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  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Live on the Web

    Hi folks, To support the launch of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 we have launched the new website with all the details of this important release. I’ve started using this release for all my demos and I have to tell the performance is outstanding. I did a demo the other day on Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: New Virtualization Resources

    We have just release some new resources for Virtualization. Check them out below: Virtualization Calculator 2.0 - We released the original version of this in January 2007 but this updated version lest you interactively build virtual machines running multiple Microsoft Server products to estimate the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization: Public Demo Video

    Hi folks, One of our program managers in the Windows Virtualization team has posted a really cool video on the new technologies coming with Windows Server Virtualization coming in Longhorn Server. The demo consists of the following: Windows Server Virtualization on a Server Core instance being managed...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive Program - A New Paradigm in Software Evaluation

    Howdy folks, Would you like to evaluate Enterprise Software but don't have the hardware to run it on? Well we now have a program to address this issue. Starting on November 6th 2006 you can now do quick evaluations of key Microsoft Enterprise software using the power of virtualization technology. These...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Released!

    Hey there, Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 has been released to the web and provides some really nice enhancements and of course it's a free download. The new features include: Hardware assisted virtualization - We support both Intel VT and AMD-V scenarios. Support for greater than 64 virtual machines on...
  • Blog Post: New Linux additions..

    We have just released some new Linux additions for Virtual Server 2005 R2.  Now we support the following distro's. Enterprise Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (Update 7) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 (Update 8) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (Update 4) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 SuSE Linux...
  • Blog Post: ISV Virtualization Summit

    Hello folks, At the end of this month the APAC leg of the Microsoft ISV Virtualization Executive Summit will be coming to town. The tour hits Sydney on March 5th and promises to be a great event for technical decision makers interested in our Virtualization strategy. We have plenty of spots open so if...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces New Virtualization Friendly Licensing

    Awesome stuff! Today we announced new licensing plans for our server software that is much more friendly when it comes to Virtualization. Please see below for a summary. Please note these only apply to server software at the moment. Licensing for desktop software does not change at this time. New...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 RTM's

    Hi folks, I’ve blogged about this product before but I just wanted so share with you that Virtual Server 2005 R2 has Released to Manufacturing and will be available in early December. We announced this at the IT Forum in Barecelona along with a whole host of 64–BIT announcements. ...
  • Blog Post: After all it's a virtual world right?

    A couple of my mates from Canada went to talk to Jeff Woolsey from the Virtualization team while we were all in Seattle recently about what is coming up with Server Virtualization in Longhorn Server . Check out the podcast here ! Cheers, Jeffa
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 TAP Program

    We will be having a TAP program for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. Th is TAP program has two goals: 1) Product Validation 2) Help customers deploy this product in production scenarios and get case studies. The production scenarios that are of high interest are: 1) Production Server...
  • Blog Post: VRMCPlus Now Available!

    So if you use Microsoft Virtual Server then I have a really cool tool called VRMCPlus . It's a new VM client display and management tool that allows you to manage your virtual machines running on Virtual Server without having to use the web interface. Very Handy! It was originally developed by Paul Despe...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Support on Virtual Server 2005 R2

    Hi folks, One of the most requested applications customers want to see supported on Virtual Server is Exchange. Well today is a good day because we have just announced support for Exchange runnining on Virtual Server. With the release of Exchange Server 2003 SP2 we now support Exchange running on...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 - Some new Stuff

    Hi folks, With the release of Windows Server 2003 R2 there have also been some updates to Virtual Server 2005 R2. Check it out! Virtual Server 2005 R2 VM Additions http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A963433C-193B-41AC-AF6E-AB7AB2DB8541&displaylang=en This download...