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Microsoft opens its UK data center region to Azure and Office 365 customers

Microsoft is first global provider to deliver the complete cloud from datacenters in the UK. Microsoft Azure, along with Office 365, is now generally available from multiple UK datacenter locations providing data residency to help enable the digital transformation of our customers in industries such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare that require certain data to remain within the UK.

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PowerShell User Group event - June 2016 in London in Rackspace

I would like to thank you all for attending PowerShell User Group in London in Rackspace.

Please find PowerShell Pester code from my session on GitHub.

Thank you Josh Atwell for your first session and thank you Matt Penny for your fantastic sketch notes. …

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Pass-through wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) NIC to VM using Hyper-V Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) in Windows Server 2016

Hyper-V Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) was developed for attaching (passing through) video adapters into virtual machines. This feature exists on other hypervisors (for example VMDirectPath I/O passthrough on VMware ESXi) for a long time and it is used to virtualize applications that can leverage GPU hardware. Such applications are used for example for scientific calculations or for video encoding.

I tested DDA on network adapters. On Windows Server Technology Preview 5 I attached three …

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PowerShell User Group event - February 2016 in London in Rackspace

Placeholder for PowerShell User Group in London in Rackspace

Slides and code from presentation:

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Modify disk classifications in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) using PowerShell

Do you need to modify large number of disk classifications in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)? It is very simple in PowerShell.

Get-SCVMHost -VMMServer MyVMMserver -ComputerName MyHyperV -OutVariable vmHost |

Format-Table -Property FQDN, ProcessorModel

$storageClassification = Get-SCStorageClassification -Name 'My disk class'

Get-SCStorageDisk -VMHost $vmHost[0] -OutVariable hostDisk | Format-Table -Property Name, Classification

$hostDisk | Set-SCStorageDisk - …

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