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  • 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: Configuring DirectAccess™ using Forefront UAG 2010 SP1

    I am really a great fan of DirectAccess and use it all the time to connect back to my corporate network when I am at home, traveling and sometimes even when I am on vacation . I know being a Infrastructure consultant, I do not cover much on core Windows Server technologies like BranchCache and DirectAccess...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Microsoft Virtualization: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal 2.0 RC Released

      Looking for a solution that helps you reduce IT costs, while increasing agility for your organization? System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Servicing Portal 2.0 lets you build the foundation for an on-premise cloud infrastructure, enabling you to deliver IT as a service for your organization...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft Virtualization: Practice Accelerator for Partners

    PRACTICE ACCELERATOR FOR SERVER VIRTUALIZATION AND ADVANCE MANAGEMENT Even though its holiday time but i am as busy as any other time of the year.. I am working very closely with my team here in Microsoft about planning the Practice Accelerator Event for Virtualization that will be coming soon to our...
  • 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: 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: 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 Virtualization: Hyper V best practices

    Are you deploying or planning to deploy Hyper V Virtualization in production and need guidelines how you can design the best in class infrastructure with optimum utilization of resources. As a Technology Advisor, I often get the request from customers and partners who are doing real life deployments...
  • 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...