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Digital By Choice and Virtualisation
This was an awesome post from Emma , our resident Licensing Guru. It’s an obvious choice to give to customers so I am really pleased to share this…… 1) All Volume licensing customers have the option to download products via VLSC, for most of you, this is so much faster than waiting for a disk kit 2)...
23 Jan 2009
virtualization.info Adoption Survey 2008
Fifteen days ago virtualization.info launched a web survey to try to understand the state of the union for hardware virtualization. In just three days they collected over 500 responses, and have now surpassed 750. The emerging picture is surprisingly interesting. They are aiming to get 1000 responses...
18 Nov 2008
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Released
he Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure...
31 Oct 2008
Recorded event: Understanding Microsoft’s Server Product Licensing in a Virtual Environment
Whenever we can, we record events that take place so that those that cannot attend benefit also. This event was a popular one in attendance but I have also had a lot of questions about it after it took place. It was delivered by someone whose job I don’t envy but who always does it with a smile on her...
30 Oct 2008
“Solution Accelerators” are one of our best kept secrets. They are not meant to be secrets but I think they get lost amongst everything else This set of Virtualisation Solution Accelerators are designed to help accelerate adoption and deployment of Microsoft virtualisation technologies. This collection...
27 Oct 2008
Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for the next year
Not much of a surprise of what is included in this list, but I would have expected Green IT to appear higher. I would also have expected social networking/enterprise mash-ups to still be in early days of adoption and exploration, rather than in the top 10 1 - Virtualisation 2 - Cloud computing 3 - Servers...
16 Oct 2008
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this latest version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Security Assessment Proposal, Forefront...
15 Oct 2008
Virtualisation, virtualisation, virtualisation……….."IT Pros, IT Pros IT Pros.....and I say I love IT Pros!"
Sorry that it seems as though I dropped off the planet…my world has been all things Virtualisation for the last week. Here is what’s been going on: 1) TechNet Changing Technologies event Steve Ballmer came over to present at a TechNet event for IT managers yesterday in London and announced Hyper-V Server...
2 Oct 2008
GreenIT and Virtualisation
Watch this short Silverlight video to find out how virtualisation compliments green IT practices that can lead to more-efficient energy use and cost savings.
11 Sep 2008
Easing the Path to Virtualization
There was a great intro to the US newsletter that I wanted to share: Microsoft recently updated its software licensing terms for 41 server applications, and updated its technical support policy for 31 server applications so that customers can receive technical support when deploying those applications...
9 Sep 2008
Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements
From the Exchange Team Blog : Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments. There are two key parts of the announcement worth highlighting for Exchange customers: Microsoft now supports Exchange Server...
19 Aug 2008
Brand new TechNet events for September/October
21 August 2008, Liverpool: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies 2 September 2008, Reading : TechNet: the Microsoft Vision for Unified Communications 9 September 2008, Reading: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies 10 September 2008, Reading: SQL Server 2008 Unleashed 10...
11 Aug 2008
Visit Microsoft @ Infosec Europe 2008, 22-24 April, London
This year Microsoft has adopted a different approach for this event. Instead of the snazzy stand with bells and whistles on, competing with the double decker bus, trapeze artists and skantily clad women, the security team made a brave decision not to have a stand and instead focus more heavily on the...
9 Apr 2008
Virtualization and Server Consolidation: Hyper-V RC now available
Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical machine as virtual machines (VMs). With server virtualization, you can consolidate workloads of underutilized server machines onto a smaller number of fully utilized machines. Fewer physical machines can lead to reduced...
2 Apr 2008
IT Professional Top 5 Licensing FAQs in February 2008
Q) How many editions of Windows Server 2008 are there? A) There are 5 editions of Windows Server 2008: · Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter with or without Hyper-V · Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise with or without Hyper-V · Windows Server® 2008 Standard with or without Hyper-V · Windows Server...
28 Mar 2008
2008 Launch Wave event is over but it Virtually lives on
Yesterday was an awesome day for me. It was an incredible sight to see about 3000 IT professionals and developers in the ICC at Birmingham. This was the most ambitious launch we have ever tried to pull off, including: 4 tracks, hands-on-labs, sponsor area, ask the expert area, TechNet VIP lounge, Community...
20 Mar 2008
Register now for the TechNet 2008 Launch Roadshow
Following the 2008 Launch event in Birmingham on 19 th March, TechNet will be going out on the road. The roadshow will be heavy on demos and light on PowerPoint. We'll look at various scenarios, such as managing Windows Server 2008 and how Windows Server 2008 works alongside Windows Vista. You'll have...
28 Feb 2008
Microsoft announces Vision and Strategy to Accelerate Virtualization Adoption, including Vista Home and Premium Editions
Thanks to Mark Parris for bringing this to my attention. Mary J Foley wrote on Jan 21st about how Microsoft has lifted its ban on enabling Windows Vista Home and Premium in virtual machine environments Here are a few of the key announcements: Desktop virtualization alliance with Citrix. Microsoft...
25 Jan 2008
Registration now open for the UK Launch event for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008
On 19 March, the ICC in Birmingham will see us launch three ground-breaking products: Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. We'll feature real-world IT heroes delivering solutions for the Microsoft platform, and showcase some of the latest technologies. We'll have breakout sessions...
24 Jan 2008
Announcement: Date of official UK launch event for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 is.........
.........19th March 2008, and will be held at the Birmingham ICC The full information is yet to be released, and yes I did tell you to save the 18th & 19th March in a previous post but you will now only need the 19th for the event (and can treat yourself to a day off on the 18th seeing as you...
18 Dec 2007
End of the Road.....well until November!
Here is half the TechNet IT pro team busy at work (above), while James and Steve (below) are even busier presenting the Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment for the 5th and final time (this time in our new Microsoft Office in London) We have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for round...
3 Oct 2007
Great Microsoft Virtualization Website
I have stumbled across this and thought I would share. James wrote a great article in the TechNet Newsletter recently that explained Virtualization and what we mean by it. A lot is being made of the Virtualization element of Windows Server 2008, but our offering goes much further than that: Virtualization...
4 Sep 2007
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