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September, 2008

  • Hyper-V How To: Check Free Disk Space

    VHD proliferation or other disk-bloat make it necessary for you to move something? Need to check free disk space on the remote server before you move? Here's a couple of ways to do it. The WMI Command-line (WMIC) tool provides a simple command-line...
  • Hyper-V How To: Share Resources

    In Virtual Server (and VPC) it was fairly easy to create a share and place resources on it that you want to share between Host and VM. Easy, not secure for enterprise use. You can;t do this anymore in Hyper-V. Splogbane: If you are reading this on...
  • Hyper-V How To: Harden Your VM Security

    You should follow the best practice recommendations in the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide ,for hardening your W2K8 VMs. The GPO Accelerator can make this easier. The GPOAccelerator creates all the Group Policy objects (GPOs) that you need to deploy...
  • Get Free E-mail For Your Student

    The Microsoft Live@edu program provides institutions of higher education and K-12 with a set of free hosted and co-branded collaboration and communication services for students, alumni, and applicants. You can get free e-mail for your student, all her...
  • Hyper-V How To: Measuring VM Performance

    The MSDN BizTalk topic Measuring Performance on Hyper-V covers perf measurements for: Disk I/O Network Memory Processor http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc768535.aspx Tony Voelm's blog post has the Hyper-V Performance FAQ ...
  • Captain Obvious: IMAPC

    In case you didn’t know by now: See what the buzz is about: http://imapc.lifewithoutwalls.com/
  • Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

    Coming next month, a virtualization server (sometimes called a host) that you can download for free (as in Beer). Watch the Hypre-V Server page for more news. Scenarios for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 (notice that it is NOT called Windows Hyper-V Server...
  • Hyper-V Attack Surface Reference

    The Windows Server 2008 Security Guide includes a spreadsheet you can download that lists all the attack surfaces for Windows Server 2008. This guide was initially published before Hyper-V role RTM. When the Security Guide is updated, a new worksheet...
  • Word 2007 Redaction Tool

    Writers rejoice,  Word 2007 version of the Word 2003 Redaction Add In has been posted. Read all about it http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2008/09/22/a-word-2007-redaction-tool.aspx
  • GTD: Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta 2

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could put up your personal/family/interest group (non-work) calendar next to your work Outlook calendar to plan your time? With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector , you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office...
  • IT Pro Parents Unite

    IT Pro parents, take the information below to your school and implement this free solution from Microsoft that will make everyone's lives easier and dramatically improve the quality of your child's education (and teacher qualtiy of life). The http...
  • Hyper-V How To: Learn About Hyper-V

    Virtualization TechCenter: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/default.aspx Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/5/81556693-1f05-494a-8d45-cdeeb6d735e0/HyperV_Deploy.doc Hyper-V Forum: http:/...
  • Hyper-V Increases Logical Processor Support to 24.

    Install Windows Server 2008  Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB956710) enhance Hyper-V role's support for processors and virtual machines to now support up to 24 logical processors and 192 virtual machines. Read more at http://support...
  • Hyper-V How To: Plan and Deploy Virtualization

    Tools and instruction that will help you plan deploy Hyper-V: Microsoft IT Insight Workshop on Virtualization. Fee-based offering delivered in collaboration between Microsoft IT and Microsoft Services, offers key insights into Microsoft IT’s virtualization...
  • Remembrance

    The folks at live express it well.
  • Hyper-V How To: Get Linux ICs

    Mike Sterling's blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikester/archive/2008/09/10/linux-integration-components-now-posted.aspx announces that the integration services for Linux (IC) are now available for download from the Connect site. Look for the Linux Integration...
  • Hyper-V How To: Migrate VMs to Hyper-V

    Matthijs' blog blog post describes the VMC2HV tool you can use to only import your Virtual Server and Virtual PC VM configurations. You can adjust almost any setting before creating the VM in Hyper-V. If you are an enterprise user, and want to import...
  • Hyper-V How To: Plan for Hyper-V Security

    My article on Hyper-V Security best practices has been selected as September tip of the month. Check out Planning for Hyper-V Security . Kai Axford has a good article in the same newsletter issue: " Security in a Virtual World ." For videos and additional...
  • Hyper-V How To: Configure VHD for Performance

    Tim Litton's blog post shares recent testing of Hyper-V and how disk workloads perform when using Fixed or Dynamic VHD s. His graph shows perf across several scenarios (with Dynamic VHD being the baseline). Fixed VHD always performs better than a Dynamic...
  • Virtualization on the Edge

    New videos on TechNet Edge: Virtual Machine Manager 2008: http://edge.technet.com/Media/Virtualization-Launch/ Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 : http://edge.technet.com/Media/First-Look-Hyper-V-Server/ Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration : http...
  • Microsoft Virtualization Launch

    The new pre-sales Hyper-V Server website is live. Many partners there, some with giveaways that appeal to IT Pros. Speaking of which - when will event organizers realize that you can't put IT Pro seats in the breakout rooms touching each other?...
  • 5 things I like about music I like

    Pandora tells me I like: mellow breakbeat rhythms use of tonal harmonies subtle electric piano riffs a highly synthetic sonority prevalent use of groove ...and what do you know? I couldn't have said it better myself. Imagine a service for IT Pros that...
  • New IPD for App-V

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides has a new entry: Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5. Download the entire IPD series or download the individual guide . If you like IPD you may also like: Microsoft Assessment and Planning...
  • Because it is Friday

    How my neighborhood (Beacon Hill) sees itself:
  • Hyper-V How To: Tell if my workload is supported as a VM

    The support statements for virtualization are covered in these links: SVVP - Technical Support for Validated Configurations Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software Microsoft server software and supported...