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My most recent post over at 4Sysops is on Active Directory Federation Services and what’s new in Windows Server 2016. Read it here.

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In tandem with the big article on Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 I wrote a piece on System Center 2016 as it applies to virtualization. Read it here.

This article covers VMM in-depth, the support for orchestrating the upgrade from 2012 R2 to 2016, creating storage spaces direct clusters, storage replica, software defined networking and shielded VMs. There’s also a bit on support for VMware and a bit on the other System Center products.

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I wrote two articles, one on Hyper-V in the recently released RTM version of Windows Server 2016 for virtualizationreview.com. The other one cover System Center 2016. This one covers the new features in Hyper-V such as Storage QoS, Hyper convergence through storage spaces direct, software defined networking, Nano server, upgrading a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster to 2016, better backups through resilient change tracking in the platform, Shielded VMs, Windows and Hyper-V containers and Resilient File System (ReFS). Read it here.

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Here’s another post that was published a while ago on 4Sysops. This time I looked at a “hobby project” from a couple of people in the Azure engineering team. This is a study in deploying a “complex” piece of software in Azure but the end result is a PowerBI dashboard to track usage and billing across multiple subscriptions. Find it here.

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I’m catching up on some posts that were published a while ago (on 4Sysops) but I never mentioned them here. Azure Business to Business (B2B) sounds very similar to the B2C service but has a totally different target audience.

Find it here.

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My latest post in looking at Azure technologies is now online at 4Sysops. This time I look at B2C, a service that helps app developers authenticate users without having to build it themselves. Read it here.

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Here’s part 2 of my look at Hyper-V replica for virtualizationreview.com. In this part I cover the Hyper-V Replica Broker Role, how to extend Replica and how to use Azure Site Recovery to extend replica all the way to the cloud. Read it here.

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The same article that was published over at virtualizationreview.com here last month is now also published on Redmond Magazine’s website here.

So there you go – you can read it twice if you’d like Smile

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The first part of two of my look at Hyper-V Replica is now online at virtualizationreview.com. I look at the basics of it, how to configure it and which scenarios it’s appropriate in. Read it here.

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Catching up on some published articles over the last few weeks, here’s my latest post at 4Sysops on Azure Container Service (ACS). Read it here.

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