We’ve got some great technical webcasts coming up in the next few weeks on virtualizing Microsoft server applications, in particular for SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint. You may wonder what this is doing on the System Center team blog, and I can tell you that it has everything to do with the inseparability of management and virtualization, especially given the need in today’s IT environments and datacenters to manage both physical and virtual servers.

So, take 60 minutes out of your day, belly up to a computer workstation or laptop somewhere, and drink in the virt elixir (these webcasts will be archived for later viewing after the initial presentation).

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Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SQL Server

Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Suzanne Morgan and Lindsey Allen

Virtualizing business critical applications will deliver significant customer benefits including cost savings, enhanced business continuity and an agile and efficient management solution.  This session will focus on virtualizing SQL Server using Microsoft solutions, the benefits over key competitors such as VMware, and guidance for virtualizing SQL server for Production and Test/Dev scenarios focusing on consolidation, scale, load balancing, dynamic provisioning and high availability. We will go into technical details with best practices. Customer evidence and results from lab deployment tests will also be discussed.

Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Arno Mihm and Rob Simpson

Virtualizing business critical applications will deliver significant customer benefits including cost savings, enhanced business continuity and an agile and efficient management solution.  This session will focus on virtualizing Exchange using Microsoft solutions, the benefits over key competitors such as VMware, and guidance for virtualizing Exchange for various Production scenarios. We will go into technical details with best practices. Customer evidence and results from lab deployment tests will also be discussed.

Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint

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Virtualizing business critical applications will deliver significant customer benefits including cost savings, enhanced business continuity and an agile and efficient management solution.  This session will focus on virtualizing SharePoint using Microsoft solutions, the benefits over key competitors such as VMware, and guidance for virtualizing SharePoint for Production and Test/Dev scenarios focusing on scale, load balancing, dynamic provisioning and high availability. We will go into technical details with best practices. Customer evidence and results from lab deployment tests will also be discussed.

 

- dave //