Month: August 2016

Made the cut this week on Channel 9 at Microsoft

I am always extremely proud to be recognized out of the thousands of videos up on @ch9.   This week @clintwyckoff (Clint Wyckoff – MVP) and myself @davekawula made the cut. Our video on must attend sessions of MS Ignite was really popular and made the short list of must watch videos. https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/C9Team/Last-Week-on-Channel-9-August-22nd-August-28th-2016 Thanks for the recognition @microsoft and Channel 9 team. Thanks,...

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Switch to Hyper-V and save big time with Microsoft

About five days ago Microsoft announce via a blogpost that they have introduced a new Switch and Save program. This program is called Vmware Shift and is gear to help drive adoption of Windows Server 2016’s amazing Virtualization Stack. Here is a little snip from the blog post at Microsoft: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2016/08/24/announcing-the-new-vmware-migration-offer-for-windows-server-2016/ More reasons to switch to Windows Server 2016 than ever before Recently we shared the new Gartner x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant where Microsoft was not only positioned as a leader for the sixth year in a row, but also closed the gap with VMware by moving...

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Why you will move to Windows 2016 NOW – Hybrid Use Rights

.@Microsoft has dangled the carrot will you bite? With their licensing model is called Hybrid Use Rights. #mvphour @mvpdays This basically allow you to use the Windows Server Datacenter licenses on SA that you own today both on Prem and in Azure. I think this bold move will really strengthen Microsoft’s position, especially with the pending release of Windows Server 2016 soon.   Here is a nice little write-up on this from our friends at .@Gartner :   Hybrid Use Rights enable Windows Server to be used in Azure, overdue perhaps may be a reaction but welcome particularly given...

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Are you kidding me – Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Maximum Configurations

Thanks @microsoft for taking the Virtualization game to the next level. Today it was announced that the new Virtual Machine and Host Server Maximums will look like this:   Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Standard & Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard & Datacenter Physical (Host) Memory Support Up to 4 TB per physical server Up to 24 TB per physical server (6x) Physical (Host) Logical Processor Support Up to 320 LPs Up to 512 LPs Virtual Machine Memory Support Up to 1 TB per VM Up to 16 TB per VM (16x) Virtual Machine Virtual Processor Support Up to 64...

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