Category Archives: Windows Admin Center

My favorite Azure Announcements from the Microsoft Ignite 2020

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 ­čÖé And there were a lot of new announcements before and during the Ignite.

This article will be updated after the MS Ignite ends.

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Bye Bye Windows Server 2008R2 It was a good time – Get Extended Support and think about a change

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to get extended support for available Windows Server 2008 (R2) – but I prefer to discuss new solutions to replace the outdated infrastructure.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.

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MCTGlobal Summit – AFS and WAC Session slides

What a month, after I speak on Cloud Camp in Dublin last week, I have the pleasure to hold a session at the MCT Global Summit in Phantasialand Br├╝hl near Cologne.

The MCT Global Summit is a one week conference and a place where a lots of Microsoft Trainer can be meet. So you have the chance to discuss your challenges and ideas with a lot of experts. 

I have the pleasure to hold a session about Windows Admin Center – The nextgen Servermanagement on Tuesday and, a day later, a Session to Azure File Sync – Your Cloud Fileserver.

MCT Summit - Azure File Sync Session
MCT Summit – Azure File Sync Session

Both session was with some discussion and a lots of questions. Thank you for joing my session on the great MCT Global Summit 2018. Wish you a great week and hope to see you on the next year again.

MCT Summit - Phantasialand
MCT Summit – Phantasialand

Windows Admin Center Session

Here you find the slides for my Windows Admin Center Session. Below there is a list of sources that I have used, to prepare my session.

Azure File Sync Session

The slides for my Azure File Sync session are ready for download on Github.

Below you can find the sources that I┬┤ve used for preparing my Azure File Sync session.

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Project Honolulu nun als Windows Admin Center allgemein verf├╝gbar

Zur Ignite 2017 wurde Project Honolulu vorgestellt und damit endlich eine M├Âglichkeit ├╝ber eine Webbasierte Oberfl├Ąche verschiedene Windows Server Versionen zentral zu managen. Dazu gesellten sich vielf├Ąltige weitere M├Âglichkeiten, Management von Storage Spaces Direct, Failover Cluster uvm.

Heute wurde Project Honolulu zur allgemeinenen Verf├╝gbarkeit freigegeben und gleichzeitig in Windows Admin Center umbenannt.

Diese webbasierte Oberfl├Ąche bringt zahlreiche Neuerungen und das zahlreiche Feedback aus dem Uservoice Channel ist ebenfalls eingeflossen.

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Kurz notiert: Project Honolulu Update 1802 verf├╝gbar

Soeben wurde Server Management Blog das Update 1802 von Project Honolulu freigegeben, “The Nextgen Serverconsole” wie das Tool auch gern bezeichnet wird.

Die Neuerungen beziehen sich vor allem auf Performance Verbesserungen und Unterst├╝tzung von HA-Umgebungen, sind also zun├Ąchst unter der Haube zu finden.

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Projekt #Honolulu – Installation und Konfiguration

Seit heute ist die Preview von Project Honolulu – Next Server Manager Console zum Download verf├╝gbar. In diesem Blog Beitrag gehe ich auf die Installation und Konfiguration von dem Tool ein.

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Bei Project Honolulu handelt es sich um eine vollst├Ąndig, webbasierte Oberfl├Ąche f├╝r das zentrale Server Management von Windows Servern (ab 2012). Bedeutet das Tool ist nur ├╝ber ein Webbrowser erreichbar und kann auch nur von hier verwaltet werden, dies ist f├╝r die sp├Ątere Installation von Relevanz.

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Next Server Manager Konsole – “Project Honolulu”

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 ├╝ber den Semi-annual Channel verf├╝gbar ist. Die grafische Windows Server Version wird nur im LTSC (Long-time Service Channel) zur Verf├╝gung gestellt.

Nun gibt es aber Abhilfe, gestern k├╝ndigte Microsoft mit der Sneak Peak 4, einer Blog Serie zum Windows Server Release 1709, das Projekt Honolulu an.

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