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  • Blog Post: Notes from the field: Hyper-V @ Hosting company Hostbasket

    I found this onto the Virtualization team blog and thought let’s share this because it’s a Belgian Customer Hi, my name is Bert Van Pottelberghe, business unit manager at Hostbasket , which is the leading hosting company and SaaS-provider in Belgium with over 30,000 SMB customers. In a recent survey...
  • 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: Windows Server 2008 Roadshow

    As from January 2008, you can discover the platform for yourself! In three hours of technical presentations and demonstrations, you can be ready when the launch comes. To make it easy for all of you to attend, we’ll be on the road for a week. During this roadshow we are going to talk about the...
  • Blog Post: Screencast series on Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0

    One of my colleagues created a 6 part screencast on how to use MAP. The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring the installation of agent software on any computers...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI API's publicly available

    Hyper-V WMI APIs . Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. The Hyper-V WMI APIs are publicly available here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc136992(VS.85).aspx Important: This documentation is preliminary and is...
  • Blog Post: IT-Talks UG Event Dec 8: Configuring, operating and backing up virtual platforms

    IT-Talks organizes another event around Virtualization. Configuring, operating and backing up virtual platforms Topics of the Day: Configure and operate virtual platforms (Manu Verzelen) Virtualization in a data center (Kurt Ghekiere - RIS< )">http://www.ris.be/> ) Application Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: TechNet for IT Managers: Bring IT together with the business goals through IT Optimization:

    Bring IT together with the business goals through IT Optimization: During this session we demonstrate how you can bring IT together with your business goals through IT Optimization. With a more optimized IT infrastructure, you can manage change and respond to your business challenges more efficiently...
  • Blog Post: Remotely manage Hyper-V from WS2008 32 Bit edition

    I’d like to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System. How do I do this? Can I do this on Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86 Editions? Yes you can. Here are the steps: 1. Launch Server Manage from the Start Menu 2. Click Add Features 3. Under...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} – Windows Server 2008 Overview

    I delivered the Windows Server 2008 Overview session during the Heroes Happen {Here}. Here is the recorded session on TechNet Chopsticks : http://www.microsoft.com/belux/technet/nl/chopsticks/default.aspx?id=366 In this session I cover a few of the improvements in Server 2008 like Server...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Dutch and English TechNet live meetings

    26/10 - Optimized Desktop series: Windows Server and Windows 7 better together Windows Server 2008 R2 heeft tal van features specifiek voor het werken met client computers die draaien op Windows 7. In deze sessie maken we kennis met oplossingen zoals branch caching, Direct Access, Applocker...
  • Blog Post: How-to Upgrade to Hyper-V Release Candidate

    A few weeks ago we've released Hyper-V Release Candidate we've made quite some improvements read them on the virtualization blog , the one I want to focus on are the additional guest OS support and how to upgrade your beta environment. Additional Guest OS support : Hyper-V RC now includes support for...
  • Blog Post: Architect Forum: Connecting your Business Objectives with IT initiatives

    As Infrastructure Architects, you obviously are passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in IT infrastructure technology and want to keep in touch with the upcoming technology trends. Evenly important, and increasingly important in these crisis period, is that you need to clearly connect business objectives...
  • Blog Post: New Infrastructure Planning and Design guides

    I had this in my mailbox for a while now but because of the high workload I had lately I didn’t manage to blog about it. Now that I do have a bit of spare time I wanted to inform you about a few new Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 The...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Professionals – Early bird registration

    You might already know that I am together with my my colleague Dave Northey the track owner for the Windows Server track at TechEd IT Professional EMEA. On Tuesday we had our track owners meeting in London where every track owner had to present their track. We spent the hole day going through all the...
  • Blog Post: Dive into the summer with TechNet : Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2)

    We kicked off the TechNet Summer 3 weeks ago where we invited you to dive into the Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 1) and Desktop Deployment.   Now it's time for the 3rd topic: Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2) Microsoft has a virtualization strategy that will help you virtualize...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Briefing Luxemburg - Jan 16 : Microsoft Application Virtualization

    TechNet Briefing Luxemburg: Microsoft Application Virtualization (a.k.a Microsoft Softgrid) This session will explore the Microsoft Application Virtualization solution. It will explain you how you can easily change the way you do software delivery and how this will affect the numerous issues you are...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Forum: Windows Server Track Top 5 Sessions

    Below you will find a list of what Kevin Sangwell and myself think to be the Top 5 sessions in our track: Windows Server 2008 Kernel Advances This session, presented by the coauthor of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press), goes beneath the surface to explore the new features and enhancements in...
  • Blog Post: Keynote day 2 Brad Anderson. You. Empowered to Embrace Consumerization by Alexandre Verkinderen

    Tuesday morning, second day of MMS brings us the first keynote of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011: YOU. Empowered by the Cloud. The day 2 keynote at MMS was focused on empowering IT, and the consumerization of IT - how can IT enable users to use at work the devices they use at home. The keynote...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V: Virtual Machine Bus cannot find enough resources

    A few weeks ago my colleague installed Hyper-V onto her laptop and she copied one of her Virtual Machines onto this server. When she booted the server there where some issues with the virtual machine, the main issue was that the vmbus technology was not available. After a bit of troubleshooting I find...
  • Blog Post: Free TechNet Event: Are you ready for a journey to the cloud?

    See full agenda online Have you heard about IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Private- and Public cloud? Do you know what it means and how this technology can help your customers, your company and your business? As with any journey, many different challenges are ahead. Join us with a journey to the cloud where you will...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization Screencast

    Last week Keith Combs published his 10 Min of Windows Server Virtualization (WSV) screencast. In this screencast Keith shows you a quick technical overview of what and how Windows Server Virtualization can be used. As I mentioned earlier WSV will be included as a Server Role in Windows Server 2008 RC0...
  • Blog Post: Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides, Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology and Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services. With the release of these updated guides, the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series of guides further assists organizations...
  • 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: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta released

    We just release Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta the next version of Hyper-V Server  which is our Standalone Hypervisor based Server Virtualization offering. The Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 contains additional functionality compared to the Hyper-V Server. We’ve included the following capabilities: Failover...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Links

    You might have seen this onto other blogs, I still wanted to add this for all of you who didn’t see it somewhere else. And off course beside the links below you can always keep reading my blog. :) Hyper-V Websites Microsoft Virtualization Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/default.mspx...