predicable monthly…

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Tip of the Day: Another Windows Server Question of the Day

Today’s tip… Question: My customer would like to know if there is a way to restrict a Hyper-V user who uses enhanced session mode. Specifically, they want to allow their users to use enhanced session mode for smart cards, but prevent other resources like audio, hard drive and other device redirection for their VMs. Is…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server, version 1709 and the Semi-Annual Channel

Today’s tip… An internal session discussing the new Windows Server release cadence was delivered late November. The response was overwhelming with over 250+ people attending and even more requesting the session be made public along with the slides. Wish granted. “Windows Server, version 1709 an the Semi-Annual Channel (VIR910WS)” – https://infopedia.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=m9o6s9 Register to watch the archive…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server Question of the Day

Today’s tip… Question:   My customer has been hearing a lot about GPDR and is asking me about GPDR with regard to Windows Server. GPDR is new to me. What is it? How important is it? Is there publicly available information about Windows Server and GPDR?   Answers:   All good questions. The General Data…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 Update Questions Answered

Today’s tip… Question: My customer noticed that Microsoft has moved to monthly updates for Windows. They would like to know why there was a move to monthly updates and if they should be expecting a Service Pack for Windows Server 2016? Answer: Great questions. Microsoft moved to monthly updates to improve product quality and remove…

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Tip of the Day: New blog post – FAQ on WS version 1709 and Semi-Annual Channel

Today’s tip… Here’s a list of great links: “Windows Server, version 1709 available for download!” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2017/10/17/windows-server-version-1709-available-for-download/ “FAQ on Windows Server, version 1709 and Semi-Annual Channel” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2017/10/26/faq-on-windows-server-version-1709-and-semi-annual-channel/ “Windows Sever Semi-Annual Channel overview” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/semi-annual-channel-overview “What’s New in Windows Server version 1709” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/whats-new-in-windows-server-1709 “Updates to Windows Server 1709” – https://youtu.be/yea9OXRZ8xg “Release Notes: Important Issues…

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