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  • Blog Post: IT Infrastructure Software Spotlight – SCVMM and the cloud

    Technology preview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager which is capable of managing Virtual Machines hosted in the cloud.
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 Beta – Hotfix for Hyper-V RC1

    Install this update to enable Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta (VMM) to function with Release Candidate 1 (RC1) to the Hyper-V role. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this update, it cannot be removed Download: http://connect.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Virtualization links

    Whilst preparing for the TechNet Virtualization roadshow I came across some interesting links to help me with the configuration of the integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 . Opsmgr 2007 Management Pack for Windows Server 2008: http://www...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Spotlight: TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Videos

    TechEd IT Professionals 2008- Available Videos TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Event Page: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/spotlight/event.aspx?id=104 Links to Session Videos: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM , Susan Sauls Intro to SQL Server Data Services , Soumitra Sengupta ...
  • Blog Post: What is VMM 2008 R2 Beta and what are its new capabilities?

    VMM 2008 R2 Beta is a comprehensive management solution for virtualized infrastructure that takes advantage of many of the great new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta including: Live Migration: Enables the movement of running virtual machines from one virtual host to another with no downtime. Clustered...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMWare Myths

    Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMware Myths
  • Blog Post: What’s coming in SCVMM 2008 R2 (RC)?

    While SCVMM 2008 R2 is still in Beta the team is quietly working on improvements for the Release Candidate. There are some great new features coming up:   Storage Migration where you will be able to migrate the storage of a VM within the same host or towards a new host. There will be some downtime...
  • Blog Post: Updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

    Updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, outline the critical infrastructure design elements that...
  • Blog Post: Slide decks: Windows Server Virtualization & Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

    Technorati Tags: SCVMM 2008 R2 , Hyper-V , Windows Server 2008 R2 Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Windays in Opitija in Croatia. The first presentation is about the Windows Server Virtualization technology Hyper-V. In this deck I focus onto the new features of Hyper-V in Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Solution Accelerators

    Here is a list of the different Virtualization Solution Accelerators we have at Microsoft: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 for Hyper-V and App-V - http://www.microsoft.com/MAP Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Hyper-V, App-V and SCVMM 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/IPD Offline...
  • Blog Post: Presenting @ KulenDayz

    Last Saturday I presented at an event in Croatia called KulenDayz (aka Cool’n’days). Kind of funny to present at a Sausage (salami) event. Sausage? Yes Kulen means sausage and actually it’s a local spicy sausage, tastes nice. This event is organized by the community for the community. So my journey towards...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RC1 released

    Earlier this week we released the Hyper-V RC1 package to the connect.microsoft.com site. What has been improved: In addition to bug fixes and stability improvements we also made some additional changes largely based on feedback from customers Integration Components For Windows Server 2008 guest’s included...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 – Now in Beta Release!

    VMST 3.0 helps customers more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating their offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 3.0, customers can now service: · Offline virtual machines in a SCVMM library. · Stopped and saved state virtual machines on a host. · Virtual machine templates. ...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to know how Microsoft IT does Virtualization?

    Come to the TechDays 2010 and attend the following session: Virtualization in Microsoft IT Lessons learned in 5 years of implementing Microsoft’s virtualization platform and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, driving from 5 pilot Virtual Server 2005 hosts to 1100 virtualization hosts with 7000 Hyper...
  • Blog Post: TechDays are coming to Luxembourg

    The “TechDays 08” are coming to Luxembourg on Sept 30th, the registration for this event is open. It’s a free event organized by the MS Belux team so be quick to register as places are limited. During this event you will have the possibility to choose between two tracks one track for developers and one...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RC public release available

    The product team just announced that SCVMM 2008 R2 is publicly released. Have a look at my previous post to know what changes in SCVMM 2008 R2 You can download SCVMM 2008 R2 from connect.microsoft.com
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization User Group Meeting – May 28th

    The Belgian Microsoft Virtualization User Group organizes their second get together on May 28th and will talk about following topics: Hyper-V scripting (Part2) - PowerShell So, you want to Script Hyper-V ? After the April session where we discussed WMI and Hyper-v, you can come to this session and...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Learning Collection on Virtualization

    This newly-released collection offers a comprehensive introduction to the Microsoft suite of Virtualization products. Collection 6333 includes four two-hour clinics, covering Hyper-V and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Application Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: October Edition of TechNet Magazine Online

      Virtualization: An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualization market and see how Hyper-V improves the manageability, reliability, and security of...
  • Blog Post: VDI Day Sessions online

    Last week we organized a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure day together with Citrix. We’ve published the sessions onto TechNet Edge . Session 1: VDI Day: Citrix & Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Strategy In this session we will guide you through the desktop virtualization strategy and show...
  • Blog Post: Updating your Virtual Machines and SCVMM to support Hyper-V RTM

    Today I finally found the time to update my demo environment which was still based on Hyper-V RC0 and SCVMM 2008 Beta. I want to share all the steps needed to perform the upgrade and updates. My demo environment consists out of 3 physical servers, one dc and two Hyper-V machines all in the same domain...
  • Blog Post: Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part II

    In the first part of this blogpost I’ve explained how you can install and what to expect during the installation of the server components of SCVMM 2008 Beta. Now we are going through the Console installation ( not much to go through though) and I’ll show how to add a Hyper-V host to SCVMM both using...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event: Learn how to use Virtualization from the Desktop to the Datacenter

    TechNet Event: Learn how to use Virtualization from the Desktop to the Datacenter Using products that span the desktop to the data center, you can bring capacities online in real-time, as needed; streamline and provision applications, services and data on-demand; accelerate backup and recovery, and enhance...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta available

    It has been announced at MMS conference during Bob Muglia his keynote System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta is publicly available at the connect site. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and to centrally manage their virtualized...
  • Blog Post: Download the Microsoft System Center 2012 Pre-Release Products

    System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, desktops, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management solutions, you can be a more productive service provider for your business. System Center captures and aggregates knowledge about...