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Just released: Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2
Planning a virtualization platform for a heterogeneous operating system environment? Microsoft has announced the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services for Linux Version 2.1 , a set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. The Linux integration components...
30 Jul 2010
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 now available for download
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the stand-alone hyper-visor that enables organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. Download the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and test out the new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems. ...
1 Sep 2009
Microsoft contributes open source Linux drivers for Hyper-V
Microsoft announced today that it has contributed 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel community. The code contribution, a Linux device driver, will be published on CodePlex , and will be immediately available to the Linux Community and customers, enabling any distribution of the Linux operating...
20 Jul 2009
Microsoft and Red Hat now support each other’s virtualized environments
Microsoft and Red Hat have completed certification of their respective virtualized environments under the cooperative technical support agreement the two companies signed in February. That means both companies have tested, validated, and now will support virtualized environments consisting of Red Hat...
8 Oct 2009
New features announced for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1
As noted in the Windows Blog , Microsoft today revealed two new desktop virtualization features that will be included in the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and an updated Remote Desktop client for Windows 7 SP1. For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft announced Dynamic Memory...
18 Mar 2010
Now available: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC)
Our popular and free standalone hypervisor, Hyper-V Server 2008, has reached another important milestone. The virtualization team announced the availability of the release candidate for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Download the RC to experience the key new capabilities such as Live Migration and High Availability...
8 May 2009
Webcast: Application Virtualization (App-V) Enterprise Return on Investment (Level 100)
June 29, 2010, 9:00 AM Pacific Time To help organizations assess the economic impact (business value) of deploying Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), analysts Ben Gray and Jeffrey North of Forrester conducted an in-depth study of five enterprise companies worldwide. Attend this webcast...
28 Jun 2010
Get the updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization and System Center
The Solution Accelerators team has announced the availability of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Virtualization updated for Windows Server 2008 R2, which can help customers start their planning and deployment process for virtualization using the Microsoft portfolio. Find detailed documentation...
24 Sep 2009
Download the Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V
If you are looking to deploy Office 2010 client apps with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), you will first need to install the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V on the App-V sequencing station prior to monitoring the Office 2010 client installation. Then it must also be installed on the...
11 May 2010
Download the MAP Toolkit for IBM Virtualized Servers
The Solution Accelerators team has just released a version of its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit for IBM server virtualization hardware, including the IBM System x and BladeCenter, to help customers deploy Hyper-V virtualization more quickly in those environments. As with the generic...
22 Sep 2009
Hyper-V Security Guide released
A brand new Solution Accelerator, the Hyper-V Security Guide , provides guidance, instructions, and recommendations to address key security concerns about server virtualization. You’ll learn how to “harden” the Hyper-V server role, delegate virtual machine management and secure machine resources. ...
4 Apr 2009
Registration is now open for the Microsoft Management Summit 2010
Microsoft Management Summit 2010 is taking place April 10-23 in Las Vegas. In a year packed with new management product releases, MMS 2010 will provide the latest technical updates on desktop, datacenter, device and cloud management features and solutions, covering System Center products as well as Windows...
5 Jan 2010
An example of real savings with virtualization
See how one company was able to save more than $200,000 last year by deploying Microsoft virtualization and infrastructure software. Lionbridge, a a $461 million (U.S.) translation, development and testing services company, created and deployed Virtual Cloud Lab , a globally accessible datacenter...
24 Feb 2009
TechNet ON: Cutting Costs and Carbon with Virtualization
Going virtual can go way beyond doing more with less and reducing your carbon footprint; virtualization enables a more agile, responsive infrastructure and lays the foundation for cloud services. In the new edition of TechNet ON we look at all the reasons why running enterprise workloads on virtual machine...
9 Feb 2011
Free Online Training: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start
March 29-31, 2011 -- This three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft technology pros, and will cover: · Hyper-V Deep Dive · Real-world demos of SCVMM 2012 and other just-released tools · New automation techniques using Opalis & PowerShell...
8 Mar 2011
Get the Virtualization Self-Assessment Kit
Want to understand Virtualization’s Impact on Your Business? Download the Virtualization Self-Assessment Kit . It brings together some of our best resources to help you understand the specific impact virtualization will have on your business. You will be able to clearly see the cost savings you’ll be...
26 Mar 2009
Welcome, and two important new betas
Welcome to the TechNet Flash Feed , the news blog for the TechNet Flash newsletter. Here you can find frequent news for IT professionals, updated as the news breaks. The TechNet Flash still provides a great roll-up of important news and resources for IT pros delivered every two weeks. But Microsoft has...
30 Jan 2009
Don’t miss the upcoming roundtable--Windows 7 Application Compatibility Part 2: Virtualization
Mark your calendar for September 24, 2009 at 9:00 am Pacific Time. That’s when the Springboard Series resumes with Part 2 of the Windows 7 Application Compatibility roundtable . In this segment, a panel of experts will discuss how virtualization tools can help you with application compatibility concerns...
17 Aug 2009
Best Practices: Server Virtualization in Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Microsoft has made significant investments in providing virtualization support for Lync Server across a fully distributed topology. Lync Server can be virtualized by using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, or other virtualization solutions that have been tested by Microsoft. This document outlines...
23 Feb 2011
A month of daily virtualization tips on TechNet Magazine
Throughout the month of May, TechNet Magazine is running a month of daily virtualization tips . Here are some of the tips you’ll find: Install Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 7 Best Practices for Physical Servers Hosting Hyper-V Roles Use Terminal Services to Manage Hyper-V from an Older Version...
1 May 2009
TechNet ON: Virtualization Best Practices
The new TechNet ON is now live featuring Virtualization Best Practices. Find guidance and best practices to realize the full value of virtualized environments with special articles, downloads, and training (including a fee lesson: Installing, Configuring, and Managing Windows XP Mode ). There’s...
22 Sep 2010
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