Our very own Cloud Solutions Engineer, Lee Hubble was thrown into all things Microsoft last week; attending a couple of Microsoft events. The first event Lee went to was at Microsoft UK headquarters in Reading and the second was in the Park Plaza in Cardiff. The two events discussed Microsoft Azure and Server 2016 respectively.

The thing Lee found the most interesting was Microsoft new project, Project Honolulu. Project Honolulu is a browser based management tool that allows administrators to remotely manage and monitor servers within their environment in a lovely clean interface. You can execute remote powershell commands, install roles and features, manage firewall rules, monitor resource usage and so on.

Some other things to note is that although it runs in a browser, it doesn’t need to be connected to the internet and can either be installed on a Windows 10 machine, on a gateway server to access your data centre or directly onto a server.

Finally it’s extensible so third-party vendors can write extensions for it. For instance, Dell could write an extension that will connect to the iDRAC interface and monitor the hard drives and server health.

Get it now for the low low price of free!