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August, 2006

  • VMRC Ctrl+Key Combos

    System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 has a cool feature called Self-Service. This allows administrators to build virtual machine templates and associate policies to them so that users (think testers or devs, for example) can spawn VMs on-demand...
  • What's the Difference Between Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualization?

    System Center Virtual Machine Manager is the product I am working on. It is a management application for IT Pros to manage the explosion of virtual machines we see coming. It's currently in Beta, and you can sign up for it using these directions . ...
  • VMM Beta 1 System Requirements

    We posted the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Beta 1 bits to the https://connect.microsoft.com site today. Here are the Beta 1 system requirements : Network Requirements Virtual Machine Manager is designed to be installed on a single...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Beta 1 Ready for Download

    I am happy to announce that System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Beta 1 is ready for download to registered SCVMM Public Beta 1 users! To download the Beta: 1. Go to http://connect.microsoft.com/vmm/downloads 2. Sign in with your...
  • Tweaking Virtual Server Performance

    Some architectural choices you can make in setting up your virtualization can improve your VM performance. Read the details in this KB , including: Use virtual SCSI hard disks instead of virtual IDE hard disks When you configure virtual machines...
  • Principles

    I found it useful recently in talking with some business colleagues, and most especially with my teenage children, to articulate the principles I value. Writing things down helps me live by them, and helps me express them in a way that is easy for others...
  • We Are Here To Help

    In this article about a recent change to Small Business Server ship date , an un-named Microsoft spokesperson is caught revealing some usually internal-only Microspeak: "This routine check of the initial software on the manufacturing line found that...
  • Why You Need SCVMM

    This report from the LinuxWorld conference down the I-5 corridor in San Francisco explains why you need System Center Virtual Machine Manager: "Virtualization has stalled in the marketplace because many customers began with 100 physical machines...
  • How to Turn on Discussion in IE 7

    My team uses the "discuss" a web page feature constantly for technical reviews of content we are developing. We save the design spec, or the draft topic or other content from Word to .MHT format. Then we post the .MHT file to our sharepoint site and send...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Beta 1 (SCVMM) Documentation

    All the content for Beta 1 is hosted on the https://connect.microsoft.com site, which requires Windows Live ID or Passport sign-in, and Beta participation approval. Here's what went live today: General Information Learn about Virtual Machine...
  • SCVMM Beta 1 is not supported on a DC

    It's usually a sub-optimal choice to install Beta software of any kind on a DC, even in a lab environment. We'll be adding the following to our Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 FAQ during Friday's update: Q: Can I install System Center Virtual Machine...
  • Canary in a Coal Mine

    Passion for Success notes an interesting beneficial side-effect from blogging: "Ever since I started blogging... (well i am into my 2nd week).. I realised I am no longer just a participant in life, but a keen observer of life , I watch and listen to...
  • Why Words Matter

    First, the Exchange boffins have done a cool thing. They have decided to call themselves (and selves similar to them) ninjas and share knowledge through a new Wiki . Check it out, all the cool knowledge wranglers are doing this wiki thing. What's the...
  • SCVMM Can Manage 64-bit Hosts

    More updates queued up for the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 FAQ, your feedback is welcome. Q: Does Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 support 64-bit? A: Yes. VMM can manage 32-bit and 64-bit Virtual Server hosts. However, in Beta 1 the...
  • Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends

    Coming soon to a betaplace near you...Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Here's how to sign up: 1. Go to http://connect.microsoft.com 2. Sign In with your Passport or Windows Live ID 3. Select “Available Connections" from the...