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April 21, 2016

The Windows Server 2016 release is getting closer.

Jeffrey Snover told the attendees at PowerShell Conference EU that the next Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview (TP) is coming soon and that it will be the last TP before the release version.

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I have gathered some resources for you to get started.

First and foremost I would urge you to download the Free E-book Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Win2016

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/04/20/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2016-technical-preview/

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2016 has kicked off in an awesome way

January 19, 2016

Tomorrow I’ll fly out to Copenhagen to attend a Microsoft DevOps Hackaton. https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x62435714f

Between in February 3-5 I’m off to Oslo for the NIC Conference http://www.nicconf.com were Niklas and I have two sessions:
Managing your Azure workloads with Chef and PSDSC
http://www.nicconf.com/managing-your-azure-workloads-with-chef-and-psdsc 
Sharpen your Chef Knife! Cooking dinner with Azure Resource Manager
http://www.nicconf.com/sharpen-your-chef-knife-cooking-dinner-with-azure-resource-manager

February 15-16 we have three sessions at TechX Azure http://www.techx.se/
Introduction to Operations Management Suite
Azure Stack – Here comes Azure for real to your datacenter
Managing your Azure workloads with Chef and PSDSC

Finally the 24:th me and Niklas (the Ops guys) will be joined by two awesome Dev guys, Jakob Ehn & Mathias Olausson to form a DevOps team and deliver a full day DevOps workshop. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/framtiden-for-effektiva-team-kom-igang-med-devops-tickets-20070603716

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Remember if you see me, don’t be a stranger! I really would like to meet you. 🙂


TechDays Sweden 2015

October 29, 2015

First and foremost I would like to thank all of you that attended mine and Niklas presentation.

We had a really good time with some really interesting DevOps discussions before and after our presentation. The video of the presentation has been published and you can watch it on Channel 9 and all the other sessions as well.
https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays-Sweden/TechDays-Sweden-2015/Managing-your-Azure-workloads-with-Chef-and-PSDSC/player

Since the presentation screen was blanked out during most of our presentation we have decided to record it again. So stay tuned.

In the meantime you can get/view the PowerPoint slides here


Microsoft Ignite: My session is in the Session Catalog

April 22, 2015

How cool is this? My session on Chef can now be found and added to the schedule.

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So if you are wondering what Chef is and are attending Microsoft Ignite, make sure to add it to your schedule.

See you in Chicago.


Another Windows 10 fix

March 27, 2015

iFrmewrk.exe
The program can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem

I looked in the Windows 10 feedback database and saw that at least one more has the same issue that I had after upgrading to Build 1041. I added my solutions off course to the issue but that isn’t visible (as far as I can see)

Well this issue is related to the Intel Wireless driver.

I use my work laptop a Dell Latitude E7440 so i downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 version of the driver package and the problem was solved.


SOLVED Couldn’t install Windows 10 Technical Preview

March 19, 2015

Well today is two blog posts in a row 😀 Both covering Windows 10.

After my first issue I ran into another that had me stunned for a while.

WTF

“Couldn’t install Windows 10 Technical Preview.  Windows can’t be installed because this PC has an unsupported disk layout for UEFI firmware.  Please reboot and change the PC’s firmware to BIOS to allow Windows to setup to continue.”

I then looked into the log C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log

There I found the cause to this error:

CONX ConX::Compatibility::CSystemAbstraction::HostIsUEFIDiskLayout: Boot disk has ESP partition.
CONX ConX::Compatibility::CSystemAbstraction::HostIsUEFIDiskLayout: Boot disk does not have MSR partition.
ConX::Compatibility::CSystemAbstraction::HostIsUEFIDiskLayout: Boot disk does not have UEFI disk layout.

I didn’t seem to have a MSR partition. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799232%28v=ws.10%29.aspx#MicrosoftRecoveryPartitions

A quick look using diskpart confirmed this. So i opened up some space on the disk using Disk Management and created the partition.

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That sorted the issue and I’m writing this blog post from Build 10041


Windows Update error 0x80070057

March 19, 2015

I was about to update my Windows 10 Build 9926 to the latest one when i realized I had some issues with Windows Update

There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help – (0x80070057).

Solution:
Check and update two registry settings and reboot your machine.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX] “IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings] “UxOption”=dword:00000000