Microsoft General Manager Julia White talks trends in IT that are important for all business. Hear what conversations she had at this year’s Gartner Symposium. From the fine folks at Microsoft.
On November 14th, PowerShell will have been shipping for 10 years, so the team is going to celebrate with a day-long event, running from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PST). This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com. We’ll have segments on PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and Azure Automation, […]
We are pleased to announce the general availability release of the Azure Storage client library for Xamarin. Xamarin is a leading mobile app development platform that allows developers to use a shared C# codebase to create iOS, Android, and Windows Store apps with native user interfaces. We believe the Azure Storage library for Xamarin will […]
The Challenge In the Windows Server team, we tend to focus on going big. Our enterprise customers and service providers are increasingly relying on Windows as the foundation of their software-defined datacenters, and needless to say, our hyperscale public cloud Azure does too. Recent big announcements like support for 24 TB of memory per server […]
Windows Server 2016 comes with new features to protect credentials and workloads. Take a look on how these features work to protect your environment. For more information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2016 From the fine folks at Microsoft.
We’ve just published a hotfix release of the Linux Integration Services download, version 4.1.2-2. This release addresses two critical issues: “Do not lose pending heartbeat vmbus packets” (for versions 5.x, 6.x, 7.x) Hyper-V hosts can be configures to sent “heartbeat” packets to guests to see if they are active, and reboot them when they do […]
Watch this video to learn what Windows Server 2016 key features are providing breakthrough productivity, security and cloud readiness value for customers. Also get an overview on the differences between the editions and licensing options including how core licensing works. [2:02] What are some of the new security features in Windows Server 2016? [6:42] And […]
One of the most exciting features in SQL Server 2016 is R Services (in-database). This feature has been getting a lot of interest and attention, as we described in a past blog post. If you are curious to know more, the Related Viewing section at the end of this post links to some useful videos. […]
Azure Government Engineering is pleased to announce the initial release of the Azure Blueprint program! The program is designed to facilitate the secure and compliant use of Azure for government agencies and third-party providers building on behalf of government. Azure Government has been granted a JAB Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) based on Microsoft internal […]
Hello everyone! Update 1610 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features include: Improvements to the notification experience for high-impact task […]
Microsoft released a technical preview of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management pack for .NET Application Performance Monitoring (APM) with Visual Studio Application Insights. You can use this management pack to centrally configure Application Insights APM directly in the Operations Manager console for the .NET web apps that are already deployed to your on-prem web […]
See how Windows Server 2016 was improved to provide accurate time for Domain Controllers in Active Directory as well as Windows and Linux clients for regulatory and compliance standards. For more information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2016 From the fine folks at Microsoft.
Microsoft announced new licensing options on October 1st 2106 making it very attractive for OMS managed servers to have a ConfigMgr license bundled with it. Could this be the renaissance of server management with ConfigMgr? Microsoft is currently evolving the two-decade old System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) offering into a “As a Service” model with multiple updates per […]
Recently, Pierre Roman was in town presenting 10 Things I like About Windows Server 2016 to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup. While presenting, he white-boarded a couple of questions for Pierre and I to address on CANITPRO.NET later via a blog post. One such question was as follows: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?” […]