Category Archives: Virtual Machines

October Windows 10 development environment VMs available for download

For those of you who are constantly spinning up new VMs and installing a number of different developer tools and SDKs, these VMs act as a good base to starting on. The VMs are available for Hyper-V, VMWare, VirtualBox and Parallels users. There is a choice to get an eval version based on Windows 10 Enterprise 1067 which expires on January 17, 2017, or alternatively you can download the Windows 10 Pro 1607 based version and apply your own product

New release of Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit available now

One of my favourite Windows 10 downloads has been refreshed again.  I’ve been advised that there is ongoing work to further update some of the included components, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that another update will be available soon.  These labs expire on November 23, 2016, and new ones should be available prior to that date, I’d love to speculate as to what will be included next time round, but it would just be that, speculation… The Windows 10

Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit Update Now Available

One of the downloads I regularly recommend from the TechNet Evaluation Center is the Windows 10 deployment and management lab kit. It’s a self contained virtual machine environment that lets you run through several different Windows 10 deployment and management technologies and scenarios so you can get hands on in a live environment. Following are the full details, and you can download the rest here. A complete lab environment* The kit includes a pre-configured virtual lab environment with evaluation versions of:

My Build 2016 Watchlist

Build 2016 is coming up this week, so I thought I’d review the session list to bring you the list of the sessions I’ll be watching as they become available on MSDNs Channel 9 video site. I’ve picked sessions that are related to things I’m personally interested in, but I’m sure once you look at the full list you will probably find a few more sessions that you will want to take a look at. I’ve included some sessions that

Windows 10 Hyper-V Articles

Just a quick post pointing to some posts covering Hyper-V in Windows 10 as a resource for an upcoming class. Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 1 Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 2 Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 3 What’s New in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Hyper-V and PowerShell Introduction to Hyper-V  

Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Integration With Azure Virtual Networks Part 3

In the previous two posts I configured an Azure Virtual Network from inside of Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 and then built a Windows Server virtual machine inside of that virtual network, and then joined it to the on-premises domain. In this post I’ll focus on how you can now leverage Server Manager to perform management tasks on that remote server. I have Server Manager open in my on-premises Essentials installation, and as you can see the roles

Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Integration With Azure Virtual Networks Part 2

In the last post I covered what was required (very little, apart from an Azure subscription!) with Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 to set up an Azure Virtual Network, but and today I’ll switch over to the Azure management portal so that we can see what was created for us. If you don’t have an Azure subscription to test with, just go to www.azure.com and sign up for a 30 day trial. Selecting Networks on the left hand


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