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Citrix Automated Security Scanners: What You Need to Know – Part 2

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In this article I will be digging deeper into how port scanning can help narrow the source of a finding. Automated scanners generally provide both a summary of the issues found and a more detailed report for each finding. Both sections will contain information that is useful during the triage process but, crucially, they provide […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 now supports Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct

With the upcoming general availability of Windows Server 2016, we are pleased to announce that Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will support deploying databases on the new Storage Spaces Direct feature of Windows Server 2016. What’s new Storage Spaces Direct Storage Spaces Direct, new in Windows Server 2016, enables customers to create highly scalable and flexible […]

Citrix asks What’s New with the Citrix SCOM Management Packs

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In the past few months, the Citrix SCOM Management Packs have become among the most popular Platinum value-add features for XenApp and XenDesktop customers. In fact, 97 percent of customers surveyed would recommend SCOM management packs. Here, I’ll introduce the salient features and enhancements in the Citrix SCOM packs that were just released this quarter. Day 1 […]

Build and run your first Docker Windows Server container

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016, and with it, Docker engine running containers natively on Windows. This blog post describes how to get setup to run Docker Windows Containers on Windows 10 or using a Windows Server 2016 VM. Check out the companion blog posts on the technical improvements that have […]

Microsoft and Docker offer supported Docker Engine to Windows Server 2016 customers

Today, as part of the launch of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft and Docker are announcing an expansion of our partnership to enable customers to run Docker containers on Windows Server. As part of a new agreement, Microsoft and Docker will make the Commercially Supported Docker Engine (CS Docker Engine) available to Windows Server 2016 customers […]

Microsoft Releases Azure Service Fabric for Windows Server

Enterprises today need to walk a fine line between innovation and delivering reliable services. Firms need to be able to rapidly create and run mission critical enterprise applications that have the potential to capture new areas of growth for the organization, creating the opportunity to increase their exposure in the market and meeting changing customer […]

Microsoft Announces the launch of Windows Server 2016! YAH!

I’m incredibly excited that this morning at our Ignite conference in Atlanta we launched the newest release of our server operating system – Windows Server 2016! Now that we’re ready to share it with the world, I want to take a moment to thank our customers who helped shape this exciting release. Windows Server 2016 […]

Docker Announces Commercial Partnership with Microsoft to Double Container Market by Extending Docker Engine to Windows Server

With industry analysts declaring Windows Server with more than 60% of the x86 server market, and citing Microsoft Azure as the fastest-growing public cloud, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft, even at its current scale, is further extending its leadership as a strategic, trusted partner to enterprise IT. It is this industry leadership that […]

Microsoft Ignite 2016: DataCore to Offer the Industry’s Fastest Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Software at No Cost to Microsoft MVPs

Will Provide “Not-for-Resale” License Keys for the Latest Release of Its Record-Setting Parallel I/O-Powered Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Software DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, announced today that to support the Microsoft Ignite 2016 event and Microsoft Server 2016 announcements, it will offer license keys for its Parallel […]

Introducing Docker for Windows Server 2016

Today, Microsoft is announcing general availability of Windows Server 2016 at the Ignite conference in Atlanta. For Windows developers and IT-pros, the most exciting new Windows feature is containers, and containers on Windows Server 2016 are powered by Docker. This blog post details the technical innovations that went into making Docker containers run natively on […]

Citrix Desktop Master Class Video – What’s New in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.11, including Workspace Environment Manager (Norskale)

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Join technology experts Lee Bushen and Patrick Irwin as they unpack the new features of XenApp & XenDesktop, 7.11 (pronounced “Seven-Eleven”), released in September 2016. Highlights: Windows Server 2016 Day 1 Support Microsoft Enhancements (Hyper-V, App-V, UWP, Azure) Management (New Helpdesk features, Self-Service PW, Telemetry) Usability (User Zone Preference, HDX Adaptive Display v2, GPUs, Linux […]

Microsoft Video: Understanding Software Defined Storage with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016

On the latest Microsoft Mechanics we take a look at software defined storage using new capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Elden Christensen from the Windows Server storage team joins Matt McSpirit to expose what’s behind the black box of a typical Storage Area Network (SAN) and how you can easily and inexpensively build out your […]

Microsoft Video: Rakuten Group Secures Sensitive Data with Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services

See how Rakuten uses Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Not only does RDS provide an easy path to integrating heterogeneous systems, but it also provides an additional layer of security so new systems do not compromise Rakuten’s existing corporate infrastructure. For the full story, visit: From the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft: Standardizing performance with Storage QoS in Windows Server 2016

At Microsoft IT, we support thousands of virtual machines in our IT environment. In our datacenters, we use Hyper-V in Windows Server for virtualization infrastructure in our private cloud. Recently, we examined Storage Quality of Service (QoS) in Windows Server 2016 to help solve some storage management issues in our virtual environment. By using Storage […]

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