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  • Blog Post: So You've Gone Virtual.... Now What?

    One of the main things that separates Microsoft's efforts in virtualization from those of our competitors comes down to what happens after you get your virtual machines created.  It becomes all about the management of those machines.  The question I hear a lot is, "How do I manage my machines...
  • Blog Post: Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Me? (continued) -- Hyper-V

    In the past two posts, I have covered Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005 R2.  Now, it's time to explore the Microsoft Flagship Virtualization product -- Hyper-V.  Hyper-V is a part of Windows Server 2008.  It is a role that is installed just like DHCP or DNS.  This means that no software...
  • Blog Post: A New Choice in Virtualization

    In previous posts, I've discussed Hyper-V. We have a new product out now, offering yet another option for your virtualization needs -- it's called Hyper-V Server 2008. How, you may wonder, is this product different from the Hyper-V I discussed here ? Hyper-V is Microsoft's hypervisor -- the layer of...
  • Blog Post: Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Me? (continued) -- Virtual Server 2005 R2

    In yesterday's post , I talked about Virtual PC .  While this product absolutely has a place in most organizations, it's not always the ideal choice for your virtual machine needs.  It is, as I said, a great end-user tool.  It's good for demos, training, and a better solution for running...
  • Blog Post: What Happens in Vegas.... Gets Blogged About!

    I'm sitting on an airplane as I type this. An airplane bound for Vegas. We're headed out for a team meeting. Imagine that many geeks all in one place. Then, imagine the place is Las Vegas. :) It really is nice to get together with all my co-workers, since I rarely see more than a handful of them the...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization gets bigger....

    We announced this week that our own virtualization product, Microsoft Hyper-V, is now capable of scaling to an entirely new level. Hyper-V now supports 24 logical processors to take advantage of the latest processors (six core). In addition, the maximum number of virtual machines running on a Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Clusters: A Tamagotchi for Your Network!

    First of all, if you missed out on the whole digital pet revolution, a Tamagotchi is a virtual pet.  It comes in a small computer (usually attached to a keychain) and requires attention to keep it from dying.  It needs to be fed, played with, and cleaned up after, all accomplished via buttons...
  • Blog Post: Which Virtualization is Right for Me?

    There's no question that virtualization is a hot topic right now.  At its simplest level, virtualization is nothing more than removing the link between physical and logical.  The easiest-to-understand example is also the most common form of virtualization -- a virtual machine.  This involves...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Changes Its Stance on Virtualization

    Huge News in the virtualization world.  I'm a little late getting to it, but better late than never.  Microsoft has changed the official stance on virtualized environments.  One of the questions I get quite often is, "Can I virtualize X?"  My answer was typically the same...