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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: VMware VMFS-3: Interoperability Reality

    Just came across this interesting blog from Jason Perlow He Says: “ The VMWare Cluster Locking File System, version 3 ( VMFS-3 ) Is one of the core technologies used in VMWare ESX/vSphere 4 virtual infrastructure environments. Unfortunately, it’s also a completely proprietary black box that makes interoperability...
  • 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: Get Started with RemoteFX Deployment

          This article is cross posted from my original post on PTS Official Blog Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is getting momentum and more and more organizations are looking at VDI to provide Operating system environment to their users. One of the challenges that VDI is facing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Academy for Partners

    Hello Microsoft Partners, From now on i will be posting trainings and Live webcasts hosted by Microsoft Academy for our Partners to enable them design, deploy and manage Microsoft technologies. There is a live Webcast on Understanding the Microsoft Virtualization Value Proposition for Your Business....
  • Blog Post: PTS Blog: Private Cloud–Part 1

    Here is the my blog post which i wrote for PTS blog Hello Everyone and welcome to the PTS Blog. My name is Iftekhar Hussain, and I am a Partner Technical Consultant here in the Microsoft Partner Technical Services team specializing in Virtualization technologies. Today I would like to talk about how...
  • 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: Hyper V RC: BIG BANG ANNOUNCEMENTs : 64LPS and Processor Compatibility Mode.

    There is no end of road for Virtualization Team here in Microsoft for coming up with great features in Hyper V. So what's the BIG NEWS ?? Microsoft Announces following two features now supported on Hyper V R2 which is included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Hyper V Server 2008 R2 RC released recently...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Product shower continues: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RTM..!!!!

            I hope all you technology enthusiasts like me enjoying the shower of all great new releases of products and technologies from Microsoft. To name a few… Windows 7 RTM Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM Hyper V Server 2008 R2 RTM Windows Server 2008 Storage Server. Virtual PC 7 Internet...
  • Blog Post: PTS Workshop : Deploy VDI using RDS

      Dear Partners, As you know, the PTS teams are available to help you accelerate your sales cycle, win against the competition, reduce development costs, lessen your time-to-market, and architect and deploy successful solutions. Partner Technical Services is now offering a workshop on how to deploy...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Management with VMM 2012 (Part 3): Adding an update server and enable orchestrated update management

    This article is cross posted from my original post on PTS Official Blog See the first two parts of this series here: Private Cloud Management with VMM 2012 (Part 1): What's new with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Private Cloud Management with VMM 2012 (Part 2): Creation of a Hyper-V Cluster...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper V R2: Linux Integration Services RC Released

    Hyper V Team here in Microsoft today announced RC2 release Integration Services for Linux. Now customer will be able to run following Linux distributions on Hyper V Virtualization platform in addition to SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 · Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.2, x86/x64) · Red Hat Enterprise Linux...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization: Online Event, July 21, 2009

    Hi All, Microsoft Virtualization is a Sponsor at this online event organized by Windows IT Pro. The event is an interactive experience with staffed booths by Microsoft, Citrix, Certeon and Symantec . The event also includes educational chats to complement each conference session. If you miss the real...
  • Blog Post: SC Virtual Machine Manager R2 BETA released

    Here you go.. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2 BETA is out now. VMM 2008 R2 Beta is a comprehensive management solution for virtualized infrastructure that takes advantage of many of the great new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta. Key new features in R2 · Live Migration support...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 NOW RTM!!!!

    Its a huge day for Microsoft as we made much awaited Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM today.!!!! If you are following my blog, You have noticed we have discussed a lot about features and watched the developments in release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Finally customers worldwide will...
  • Blog Post: Top Facts VMware Does Not Want You to Know About Microsoft Hyper-V

    Now this is Interesting… Top Facts VMware Does Not Want You to Know About Microsoft Hyper-V. This video describes key facts that VMware does not want customers to know about Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Top Facts VMware Does Not Want You to Know About Microsoft Hyper-V
  • 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: Hyper V Server 2008 R2: So what's new ????

    Read this great post from Jeff Woolsey Principal Group Program Manager from Microsoft Virtualization Team on Microsoft Official Virtualization Team Blog . And you know what attracts me more about that Post.. “ you may be thinking we're crazy to provide virtualization live migration and high availability...
  • 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: Virtualizing Linux on Microsoft Hyper-V

    If you are not aware, Microsoft supports running Linux on Hyper-V platform, though at this time only SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 is supported. Microsoft has recently got into an agreement with Red Hat and working with Red Hat Hardware Certification program and Red Hat is joining the Server Virtualization...
  • 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...