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VDI is for Every Customer, but not Every Desktop
For those that don't know, I came to Microsoft a few years ago as part of the Softricity acquisition . While adding many talented people to Microsoft, the acquisition also brought application virtualization technology. At the time that technology was called SoftGrid, but the product name has since...
18 Mar 2010
Got Questions on Desktop Virtualization? You’re Not Alone…
As I've written many times in this blog , virtualization is much more about how and why you use the technology than what it can do. Desktop Virtualization is a great example of the promise (and the potential pitfalls) that virtualization offers customers. I'm sure for many of you, when it comes...
1 Jun 2010
Looking Back, Moving Forward: System Center and Virtualization
Today, I wanted to take a look back at 2009. It is simply amazing when you look at where Microsoft® System Center and Microsoft Virtualization were at the beginning of the year and where we are today. When we started 2009, we were really still promoting the new releases of Windows Server® 2008 Hyper...
10 Dec 2009
Virtualization: A Stepping-Stone to the Cloud
Hello again! I know it's been a while since I've written a blog, but since my last post I have spent time taking care of a new baby and blogging (and everything else ☺) takes a back seat to that. What I did want to talk about today is a great technical conversation which is happening on the...
9 Aug 2010
Virtualization Reality: Why Microsoft® Virtualization Solutions Deliver Value When Compared to VMware®
Hello everyone. This week, I want to cover a topic that has been discussed on numerous blogs, articles, and even tweets over the last several weeks. The topic is the cost comparison between Microsoft and VMware virtualization solutions. As many of you know, we often cite the fact that for server virtualization...
11 Oct 2009
Hello from TechEd EMEA in Berlin
Hello everyone. This week, I’m in Berlin for TechEd EMEA 2009. TechEd EMEA is a great event, where I get a chance to not only present on Microsoft Virtualization but also meet with real IT professionals, that use our products every day. I’ve already presented a couple times on Hyper-V and Virtual Machine...
11 Nov 2009
How Management Drives Consolidation and Virtualization
Hello everyone. It’s been a couple weeks since I last posted but I was on a much needed real vacation (one without daily E-mails or relatives). :) Without a doubt, one of the most important new technologies in IT today is Virtualization. And it’s very easy to see why. Virtualization, especially server...
29 Oct 2009
Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center
I originally posted this on my Virtualization Planet blog but I wanted to post it again here because of the importance of the message. Recently, there have been a number of articles and blog posts that I feel are overly critical of Hyper-V and System Center to a fault. While it’s within anyone’s right...
13 Jan 2010
Welcome from Edwin Yuen: Who I Am and What I Do Around Here
My name is Edwin Yuen and I wanted to introduce myself to everyone who follows this blog. I'm a Senior Technical Product Manager here at Microsoft, in our Virtualization and System Center group. I spend much of my time meeting with and talking to customers about virtualization and how it impacts them...
1 Oct 2009
Virtual Paths to the Real Clouds
Hello again. I'm posting this from San Francisco where I'm attending the VMworld 2010 U.S. conference. It may surprise some but Microsoft has been exhibiting at this conference since 2005, talking virtualization with customers and partners who are running Microsoft servers, desktops and applications...
31 Aug 2010
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