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JUST RELEASED: Server Virtualization Certification Exams 70-652!!!!
Are you using Microsoft virtualization technologies in your environment? Do you need/want to get certified on those technologies? Then take a look at the just released ( August 25, 2008) certification exam 70-652 TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring . We also have a single...
12 Sep 2008
Webcast Series - Microsoft Virtualization Solutions
Our team of IT Pro Evangelists including: Kevin Remde , Matt Hester , Chris Avis , Chris Henley , and Yung Chou is getting ready to start delivering a 20-part webcast series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions on January 14, 2009. The objectives of this series are not only to help you develop...
12 Jan 2009
Windows 2008 Hyper-V Released today!!!
If you’ve be testing Hyper-V in your environment the last few months, then you’ll be please to know that Microsoft announced today the release of Hyper-V. ( To get the full details go here .) Click here to download or if you already have it deployed it will be available from Windows Update as of July...
26 Jun 2008
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
Hyper-V Server 2008 Setup and Configuration Tool Guide
If you're doing any kind of virtualization work with Hyper-V Server 2008, then you might be interested in downloading the Hyper-V Server 2008 Setup and Configuration Tool Guide . The guide has all the information you need to setup and configure Hyper-V Server 2008. It covers everything from setting...
9 Oct 2008
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs!!!!
On Monday Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. This is the next generation of Microsoft’s solution for managing the virtualized infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 is a key member of the System Center family and enables...
22 Oct 2008
Migrating Physical-to-Virtual and Virtual-to-Virtual Machines with SCVMM
During one of my presentations the other day I had mentioned a tool that can migrate physical and VMWare machines to virtual machines for Virtual Server and HyperV (once SCVMM supports HyperV). An attendee had emailed me to get more details, so here are the links to the information on System Center Virtual...
28 Mar 2008
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
Now Available!!!! Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)
Are you working with Hyper-V?? Want to save some time creating virtual machines? Then take a look at the Virtual Machine download site , there are two virtual machines available: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server CORE installation and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server FULL installation. These...
5 Nov 2008
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
Sign-up for TechDays in Atlanta!!!!! Virtualization, Enterprise Search, Windows Vista, PowerShell and Group Policy Preferences
VIRTUALIZATION AND ENTERPRISE SEARCH Tuesday, September 23, 2008 | REGISTER > Join us for a series of demonstrations and technical discussions about virtualization and enterprise search. We’ll explore the powerful new Windows Server 2008 virtualization platform and data center management solutions...
18 Sep 2008
US Virtualization Roadshow: Register Now!!!
Get Hands-On With Virtualization—On Us!!! Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions. Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers. Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a...
21 Oct 2008
Follow-up: Microsoft Virtualization Launch
I did a post back in August about the Virtualization launch. At the time the full city schedule wasn't there. Well now it is!!! Find out how Microsoft Windows Server 2008® with Hyper-V™, Microsoft System Center--including Virtual Machine Manager 2008—and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization...
29 Sep 2008
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 Webcast Series
Virtualization is hitting high gear so if you're interested in the subject then this is a MUST see series!!!! Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300) On-demand In this webcast we provide an overview of the virtualization role, the scenarios, and the features that make server virtualization...
15 Oct 2007
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
New User Group in Atlanta: Atlanta Messaging, Mobility & Virtualization User Group
If you’re an IT Professional in the Atlanta area and you’re involved in messaging, mobility or virtualization then you need to join this group!!! From the home page of the user group: AVMPros members will have access to a document library filled with useful articles about anything concerning Virtualization...
20 May 2009
Just Announced at TechEd in Barcelona, España: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available!!!!
I did a post back in October titled MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT 3.2 BETA PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION . I'm pleased to let you know that last week at TechEd in Barcelona, the RTM release of the Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) was announced. If...
10 Nov 2008
TechNet Radio: IT Time - Quest’s Solutions for Desktop Virtualization in a Hyper-V Environment
Its IT Time and in this episode Blain Barton and John Baker, welcome Jon Rolls, Vice-President of Product Management for Desktop Virtualization at Quest Software. Listen in as they chat about the consumerization of IT from a Virtual Desktop perspective, how to extend Microsoft VDI, Terminal Server and...
6 Jun 2011
Latest Microsoft® licensing model: Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments
When I was doing the Windows Server 2008 launch events earlier this year Hyper-V always garnered a lot of interest. Usually the audience would ask a lot of questions. Thankfully they were usually technical and within my expertise. But sometimes someone in the audience would torture me with a dreaded...
25 Aug 2008
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
Microsoft Virtualization Launch
If you're virtualizing your data center then the Virtualization Launch will be of great interest to you!!!! Currently, the launch will take place on September 8th, 2008 in Bellevue, WA. However, there should be additional events around the US to be announced shortly! So if you're in the Seattle...
11 Aug 2008
Microsoft Learning Free Clinics: Exploring Microsoft Virtualization Technologies
Overview This collection of two 2-hour online clinics and an 1-hour online clinic provides IT Professionals experienced in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage virtualization technologies. Topics covered in the clinic within the collection...
7 Nov 2011
Free eBook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions
Learn about the latest Microsoft Virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions , written by industry expert Mitch Tulloch along with the Microsoft Virtualization team. The primary target audience for this book is IT administrators...
4 Nov 2011
Atlanta User Groups TechStravaganza -
The Atlanta Active Directory user Group in conjunction with The Small Business Server UG, Powershell UG and Systems Management UG are holding an Atlanta User Groups TechStravaganza event on June 4th. Registration Click HERE to register. Featured Speakers Sean Deuby, Windows IT Pro Contributing...
10 May 2010
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