Introducing Windows Server 2019

This just out by the Windows Server team

Windows Server 2019 is now available for Preview!

With this release of the latest server OS, Microsoft will try and focus on the following items:

  • Hybrid Cloud Scenarios
  • Security
  • Application Platform
  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure [HCI]

General availability is expected for the second half of calendar year 2018.

Read all about it on Microsoft’s release post here!


Installed the VHDX and tried the ISO file, but nothing really spectacular so far.
Did notice the GUI install option has been completely removed, so I guess some of my colleagues will be running Windows Server 2016 quite some time 😉


Once I have more time to play with this, I’ll be sure to create another post with all the goodies 🙂


Let’s start over…

Many times over I thought about what I should be blogging about.

PowerShell’s the future and I really like everything PowerShell related, so a theme for the blog was ‘easy’.
However I’m not really a front runner when it comes to IT, so most of the things I’d be playing with have been done before.

I’d get stuck on what to write about, because surely no one would be interested in ‘another basic PowerShell blog’.
Writing doesn’t come naturally to me and English is not my native language, so transferring thoughts to a blog post can be challenging.
Besides that I normally overthink whatever I write, causing a ‘simple’ blog post to take me hours if not days.

What changed?

In 2018 I had a few breakthroughs that jump-started my love for PowerShell again:

All in all, I’m coding more and more again, finding new reasons to look into it and wanting to share my findings with others.

What does this mean for the blog?

Well, besides an updated colour scheme and logo, I want to grow through teaching more and attending/speaking at more seminars.

But I won’t just blog about PowerShell anymore.
I’ll try and write more about various things, such as other technologies I’m playing with [PowerShell related or not], share interesting articles/tweets that I’ve read.

This should mean some posts will be shorter than ‘normal’, but I’m hoping that like with coding,  writing more will help me become a better writer.
Possibly it will even help me create content more easily.

All in all, let’s start writing again 🙂


Handy resources – the Azure Citadel

I love being a lurker and just consume as much information from random sources [lately a lot of Twitter for my Tech fix].

Today I found this awesome gem [thanks to DexterPosh]: the Azure Citadel.

It is created and maintained by members of the Cloud Solution Architect community at Microsoft UK and provides a plethora of awesome Azure goodies, such as

  • Workshops
    Workshops are an in-depth exploration of a given topic area that typically takes 4+ hours to run through end-to-end. They are comprised of a combination of reading material, one or more practical labs, along with relevant reference materials or links.
  • Labs
    Labs are guided exercises with step-by-step instructions to lead you though a given activity. You should be able to complete these on your own in 1-2 hours.
  • Demos
    Demo apps & code that you are free to explore and use.
  • Guides
    A number of Guides on key topics, and Tech Primers that are aimed at introducing you to the fundamental elements of a given technology or solution.

…and many other useful resources

So what are you waiting for?
Head right over and have fun!