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January, 2009

  • Hyper-V How To: Use Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2

    The Hyper-V: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 details the steps required to perform a live migration of Hyper-V virtual machines from one node in a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster to another node. Check out...
  • Things are out of proportion

    I have learned that the age-old question “Is the glass half-empty, or half-full?” is a false one intended to prime your thinking. The glass is completely full: half with water, and half with air. In this picture, do you see an attractive young woman or...
  • Hyper-V How To: Plan Hyper-V Deployment

    Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Notes Planning for Hyper-V Security Storage options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Security in a Virtual World Hyper-V: Planning for Backup Hyper-V: Hardware Considerations...
  • Hyper-V How To: Download Linux Integration Components (Beta)

    Linux Integration Components for Microsoft Hyper-V is available publicly. To get it, please the following steps: 1. Login to https://connect.microsoft.com with a Live ID. 2. Click “CONNECTION DIRECTORY” on the top of the page 3. Click Category: Server...
  • Hyper-V How To: Monitor VMs in a Vista Gadget

    Tore's blog details the Hyper-V Monitor Gadget for Windows Sidebar he posted for free download. http://mindre.net/post/Hyper-V-Monitor-Gadget-for-Windows-Sidebar.aspx  
  • Hyper-V How To: Pick SAN Storage

    You can find the list of supported iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage arrays at: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1511&cpID=0&avc=10&ava=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25&ready=0 http://www.windowsservercatalog...
  • Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is the free virtualization server OS from Microsoft. It is NOT Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. To understand the (important) differences, see http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx . That being said, the...
  • Technical Content Bricolage

    Wikipedia defines Bricolage as :   the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things which happen to be available a work created by such a process. “…from the verb bricoler – the core meaning in French being, "fiddle, tinker"...
  • YouTube? It's Easier Than You Think, Even Inside the Firewall

    We use the free-as-in-beer Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) internally at Microsoft. Works a treat: 2,100+ total podcasts and growing every day 3,100+ registered podcaster accounts 3,700+ unique visitors in May, 2008 1,800 page views...
  • Hyper-V Update List is Live

    A fundamental security precept is “patch up all machines before brining into production.” This advice applies to VMs and hosts, and is included in the Planning for Hyper-V Security content in the Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide . OK, so how are...
  • Hyper-V How To: Understand VM IO for PerfTune

    Tony Voellm’s blog posts bring you up to speed: VM IO perf depends on the type of virtual disk you are using.  Fixed / Dynamic / Diff all have different characteristics: http://blogs.msdn.com/tvoellm/archive/2007/10/13/what-windows-server-virtualization...
  • Microsoft as Angel

    Startups just got another Angel: Microsoft’s BizSpark . BizSpark helps Startups by providing access to Microsoft software* when they most need it and can least afford it, and by supporting the network of organizations - startup incubators, investors,...
  • Hyper-V How To: Manage Hyper-V with PowerShell

    James has published a New and improved PowerShell Library for Hyper-V . Now with more functions and... documentation! Look for Pshyperv.pdf and send thanks to James. Did I mention it is free-as-in-beer?  
  • Son of Slammer

    There is a new worm in the wild that should be top of IT Pros worry-list. If you have not been working on Conficker defense, heads up. The NY Times today says “ If you’re looking for a digital Pearl Harbor, we now have the Japanese ships steaming toward...
  • Virtualization Blogs

    Here’s my list of blogs to read on virtualization, Hyper-V, VMM and related technologies: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/default.aspx - Windows Virtualization Product Group http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb / - Taylor Brown (Test Lead) ...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Beta Bits are Live

    Go to http://www.microsoft.com/Windowsserver2008/en/us/R2-Beta.aspx for the bits, reviewer's guide, relnotes and other info. What’s in it for virtualization? 1. Live migration of Virtual machines 2. Hardware enhancements: Nested Page Tables (NPT) and...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Available for DL (TN Subscribers)

    If you are a TN/MSDN subscriber, download the beta bits here today: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx Available to Levels: TechNet Plus SA Media; TechNet Plus (Retail); TechNet Direct (Retail); TechNet Plus (VL...
  • Post Blue Blues

    For those colleagues affected by yesterday’s layoff, my best wishes. Former “blue badgers” may find the Microsoft Alumni Network (MSA) useful: Retain privileged access to the Microsoft Company Store Stay connected to colleagues and friends—professionally...