After many hybrid events in the last few years I really like to get back to in-person or hybrid events to see the community live at the events and discuss and learn from each other about different projects and meet some new people.
About the Cloud Brew
One of my favorite conference in 2019 was the Cloud Brew in Belgium, it was a great conference because of different things:
Great list of speakers and sessions
Deep dive technical sessions
Big community from around europe
One of the biggest Azure related conference in belgium
The recording of the session is now available on Youtube. I have added the link at the end of the article.
I am glad to announce that I was invited as a speaker to the Cloudeight conference. This is the 3rd edition of this conference and the conference is grown to a really big conference with a lots of great speakers and sessions. The conference itself was founded by Drago Petrovic as a free community driven conference.
I am very exited to deliver a session on 7 tips you need to know to use Azure File Sync perfectly. Azure File Sync is a perfect service to sync file servers across enterprise boundaries through a central Azure Fileshare. In this session, I will share the best practices to use Azure File Sync perfectly based on my real-world experience. I will cover the following topics:
The corona situation brings new opportunities and one of them is that Microsoft Ignite going to a virtual conference twice a year. It used to be an in-person event only once a year. Last week the Microsoft Ignite 2021 spring conference started and in this article I will cover most of the highlights from my perspective. I would really appreciate your feedback on how valuable the article is.
With Windows Server 2022 there coming the next Major release for as Windows Server OS. This release coming as the next LTSC release with lots of new features, such as new hybrid and security capabilities. Take a look at the MS Ignite Session about latest Azure innovation for SQL and Windows Servers
To prevent phishing attacks Microsoft is part of the FIDO2 alliance. Azure AD supports long time ago the login with FIDO2 keys, but the service are in public preview. With this Ignite Microsoft move the service from Public Preview state into GA state and add some new capabilities, like the Temporary access pass. To unterstand how FIDO2 and TAP works, take a look at the short video. Passwordless authentication with FIDO2 keys, brings Identity Security to a new level. This prevents custom user passwords, enable higher security and preventing phishing attacks.
The Microsoft Ignite 2020 has moved to a free, virtual conference with a lots of online sessions about the Microsoft Product world like Azure, Microsoft 365 and more. As every year Microsoft announced new services and new features for existing services. In this blog post I will report about my highlights of the last 48 hours of Microsoft Ignite.
First of all, I’m a little sad because this was to be my first Microsoft Ignite I was able to attend in person. However, I’m glad that Microsoft offers this conference as a virtual version and gives us the opportunity to participate for free and get in contact with the product owners.
Satya Nadella opened the MS Ignite with his Keynote about Challenging Times, Producivity and Modern Work and how Microsoft services can help in every section with different services.
My focus area is Azure, you know it 🙂 And there were a lot of new announcements before and during the Ignite.
This article will be updated after the MS Ignite ends.
Today Windows Server 2008 (R2) / Windows 7 reaches her End of Live (14.01.20) date and doesn`t receive Security updates anymore.
I think it was a great time with Windows Server 2008. WS2008 launched Hyper-V, one of the most powerful hypervisor on the market and the foundation of today’s Azure infrastructure. With WS2008, the first version of the Server Manager, the pre-release version of Windows Admin Center, was released.
In this article, I will list some of your options to get extended support for available Windows Server 2008 (R2) – but I prefer to discuss new solutions to replace the outdated infrastructure. Use this date to consider a change to move your infrastructure to the same flexible and scalable environment you had when Windows Server 2008 was introduced.
I know the time is to short to demote the existing Windows Server 2008 R2 and migrate the workloads to a newer operating system. But now it’s time to modernize your landscape. See which solutions Microsoft offer to extend the time or to renew the infrastructure.
Zur Ignite 2017 wurde Project Honolulu vorgestellt und damit endlich eine Möglichkeit über eine Webbasierte Oberfläche verschiedene Windows Server Versionen zentral zu managen. Dazu gesellten sich vielfältige weitere Möglichkeiten, Management von Storage Spaces Direct, Failover Cluster uvm.
Heute wurde Project Honolulu zur allgemeinenen Verfügbarkeit freigegeben und gleichzeitig in Windows Admin Center umbenannt.
Diese webbasierte Oberfläche bringt zahlreiche Neuerungen und das zahlreiche Feedback aus dem Uservoice Channel ist ebenfalls eingeflossen.
Seit heute ist die Preview von Project Honolulu – Next Server Manager Console zum Download verfügbar. In diesem Blog Beitrag gehe ich auf die Installation und Konfiguration von dem Tool ein.
Bei Project Honolulu handelt es sich um eine vollständig, webbasierte Oberfläche für das zentrale Server Management von Windows Servern (ab 2012). Bedeutet das Tool ist nur über ein Webbrowser erreichbar und kann auch nur von hier verwaltet werden, dies ist für die spätere Installation von Relevanz.
In den letzten Monaten konnte man den Eindruck gewinnen, dass grafische Management der Windows Server Versionen wird immer mehr durch Powershell ersetzt. Erschwerend hinzu kam, dass Windows Server Core das einzige Derivat ist, was über den Semi-annual Channel verfügbar ist. Die grafische Windows Server Version wird nur im LTSC (Long-time Service Channel) zur Verfügung gestellt.
Nun gibt es aber Abhilfe, gestern kündigte Microsoft mit der Sneak Peak 4, einer Blog Serie zum Windows Server Release 1709, das Projekt Honolulu an.