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New Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In

Many enterprise-scale customers also have a large collection of virtualized Windows servers on their premises. These customers are now moving all sorts of workloads to the and have been looking for a unified solution to their on-premises and cloud-based system management needs. Using multiple tools to accomplish the same basic tasks (monitoring, and controlling virtualized […]

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New AWS Directory Service

Virtually every organization uses a directory service such as Active Directory to allow computers to join domains, list and authenticate users, and to locate and connect to printers, and other network services including SQL Server databases. A centralized directory reduces the amount of administrative work that must be done when an employee joins the organization, […]

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Container Computing and AWS

Big changes in the technology world seem to come about in two ways. Sometimes there’s a big splashy announcement and a visible public leap in to the future. Most of the time, however, change is a bit more subtle. Early adopters find a new technology that makes them more productive and share it amongst themselves. […]

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EC2 Maintenance Update II

I’d like to give you an update on the EC2 Maintenance announcement that I posted last week. Late yesterday (September 30th), we completed a reboot of less than 10% of the EC2 fleet to protect you from any security risks associated with the Xen Security Advisory (XSA-108). This Xen Security Advisory was embargoed until a […]

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New Quick Start – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on AWS

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful tool for system administrators. Introduced as part of Windows Management Framework 4.0, it helps to automate system setup and maintenance for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Linux environments. It can install or remove server roles and features, manage […]

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EC2 Maintenance Update

Today Ive received a few questions about a maintenance update were performing late this week through early next week, so I thought it would be useful to provide an update. Yesterday we started notifying some of our customers of a timely security and operational update we need to perform on a small percentage (less than […]

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