Another great day at Ignite, day 2.
We first start with the global announcements, and after that deep-dives into the sessions Hans has visited.
Two node Storage Spaces Direct Support
I like this one, Microsoft supports a two node cluster for Storage Spaces Direct with the release of Windows Server 2016. Now this has implications on data resiliency but is still really cool. More info to come on this.
SQL Server 2016 now supports Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct
With the upcoming general availability of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft is announcing that Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will support deploying databases on the new Storage Spaces Direct feature of Windows Server 2016. SWEET!
Hyper-V 2016: “Key Storage Drive for Gen 1 VMs”
New feature in Hyper-V, provides Data-at-rest encryption for Generation 1 VMs.
Major OneDrive updates
Microsoft announced new sync, browser, mobile and IT capabilities including sharepoint online.
Azure Stack news overload!
ARM Visual Studio integration
Upcoming version of Azure Tools for Visual Studio integrates Azure Stack ARM templates from Github
Mark Russinovich showed blockchain capabilities in Azure Stack.
This was developed one month ago for Microsoft Azure.
AzureStack will provide Business Intelligence using PowerBI.
Multi-node AzureStack will only be available through the hardware vendors.
With the release of the new technical preview of Azure Stack comes a new architecture, be sure to check it out and read it.
BRK2154- Explore Microsoft Azure Stack “State of the Union” – Foundation 1
Speakers: Bradley Bartz, Natalia Mackevicius
We have created a seperate blog for this session, Please see:
BRK3123 – Deploy complex workloads with Azure Agility – from zero to SDN in 60 minutes
Speakers: Greg Cusanza, Jason Messer
- SDN is the next big wave which is an enabler for mature, flexible and diverse networking solutions. Setup is not going to be easy to set up although there is good guidance, step by step documentation and PS scripts via Github.
- VMM 2016 works with service templates to deploy network controller and software load balancer VM’s
- Azure Stack uses SDN but is a complete black box and is installed fully automatically
BRK2030 – Learn about Azure Stack Agile Service Delivery
Speakers: Bradley Bartz, Rupi Sureshkumar, Shriram Natarajan
- Azure Solutions brought to Azure Stack
- Marketplace Content, populate your own marketplace
- Azure Stack doesn’t come with a billing system
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