Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI lets customer run the same Azure software and services on-premises that they already access in the cloud. Depending on what’s required for on-premises hardware — especially if it’s compatible with current generation rack mounted systems — this could shake up the whole HCI marketplace. Only time (and an improved understanding of the details) will tell..
The Windows Ignite 2019 conference is underway in Orlando Florida through November 8. Remote viewing of streamed sessions is free, so it’s worth checking things out to see what’s happening. Enjoy!
Microsoft released its Windows Server vNext Preview Build 18917 on Tuesday, June 18. It is the first preview build for Windows Server version 20H1. Windows Server vNext is available in both Standard and Datacenter editions. I’ve been playing with the Standard Core now for two days, and have found nothing to complain about. As it’s
Six weeks after the original launch date, over five weeks after it was pulled back, Microsoft finally re-released Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 yesterday. Here’s a quote from the Windows Experience blog and John Cable, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery: In early October, we paused the rollout of the
According to the Windows Insider blog, only 0.01% of Windows 10 users who upgraded to version 1809 before the upgrade was pulled back last week lost their personal files. In a post from John Cable, Windows Insider reports that “At just two days into the rollout when we paused, the number of customers taking the October
I could not say it better myself, so I’ll start by quoting what a fellow senior Ten Forums member posted yesterday: “Just catching up with this latest fiasco… seems each MS “roll-out” ends up as “roll-eyes”… not funny for many, I know, but just trying to find some humour in it…”. The fact is, as the
Late last night, Microsoft temporarily stopped delivering Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019, both released earlier this week. At this moment, the official download site for Windows 10 has reverted back to version 1803, and Azure Marketplace only offers Windows Server 2016 and older. Quoting Microsoft: We have paused the rollout of the
Somewhat surprisingly, Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Server 2019 is now generally available. It is the first Windows Server version that completely skips the Release to Manufacturing RTM phase, going directly to General Availability (GA). Server 2019 is available in Standard, Datacenter and Essentials editions. According to the Core OS team at Microsoft, this is because
One potential secret to IT success is careful and judicious use of automation tools and technologies. But remember: automation is supposed to SAVE time and money, not spend it wildly or wastefully!
Microsoft released a new build 17709 of Windows Server vNext LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) yesterday, July 10th 2018. Regarding this server core, the changes vis-à-vis the previous preview are minor. The biggest change is that it is now possible to install both Standard and Datacenter server versions with the GUI / desktop experience Previous WS