We have talked a few months back about the new management experience Microsoft wants to add in their Server products, Project “Honolulu”.
So a few days back we did get an update that adds some really cool new features.
For you have it already installed then you will see on the top that there is an update available.
Last week I have blogged about Project “Honolulu” and here is the tech preview I was waiting for. So Microsoft’s project Honolulu is a new local web-based management for your server infrastructure.
I personal belive it was time for Microsoft to provide a more unified GUI management, which is something VMware was doing for a long time now.
So starting with deployment, there are several ways, installing locally in your own windows 10 machine, having a dedicated gateway server and directly in on a server cluster you manage. Also not the gateway service can be installed on 2016 R2 and 2016.
Microsoft came a long way from when i stared working as an administrator back at the 2003 Server edition and I love what they did with the 2016 edition , thought did move some useful features on the enterprise tier.
Azure stack was the next logical step to create a bridge between the on-prem and cloud infrastructure, but when you need the similar abilities for your on-prem but can’t go for an Azure stack… Project Honolulu comes into play.
Form what MS describes to be, is the next step of your native GUI tools in a new sleek web-based package and will be soon in Technical preview and I can’t wait to try it out.
Also I can’t wait for the new announcements on the MS Ignite and getting ready for the MS Tech Summit in Frankfurt.
You can read more on Technet blog