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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

July, 2006

  • Installing Virtual Server 2005 R2 on Windows Vista

    For those of you who may be having difficulty installing and running Virtual Server 2005 R2 on Windows Vista , Ben Armstrong, aka Virtual PC Guy , has written an excellent post on his blog to help you out. In the post, Ben takes you through the installation...
  • Appropriately Virtualised.....

    Unlike some of the other players in the virtualisation space, here at Microsoft we firmly believe that virtualisation isn’t the solution for every situation, and hence, our message around Virtual Server 2005 R2 and virtualisation, is to virtualise appropriately...
  • Windows Server Virtualisation – The Movie....

    Ok, Ok maybe not a movie, but definitely worth a watch all the same. Now I know that this news is quite old, in fact, about a month now, but it is something I have recently re-visited and thought it would be an ideal time to get a post online about it...
  • PTS-TV - Dave Sayers on Virtualisation

    A slight change from the normal format in this video, with our very own Andy Clark throwing the questions to Mr Sayers , live from the Xbox 360 playroom! In this session, Dave talks about the ideas behind virtualisation, what it means for our customers...
  • PTS-TV - Dave Sayers on High Performance Computing

    Another PTS-TV installment with Dave Sayers , this time talking about High Performance Computing (HPC), with Andy Clark again posing the questions. Dave talks about the concepts of HPC (mentioning his 'exciting spray nozzle'), some of the industries that...
  • PTS-TV - Mark Deakin on Exchange Server 2007

    In this installment of PTS-TV, our very own Mark Deakin , along with his glamorous assistant, Andy Clark, takes us through some of the features and characteristics of the new Exchange Server 2007 . Mark discusses release schedules, some of the big...
  • PTS-TV - Mike Dixon on Windows Vista

    Mike Dixon, part of the Windows Client team, having just delivered a killer demo of Vista at a Partner Community Event, takes us through some of the ways to get customers excited about Vista. Mike also talks about the three C's, Confident, Clear and Connected...
  • Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 Released

    Microsoft has released the third and final beta of Internet Explorer as it moves closer to the final delivery at the end of 2006. There has been alot of talk around IE7 with regards to security, and Microsoft really as put a great deal of focus on this...
  • Windows Live OneCare

    Windows Live OneCare is the new all-in-one, always-on PC care service from Microsoft. It works quietly in the background on your computer, so you don't have to worry about nasty interruptions from viruses, spyware, hackers, and other unwanted intruders...
  • Windows Vista CompletePC Backup

    Something that I have recently been made aware of, and it links in pretty nicely with virtualisation, is the CompletePC Backup feature that is found in Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions). CompletePC Backup produces a block...
  • Microsoft to challenge the iPod...Part II

    On 23rd June, I wrote an entry claiming that Microsoft was working on a music and video device that would compete with Apple's iPod. Today, an article has been published in The Seattle Times , which states that it will be released in time for Christmas...