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Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

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  • RSAT tools are now available

      Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote...
  • ISCSI Target 3.3 for all Windows

    The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007. It has also been available for development and test use by MSDN and TechNet subscribers starting in May 2009. However, until...
  • Guest clustering…

      Ever wondered what Microsoft supports when you run a guest OS in a cluster on VMware, Elden makes it all clear over on the clustering blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/07/27/10042799.aspx   Technorati Tags: VMware , fail...
  • MAP 5.0

    Checkout the ‘How-to’ videos as well on this site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537566.aspx The new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download!   MAP 5.0 is an ag entless tool designed...
  • Do you want Dynamic memory and RemoteFX?

    …if you do then the beta of SP1 can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/sp1.aspx as announced at the Partner conference in Washington DC, see the Windows Server blog for more details. Highlights of the two key features...
  • Private Cloud - SCVMM SSP v2.0

    There have been a few names over the last few months for this technology, the final name is now Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Links and more details can be found on the Virtualization portal http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization...
  • RDVH Capacity planning

    A common ask has been for a Microsoft produced scalability paper for RDVH, now we have one… This document presents some preliminary guidance and data around capacity planning for RD Virtualization Host and should be regarded as an update to the “ Remote...
  • Just be there

    …you wont want to miss this http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/   If you want to know more head over to http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2010/03/16/don-t-forget-desktop-virtualization-hour.aspx         Technorati...
  • Network Configuration for Live Migration

    Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 This guide describes how to configure your network to use the live migration feature of Hyper-V™. It provides a detailed list of the networking configuration requirements for optimal performance and reliability. Here...
  • How to install Windows from a USB drive

    Windows 7 (and other OS’s can be installed in this manner); I’m sure you’ve seen one of the many posts on this before – this isn’t new, but I’m logging it here as I still get asked how to do this on a regular basis. Take a USB device and make a 32GB partition...
  • RDSHC planning doc

    Not sure what RDSHC is, then take a look at the RDS Hosts Capacity Planning document Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ca837962-4128-4680...
  • Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1

    This release of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool completely replaces version 2.0. Version 2.1 of the tool now works with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, and Windows Server Update Services...
  • Hyper-V resource

    All you want to know about Hyper-V in one place on the Technet website http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dd565807.aspx Including:   ·         Planning ·         Installation ...
  • Do you want to script RDS for VDI

    If so the Technet Script Center has plenty of resources, view them here Some scripts I’d like to highlight: Virtual Machine Management Configure Guest OS for VDI (PowerShell) Configure Guest OS for VDI (VB Script)   Virtual machine assignment management...
  • Want to configure Server Core R2?

    …in that case you’ll need http://www.codeplex.com/CoreConfig   It is completely open source so it can be ammended and changed to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference...
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides—Release Announcement

    Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides, Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology and Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop...
  • Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 now available

    If you need these tools and if your reading this you probably do, the the RSAT tools are now at RTM and available John has all the details (as usual): http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2009/08/11/windows-7-rsat-final-build-available-for-download...
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM

    I couldn’t be clearer than that, more details here and from Presspass   Technorati Tags: Hyper-v R2
  • Linux drivers for the community (GPLv2)

    Today, in a break from the ordinary, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The...
  • RDS virtualized on Hyper-V

    This is a recent post I missed (thanks for the pointer Julius ) from the Remote Desktop Services Team (formally known as Terminal Services). Basically with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V “ We conducted our testing using both non-SLAT and SLAT hardware...
  • iForum is getting close

    Only a few days left now to book a place at iForum http://blogs.technet.com/clive_watson/archive/2009/04/02/uk-event-citrix-iforum-in-june.aspx   Technorati Tags: Citrix , iForum
  • Processor Compatibility Mode and Live Migration

    64LP and Processor Compatibility Mode were discussed yesterday on the Windows Server blog , AMD have posted a Live Migration demo , what is different about this, is that they do this across CPU families using Compatibility Mode.     Technorati...
  • Happy holiday Windows

    So Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available… As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows 7, will be available to customers in time for...
  • RC for Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V server R2

      The Release Candidate (RC) is now available @ http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008R2 which obviously includes Live Migration & CSV.  Also released is Microsoft Hyper-V Server R2 RC - the FREE offering: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization...