Microsoft Azure

Everything You Need to Know About Azure Infrastructure – December 2018 Edition

We’re closing in on the end of 2018, so let’s see what goodies Microsoft is leaving with us in Azure Infrastructure this month.

Dec 31, 2018|Aidan Finn

Microsoft Azure

Azure Update Management Part 1: Overview and Enrolling Azure VMs

In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell shows you how to enroll Azure virtual machines to Azure Update Management and provide a general overview of how the solution works.

Sep 12, 2018|Russell Smith


Happy 10th Birthday Hyper-V!

On February 19, 2003, Microsoft announced that the corporation has acquired a privately held virtualization vendor called Connectix. It might not have seemed like it then, but this acquisition was the genesis of something huge in the IT world, and I’m not limiting that to just Hyper-V.

Jul 2, 2018|Aidan Finn

Cloud Computing

Reviewing My Hyper-V and Cloud Predictions for 2017

Aidan Finn grades his predictions on what would happen with Hyper-V and Microsoft cloud computing in the year of 2017.

Dec 19, 2017|Aidan Finn

Cloud Computing

Microsoft Outlines What’s New in the Fall Creators Update for IoT

Microsoft is bringing several new features to its IoT platform with the Fall Creators update to increase security and make the devices easier to manage.

Nov 2, 2017|Brad Sams

Microsoft Azure

How to Avoid an AWS-Style Outage in Azure

Amazon's cloud service, AWS, recently had a major outage that affected almost an entire region. With that outage fresh in our memories, I thought I'd write a post on how to prevent services outages in Azure.

Mar 6, 2017|Aidan Finn


Cloud & Hyper-V Predictions for 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching and it’s time to review my 2016 predictions and make my predictions for 2017.

Dec 30, 2016|Aidan Finn

Cloud Computing

Azure Site Recovery Adds Support for WS2016

Microsoft recently added support for Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V to its disaster recovery (DR) service (DRaaS) or DR orchestration & replication solution, Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Find out what this means for you.

Dec 15, 2016|Aidan Finn


Build a WS2016 Demo/Training Lab on a Single PC

Get a walkthrough of how to build a test/demo/evaluation lab for Windows Serve 2016, including Hyper-V and failover clustering, on a single machine (including a laptop).

Nov 3, 2016|Aidan Finn

System Center

Top 5 Reasons to Deploy System Center 2016

System Center 2016 was released with Windows Server 2016. As usual, if you want to manage the new Server operating system, then you need to have the latest version of Microsoft’s infrastructure and services management suite.

Oct 31, 2016|Aidan Finn

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