Microsoft has released a new version of Microsoft Server 2016 Technical Preview 2, so I’ve installed this version immediately within my Hyper-V environment. After starting the setup, you’ll see there’re two versions:
Windows Server Technical Preview 2
Windows Server Technical Preview 2 (with local admin tools)
The difference between theese two versions is the User Experience. In previous version of Windows, it was called Windows Server Core Edition. So the version without the local admin tools, the user has no option to enable/install the graphical user interface (GUI).
After the installation, you’ll see that there’s a difference between the User Experience. One version, the Server Manager is available and the other version has only a command prompt available. You’ve to manage this server from another server with the Remote Server Administrative Tools (RSAT). The version with the admin tools included, there’s a possibility to enable the Graphical User Interface (GUI).
After a reboot, the server is turned on with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and it looks pretty cool!! And YESSSS, the start menu is back again 🙂 What a great time for some users!! With this new version of Windows Server, there’s is a complete new “world of bits and bytes”….
It’s not the first time for Veeam to throw an online show, but this time we have some very special hosts and guests: Ian Wells, Veeam Regional Director, Northern Europe, Aseem Anwar, Veeam Senior Systems Engineer, UK & Ireland, and Barry Coombs, ComputerWorld Pre Sales and Technical Architect Manager. Learn about the role of technologies in business and what we are up to in the next 5 years, plus:
Catch up on and debate IT trends, with a focus on datacenter technologies
Find out industry insights and the most important considerations
Get answers to questions that matter to you!
This will be an open discussion with NO script or boring slide deck! The show starts on: Sept. 18, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST
Don’t miss it! Register now and you’ll get an invitation to the next episode covering Veeam and SCOM for Hyper-v.
On the 23th of April Veeam is going to hold an interesting FREEwebinar (Veeam and Cisco UCS) – “A modern approach to building and protecting your virtualization infrastructuur”.
Demands for better storage performance, scalability, improved data protection and simplicity are growing in today’s datacenters. With the right components and configuration, you can deliver efficient computing, networking and storage, with powerful, easy-to-use and affordable data protection.
Join this webinar to see how Cisco UCS, Nimble Storage and Veeam Backup & Replication can provide:
◾Unified and embedded management of all software and hardware components
◾Flash-optimised hybrid storage performance
◾High performance backups, restores and flexible design
◾Reduce cost and protect virtualization investments
If you want to save some time installing all the System Center 2012 R2 products within your production environment or demo lab environment, the HydrationKit is just the way to go!! System Center guru Johan Arwidmark has created a fully automated installation upon MDT 2013! Within just a few minutes, you’re ready to rock!!
Yesterday Microsoft released the Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage Poster and Mini-Posters. This includes overviews over Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, Scale-Out File Server, Storage Spaces and much more. These posters provide a visual reference for understanding key private cloud storage and virtualization technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2. They focus on understanding storage architecture, virtual hard disks, cluster shared volumes, scale-out file servers, storage spaces, data deduplication, Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, and virtual hard disk sharing.
Bedsides the overview poster, Microsoft Includes the following Mini-Posters:
•Virtual Hard Disk and Cluster Shared Volumes Mini Poster
•Virtual Hard Disk Sharing Mini Poster
•Understanding Storage Architecture Mini Poster
•Storage Spaces and Deduplication Mini Poster
•Scale-Out and SMB Mini Poster
•Hyper-V and Failover Clustering Mini Poster