When Windows Server 2016 was released last year, one of the features that I myself, and much of the community were excited about was the new installation option called Nano Server. The way I’ve always described Nano Server is that it’s like Windows Server Core, but on steroids. It is a completely gutted, only-what-you-need installation option, and it’s an installation option that really talked to my Linux and open-source roots. I loved the idea of having only what was absolutely necessary installed on a server, not just because of the attack surface reduction, but because of the reduction in software to maintain on the system as well. I remember running Gentoo Linux on some systems simply because it was a “compile from source” type of distribution and I loved the idea of again, only installing the needed bits, and with Nano Server I felt like we had arrived at… Read More»
Revisit Altaro’s Nano Server webinar with Andrew Mason from Microsoft. Check out the recording and the top questions that were asked by the audience!
Another month of 2016 is down and that means it’s time for another segment in our Hyper-V Hot Topics Series. I have an assortment of goodies this month. I’ll be including the usual links that I find useful and interesting, but I’ll be adding an additional section today as well. I’ll be adding what I like to call the Hyper-V Monday Minute. The Hyper-V Monday Minute is a 1 or 2 minute audio segment that I record every Monday, throughout the month. I’m going to start including these sound bites in with our hot topics, so be sure to keep an eye out for those in the post.
We asked 12 Microsoft MVPs what their favourite upcoming Hyper-V features are in Windows Server 2016, and how they can help businesses and IT Pros. Find out what they said!
Several weeks ago, you may have followed the Altaro Webinar on “What’s new with Microsoft Virtualization in Server vNext”. While a lot of good information was provided at said webinar, we weren’t able to divulge all of the upcoming capabilities due to some of the material being covered under Microsoft NDA at the time. Well, the wait is over! This week I’m in the midst of the Microsoft Ignite conference here in Chicago, and I’d like to share with you a couple of great innovations and new products and features that are coming with the release of Server 2016 and the next generation of the Microsoft Ecosystem. While I’ll be covering each of the below items in more detail in later segments, today’s post will serve as list of the newly announced products in the virtualization space specifically, with more details focused on enhancements to Hyper-V coming in a later post. So let’s… Read More»