Hey, in case you haven't seen this, wanted to flag for you info on the upcoming Virtualization launch. The official blurbage:

Virtualization is one of the largest growth opportunities for Microsoft in the next five years. Nearly all of our customers are currently using or evaluating server virtualization within their IT infrastructure. IDC reports that at least three out of four enterprise customers are deploying virtualization somewhere in their organizations and expect that nearly 50% of the servers they intend to purchase over the next 12 months will be virtualized. On September 8, 2008 in Bellevue Washington, Microsoft will host 1,000 IT customers and press at the Global Virtualization Launch.

Look over here for the collected resources on Microsoft's virtualization story. Our angle over here in System Center Land is the upcoming release of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (announcements, new content, etc. will be available soon).

 

- dave //