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A third of London boroughs 'fess to running unsupported server software

A third of London councils and more than a quarter of England's metropolitan authorities have admitted to using unsupported server software – and three are still running Windows Server 2000. The figures were revealed under a Freedom of Information request that asked the councils which of the following they ran anywhere in …
Rebecca Hill, 23 Aug 2018
Microsoft's three containerised Windows Server options

Microsoft releases new containerised cut of Windows Server

Microsoft’s released a new version of Windows called “windows” that ships as a container image. Why does the world need a new Windows? Because Microsoft’s chats with developers have taught it that they want something with more functionality than either Nano Server or Windows Server Core. Microsoft’s Lars Iwer, a program …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jun 2018
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New Windows Servers are like buses: None for ages, then two at once!

One of the previews is for the Windows Server vNext Long-Term Servicing Channel, aka Windows Server 2019. The other previews the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel, the version that gets a release every six months but is only supported for 18 months. Both previews receive “in-place OS upgrade” from Windows Server 2012 R2, …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2018

Using Docker and Windows Server Containers? There's a patch for that

Microsoft has emitted a patch to fix a critical vulnerability in a wrapper used to launch Windows Server Containers from Go. The issue (CVE-2018-8115) is a nasty one, allowing remote code execution when importing a container image due to a failure of the library to validate what was on the way in. Exploiting the issue could …
Richard Speed, 3 May 2018
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Was April 10th 'Add storage features to enterprise OSes day'?

May 5th is World Naked Gardening Day* and Wednesday April 10th might just have been “Add better storage features to enterprises OSes day” because Microsoft and Red Hat both did just that. Microsoft teased the storage stuff coming in Windows 2019, with the headline act being a new “Storage Migration Service (SMS)”. Microsoft …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2018
March Meltdown madness!

Mad March Meltdown! Microsoft's patch for a patch for a patch may need another patch

Updated Days after Microsoft released its third attempt at a fix for the Meltdown security vulnerability in Intel's modern processors, system administrators say many of their 64-bit Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 boxes are still unable to be properly patched. Pseudo-anonymous Reg reader Lawrence Birdman, who administers around 120 …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Apr 2018
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Microsoft patches patch for Meltdown bug patch: Windows 7, Server 2008 rushed an emergency fix

Microsoft today issued an emergency security update to correct a security update it issued earlier this month to correct a security update it issued in January and February. In January and February, Redmond emitted fixes for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 machines to counter the Meltdown chip-level vulnerability in modern Intel …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Mar 2018
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Windows Server 2019 coming next year and the price is going up

Microsoft has released more information about the new version of Windows Server, including a time-frame for release and a warning on prices. "It is highly likely we will increase pricing for Windows Server Client Access Licensing (CAL). We will provide more details when available," Redmond warned. Wes Miller, research VP with …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Mar 2018
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Microsoft's System Center successor edges closer to Hawaii 1-0

Microsoft has offered Windows admins a second look at Project Honolulu, its web-based System Center successor. A new preview of the app landed earlier this week. Microsoft's positioned Honolulu as a more modern face for Windows Server, a way of surfacing useful PowerShell functions without having to resort to the CLI and also …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Feb 2018
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Paging all Microsoft System Center users: Your treadmill is here

Microsoft has delivered the first Semi-Annual Channel version of System Center. Redmond's Semi-Annual Channel sees Windows Server and System Center given upgrades twice a year, but with only 18 months of support. A Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) will publish new versions of the product about every three years, with five …

Storage Spaces Direct cheapens itself, hardware-wise, adds NVDIMM support

Microsoft’s released a new Windows Server Insider Preview Build – number 17074, to be precise – and the most notable new bits are in the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) software-defined storage code. Redmond’s coders have managed to add support for storage-class memory to S2D because, as Microsoft put it, doing so “unlocks a new …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jan 2018
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Microsoft adds nothing to new Semi-Annual Windows Server preview

Microsoft's released something odd: a new tech preview of Windows Server's semi-annual release channel with no new features but a few known issues with the potential to mess things up. The first-listed known issue warns that “Dynamic disks fail I/O with STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_REQUEST, resulting in failures to mount or format a …
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Storage Spaces returns to Windows Server's semi-annual channel

Microsoft's revealed that Storage Spaces Direct will return in the next semi-annual version of Windows Server. Storage Spaces is Microsoft's software-defined and/or hyperconverged storage tool and mysteriously disappeared from Windows Server 1709. Microsoft's since teased further “hyper-converged innovation” in “another …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Nov 2017
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System Center's first semi-annual release debuts

Microsoft's released the first semi-annual version of System Center. The new Tech Preview delivers on Microsoft's pledge to match Windows Server's twice-yearly updates, plus more occasional big-bang releases. Redmond reckons this release cadence is the way for you to get super-agile, even though it involves an upgrade …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Nov 2017
Windows Server

The age of six-monthly Windows Server updates starts … now!

Microsoft's vision of six-monthly Windows Server updates is now a reality. Announced just four months ago in June 2017, Redmond's new Windows Server plan will see it offer a “Long-term Servicing Channel” that behaves a lot like Windows Server does today: a big upgrade every three years or so and support for more than a decade …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Oct 2017

AWS to Windows devs: Come out of the dark, into the Lightsail

Amazon Web Services is trying to lure more Windows developers by rolling out Windows private servers via its Lightsail service. Introduced in 2016, Lightsail offers old-school virtual private servers (VPS) lathered with SSD storage, DNS management and a static IP address. It is supposed to pitch AWS against hosting providers …
Andrew Silver, 17 Oct 2017
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Microsoft teases web-based Windows Server management console

Microsoft's Ignite gabfest kicks off in a fortnight and Redmond will use it to show off a shiny new Windows Server admin GUI that includes tools previously only available in PowerShell. Project “Honolulu”, as the tool is known for now, appears to address two issues for Microsoft. One is that it says Windows Server users say “ …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Sep 2017
Hyperconverged hybrid cloud infrastructure

Microsoft rolls its own hyperconverged appliance program

Microsoft's revealed it's signed up several server vendors to make hyperconverged appliances running Windows Server natively. Hyperconverged appliances have, to date, nearly always been about giving vSphere a nice place to live. But plenty of those who use vSphere in any environment do it to run Windows Server. Which is a …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Aug 2017

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