The newest version of Windows Server which is Windows Server 2016 is currently in its Technical Preview stage. a free e-Book has been released and can be downloaded from the below link
One of the functionalities of Microsoft Azure is to work as a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform where virtual machines can be created and hosted. In this post we will look at how to create virtual machines in Azure.
Sign in to https://portal.azure.com with your credential which has a Microsoft Azure subscription tied on to.
Click on Virtual Machines and click on Add
Select the type of virtual machine that needs to be created. In this case I will select a Windows based machine
Select the version of Windows. I will be selecting Windows 10
You can select a deployment model whether it would be managed by Resource Manager (VM v2) or Classic (VM v1) and click Create.
Fill in the relevant details and click OK
Select the machine size. You can view the pricing information from the same screen and click select.
Optional settings are to be selected and click OK
Verify the summary and click OK to create the Virtual Machine
The deployment will start and the dashboard will display the progress
By clicking the virtual machines link the status can be viewed of the machines that is being created
To connect to the machine that is created, click on the machine name to view the detail page and click on connect
The Virtual machine will be connected through remote desktop connection
Once connected the machine can be accessed
From a recent change in the Microsoft Azure Portal, when you try to create a Virtual Machine in Azure there are two options that are presented.
Virtual Machine (Classic)
In this post lets see the difference between the both.
The virtual machines are the new IaaS v2 virtual machines that could be created using the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) features. Microsoft recommends all new virtual machines to be created using this.
The virtual machines (classic) are the v1 machines which were created using the old Azure portal which does not include capabilities from ARM.
The below article describes the detailed functionalities of ARM
One of the mostly used features in Windows 7 and Windows 8 is the snap feature. This feature allows one to move an application or a window to either side of the computer screen and the application will fit exactly to half of the screen.
With Windows 10, you can snap upto 4 Windows or applications and the snap assists feature helps to select the other opened applications to select as well.