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  • Blog Post: Must attend Virtualization and Cloud Sessions at TechEd Europe 2010

    TechEd Europe 2010 is starting next week in Berlin, Germany (Nov 8-12) and there are more than 500 sessions covering the entire breadth of Microsoft Technologies scheduled to be running back to back. Its an great opportunity for attendees to learn cutting edge technologies, network with fellow attendees...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC COMING SOON

    Windows 7 Team just announced the availability of Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) on their official blog. For my non techie readers, Release Candidate means almost final version of the software Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) will be available from April 30th for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers...
  • 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: I am Microsoft

    May be I don't say enough.. I just love this company, its culture, Diverse people.. I am just amazed to see the passion each one of us has for our customers and building products that change the world.. I am Microsoft and a proud one.. :)
  • Blog Post: Virtual Partner Tech Days UK: Windows 7 Deployment

      Virtual Partner Tech Days is currently in progress in EMEA (27-29 April, 2010), I will be presenting a Webcast on Windows 7 deployment on 29th April. If you are a Microsoft certified or Gold Certified Partner in UK and interested in latest deployment enhancements for Windows 7, please join my...
  • Blog Post: Practice Accelerator for Microsoft® Server Virtualization with Advanced Management

        If you’ve been following me on Twitter , You may have seen some recent tweets about Microsoft Practice Accelerator for Server Virtualization and Advance Management which i have been delivering to Microsoft partners. In my opinion its a great workshop and will help the partners in developing...
  • Blog Post: My first post from Windows 7 Operating System

        Due to overwhelming response of Windows enthusiasts around the globe for downloading Windows 7 Beta from Microsoft site, there were some glitches in downloading experience in last few hours but has been taken care by Windows Team here in Microsoft. One more good news that initial limit...
  • 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: What is Windows Azure?

    Whenever I speak to partners and customers about new Microsoft cloud platform, I always get a question “ What is Windows Azure?” and how it can help their business. I take more than 10 minutes to make them understand about Microsoft cloud strategy and all about Windows Azure. Now this 4 mins video save...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft VDI : Whitepapers and FAQs

    With the words like VDI catching up real fast in IT world, Curosity among customers and partners about this new way of deploying Windows has increased. About 40 percent of the time whenever I am in a conversation with customer and partners that relates to Virtualization, we talk about VDI and what are...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization and Cloud: Part 2

    In my last post Part 1 of Virtualization and Cloud , I mentioned about Microsoft Cloud computing strategy and how strongly we are committed to this new area of computing and how Microsoft Virtualization can help a great deal in setting up a private cloud. Today, I’ll talk about Microsoft’s Offerings...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft VDI with Citrix XenDesktop : Virtual Lab Now Available

      Microsoft ® VDI         Microsoft has just released Virtual Lab for Implementing Citrix XenDesktop 4 on Hyper V R2. This lab is intended for IT Professionals who would like to deliver virtual desktop computers using Microsoft Hyper-V Server, Microsoft System Center Virtual...
  • 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: Microsoft Management Summit 2012 : Las Vegas, Here I Come, Again!

    This is the time of the year when anybody who works on Microsoft Virtualization and System Center technologies gets excited about Microsoft Management Summit which happens every year where thousands of IT PROs joins to share knowledge, exchange ideas, indulge in networking and get to do some deep dive...
  • 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...