How can we improve the installation and patching of Windows Server? (Survey Request)

Do you want your server OS deployment and servicing to move faster? We’re a team of Microsoft engineers who want your experiences and ideas around solving real problems of deploying and servicing your server OS infrastructure. We prefer that you don’t love server OS deployment already, and we’re interested even if you don’t use Windows… Read more

Configuring Site Awareness with Multi-active Disaggregated Datacenters

In a previous blog,I discussed the introduction of site-aware Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016. In this blog, I am going to walk through how you can configure site-awareness for your multi-active disaggregated datacenters. You can learn more about Software Defined Storage and the advantages of a disaggregated datacenter here. Consider the following multi-active datacenters,… Read more

Hyper-converged with Windows Server 2016

One of the big hot features in Windows Server 2016 which has me really excited is Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).  With S2D you will be able to create a hyper-converged private cloud.  A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) consolidates compute and storage into a common set of servers.  Leveraging internal storage which is replicated, you can create… Read more