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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: Microsoft Virtualization: Windows XP Mode for Windows 7

    If you are read my last Blog post , you are all aware that Microsoft has just released Windows 7 RC for TechNet and MSDN subscribers, and it will be available for general public on May 5th 2009. Microsoft Virtualization Team today introduced a new feature in Windows 7 where Windows XP Mode is a virtual...
  • 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: 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: Presenting in TechEd 2010 North America

    Its always a great experience presenting in Microsoft’s premier conference like TechEd, this year TechEd at New Orleans, LA was really special as we as a company has released so many new products last year and it was the time to demonstrate and educate the IT PRO and Developer community about all of...
  • 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: Sneak Peak into Hyper V vNext in ‘Windows Server 8’

    If you haven't seen it already, we gave a sneak peak into next release of Hyper V coming with “Windows Server 8” at Worldwide partner conference last week. We only demonstrated 2 of hundreds of features which is going to be available with next release of Hyper V to help your Private Cloud initiatives...
  • 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: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX NOW AVAILABLE for Evaluation with SP1

          If you are waiting for the Service Pack 1 of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows7 to evaluate Hyper V Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX , your wait is over Today at Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington DC, we announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • 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: Microsoft Management Summit 2011: Las Vegas Here I come.

    Hello Everybody, This is again a part of year where Microsoft reaches out to all its customers, partners, IT Pros and developers through its back to back technical conferences with some great announcements, Technical Sessions and demonstrations of its latest and cutting edge products and solutions. Year...
  • 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: 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: What’s new with SP1 for VMM 2008 R2

    This article is cross posted from my post on PTS Official Blog   As you all know that SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 just gone RTM adding two new virtualization capabilities: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX Let’s first understand these capabilities in details. Dynamic Memory: An enhancement...
  • 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: 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...