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Azure Stack Home Lab Build

In the beginning there was…nothing Microsoft Azure Stack is not something I could build and run on my desktop like my Configmgr lab, which runs on my W10 desktop while I use it for work as well.  I had to decide if I wanted to spend the money on a server or wait for the […]

10 Most Important Announcements From Ign...

10 Most Important Announcements From Ignite

My top 10 most important announcements so far at Ignite.  Ranked from most important to least importance, as it pertains to me. Technical preview of Configmgr vNext available now with SCEP Service pack for SCCM 2012 due next week Announced Azure Stack – Replacing Azure Pack for on-prem Azure services Deploying Azure in Your Datacenter […]

New Containers Tech From Microsoft Annou...

New Containers Tech From Microsoft Announced

Nano Server, Hyper-V Containers and Swarm Yesterday Microsoft announced a couple things, Nano Sever in Server vNext, which is available to partners and I would guess to the public at Ignite.  The other announcement which is more interesting is the Hyper-V containers, running on Nano Server of course.  They also kind of snuck in support […]

Data Protection Manager Now Available as...

Data Protection Manager Now Available as Azure IaaS

  The supported configuration is illustrated in the above diagram. The DPM installation prerequisites remain the same, as described in the TechNet documentation. DPM is supported on any Azure IaaS virtual machine that is size A2 or higher. DPM can protect workloads that run across multiple Azure cloud services that have the same Azure virtual […]

Microsoft Azure Versus VMware on Contain...

Some basics if you are new to containers. Applications run inside containers.  Containers believe they are running on an independent operating system but in fact they are running in isolated partitions sharing a single operating system while other containers are also running other applications using the same operating system.  Where in traditional hypervisor virtualization a server will […]