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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization: Best Choice for Exchange Server

    Virtualization continues to be a hot topic for many of you with questions raised around whether Exchange should be virtualized.  We started talking about this back in January ( http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/01/22/450463.aspx ) and continue to recommend Microsoft virtualization technologies for...
  • Blog Post: White Paper: Comparing the Power Utilization of Native and Virtual Exchange Environments

    Is reducing or controlling the high cost of the power to run and cool computer hardware is a top priority for your organization? Are you considering server virtualization solutions to reduce your server footprint and the associated power and cooling costs? Because the virtualization of Microsoft Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Enhanced Hardware Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010

    The Microsoft Exchange team is enhancing positioning by including additional supported scenarios regarding Exchange Server 2010 running under hardware virtualization software. As of today, the following support scenarios are being updated, for Exchange 2010 SP1, and later: The Unified Messaging...
  • Blog Post: Storage Validation in A Virtual World

    Deploying Exchange can be a challenge. Particularly when you are all ready to validate your servers & storage with Jetstress and you realize that even though we suggest that you should always run Jetstress prior to going into production, you discover that we don’t support running Jetstress in a virtual...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcast: Best Practices for Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange

    We've got a great webcast coming up next week to discuss recommendations for virtualizing Exchange server and the benefits of choosing Hyper-V + System Center as your virtualization solution.  TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server (Level 300) Wednesday, Nov. 4 at...
  • Blog Post: Should You Virtualize Your Exchange 2007 SP1 Environment?

    Introduction With the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a virtualized Exchange 2007 SP1 server is no longer restricted to the realm of the lab; it can be deployed in a production environment and receive full support from Microsoft. This past August...
  • Blog Post: Demystifying Exchange 2010 SP1 Virtualization

    It’s been a few months since we announced some major changes to our virtualization support statements for Exchange 2010 (see Announcing Enhanced Hardware Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010 ). Over that time, I’ve received quite a few excellent questions about particular deployment scenarios and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements

    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 2007 SP1 running Hyper-V or...