Author Archives: richardsiddaway

Windows container providers

Containers are a new feature in Windows 2016. I was preparing for my talk at the WinOps conference next week – – and realised I needed the container OS image for nano server I discovered that there are 2 … Continue reading

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Cloud Native Applications

Cloud Native Applications is a collection of hand-picked chapters presenting five topics that will give you insights into the world of cloud computing.  The link is here: This is excellent value – its FREE. You’ll find chapters on: Amazon … Continue reading

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PowerShell and Nano server

Nano server is the new install option introduced with Windows 2016. It has a really tiny footprint compared to a server core machine. Of course it has PowerShell but its not a complete port of the PowerShell you’re used to. … Continue reading

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Loading assemblies

PowerShell is .NET based but doesn’t load all available .NET assemblies when it starts. Many people still use something  like [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(‘System.Windows.Forms’) to load additional assemblies.  This is a hang over from PowerShell v1 when there wasn’t another way to perform … Continue reading

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Free ebook: IoT

A free ebook from Manning: Using the Web to Build the IoT is a collection of six hand-picked chapters that introduce the key technologies and concepts for building the application layer of the IoT.  The page is here:

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WinOps conference

The WinOps conference is dedicated to ‘Windows in a DevOps World’  Its in London 24 May 2016. I’ll be speaking as will Jeffrey Snover and Ed Wilson of Microsoft. More details from Hope to see you there

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Windows Server 2016 TP5 Cumulative Update

An update – KB 3157663 – should be installed BEFORE installing any roles, features or applications into a TP5 system. Finding the update isn’t easy – no links from the TP5 pages and doesn’t show in search on Bing or … Continue reading

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