Tag: <span>Windows</span>

AWS Managed Active Directory, Day 2 Operations

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Part 1 – The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory Introduction In the previous blog post I brought you up to speed on what the AWS Managed Active Directory capability was and how to initially…




The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory?

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Within the AWS Cloud, there are a few ways to connect cloud-hosted resources a Microsoft Active Directory environment. Typically, administrators are in the habit of configuring Windows Servers and then adding the Active Directory Domain Services…




Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Operations with Datrium DVX

Lately I’ve been pretty focused on working with Microsoft SQL Server and how this business critical application, which is run and deployed on over 35% of Datrium DVX customers. Below, in this episode of OpenConverse we’ll take a look at virtualizing SQL Server on Datrium DVX as well as the restore capabilities offered. Virtualizing Microsoft…




Troubleshooting Hyper-V performance on Windows Server 2016 Server Core

Last year at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando, I delivered several well received theater sessions on Troubleshooting Hyper-V performance on Windows Server 2016 Core. Today, I delivered an updated version of this discussion with my friend over at MVPDays as part of their March vConference. This session was definitely a fun one to put together,…




Dude, Where’s my Server?!?

Welcome to Episode 30 of Interview with an MVP! In this episode I had the opportunity to join fellow MVP, Dave Kawula at the Microsoft Channel 9 Studios in Redmond, Washington! This is definitely one you’ll want to turn up the speakers for 🙂 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Interview-with-an-MVP/Episode-30-Dude-Wheres-my-Server/player




Project Honolulu – My first thoughts!

White sandy beaches, huge waves, surfing, volcanoes and my Hawiaan favorite Mai Tai’s – Oh, wait that’s the Honolulu, Hawaii – this “Honolulu” is a codename for one of the latest projects that Microsoft’s Windows Server Management team has been developing and is now available in Technical Preview. There’s been a lot of push in…




Experience the Magic that Windows Server 2016 and ReFS Provide to YOUR Next Backup Repository

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MVPDays/MVPDays2017RoadShow/Experience-the-Magic-that-Windows-Server-2016-and-ReFS-Provide-to-YOUR-Next-Backup-Repository/player#autoplay Advanced integration with Microsoft’s ReFS 3.0, enables fast clone technology that provides 10x faster creation and transformation of synthetic full backup files without physically moving data blocks and thus dramatically reducing load on backup storage, spaceless full backup technology that makes raw disk storage rival the capacity efficiencies of a deduplication appliance, and more…




Hyper-V 2016 Cool Feature: PowerShell Direct

PowerShell is a great tool for remotely administering and managing virtual and physical machines. Physical machines do offer the ability of connecting to their DRAC, iLO or Remote KVM to perform actions when there is zero network connectivity. PowerShell Direct gives IT Professionals the ability to run remote PowerShell commands against a guest Hyper-V VM…




Deep-Dive: Hyper-V 2016 Production Checkpoints

Checkpoints, also known as Snapshots in previous versions of Windows Server, are a mechanism for capturing a state of a virtual machine. Checkpoints allow a changed state to revert back to when the checkpoint was taken. When originally developed, Microsoft intended for Snapshots/Checkpoints to only be used for Development and Lab environments. It was common…




My Final Thoughts and Key Takeaways on Microsoft Ignite 2016, Atlanta!

Hola readers, I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and provide you with my much anticipated wrap-up and final thoughts on the recent trip to Atlanta for MVPDays and Microsoft Ignite. During the week I was able to be super active on Twitter and the show room floor having taken part in many interviews…




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