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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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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Windows Server 2016: Virtualization Unleashed for

I wrote two articles, one on Hyper-V in the recently released RTM version of Windows Server 2016 for 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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Hyper-V Replica Part 2 for

Here’s part 2 of my look at Hyper-V replica for 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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What’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server “10” Tech Preview

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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What’s new in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V–in depth look for Technet Magazine–part 1

After some months in the publishing queue, my in-depth look at the new Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is now live on Technet Magazine. This part 1 deals with networking enhancements, the second and final part will deal with all the other improvements to scalability, storage and management.

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What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012–Part 8 of 8 for Virtualization Review

And the “last” part is now online at . Don’t worry, there’s a bonus part, number nine which compares Hyper-V to VSphere, it’ll be interesting to see what comments i get Smile.

Meanwhile part number 8 covers VM mobility (Live Migration, Live Storage Migration and Shared Nothing Live Migration). Read it here.

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What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012–Part 7 of 8 for Virtualization Review

We’re now getting closer to the end of this series that looks at Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, part 7 is online at, read it here. This part covers storage enhancements: SMB 3.0 and running VMs from file shares, the new VHDX format as well as guest Virtual Fibre Channel.

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