Clive Watson's Blog

Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

October, 2005

  • Detecting a Virtual Machine

    How do I detect that the Operating system I‘m using is running under Virtual Server? This question is a popular one and there is a simple answer, which is to look at the Motherboard manufacturer, if it’s “Microsoft Corporation” you’re running in a guest...
  • Upcoming Virtual Server Webcasts

    There are 3 webcasts next month for Virtual Server, you can register over at this Virtual Server page . The second session on Clustering and HA may be the first time some of you can hear and see these new features - not to be missed! The three sessions...
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 - Webcasts and Chats

    Upcoming and recorded webcasts on Windows Server 2003 R2 (you can still sign up for those you may have missed to get access to the information) 12/10/2005 TechNet Webcast : Branch Office Technologies in R2 20/10/2005 TechNet Webcast : Branch Office...
  • More Virtual Server - whitepapers to download

    For those who don't read Ben's blog where this information is also posted. There are two new whitepapers available that extend what was announced on Monday , the first is a short licensing document, the second whitepaper goes over common scenarios and...
  • Virtual Server licensing changes and other news

    Check out the PressPass site for information on Virtual Server licensing changes that have been just announced. In summary the changes are: • New virtualization use rights for Windows Server™ 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server “Longhorn...
  • MSCS, first time for a while

    Sorry for the lack of posts in the last few weeks ( holiday season!), hopefully I will start to post regularly again from now on. I presented on clustering today which I enjoyed doing (and I hope the audience liked it), as usual I was asked for links...
  • Security - what and when

    Loads of announcements today - check it out here . Details on our security strategy, client protection and Antigen are mentioned.