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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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: • • •
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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: • • •
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...