A new version of Azure AD Connect was released today

Today, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync. This release brings new features to the table. I can only assume these features are welcome to many Azure AD Connect customers, since Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync pose some serious challenges for organizations using these solutions. Note: Known … Continue reading "A new version of Azure AD Connect was released today"

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available

Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows Server, dubbed Windows Server 2016. Now, we can all enjoy the third technical preview (TP3) for Windows Server 2016 in our test environments.   About Windows Server 2016 TP3 Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2, which was released in September 2013. … Continue reading "Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available"

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 now available

Yesterday, at its Ignite event in Chicago IL, Microsoft announced the availability of Technical Preview 2 of Windows Server 2016 (formerly known as Windows Server 10) build 10074 to the 23,000 people present at the event,.   Download locations You can download the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 ISO files in two ways: MSDN, … Continue reading "Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 now available"

A first look at Windows 8.1 Update 1 (build 9600.16596)

Last night, during SuperBowl XLVIII, a version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 was, inadvertently, released to the web. While this release focuses on the integration between Windows Phone and Windows for the desktop, laptop and tablet, it also features a slew of User Interface (UI) improvements for those still on the fence on The New … Continue reading "A first look at Windows 8.1 Update 1 (build 9600.16596)"

CoreConfigurator brought back to life by Smart-X

I remember pretty well when Guy Teverovsky shared his CoreConfigurator tool, to help Server Core Systems Administrators perform everyday tasks through a Graphical User Interface (GUI). I still remember the buzz it generated throughout the blogosphere, I still remember the amount of kudos to Guy for building and sharing this tool, I still remember the … Continue reading "CoreConfigurator brought back to life by Smart-X"

An early look at new features in Server Core

At Tech∙Ed last week some information emerged on Windows Server 2008 R2. Specifically some information was handed out on the Server Core installation option in the successor to Windows Server 2008. Let’s take an early look at the differences between Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 and Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading "An early look at new features in Server Core"

Deadlines and the sound they make (Hyper-V)

Douglas Adams once said: I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Microsoft has been scrutinized by many for not delivering on time, but this time it's the other way around. Microsoft promised to release Hyper-V within 180 days from the Windows Server 2008 release. Since Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading "Deadlines and the sound they make (Hyper-V)"

5 things you should know about Windows 7

All you need to know is… … What you already know. In our society information is the greatest good. Microsoft has decided not to release a lot of information on Windows 7 for a reason. It was one of the mistakes admitted with Windows Vista. Some features (like WinFS) got dropped totally, while other features … Continue reading "5 things you should know about Windows 7"