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TechNet Magazine February 2009 Is Now Available Online
The February 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. Discover how you can use Excel and SharePoint to provide Business Intelligence in your organization, learn about logging and recovery in SQL Server and learn how to maintain a better database, see how you can automate the deployment...
13 Jan 2009
Virtualization: Learn How To Install Applications on an RD Session Host Server
Get an overview of the process and best practices for installing applications on a Remote Desktop Session Host Server . Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
4 Mar 2010
When to Use Processor Compatibility Mode to Migrate Virtual Machines
Moving a virtual machine from one host to a new host with a different processor can result in a VM failure. Find out when and how to use Processor Compatibility Mode to fix this issue. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag
27 Oct 2010
Essential Tools for Planning Your Virtual Infrastructure
Virtualization techn ologies can help contain costs in the datacenter and across your entire IT environment, but is your infrastructure ready? Jay Sauls and Baldwin Ng show you how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, a network-wide infrastructure assessment tool, can help you better understand...
24 Sep 2008
Virtualization: Get a Free Set of PowerShell Commands for Managing Hyper-V R2
Windows PowerShell doesn’t include this library of functions. But with these commands, managing Hyper-V directly from the shell is much simpler. Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
9 Mar 2010
Virtualization: Getting Started with Microsoft App-V
With Microsoft Application Virtualization , or App-V, desktop administration becomes a simpler, more automated process. For the administrator, App-V makes it easier for you to deploy, patch, update, and even terminate applications. In regard to users, any user can sit down at any desktop and access...
22 Sep 2008
Presentation Virtualization with Enhanced Terminal Services
Virtualization is hot now adays, but Terminal Services has been abstracting the presentation layer of remotely run applications and desktops for years. A lot has changed over the years, and with Windows Server 2008, Terminal Services has truly become a mature, robust presentation virtualization platform...
8 Oct 2008
Attend a Virtualization Launch Event Near You
As we've been discussing over the last few weeks, the latest issue of TechNet Magazine delves into the exciting new virtualization technologies now becoming available. But if an entire magazine worth of info just doesn't satisfy your appetite, get yourself to one of the Virtualization Launch Events happening...
26 Sep 2008
Manage and Understand the Behavior of Expired MED-V Workspaces
Take a look at how you can configure when MED-V Workspaces expire , and consider how this behavior will appear to end-users. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag
7 Oct 2010
Utility Spotlight: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
One of the advantages of using VMs is that you can store them in an offline state as VM images, then wake them up whenever you need them. But keeping an increasing number of computing environments waiting offline presents a maintenance challenge. Many software update mechanisms rely on systems...
15 Sep 2008
Real Control with Virtual Machine Manager 2007
Virtualization is becoming an ever-hotter topic as companies look to consolidate resources and cut costs. Check out our January feature [ to see how System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 brings great new features and capabilities to your virtual infrastructure. With VMM, the traditional Virtual...
15 Jan 2008
Virtualization: Compare MED-V and App-V and Decide which is Right for You
Here’s an overview of MED-V and App-V, a look at the benefits of each, and sample scenarios for both technologies to help you decide which one is right for you . Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
10 Mar 2010
Virtualization: Discover New Features in SCVMM 2008 R2
Explore features in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 that enable new management scenarios, address user concerns, and enable support for Windows Server 2008 R2. Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
5 Mar 2010
Virtualization: Download a set of Free Tools for Managing Hyper-V R2
Here’s a must-have set of free tools from Microsoft for managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from a remote system. Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
3 Mar 2010
Virtualization: Convert a Physical Disk to a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
Hyper-V allows you to duplicate the contents of a physical drive into a new virtual hard disk . Learn how. Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
8 Mar 2010
Virtualization: Install and Configure Virtual Machines on Hyper-V
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to using Hyper-V Manager to install a virtual machine . Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
2 Mar 2010
An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008
The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. In the October issue of TechNet Magazine , which is now available online, Rajiv Arunkundram gives an overview of today’s virtualization market and discusses how Hyper-V improves the manageability...
16 Sep 2008
Automating Virtual Machine Host Deployment
If you regularly deploy even a relatively small test environment, say for product evaluations or training, y ou know what a lot of effort that can take. Hyper-V can help. Combining Hyper-V with other Windows technologies such as WMI, Windows PowerShell, WDS, and more, you can accomplish full-scale deployments...
15 Jan 2009
Achieving High Availability for Hyper-V
Consolidating servers onto fewer physical machines has significant benefits in resource and cost savings, but as you plan, you’ll want to keep a couple of key factors in mind—increased user expectations regarding the availability of their software, and the fact that the failure of servers can have a...
18 Sep 2008
Virtualization: Configure MAC Address Spoofing for Virtual Network Adapters
Get an overview of using—and not using—the new " Enable Spoofing Of MAC Addresses " option that is now available on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
4 Mar 2010
Manage Your Virtual Environments with VMM 2008
The new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 manages not only Microsoft Virtual S erver 2005 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V installations, but it also supports VMware Infrastructure 3 (ESX/ESXi) servers. With VMM 2008, you now have an integrated management interface that works with your entire...
11 Sep 2008
Virtualization: Secure RDS (Remote Desktop Services) Connections with SSL
Learn how to enhance the security of RD Session Host sessions by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Transport Layer Security for server authentication and to encrypt RD Session Host communications. Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
12 Mar 2010
Deploying Windows in a Virtual World
Virtualization is an important technology that most every infrastructure should be taking advantage of. It reduces hardware dependence by essentially creating a hardware abstraction layer. But while the deployment of virtual systems doesn't have to be different than the deployment of physical systems...
2 Jan 2008
Free Online Classes: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals
I received this info from a colleague a few days ago. Looks like an interesting event. Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Free Online Classes March 29 – 31 One week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day...
11 Mar 2011
Utility Spotlight: VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool
Creating virtual machines (VMs) with Hyper-V is very easy, and installing operating systems and applications in a virtual machine is as transparent as in the physical world. But what if you have existing VMs tha t were used with Virtual PC 2007 or Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1? Luckily, these older VMs...
24 Feb 2009
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