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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

April, 2010

  • HP Virtual Connect for Dummies

    Patrick, from the MVUG blog , sent across this beauty.  If you’re working with HP hardware, or thinking about it, then Virtual Connect should already mean something to you!  If you’ve never worked with the hardware before, this this book could...
  • Much to like in Quest vWorkspace 7.1…

    If you’ve had chance to watch the Quest vWorkspace 7.0 videos that myself and Matt Evans recorded a couple of months back, showcasing the installation and configuration of Quest vWorkspace with a Microsoft infrastructure, you’ll know that it’s a pretty...
  • Missed the Virtualisation Summit? Want to catch up?

    My to-blog folder is positively brimming with stuff that I want to talk about, but finding the time at the moment is proving mightily difficult!  What with MMS last week (including the awesome demo of SCVMM vNext, long-distance Live Migration, Opalis...
  • Chinwag with Mike Laverick

    Earlier today, I had the pleasure of sitting down and having a chat, via webcam, live from the man-cave , with Mike Laverick, who, among other things, has a successful blog , is a VMware vExpert , and has written a number of books, including the VMware...
  • Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization – Done!

    Verdict: Tricky . I’ve just got back from sitting the 70-659 TS exam, on WS 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, and thankfully, I passed! To anyone thinking of sitting the exam, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s really difficult, but it’s the little aspects...
  • VirtualboyTV.com: Microsoft and Quest – vWorkspace 7.0 Videos

    It’s back, and it’s been a long time in coming!  I’ve been flat out for ages, so producing any videos for virtualboy tv has been a little difficult, but I’ve finally finished the short series on Quest vWorkspace , integrating with a Microsoft infrastructure...
  • Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard - Now Available

    A couple of weeks back, I blogged about a number of dashboards that have been released, or were due for release soon.  These dashboards focused on providing a more visual reporting experience for products such as System Center Operations Manager...
  • Excellent XenDesktop with Microsoft Technologies Microsite

    For those of you looking at integrating technologies like XenDesktop, with platforms like Hyper-V, there’s an excellent resource recently popped up on t’internet, dedicated to providing information on those very topics. The XenDesktop with Microsoft Technologies...
  • Comparing the System Center Suite, with System Center Essentials 2010

    Anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while, will have noticed an increasing shift towards management technologies, and from a Microsoft perspective, management, is System Center.  The System Center brand however, doesn’t make it particularly...
  • Linux on Hyper-V R2 steadily improving…

    As most people will be aware, Microsoft supports a number of Windows OS’s virtualised on Hyper-V.  ‘Tell us something we don’t know’ I hear you shout!  Well, Microsoft have also worked with Novell, and Red Hat to ensure that distributions of...