Category Archives: Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 MCSA Upgrade Exam 70-743

Last week at Ignite Australia 2017 I had to use my MCP credentials to test out the on-site testing facilities, for which I was given a free double-shot exam voucher. Because I’ve already done all of the Windows 10 and EMS related exams that are available I thought I’d try my hand at the Windows Server 2016 70-743 exam, what was the worst that could happen? Thankfully nothing bad happened, I got through it, but it did highlight just how

Azure AD Connect Now Supported On Windows Server 2016

Another update for Windows Server 2016 compatibility Рyou can now download install Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect with Windows Server 2016 as a supported platform. Details Version: 1.1.371.0 File Name: AzureADConnect.msi Date Published: 12/7/2016 File Size: 78.1 MB Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure AD makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources. With this integration users and organizations can take advantage of the following: Organizations can provide users with a

Windows Server 2016 Launch Breakfast Event

Please join us at the Windows Server 2016 Launch Breakfast Event. As organisations move to the cloud at their own pace, Windows Server 2016 supports them through their transition. Whether running traditional workloads or the latest cloud-native apps and technology, users get added availability and new layers of security from the same OS that powers Azure.  With the 2016 wave of hybrid datacentre solutions, new and enhanced features will help you make the most of your existing resources while delivering

Join me at Innovation Days

Join Australian Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) and Industry Experts for a one day of accelerated learning about innovative technologies. Expert Speakers will present based on their real world experience in short action packed sessions.   Major Topics Includes: Cloud and Datacenter Management Topics covered include Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud and the future of applications, integrating Cloud into your IT strategy/the challenges of the journey to the cloud, managing scalable applications to managing customer relationships through social platforms; Linux and

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

RDS Enhancements in Windows Server 2016

Again, just a quick post to highlight some resources for upcoming courses I’ll be delivering. These are sessions from Ignite last year, and also cover the RDS deployment and best practices. RDS Improvements in the Next Version of Windows Server In the next release of Windows Server we have made significant performance and API investments in RemoteFX. If you’re interested in understanding the value of Hyper-V VDI for your organization, this session provides you an in-depth look into the key

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 3

In the previous two posts I covered Hyper-V Manager and creating a Generation 1 virtual machine, in this post I’ll cover creating a Generation 2 VM, as well as a quick look at support for production checkpoints. I’ll start with the creation of Generation 2 VM, and highlight some of the differences. The initial stages of the New Virtual Machine Wizard are the same as we don’t specify which generation the VM is at this point. For the sake of

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I introduced Hyper-V Manager and some of the things you should do prior to creating virtual machines, including configuring the Hyper-V settings and creating the required virtual networks. In Part 2 I will cover the basics of creating new virtual machines, with a focus on Generation 1 virtual machines before covering Generation 2 virtual machines in the next post. This difference is important to know if you have to have VM portability between different

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 1

Hyper-V has been included with the Windows Pro and Enterprise clients since Windows 8, replacing Windows 7’s Virtual PC and XP Mode capabilities, and has continued to gain more capabilities as time goes on. With the ever increasing rise in usage of Hyper-V in Windows Server environments, it provides a great way to get a working knowledge of many of the capabilities in the server and standalone editions on your desktop PC, laptop or tablet without installing a server operating

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


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