Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V large-scale VM performance for in-memory transaction processing 

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This post was authored by Liang Yang, Principal Performance Engineer on the Hyper-V team and Jos de Bruijn, Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server team. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has significantly bumped up the Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) scale limit to embrace new scenarios such as running e-commerce large in-memory databases for Online Read more

Windows Server scalability and more! 

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This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server. We are about a month away from Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta and we are eager to see you and provide a first-class tour of Windows Server, System Center, OMS, Azure, along with so much more. For those of you who have been Read more


A Closer Look at Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers with Mark Russinovich 

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On the season premiere of Microsoft Mechanics, we demo the new container technology within Windows Server 2016, including a hands-on look at Hyper-V Containers with Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich. This embed requires accepting cookies from the embed’s site to view the embed. Activate the link to accept cookies and view the embedded content. This site Read more

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Enterprise-grade virtualization and next-gen app platform 

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With the releases of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, we made huge improvements across the board in software defined compute, storage, networking and more.  We’re regularly hearing about your successes as well as your next round of feature requests J. In these discussions with you, we’ve also noticed the conversation has matured. Read more


Hyper-V Surge! June 30 Deadline is Coming Fast – Microsoft Partners Act Now! 

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We wanted to make sure and remind the Microsoft Partner community that the Hyper-V Surge! program is happening right now.  This incentive program is for a limited time so don’t be late.  If you are wondering what the “Hyper-V Surge!” promotion is, here’s a great description: “Partners who submit eligible claims will receive $500 cash Read more


Real World Best Practices for Hyper-V and update on Slow Login Hotfixes from the Premier Field Engineering Platform Team 

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Hey everyone, Thought I would share an article or two from the Ask Premier Field Engineering Platform Team Blog. I think everyone love’s checklists that you can just run through to make sure you didn’t miss anything and that your environment is good to go, right?  Well, how about this, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Best Read more Products of the Year: Windows Server 2012 takes the Gold! 

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Windows Server 2012 was recognized as the top Storage System Software product in TechTarget’s and Storage Magazine Products of the Year competition. Specific features that caught the judge’s attention included: Server Message Block 3.0 for high-throughput, low-latency data transfers between servers and storage. Storage Spaces, which enables customers to build scalable, high-performance storage solutions Read more

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Final Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, Serbia, and Thailand! 

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Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. As we wrap up the Windows Server 2012 Community roadshow this month, I’d like to thank our many MVPs who supported it. They’re great speakers and very knowledgeable, and through their continued efforts this roadshow reached every continent but Antarctica. Read more