Windows Server 2016, Azure, ARM, JSON, AzureStack and Ignite

Almost a year passed since my latest blog…

I follow Microsoft Ignite (sadly not physically at the event) and i will try to create some blog posts regarding news and also how-to guides and tips with Azure focus.

Now that Windows Server 2016 is around the corner to be released, and the RTM version is out, we can really start planning our future environments. Azure will be a big part of the Server 2016 features and strengths and vice versa, not sure how to get it in written down in a blog post but i will try.


I would point out 4 “components” that together is key factor in the change how we do IT.

  • Azure
  • AzureStack
  • Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
  • JSON

I will not dwell down in these in this blog post but i want to have them mentioned in the big picture, the focus of this post is Windows Server 2016.



If you are lucky to be attending Ignite and want to know more about Server 2016

Full Schedule

If you are ready to try it out


“Quick” Guide to Server 2016


Deeper guide – E book

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2016


News in TP5 (RTM probably the same)


See this post about some of the strengths Server 2016 and SQL 2016 will provide.

SQL Server 2016 now supports Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct


Here is a beautiful example of ARM, JSON, Server 2016 working together.

Follow Freek Berson for RDS in Azure solutions.


And here an example on  how JSON will change SQL setups


There is a lot that can be redesigned with these capabilities, really looking forward to some projects.

Have fun at Ignite and enjoy!

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