Big news today, as Release Candidate 0 of Windows Server 2008 is out, and with it, the very first public release of Windows Server Virtualization (codenamed Viridian) as a customer technology preview.

With Windows Server Virtualization CTP, you will have the first chance to experience how you can leverage the scalability of hypervisor-based platform and features, including multi-processor guests, large memory allocation (more than 32 gigabytes per machine) and integrated virtual switch support.

To get you up to speed, there are some short demos here...

Windows Server 2008 Virtualization Webcast Express
Take a ten minute tour of Windows Server 2008 and the new virtualization capabilities.  We’ll look at installation and setup, administrative tools, x64 guest support, multi-processor guest support and the new device virtualization architecture.

Everything you need to know about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 in 10 Minutes
Come take a fast paced ten minute ride with Keith Combs as he does the whirlwind tour of SCVMM, the Library, Self Service Portal, PowerShell, and System Center Operations Manager 2007 with the Management Pack for Virtual Machines.

Undo is undone
Come take a ten minute tour of virtualization snapshot management in System Center Virtualization Machine Manager 2007.  Undo disk and parent/child differencing disk technologies will be discussed and demonstrated as we look at the new way System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 manages state.

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