The latest issue of TechNet Magazine is out, focused on Virtualisation.tn_cover

Articles include:

  • Virtualisation: An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008
    The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualisation an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualisation market and see how Hyper-V improves the manageability, reliability, and security of virtualisation.
  • Virtualisation: Manage Your Virtual Environments with VMM 2008
    System Centre Virtual Machine Manager provides a consolidated interface for managing your virtual infrastructure. The latest version adds support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, as well as for VMware virtual machines. Explore the new features and get an overview of using VMM to centralize your management tasks.
  • Virtualisation: Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualisation
    Microsoft Application Virtualisation (App-V) allows you to deliver virtualised desktops to client systems throughout your organisation. This simplifies system management and liberates employees from their desktops. Take a close look at how App-V works and discover how you can deploy it in your organization.
  • Virtualisation: Achieving High Availability for Hyper-V
    Consolidating servers onto fewer physical machines has many advantages, but it is extremely important that you plan for your systems to be highly available. Here’s a guide to using Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering to bring high availability to your Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Virtualisation: Backup and Disaster Recovery for Server Virtualisation
    Virtualisation brings significant changes to disaster recovery. Here’s an introduction to how the Microsoft virtualisation platform factors into your disaster recovery plan, as well as a deeper look into backup and restore options and considerations for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
  • Virtualisation: Essential Tools for Planning Your Virtual Infrastructure
    Is your infrastructure ready for virtualisation? The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, a network-wide infrastructure assessment tool, can help you better understand your IT infrastructure and determine whether your systems are ready for upgrade or migration to a variety of technologies, including virtualisation.

Check it out at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc905743.aspx