Tag Archives: azure

AzureStack HCI, what is it?

In this blog, let’s zoom in on AzureStack and AzureStack HCI and show the similarities and differences amongst the two products, joint in the AzureStack family of products. I’ve identified the following topics in this write-up: Introduction AzureStack AzureStack HCI Differences Similarities Conclusion AzureStack After the launch of AzureStack in late 2017, this product has […]

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Azure, your template repository (preview)

The functionality of Azure is ever expanding. People can easily feel overwhelmed by the wealth of functionality accessible through API’s and the Azure portal. Today I’d like to show you how you can easily store your favourite (company-specific) templates right inside the Azure environment, where it can be accessed by you, your co-workers and customers […]

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Azure Virtual WAN, is this the end for MPLS?

Back in July, when Microsoft declared Azure Virtual WAN to be a Public Preview, the international (MPLS) connectivity market sighed in awe… After Microsofts’ bold earlier moves into other markets, like: Storage  with Storage Spaces, Storage Spaces Direct, Hyper-V Replica and Storage Replica Identity with Azure Active Directory (B2B, B2C, Enterprise Apps and DS) Mobile […]

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Saving money with burstable vm’s in Azure

Before I start on the topic at hand, I’d like to acknowledge the inspirator for this small post, Herman Keijzer, working at Microsoft. Thanks mate! Now, where is all the fuss about? This week Microsoft released another new family of Virtual Machines in Preview into their ever growing population of IaaS services; the B-series Virtual Machines. […]

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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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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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In case you missed it: RemoteApp is being retired…

Earlier this year Microsoft announced their plan to retire Azure RemoteApp. Based on customer feedback and market dynamics, Microsoft  changed its’ strategy to focus more on the cloud platform that underpins finished desktop and application virtualization services. Currently in development, Xenapp Express is promised to be the “fastest and easiest way to deliver apps in the cloud”. New trials and purchases of Azure RemoteApp […]

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