WHEN:      Thursday, August 23, 2007 9 AM Pacific

 

WHERE:    http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6506

 

WHAT:      You have all heard the buzz, now get in the game.  Whether you are looking to consolidate infrastructure, host legacy applications, create development and test environments, provide training, or demonstrate entire technology scenarios to your customers, virtualization is the solution.  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 is an ideal, production-quality server for consolidating multiple workloads onto a single physical server, allowing organizations to make more efficient use of their hardware resources.  Virtual Server enables IT organizations to enhance their administrative productivity and rapidly deploy new servers to address changing business needs through automated deployment and configuration when used with System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 now provides improved performance for non-Windows guest operating systems by leveraging hardware-assisted virtualization, high availability for both planned and unplanned downtime, and improved support for backup and disaster recovery.

In this webcast, we will take a closer look at what Virtual Server is, what it can do, how it’s different from Virtual PC, and when you would use one versus the other.  We’ll discuss the hardware and software requirements, including the fact that a suitable laptop running Windows XP Professional makes an ideal portable technology demonstration lab.  But the real focus of the presentation will be on the installation and configuration of Virtual Server—how to get it up and running so that you can take advantage of virtualization to enhance your business.