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Down and dirty with Windows Nano Server 2016

Nano Server is a very fast, powerful tool for remotely administering Windows servers, but you need to know what you're doing

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Tutorial: The joys of Windows Server's group policies

Three examples show the power of GPOs that every Windows admin should be using

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Free at last! PowerShell goes open source, heads to Linux

Microsoft believes that open-sourcing its command-line automation and scripting environment will drive its cross-cloud management platform and Linux-native apps

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The top 7 new Hyper-V features in Windows Server 2016

Even as the action shifts to the cloud, there's plenty going on in virtual servers

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Jeffrey Snover: From Windows NT to Nano Server

Microsoft Technical Fellow Jeffrey Snover traces the roots of Windows Server and their persistence in the company's cloud

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Microsoft Azure makes Docker a first-class citizen

The newest features for containers and microservices in Azure are another step away from the obtrusive toolchains of the Microsoft of old

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Microsoft replaces WSUS patch KB 3148812 with KB 3159706

Microsoft tries again with a faulty WSUS patch, but more work will be required of users to fix the problems caused by its predecssor

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WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 appears to be badly broken

Windows Update server won't synchronize and is throwing errors 7032 and 7053 when trying to connect

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Docker's ready for Windows Server 2016

The latest build of Docker for Windows Server 2016 addresses Docker's distribution of apps written for multiple platforms and OSes

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Coming soon to PowerShell: Docker controls, courtesy of Microsoft

Though still in early alpha, Microsoft's project to add native Docker commands to PowerShell is available for testing

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The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

The nostalgia for periodic big upgrades every five to 10 years is seriously misplaced, and it's not good for users or IT

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Botched WSUS patch KB 3148812 throws errors 80244019, 80244008, 8024401f

Two days after the patch rolled out, Microsoft provided instructions for dealing with reported problems -- but the new fixes don't work either

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Containers in Windows Server 2016: What you need to know

Microsoft has not done a great job of documenting its container options. Here's what you need to think about as you start

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WinDocks does what Docker and Microsoft can't do

Designed to run on Windows Server 2012, WinDocks also wants to bring SQL Server to containers, which Microsoft doesn't yet do

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Nano Server: A slimmer, slicker Windows Server Core

Microsoft's Nano Server may finally win over admins to the 'just-enough OS' concept, thanks to the cloud

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Private, public, or hybrid: Microsoft's cloud flavors

Microsoft's approach is ultimately to remove the cloud location as a consideration in what you develop and how you manage it

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First look: Microsoft Azure Stack hits the ground running

Technical preview of Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform drives just like Azure, drawing on the same APIs, tools, and templates

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Beware hidden costs of Microsoft's new Windows Server licensing

The move to per-core licensing could increase the costs of Windows Server substantially and impact Software Assurance customers as well

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