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Virtually Yours..

  • 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...
  • RDS Hardware Sizing and Capacity Planning Guidance.

    We always felt the need of Hardware capacity guidance and sizing information for Terminal Services or Remote Desktop services for Server 2008 R2, Whenever I am engaged in any architectural guidance discussion for RDS deployment i always get a question...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Virtualization: Hyper V Live Migration Network configuration.

    Its quite hectic these days in Virtualization world as i am actively involved in planning Practice Accelerator for Virtualization . In addition to that I’ve been engaged in lots of Virtualization opportunities and whenever i speak to customers and partners...
  • 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...
  • Managing Hyper-V Server from Windows 7

    Now you can manage your Virtual Machines hosted on Windows Server 2008 Hyper V from Windows 7 client OS, Windows 7 comes with an inbuilt Hyper V management Snap In which you need to enable from Turn features on/off. 1. Go to Control Panel. 2. Click on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Avatar theme: Download NOW

    Beside new year celebration, last weekend was also great as I went out with my friends to watch Avatar. The 3D version is awesome and those you haven't seen the movie yet, go ahead and watch it in 3D. Its amazing 3D special effects scenes will drive your...
  • Hyper V R2 + SCVMM R2: Introducing Storage Migration

    Hyper V R2 + SCVMM R2 are better together, Can they be any more better….??? Yes, they can and Teams here at Microsoft are constantly making it better and better than the best. Today Edwin Yuen , Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft's Integrated...
  • 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...
  • Private Cloud Management with VMM 2012 (Part 1): What's new with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

    This article is cross posted from my original post on PTS Official Blog I have been delivering a lot of sessions on the all-new VMM 2012 lately to both external and internal audiences, so I thought of sharing some information with our online community...
  • System Manageability Solution: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

        From today I’ll be writing a series of posts regarding my experiences with deploying and managing Microsoft System Center Configuration manager in my test lab scenario. Before I start today, I would like to give a brief description about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free Microsoft Ebooks: Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Virtualization R2, Office 2010

    We all have seen the great series of products coming out from Microsoft this year, For all you knowledge thirsty out there, who are eager to learn new technologies like Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solution and office 2010 and...
  • Good bye Windows® 2000 Server.

    Its time to say good bye and thanks to Windows 2000 as we reaching the end of life of Windows 2000 in July 2010, Windows 2000 bought a revolutionary change in the computing world and its time to move on. Windows® 2000 Server reaches end of life on July...
  • Hyper V R2 : Enhancements Continues

      Hello Everybody, I just cant stop talking about never ending list of enhancements in recently released Server 2008 R2 RC, I'll continue the bandwagon with some of new functionalities in this release. If you have just joined the party, please look...
  • 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:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta F&Qs

        Service Pack 1 Beta If you haven't seen it already, Microsoft has released an FAQ document related to Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 BETA Notable thing here is this one:- Q. Can I upgrade from the beta builds to the final build...
  • 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...
  • 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...