Going with the customers demand of about the next technical preview of Azure Stack. Good news – Microsoft begining this week started rolling out to some early adopter customers the Technical Preview 2 (TP2) of Azure Stack.
This annoucement means, it's begining the process of rolling it out more broadly. And, the company would release TP2 publicly later this year.
In the post downwards, the Redmond provide some insights behind its vision and rationale for integrated systems.
The talk also provides insight into their top engineering design goals, the value of having software tightly connected with specific hardware, and how they ultimately think about lifecycle management of this system.
One point worth reemphasizing is the prioritization of integrated systems from Dell, HPE, and Lenovo, as a starting point.
The company notes that "they will continue to broaden support for a diverse hardware ecosystem that allows customer choice and configuration from a certified catalog of solutions."
The company notes, that they're working on side-by-side integration between Cloud Platform System (CPS), Windows Azure Pack (WAP), and Azure Stack, which will allow users to seamlessly manage Virtual Machine Manager (VM) resources, created in WAP, from within the Azure Stack portal.
In this way customers "can use these Azure-consistent cloud solutions now, and leverage those resources in Azure Stack deployments in the future," added Microsoft.