Category: Ignite 2015

Channel 9 Ignite 2015 Session Downloader

As you know if you've been following my blog this week, Ignite 2015 took place in Chicago with hundreds of great sessions. In fact, this year all but one or two sessions were spot on. You can easily download all of the great Channel 9 recordings using the PowerShell script...

Ignite 2015: Encryption, Certificates and PKI

Session: BRK3130 Note: This was a great beginner level session for those not familiar with encryption, certificates or PKI. If you are in that boat, I would urge you to find the session video and watch the whole presentation. If you are a security professional and already know about these...

Ignite 2015: Windows Hello

Session: BRK2324 Shared secrets are easily breached Passwords are easily replayed and phished See previous "Microsoft Passport" session I blogged about for more info Security without convenience is dead in the water Keys are ideally generated in hardware TPM, software as last resort Single unlock gesture provides access to multiple...

Ignite 2015: Benchmarking SQL AlwaysOn

Session: BRK3557: Baselining and Benchmarking AlwaysOn Availability Groups In this session the speaker went through what SQL AlwaysOn availability groups is, and why the customer wanted to use it. Then he went through how he setup his testing, RAID levels, and listed the SQL perform stats that he monitored during...

Ignite 2015: Remotely managing Nano Server

Session: BRK3455 Note: This session had very densely packed slides and lots of demos. So I've changed things up and just included screenshots for this write up. If you want to run Nano I encourage you to check out the video recording to see all of the demos. Voice of...

Ignite 2015: VMM Overview & Roadmap

Session: BRK2473 Note: This session was 50% about what's new in VMM 2012 R2, with 15-20 minutes on what's new in VMM 2016. My take away is that MS is trying to listen to customers and make the product easier to use. But don't expect any radical changes in VMM...

Ignite 2015: Hyper-V 2016

Session: BRK3461 Note: The focus of this session is on what's new in Hyper-V technical preview 2. It will NOT cover all the new features, or features in future server builds. The presenter all flipped through the slides very fast, so I didn't get all of the details. I recommend...

Ignite 2015: New Windows Containers

Session: Brk2493 Datacenter inflection points: Physical machines, machine virtualization; Infrastructure hosting - early cloud; services IaaS, PaaS, SaaS; Containers - DevOps Container Ecosystem: Container run-time; Container image; Image Repository Image Creation: When a container is created it is a sanboxed area in the host operating system. An app thinks it...

Ignite 2015: Server Nano: The Future

Session: BRK2461 Note: This was a great session with the right balance of technical content. Demo gods were not with the speakers, so a couple of demos failed. Definitely worth viewing the video of though! Voice of the customer: Reboots impact my business, server images are too big, infrastructure requires...

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