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The fourth part of what’s coming in Windows Server vNext is now online at 4Sysops. This time I look at Web Application Proxy, the “sort of” replacement for Forefront UAG (and TMG) as well as the new Azure Application Proxy service. Read it here.

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The third part in my series on what’s new in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview is now live on 4sysops; this time I cover networking, looking at the improvements in Network Virtualization, the new Network Controller, as well as other changes. Read it here.

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The second part in my series on what’s new in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview, covering storage enhancements is now live at 4Sysops. I cover storage replication, centralised storage Quality of Service and other enhancements. Read it here.

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My in-depth look at Storage Spaces, Scale out File Server and how to use these technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 to build SAN like performance and management is now live at Virtualizationreview.com. You can read it here.

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I’m starting a new series on 4Sysops on what’s new in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview – this first one covers the enhancements in Hyper-V. I look at new configuration file formats, cluster upgrading through mixing versions of Hyper-V, new Production Checkpoints, Secure Boot for Linux and more. Read it here.

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Continuing my series on Azure for 4Sysops, my next piece is now live. This one covers Azure Automation (AA? Alcoholics Anonymous?), a service to run PowerShell workflows in Azure to automate common tasks. Read it here.

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I was interviewed by Erik Blum over at itsmDaily.com about my history in IT and my job as an IT teacher. Read it here.

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Rounding off the Azure networking pieces is a post on Site to Site VPN networking between on-premises and Azure, along with a look at ExpressRoute on 4sysops. Read it here

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Part two of my series on Azure has been published over at 4sysops, this time I cover connecting your on-premises networks to your Azure virtual network – starting with Point to Site. Read it here.

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I’m starting a new series of “how-to” (as well as “why”) articles on Microsoft Azure for 4Sysops. The first part that covers creating virtual networks, both using the web GUI console and using PowerShell, as well as assigning fixed IP addresses to IaaS VMs is now live – read it here.

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