Windows Server Technical Preview – My Favourite Features – Part 1

Microsoft released the first Technical Preview of Windows 10 to much acclaim back in October. There have been three releases so far and we currently sit on the ‘last release of the Calendar year’ – Build 9879. The Technical Preview is intended primarily for the enterprise to evaluate the changes and inform the development of…


Azure RemoteApp Part 2 – More RemoteAppyness from Azure

    Having published a post on Azure RemoteApp recently, I have been absolutely inundated with requests (well three people have asked me) for information on how to use Azure RemoteApp with an application that is not published by default and that I DON’T want to run on my own premises.   So here is…


Cloud Adoption from an Enterprise Architect’s Point of View

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. In an ideal world, IT leadership would be able to have all of their systems hosted…

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Migrating 2008 R2 Hyper-V VMs to 2012

The following article is contributed by Andrew Hancock. He is the Managing Director of Cyrus Computer Consultants Ltd, and is a Virtualisation Consultant and Virtualisation Specialist for the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hull. In this article we will show you How To: Migrate a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine…


Right time, right place; breaking down the migration barriers

The following post is from Ian Masters of Vision solutionsI work for one of Microsoft's go to market partners for migrating customers to Hyper-V and Azure. I want to tell the story of how that came about, what problem we solved and how it all worked. Let's start at the beginning. I was fortunate enough…


IPAM – Part 3

IPAM Part 3 focuses on the integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 R2 into the IPAM managed environment. What exactly does this mean? IPAM covers the entire Microsoft DHCP and DNS environment and monitors, manages and audits the deployment. Prior to Windows Server 2012 this was only possible with Spreadsheets, pieces of…


IPAM – Part 2

So, what IS new in IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2? There is quite a long list here. One of the big additions is that IPAM now supports RBAC – Role Based Access Control, this now enables you to customise access and operations permissions for users and groups of users with granular control of IPAM…


Convert all your VMWare VMs to Hyper-V – FREE

You could be forgiven for thinking that the 8th April 2014 is only really going to be remembered for the End of Support for Windows XP after almost 15 years of service. Time will tell, but I would venture that a large number of Virtualisation IT Pros are still rubbing their hands with glee at…


Become an MVA Hero

Sign up to MVA Hero today and get your free hero costume (t-shirt) and earn some great prizes! I am still surprised at how many IT Professionals and developers haven’t made use of the Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn about Microsoft technologies and stay up do date as new versions are released. Each module has…

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Top 10 Windows Server 2012R2 Tips For The Smaller Business

If we are to believe the marketing from any of the cloud services providers, we don’t really need any in house infrastructure to run a modern business, as our e-mail, collaboration and line of business systems can all be hosted for us.  However in the UK there are several challenges not least the appalling lack…