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  • Blog Post: Enable Hardware settings in BIOS to run Hyper V

    I would be lying if I say that i don't get this question anymore from our customers and partners. I just bought a new server and it appears to have a multitude of BIOS options for virtualization. Which BIOS options should be enabled and/or disabled to use with Hyper-V? I recently received a well drafted...
  • Blog Post: We Listen : Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX Coming Soon to Hyper V

    Microsoft Virtualization Hour is currently in progress and lots of announcements is made to day with respect to Microsoft Virtualization. Following Announcement is made : (from PressPass ) New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose from today. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Hyper-V R2 and NetApp

    Just came across a great article on deploying Hyper V R2 with NetApp with some specific guidance setting up High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. Our partners over at NetApp and Avanade have written an article discussing a real world deployment of hundreds of virtual machines on Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: FREE Microsoft Hyper V Server 2008 R2 : Deploy NOW !!!

    Microsoft Hyper V Server 2008 R2 final release is now available for download and to be deployed in production. If you are following this blog, we have reviewed every development phase of this product starting from BETA, RC and RTM. Lets review the differenced between Hyper V Server 2008 and Hyper V Server...
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 : Now Available

    We all know about RSAT tool to manage Windows Server remotely from a desktop or Laptop PC. Microsoft has just released brand new version of RSAT tool for Windows 7. RSAT tool also includes Hyper V manager to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper V and Hyper V Server 2008 R2 remotely. How to Enable the...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed Europe 2010: Deutschland (Germany), here I come.

      Yes, I’ve been missing from blogosphere for quite some time now, was busy with lots going on in personal and professional life If you have been following me on twitter and read my last blog posts, I have been pretty busy with regular engagements with the partners including delivering Practice...
  • Blog Post: Get Virtual NOW: FREE Hyper V Server 2008 R2 RC

        In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RC, Microsoft also announced the public availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RC (the stand-alone Hypervisor based product) this week. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RC is a bare metal hyper Visor without the Operating System...
  • Blog Post: PTS Blog: Private Cloud– Part 2

    Part 2 of the series on Private cloud posted on GPS Blog In my last blog post , I talked about the how Virtualization plays a vital role in setting up a Cloud infrastructure and enables the kind flexibility, elasticity, and automation which cloud services requires. I also mentioned about Microsoft Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization: TechNet Resources

    Hello Friends, Microsoft TechNet site for Virtualization is revamped and now a one stop page for all your technical resources related to Virtualization including: · Planning · Installation · Guidance · Best Practices · Deployment · Pre-Deployment Tools · Management · Performance · Workload Specific Guidance...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Management with VMM 2012 (Part 2): Creation of a Hyper-V Cluster Using VMM 2012

    This article is cross posted from my original post on PTS Official Blog See part one of this series here:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper V Live Migration Network Configuration Guide: Now Available

                     If you are following my blog, couple of weeks before i posted a blog post on Live Migration Network configuration . Now its time to learn the official way to configure the Live Migration network. Microsoft has...
  • Blog Post: FREE Microsoft Hyper V Server 2008 R2 Now RTM

      Just because Hyper V Server 2008 R2 is free, its doesn't mean that Microsoft is not at all serious about this offering. If you have followed my blog in the past, you can see the feature set it brings on the table here It has all the high availability features like Live Migration , Failover Clustering...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Microsoft ® VDI Yeah.. its been three weeks i have posted anything on my blog, just trying to organize some stuff which keeping me really busy these days.. Anyways.. i don't think i talk enough on this blog about Microsoft VDI aka Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization and Cloud: Part 1

    Aren't we hearing this word a lot these days? In almost all the technical conversation, Technical journals and magazines, Technical conferences,.. whole world talking about Cloud. Though there are large number of Companies, group and individuals talking about Cloud, everybody has their own understanding...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization: Running Linux on Hyper V R2

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Message from Microsoft Virtualization Team ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It is our endeavor to...
  • Blog Post: Implementing Microsoft VDI with Server 2008 R2 RDS

    Microsoft ® VDI If you are following my blog, I discussed about Microsoft VDI solution and how it can proved to be a great solution for organizations to lower their management cost and enable flexible work scenarios such as work from home and hot-desking, increased data security and compliance, as...
  • Blog Post: Selecting the right Virtualization Technology

        Microsoft has released IPD guide for Selecting the right Virtualization Technology. The Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology guide enables you to rapidly and accurately select which Microsoft virtualization technology or technologies to use for specific scenarios. There are...