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Hyper-V Question of the Week: VMs Require Booting from Virtual IDE Drives, but isn’t SCSI Faster. Are we giving up performance booting from virtual IDE?
We know that Hyper-V virtual machines require booting from virtual IDE. Historically, in the physical world, SCSI can provide better performance than IDE. Does that mean we’re giving up performance booting from virtual IDE? On the surface you’d think that is the case as the I/O performance of physical...
9 Dec 2011
TechNet Events Presents “Microsoft Virtualization Tour” for IT Pros!
TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: The Microsoft Virtualization Tour Join our TechNet IT Evangelists as they hit the road again this fall to bring you the highlights of Microsoft’s great virtualization solutions. We’ll go from the desktop to the enterprise, starting with VHD native boot – a...
23 Oct 2009
Interested in Windows Azure, Hyper-V or Windows 7 Deployment? Then sign-up for a FREE TechNet Event near you!!
Join your local TechNet Events team for a lively tour of the latest tools and resources for IT Pros. We’ll start with an overview of Windows Azure, and explore how you can use this high-performance hosted platform to build customer-facing applications and add horsepower to your computing infrastructure...
21 Jan 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT: Microsoft HYPER-V SERVER 2008 R2 BETA – Available Today!!!!
If you’re working with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 you might be interested to know that Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 Beta is available for DOWNLOAD . Couple of things to note: This is a pre-release version of Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 and NOT intended to be used in a production...
21 Jan 2009
DPE East Region Announces “Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud” TechNet Events
We are kicking off our TechNet event series, Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud, in the US east region. Check out the table below to REGISTER in a city near you!!!!! Session Abstracts…… Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud with Hyper-V The “cloud” is simply the next level of...
13 Sep 2011
3-day Online Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start
If you’re seasoned in Windows IT management and looking to expand the way your environments leverage virtualization, this special event is for you. Following just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), this three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft...
8 Mar 2011
Online FREE Training: Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start
Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain...
20 Feb 2012
Whitepaper: Virtual Hard Disk Performance
In our Private Cloud roadshow event we have a session on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We touch on VHD performance during the session but always get the question is there any hard performance data available. I came across this whitepaper that delves directly into this topic. Download the Virtual Hard...
2 Dec 2011
IT Camp–Systems Management at the Microsoft office in Waltham, MA October 28th, 2011
At this IT Camp, the agenda is up to you! We will have professional speakers flying in ready to teach about systems management in the morning. They will have a list of topics for us to "vote on". The topic that gets the most votes wins, that will be the session covered. We will be running two...
4 Oct 2011
Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start
Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start This 1-day online accelerated Jump Start training presents fundamentals and skills necessary to pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, and thereby earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS...
5 Dec 2011
Slides From Our East Region Events November-December 2009
I have had many requests for the slide decks from our East Region events last year (November-December 2009). Usually they are posted on the resource page at technetevents.com, however, technical issues have delayed the decks being made available there. In the meantime, I have “unofficially...
26 Jan 2010
Just Added!! Two More Dates for Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training
******************************************************************************** UPDATE!!! Click here for the January and February 2012 Classes ******************************************************************************** Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start...
7 Oct 2011
Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training
******************************************************************************** UPDATE!!! Click here for the January and February 2012 Classes ******************************************************************************** New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization -- Get Certified! Microsoft...
22 Sep 2011
TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chats
Register for the Private Cloud Chats: Episode 1 - Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 11/9/2011 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time Episode 2 - Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 12/21/2011 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time Episode 3 - Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 1/11/2012 10:00:00 AM Pacific Time Have questions about...
1 Nov 2011
Whitepaper: Comparing Private Cloud Solutions from Microsoft & VMware
For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud implementation. A private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to...
1 Sep 2011
TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3)
Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions? Listen to our IT Live Private Cloud Chat recorded recently. Download the Recording WMV | WMA Presented By Your East Region IT Pro Evangelists: John Baker - http://blogs.technet.com/johnbaker Twitter: @johnbake Blain Barton - http...
2 Feb 2012
TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 1)
Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of the Live Private Cloud TechNet events below, hopefully we’ve inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may need to ask some questions to help you along...
17 Nov 2011
TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT
Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn about Microsoft's virtualization solution, Hyper-V, the first step on your path to mastering Private Cloud. You'll embark on an interactive journey as you learn the foundation of cloud services, Hyper-V,...
8 Feb 2012
TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 4)
Have you built a private cloud lab with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and need to have some questions answered? Join our IT pro evangelists for this fun, interactive, Q&A online discussion about the private cloud. We give you tips and tricks...
3 Feb 2012
TechStravaganza 2011 - Atlanta
TechStravaganza 2011 Presented By: Atlanta Active Directory User Group l Atlanta SBS User Group Atlanta SMS User Group l Atlanta PowerShell User Group Mark Minasi sessions on Cloud Computing and IPv6 PLUS 12 Sessions in 3 Tracks Windows Server, PowerShell...
2 May 2011
Webcast: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud
More Free Training: Join Symon Perriman (Technical Evangelist for Private Cloud) and Elden Christensen (Principal Program Manager Lead for Clustering) to understand how Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering with Hyper-V provides critical infrastructure for any datacenter with VM high-availability...
1 Dec 2011
TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 2)
Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of our Live Private Cloud TechNet events, hopefully we inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may need to ask some questions to help you along, or you...
27 Dec 2011
Download Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster
Overview If you’re prepping for a Hyper-V virtualization exam or you work with Hyper-V this is a great resource to have handy!!!! This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live...
6 Dec 2011
New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization -- Get Certified!
Microsoft Learning is hosting a brand new class in the popular “Jump Start” series. We received rave reviews from the last Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start delivered earlier this year and know this new course will be another smash. Registration links at the bottom of the post or just click on...
13 Jan 2012
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