Today at 9 AM PDT, Bob Kelly will take the stage at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, officially kicking off Microsoft’s five-month long worldwide event series to “‘Get Virtual Now.”

 

Product milestones will be announced through two live webcast keynotes, available for viewing at the Microsoft Virtual Press Room.

·         Bob Kelly- 9:00-10:00 AM PDT

·         Bob Muglia and Kevin Turner- 12:30-2:00 PM PDT

 

News at today’s event:

·         Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 will be released within 30 days and be available at no cost via the Web. 

·         System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 will be released within 30 days. 

·         Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, released last week, will be included as part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2008 R2, which is due for general availability in the coming weeks.

·         Microsoft demonstrated for the first time a live migration feature of Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

Partner News:

In separate news releases today, visit the Microsoft Virtual Press Room to learn about announcements from the following partners.

·         AMD

·         Compellent Technologies, Inc.

·         HP

·         NetApp

·         Sun Microsystems

 

For more information, please visit the Windows Virtualization Team Blog.