AD FS in Windows Server 2016

With the impending release of Windows Server 2016, we will soon have a new version of AD FS available to use with our various cloud deployments. I thought this would be a good time to start looking at the new features and functionality of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in the new version of Windows Server.

In this post, I’m going to introduce three new features to AD FS in Windows Server 2016: The upgrade process, improved auditing, and the AD FS rapid restore tool. In a future blog post (after Windows Server 2016 is released), I’ll dive into the specifics of setting up and using each of these features.

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Exploring Containers – Part 1

I like to think I am a fairly smart guy. More than that, I know I work with a bunch of really smart people. Given this, I found it interesting to find that pretty much no one on my team has any idea what “containers” are, what they do, or how they work. All we know for sure is that Mark Russinovich thinks they are a nifty new feature of Server 2016 and Windows Azure.

I decided it was time to figure this stuff out, so I dove into a search on Channel9. Here’s a Q&A I had with myself after I watched a few of those videos.

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