Column for–New in Windows Server 1709 for virtualization

My fourth column for was just published (yesterday!), this time I cover what’s available in the first “Semi-Annual Channel” (SAC) version of Windows Server; 1709. The article focuses on containers, networking and virtualization. Read it here.

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Column for–Project Honolulu

My third column for was published a while ago but I forgot to blog about it here. In this article I look at the new web based management UI for Windows Server, with a focus on Hyper-V and hyper converged infrastructure. Read it here.

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Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 for

Another article of mine is now also online at, where I look at Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) in Windows Server 2016. Honestly I wrote this one ages ago and then it was updated a few months ago and now it’s finally live. Read it here.

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Cover Story for virtualizationreview print edition–Azure overview

My newest article is the cover story for’s printed edition.

The article is also online, find it here.

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PS I forgot to cover Cosmos DB in the article – a global, hyperscale database for any application with five different convergence models for distributed data.

Nested virtualization in Azure for

My second column is now up at, following on from the first one I look at using nested virtualization in Azure to host a training VM for a Microsoft training course. Read it here.

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Virtualization in System Center 2016 for

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.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.