Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the aidanfinn.com blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.
Aidan Finn's Recent Posts
Recent July, 2018 Stories
Aidan Finn talks about the new automatic management of tiered Azure blob storage by a new preview Azure feature called Lifecycle Management.
Aidan Finn discusses a new preview recycle bin feature for Azure blob storage called Soft Delete.
Aidan Finn shows you how you can use the snapshot feature of managed disks to create an exact copy (including identity and SID) of a virtual machine.
Aidan Finn explains how you can use volume licensing Software Assurance or Cloud Solution Provider subscriptions for Windows Server to reduce the cost of Microsoft Azure virtual machines.
Aidan Finn discusses a new tier of virtual machine storage that recently went into preview in Microsoft Azure, called Standard SSD Disks.
This post will discuss the preview release of Microsoft’s Storage Explorer for Azure storage, which is built into the Azure Portal.
Aidan Finn discusses and demonstrates the new write once-read many (WORM) blob storage feature that Microsoft recently launched in preview.
On February 19, 2003, Microsoft announced that the corporation has acquired a privately held virtualization vendor called Connectix. It might not have seemed like it then, but this acquisition was the genesis of something huge in the IT world, and I’m not limiting that to just Hyper-V.
We’re entering the laid-back days of Summer. There isn’t much Azure IaaS news, but we’re after quality, not quantity. June was a good news month for those of us using Microsoft Azure.
This post will show how to use the Run Command to execute PowerShell scripts inside an Azure virtual machine running Windows Server from the Azure Portal. Note that this can also be done using PowerShell, CLI, and REST API.
After quite a long preview, Microsoft has made Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for Azure virtual machines generally available, providing inter-region replication of IaaS workloads. This is also known as Azure to Azure Site Recovery or A2ASR.
Microsoft has launched the final preview release of Azure File Sync.
Microsoft recently shared information on its efforts to develop an undersea distributed data center solution to power The Cloud in the future.
Aidan Finn shows you how to enforce or audit governance to Azure subscriptions or resource groups using Azure Policy.
Aidan Finn shows you how to use a new preview feature in Azure Backup to protect SQL Server databases that are hosted in Azure virtual machines.