Today a number of important announcements were made about virtualization and how it will affect the Microsoft Support Policy and Licensing.
Press Pass Press Releases: New Microsoft Licensing and Support Eases Path to Virtualization - 19-Aug-2008
Following the press announcement the Sharepoint and Exchange teams posted blog entries to provide further detail to customers:
SharePoint Products and Technologies Update on Licensing and Virtualization Support for SharePoint Products and Technologies - 18-Aug-2008Solution Accelerator: Assessment and Planning NEWS! Application Server License Mobility - 19-Aug-2008
Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements - 19-Aug-2008
SQL Server No blog entry posted so far, however refer to KB articles below for further information!
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles
Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615
Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=957006
Support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944987
Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running on a vritual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment. http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx
Microsoft support policies and recommendations for servers that are running Exchange Server in hardware virtualization environmentshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/320220http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794548.aspx
Volume Licensing Briefs: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/volbrief.mspx
Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program:http://windowsservercatalog.com/svvp/
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