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Reading Time: 4 minutes During the last Dell Technologies World 2019 one interesting announce during the first keynote was the availability of different public cloud platform in order to run natively and integrated VMware vSphere based environments. VMware Cloud on AWS was the first platform, but now there are several other options (note that there are also the VMware Cloud Verified partners, but in this case we are talking about seamless solutions). One of this new platform is Microsoft Azure!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam has introduced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in November 2016, and it became a great success because it’s simple, light, fast to deploy and the restore process remain quite the same of Veeam Backup & Replication with the powerful granular restore. Version 2.0 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 was a huge milestone with the support both for SharePoint and OneDrive (Business). Now there is the new Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.0 version.

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are approching an important milestore: January 14, 2020 sets the end of Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Just four years ago was the turn of Windows Server 2003 (End of the extended support for Windows Server 2003 family). End of support means the end of regular security updates, potentially leaving you vulnerable to security and compliance issues.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Now that both Microsoft and VMware have officially announced the new released of their virtualization products it’s possible to make some kind of comparison between Hyper-V available on Windows Server 2019 and vSphere 6.7 (like I’ve done some years ago with the Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 vs. VMware vSphere 6.5 article). Comparing two different product is not so easy, also if they are released closed one each other (at least in the same year). You need to found some homogenous aspects to make the comparison, at least at the technical level (but as written, it’s not so […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new release VMware vSphere 6.7U1 has a lot of improvements, but one has not been emphasized too much: VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 finally supports Microsoft Active Directory 2016 schema and relative functional level! Lot of people forget that  vCenter Server, vCenter Single Sign-On and the VMware Platform Services Controller have their own interoperability matrix with Active Directory versions based on the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain functional level, not only with the Windows Server operating system on which Active Directory is running.

Reading Time: 2 minutes As promised some months with the Windows Server 2019 preview build, the new Windows Server 2019 is now available in GA. This is a huge milestone after the Windows Server 2016 version released just 3 yeas ago! Lot of information about this new version are available on demand at the Ignite event page.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Finally, the v2.2 of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is available also from the client update. Release on July 3, 2018 (see the release notes), the new agent versions (not only the v2.2 for Windows, but also the 2.0.1 for Linux) have been available from the Veeam Backup or other limited sources, but now are available to all. Not much news or improvements, mainly the official support for Windows 10 v1803 and some minor bug fixes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Finally, after a long beta period, there is the new version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with support both for SharePoint and OneDrive (Business). Veeam has introduced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in November 2016, and it became a great success because it’s simple, light, fast to deploy and the restore process remain quite the same of Veeam Backup & Replication with the powerful granular restore.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Probably it’s already a well know issues and it’s also resolved for the most. But there are so many systems that are isolated or system with an old patching plan, or simple you have installated a Windows Server from an old ISO. The Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP) updates for CVE-2018-0886 patch, released on May 8th 2018, if applied (on the client or the server) make not possible connect using RDP unless both endpoints have the patch applied.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new build of Windows 10 have a lot of new security settings and some of them can make cause issues with VMware Workstation (or potentially also other host hypervisors). One common issue when you try to power on a VM in Workstation and instead you get this error message: VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard.

Reading Time: 13 minutes This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on how use PowerShell (Core) on Linux system. See also the original post. PowerShell is a command line (CLI) scripting language developed by Microsoft to simplify automation and configuration management, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Until now, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 have got a similar build evolution during the years. But Windows 10 seems to maintain this trend of continuous improvements, Windows Server instead need a new name… Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through our Insiders program.

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning to backup a Microsoft Hyper-V cluster with Veeam Backup & Replication you may have some issues during the configuration of your environment. Compared to VMware vSphere backup where are defined some Veeam proxy on Windows machines (virtual or physical), in a Hyper-V backup, each Hyper-V node act also as a Veeam proxy!

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