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Microsoft: Transaction Commit latency acceleration using Storage Class Memory in Windows Server 2016 / SQL Server 2016 SP1

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SQL Server 2016 SP1 adds a significant new performance feature, the ability to accelerate transaction commit times (latency) by up to 2-4X, when employing Storage Class Memory (NVDIMM-N nonvolatile storage). This scenario is also referred to as “Persistent Log Buffer” as explained below. This enhancement is especially valuable for workloads which require high frequency, low […]

AzureStack breakdown of Network Controller

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Now I’ve previously blogged about some of the other networking component in AzureStack (Software Load Balancing) and Distributed Firewall which are essential components on how we can achieve a software-defined network. Now both the dfW and SLB are just components that operate in the data plane, but would not be possible without a central component […]

Microsoft Video: Software-Defined Networking in Windows Server 2016

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Learn how to increase application reliability and security with Software-Defined Networking in Windows Server 2016. For more information, visit: www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2016. From the fine folks at Microsoft.

What Virtualization Platform in 2017? How does VMware vSphere 6.5 Fare?!

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We’re glad to announce a major update to the ‘Virtualization Platform’ comparison. VMware has been updated with the latest vSphere 6.5  features set and the available product editions have been adjusted accordingly. Compare it now here: https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/Virtualization.   Also keep your eyes peeled for another (soon to come) update: Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows Server 2016! […]

Microsoft: New security features in Windows Server 2016

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Cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever before. Now you can use the OS as a new line of defense to help protect your organization’s IT assets. Windows Server 2016 provides layers of protection that help address both known and emerging threats resulting in a server that actively contributes to securing your infrastructure. The protections were […]

Watch Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Sessions from Ignite

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Did you know you can go back and listen to all our Ignite sessions on-demand? For a great overview on the newly launched updates to our flagship server operating and management software, watch Meet Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 with Mike Neil and Erin Chapple. This session summarizes the highlights of the new […]

Microsoft: Tips and Tricks from PowerShell Core Validation

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It has been a privilege for the CAT team to work with customers and the PowerShell team to validate early builds and experiences with PowerShell Core. Some of the customers involved were key influences on the whitepaper, The Release Pipeline Model Applied to Windows Server and Microsoft Cloud. As a result, validation has included many […]

How to Prepare for the new Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification

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We’ve got great news for IT Pros who’ve been waiting for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification! It will be available soon, and we have some practical instructor-led courses to help you get ready for the exams: 20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 This course is designed for professionals who will be […]

Citrix: Taking a Quick Look at Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct & Citrix XenApp

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In the sixth entry of our Getting Ready for Windows Server 2016 blog series, we are going to take a look at the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct and how Citrix XenApp not only “just works” on this cost-saving base capability, but can also add additional value. Why it matters The rise of Converged […]

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery now supports Windows Server 2016

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On September 26, 2016, at the Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft launched the newest release of the server operating system – Windows Server 2016. It is a cloud-ready OS that can be used to run traditional applications and datacenter infrastructure, and at the same time, delivers innovation to help customers transition workloads, to a more […]
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