If you’re thinking about virtualising SharePoint 2010, whether it’s on Hyper-V, or otherwise, Microsoft have released a number of useful pieces of documentation to aid you through the process.  Whether it’s support and licensing information you need, or more technical planning of the virtualisation architectures, this TechNet library should give you plenty to get started with.

SharePoint 2010 – Virtualisation Planning

It covers a number of key sections:

If that isn’t enough, there’s a webcast coming soon, delivered by the TechNet team, on the same topics, so if you’d rather hear/see it, than read it, here are all the details:

TechNet Webcast: Deep Dive - Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint 2010 (Level 300)

Language(s): English.
Product(s): Hyper-V.
Audience(s):  IT Generalist.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Start Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
Event Overview: Virtualising business-critical applications can deliver significant customer benefits, including cost savings, enhanced business continuity, and an agile and efficient management solution. In this webcast, we discuss virtualising Microsoft SharePoint 2010 using Microsoft solutions. We present the benefits of Microsoft virtualization technologies over key competitors such as VMware, and we provide guidance for virtualising SharePoint 2010 for production and test/development scenarios, focusing on scale, load balancing, dynamic provisioning, and high availability. Other topics we cover include Microsoft virtualization technical details with best practices and customer evidence and results from lab deployment tests.
Presenters: Arno Mihm, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Bill Baer, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

If you’re interested, and you’re free at that time, you can register here.