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WVD in Azure Government is LIVE!

Late last week Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) became Generally Available in Azure Government – you can see the details here. WVD in Azure Gov offers the same desktop and application publishing experience as the the WVD ARM release in Azure Global, but is integrated with Azure Active Directory  for Office 365 GCC High customers (if […]

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Avoid / Defer Costly Storage Upgrades with Azure File Sync (Part 3) – Low DownTime!

In two earlier posts, I showed you how you can use Azure File Sync to significantly reduce the your on premises storage of files to free up capacity and extend the life of your existing storage infrastructure. Avoid / Defer Costly Storage Upgrades with Azure File Sync (Part 1) Avoid / Defer Costly Storage Upgrades […]

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Optimize Azure Storage Performance and Cost with Storage Spaces and Tiering

Most Windows Server admins I talk to are aware of Storage Spaces, but haven’t done much with it…it’s a relatively new capability (2012ish?) and burried in Server Manager.  Storage Spaces lets you build large virtual disks like a harware RAID controller, but with out the extra hardware.  The REALLY cool part of Storage Spaces is […]

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Quick VMware Conversion

I was speaking with a customer today that wanted to move one single VM to Azure from their VMware infrastructure.  Yes, they could use Azure Site Recovery, but coming from VMware they’d have to download a VM template, configure replication, failover…. all that means waiting!  Often a modern Windows VM can be moved to Azure quickly, […]

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