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 vSphere 4 Implementation.  If you’ve not seen Mike’s chinwag series before, to quote Mike, a chinwag is a “light informal conversation for social occasions”, but focused on virtualisation.  It just shows it’s a very small world when the first waggee of the series was Chris Dearden, who I actually sat next to on the VMware VI3 Fast Track training course a year or so ago!

Naturally when I was asked to participate in the chinwag, I obliged, and if you’re interested, you can head on over to Mike’s blog, to have a watch, or a listen.  There are plenty of versions available, ranging from video, through to MP3, through to iTunes podcast.  In the chinwag, we covered all sorts of topics, ranging from Microsoft’s strategy around virtualisation and management, to a bit of a deeper look at Hyper-V, the hypervisor, and the parent partition.  We also chatted about some of the features coming in SP1 of R2, but before you get your hopes up, I just explained what has been announced, rather than giving away anything more than what’s already been publicly shown or discussed in various sources online.

You can watch, or listen to the chinwag over on Mike’s blog.  Enjoy!