So many new goodies in Windows Server 10.
So little time to enjoy them.
Highlights so far:
- Command line transparency is awesome. Want the same in my Powershell windows
- Digging the flat look of my Windows when they are piled atop one another. THere’s a subtle 3d effect (really muted shadows I think) that helps to highlight Window positions and focus. Nice work UI team
- Server 10 without Desktop mode looks just about 100% like Server 2012 R2. So yeah, if you’re using your PC as a server, definitely install the Desktop mode
On the agenda for today:
- Build what has to be one of the few Windows Server 10 Hyper-V clusters
- Install the new VMM & System Center
- Testing out the new Network Controller role on a 1U AMD-powered server I’ve had powered-off but ready for just this moment (never got around to building a Server 2012 R2 Network Virtualization Gateway server)
- Maybe, just maybe, upgrading the two Domain Controllers and raising forest/domain functional level to “Technical Preview”, if it’s even possible.
What won’t be upgraded in the short term:
- San.daisettalabs.net, the Tiered Storage box that hosts my SMB 3 shares as well as several iSCSI .vhdx drives
- The VM hosting SQL 2012 SP2, IPAM, and other roles
- The TV computer, which is running Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Edition. Yes, it’s a lab, but even in a lab environment, television access is considered mission critical