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  • Blog Post: Fedora 7 (Test 4) on Virtual PC 2007

    Two months after my Fedora Core 6 install , I am giving the last test version of Fedora 7 a go. "Don't you mean Fedora Core 7?" Nope. The Fedora folks have finally removed the distiction between Fedora Core and Fedora Extras (which I never entirely understood). That should make it easier to add non-standard...
  • Blog Post: TechNet How-to Videos

    The TechNet Events Team has been hard at work recording "How-To" videos covering a wide variety of Microsoft Technologies, and they are now available in a single location up on TechNet. Click here for the main repository of TechNet How-to Videos . Here, you'll find informative "how-to" content aimed...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualization timelines adjusted

    From Mike Neil (Virtualization GM) on the Windows Server Blog : As the person who oversees the development plans, teams and strategy for Microsoft’s virtualization software on desktops and servers, I want to update everyone on the timing of our server virtualization offerings. I know that many of our...
  • Blog Post: Even more Virtual PC/Server images

    2007 Office System Demo and HOL Images This virtual machine demonstration environment contains almost 50 Hands-On-Labs, ~25 demos, and more than 10 software packages. A mere 50GB is needed on your hard drive to install this (large) image! Once you have walked through all of the Hands-On-Labs and demos...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Server - Virtual Machine Additions for Linux updated

    I see that the Virtual Machine Additions for Linux have been updated to now support Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10. You can download the ISO from the Connect site here: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=154&DownloadID=5929&wa=wsignin1.0 The package contains...
  • Blog Post: Linux Sound in Virtual PC 2007

    As mentioned in my last posting on OpenSuse 10.2 in Virtual PC 2007, I could not get sound to work. After just installing Mandriva 2007, I encountered the exact same problem. After a little research, I found the answer here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=149181 Open up...
  • Blog Post: Fedora 8 (werewolf) on Virtual PC 2007

    My "Running Linux in Virtual PC" posts seem to be some of my more popular reading, so let's have a go at the recently released Fedora 8 (It's no longer Fedora Core). As with most distributions, if you try to install it right off the ISO, you will rapidly hit the "screwed up graphics"...
  • Blog Post: Installing OpenSUSE 11 in Virtual PC

    It's that time again!  Wife's away, and I'm installing Linux distros for fun.  :)  Feel free to click on any of the images below to see them at full size. Our friends at Novell recently released the second beta of OpenSuse 11 (although all the screenshots in this post are from Beta 1. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    One of the pillars of System Center is the new Virtual Machine Manager. Beta 1 has been out since last August, and at the Microsoft Management Summit last week, Microsoft announced the pending release of Beta 2. A lot of great coding and features have been coming out of the VMM team, and I can't wait...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit – Free Recordings

    If you were not able to make it to MMS, or were unable to clone yourself to attend all the sessions taking place at the same time, fear not!  Over 160 sessions across 5 technical tracks are now available at Digital MMS. http://www.mms-2012.com/digitalmms You can take a Windows PowerShell crash course...
  • Blog Post: OpenSuse 10.2 in Virtual PC 2007

    OpenSuse 10.2 was by FAR the most pleasant installation experience on Virtual PC 2007 of the 3 Linux Distros I have tried so far (you can read about my Ubuntu and Fedora experiences). As OpenSuse was released shortly after the Microsoft/Novell collaboration announcement , I am pretty sure that the installation...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) in Virtual PC 2007

    Another Saturday, another OS install... After having installed Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) in Virtual PC 2007 a few weeks ago here , I thought I would give the latest release a go. As you may recall, I ran into some problems with the last install, as Ubuntu defaults to 24-bit color, which Virtual PC 2007...
  • Blog Post: Whence Shalt I Screencast?

    Alright... back from a MUCH needed vacation, some crazy weather (hail in Seattle?), and I have started to recover from the black lung that my kids were nice enough to share with me. My new Samson microphone showed up as well, so I am ready to start recording some screencasts to share will all of you...
  • Blog Post: Why can't I manage Hyper-V remotely?

    A few weeks ago, I posted instructions on managing Hyper-V remotely from another Windows Server 2008 box that was not running Hyper-V. As I showed in that post, the "Features" screen should have an option for installing the Hyper-V Tools as you can see here: I heard from reader David (who kindly shared...
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 Released!

    Great news! Virtual PC 2007 has been finalized and been released to the web for download today.  You can read more about Virtual PC 2007 (and download it), from the new (and great looking!) Virtual PC website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx . Features of...
  • Blog Post: Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Hyper-V Released

    Get them while they’re hot!  Download here: Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 .  This version of the integration services for Hyper-V supports Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 / 5.3...
  • Blog Post: When is enough enough?

    All right. I admit it. I have a problem. I read my favorite "Tech Deals" site, ( http://www.dealnews.com ), and I just can't control myself from buying hard drives. They just keep getting cheaper and bigger and cheaper and bigger. The one that showed up today was $132 shipped for a 500 GB drive. Fortunately...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 2 released

    I have previously noted that Beta 2 of System Center Virtual Machine Manager was on it's way. Tonight it dropped. Here is a preview of the major upgrades in this release (and this is just touching on a significant list of improvements and feature enhancements): Completely new, easy-to-use and intuitive...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V released!!!

    I would normally put up a great post with examples, pictures, personal stories, wit, and humor... but I am in class today and they are making us shut our laptops. Darn. In any case, AWESOME NEWS!!! The Virtualization team just released a version of Windows Server 2008 WITH the beta bits of Hyper-V (formerly...
  • Blog Post: Shipping is a feature too

    I'll keep telling myself that... An update on the Viridian (Windows Server Virtualization) features and ETA can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/05/10/viridian-features-update-beta-planned-for-longhorn-rtm.aspx The News.com take: http://news.com.com/2100-1016-6182852...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server HTTP 500 Error

    There's probably a KB article about this, but I know the first time I ran into the problem above, it took me forever to find the solution, so I thought I would share it with you. If you install Virtual Server 2005 R2 (or SP1), and then Remote-Desktop to the Host Server, and pull up the Virtual Server...
  • Blog Post: Fixing the mouse in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn under Virtual PC 2007

    The show-stopping " mouse no-workie " issue when loading Ubuntu 7.04 under Virtual PC 2007 now has a workaround! Courtesy of the comments at Arcanecode : Use the RIGHT ALT + V to paste the below lines into Ubuntu. Much easier than typing it out. 1. Reboot in recovery mode by pressing ESC on the GRUB...
  • Blog Post: The Virtualization Pipeline

    In a previous post , I alluded to the fact that there were some awesome things in the pipeline in regards to Virtualization coming from Microsoft. One of the folks on the Longhorn product team has recorded a demo of virtualization in Longhorn, and I think you'll like what you see! In this demo you will...
  • Blog Post: Can you say Virtualization?

    It looks like this month’s TechNet Magazine is going buck-wild on Virtualization. October 2008 An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualization market and...
  • Blog Post: More Virtual PC/Server Images

    The product groups have been going buck-wild releasing preconfigured Virtual PC/Virtual Server images for you to play around with! I mentioned a bunch of them in this post , and the master TechNet page is here . Keith , however, noticed a few more: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 VHD - 1.8GB download SQL Server...