Author Archives: Bert Wolters

Hello, Office365 engage event!

From the 19th of June, a four day long IT Pro event will take place in the beautiful city of Haarlem, Netherlands. The name of this event is ‘Office 365 engage’ with different sessions from Azure Infrastructure to Office 365. Speakers from around the world: Microsoft MVPs (31), Microsoft MCMs and much more skilled presenters […]

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Thank you, IT/Dev Connections 2017!

After submitting my information quite some time ago, last week I received a confirmation that three of my sessions were accepted for delivery during IT/Dev Connections 2017 in San Fransisco. The convention is a premier Developer, DevOps and IT professionals conference. At IT/Dev Connections you can benefit from in-depth technical training delivered by in-the-trenches expert […]

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Azure N-Series VM’s available in more regions

In the cadence of general availability and continuous rollout of N-Series instances of Azure Virtual Machines, Microsoft last week announced the availability of N-Series (NV/M60 for visualization) in East US and North Central US regions, joining the already available South Central US, Southeast Asia, and West Europe regions. They also expanded their NV/M60 capacity for South Central US. […]

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Enable backups of a custom VM in Azure IaaS

I don’t think I’m the one today that has to convince you that backing up Virtual Machines in Azure is really simple. A few weeks ago, things even got more simplified, with the backup functionality placed right into the context menu of Virtual Machines in Azure.  This all works great for VM’s created from images found in […]

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The magic behind Server Management Tools in Azure

Last week I tweeted about patching my Windows Server 2016 servers by using the Server Management Tools functionality. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hold a grudge against Group Policys and WSUS or the new update functionality in OMS, but when there’s something new in Azure, most of the time I want to try it out… […]

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Microsoft provides “a” SLA for single VM’s

The story that rocked the cloud world this week was that Microsoft started to provide an SLA (Service Level Agreement) for single instance Virtual Machines. Before this change, customers we’re only eligible for such support guidelines when deploying at least two Virtual Machines in an availability set. The difficulty here is that many older applications […]

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Get a head start with your Server 2016 certification!

Windows Server 2016 is about to be released and quite soon after that your employer will ask you to get certified on the latest and greatest technology. Let’s turn the tables and get certified before you’re asked to do so. Pro-active certification so to speak. Now, the exams won’t be available before the end of […]

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