Declaring the Death of Windows is always a great way to drum up some clicks. But today, the roundtable discusses whether Windows is just kind of beside the point for a modern Microsoft. The debate whether this means the end of Windows, the end of the beginning of the end of Windows, or just that Windows’ role in Microsoft will fundamentally change.
Ben Thompson put together a great piece looking at the transition of Microsoft over the last five years. While the company’s embrace of services is no secret, what Ben shows is that this wasn’t a 360-degree shift. Under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had many of the same assets, but applied them as a way to promote Windows. It shows that their shift is as much a cultural one if anything else.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss exploits against Drupal and Panera, Microsoft reorganizing Windows, and Cloudflare’s DNS.
Veeam as a company has largely eschewed agents for their VM backup solutions. But when it comes to physical servers, the company is offer not one, but two agents to help with your backup and recovery needs.
In this edition of Gestalt Cloud News:
– StarWind gives you a gateway to the cloud
– Where is your life simulation hosted in the public cloud?
– And some non-hysterical thoughts on CloudBleed
Today, Microsoft is now supporting Docker natively on Server 2016. Jon Hildebrand seems pretty excited in his piece about it. For him, the big feature is that Windows is supporting two different cores for their Docker images. The first is a more legacy heavy full featured blend of Windows, minus the bloated GUI elements. But the more exciting is the Nano core, which is extremely lightweight, and points the way for the future of the platform in the data center.
Nick Janetakis takes us down the long and winding road of not buying a MacBook Pro. As someone who recently went down a similar thought process and ultimately bit the Cupertino bullet, I can really relate. Nick was looking to ungrade his development environment, which currently relies on a combination of Windows and virtualized Xubuntu. […]
RoboCopy is a command line tool from Microsoft that allows for multi-threaded file copying. It functions similarly to Copy.exe or XCopy.exe but has a few of its own nuances which will be look at here.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Newsletter Contest! Instead of a single prize, we decided to give out three!
I try and avoid licensing at all costs, itâ€™s a horrible subject and one that strikes fear in to many. When you add virtualisation in to the mix it tends to get a little more complicated and you often find that the rules change on a reasonably regular basis. I was involved in a discussion today about Citrix XenDesktop and an interesting point came up when discussing licensing Virtual PCs. Someone mentioned something called the Microsoft VDA, I hadnâ€™t a clue what they were talking about so I did a little digging around to find out more.