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Setting up Shared Nothing Live Migration
Rob Waggoner Windows Server 2012 now lets you Live Migrate virtual machines even if the Hyper-V host isn’t part of a Windows Cluster. I showed you the video of Shared Nothing Live Migration here , but you need to configure your servers before you can successfully Live Migrate without a Windows...
20 Feb 2013
Windows Server 2012 P2V and Licensing
Rob Waggoner I received the following questions: I listened to the recent Samurai series webinar as I was unable to attend. I was curious to find out your knowledge on P2V migration i.e. SBS 2008 or Standard Server 2008 to replicate to VM in the event there were to be a disaster. I have also yet...
1 Feb 2013
Three new Virtual Sessions to Jump Start your Hyper-V Practice !
Rob Waggoner We have three new virtual sessions focused on building your Hyper-V Practice. The next Jump Start course Introduction to Hyper-V is an online event being delivered on Thursday, January 24 th from 8am – 5pm PST. This event is designed for IT Pros that are new to virtualization...
18 Jan 2013
Part 6. Setting up a Windows Server 2012 Cluster and Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner This is part 2 of setting up a Hyper-V Cluster for Windows Server 2012 and placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Custer on Windows Server 2012. There is so much new stuff to show you that I broke this video into two parts. Part 1 will walk through the hardware setup and...
24 Dec 2012
Part 5. Setting up a Windows Server 2012 Cluster
Rob Waggoner Today I wanted to make sure and cover setting up the Hyper-V Cluster for Windows Server 2012. There is so much new stuff to show you that I broke this video into two parts. Part 1 will walk through the hardware setup and the actual cluster wizard. Part 2 will take over...
24 Dec 2012
Windows Server 2012 Virtualization Downgrade Rights
Q: (from Shawn) When you downgrade Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition to Windows Server 2008 R2 how many virtual versions do you get? A: You can still run two virtual instances. From the Windows Server 2012 Licensing FAQ ( http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/D/B/4DB352D1-C610-466A-9AAF...
10 Sep 2012
Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants
B V A I recently saw some interesting information out on the web on Windows Server 2012 and wanted to make sure everybody understands our licensing changes. We are NOT moving to core licensing with Windows Server 2012! You can stack additional licenses on top of each other to add virtual...
29 Aug 2012
Practice Accelerator Sessions – Starting August 13th
Josh Condie – Below is the schedule for all of the upcoming Practice Accelerator sessions scheduled for next 3 months. The cost to attend a Practice Accelerator session is now only five Partner Advisory Hours! A high-value training offering that can help your business expand across...
31 Jul 2012
Shared Nothing Live Migration on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner With Windows Server 2012 around the corner, I wanted to start sharing some of the capabilities that Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 will start providing. Today I want to show you the Shared Nothing Live Migration. Just as the name implies, you can Live Migrate a VM from...
23 Jul 2012
Storage Live Migration on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner With Windows Server 2012 around the corner, I wanted to start sharing some of the new capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Today I want to show you Storage Live Migration. Just as the name implies, you can Live Migrate a VM from one disk to another while the...
23 Jul 2012
Live Migration on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner Today I want to show you Live Migration. As the name implies, you can Live Migrate a VM from one host to another while the VM is still running. This capability was in Windows Server 2008 R2, but I wanted to show it to you in Windows Server 2012 as well. The video below...
23 Jul 2012
Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V): Change the Device, Keep your Experience
Woody Walton It’s kind of like Live Mesh, SkyDrive, & Windows 8 Sync your settings for the business customer! I dig it! I have been using Windows Live Mesh for the synchronization of files, favorites, and setting since its release. One for the first things I noticed about Windows 8 was...
29 Jun 2012
Windows Server 2012 Virtualization - Hyper-V Replica
Rob Waggoner Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 includes some new capabilities. Today I want to walk through the setup of one of those capabilities called Hyper-V Replica. Hyper-V Replica provides a way to replicate a Virtual Machine to another Hyper-V server in case the primary Hyper-V hosts...
15 Jun 2012
Veeam Backup and Replication now FREE
B V A Veeam introduced a new free version of its award-winning Veeam Backup & Replication™ software. The free version, Veeam Backup™ Free Edition, provides a subset of the functionality in the full (paid) editions of Veeam Backup & Replication. One of the coolest utilities in Veeam...
13 Jun 2012
Windows Azure announces Durable Virtual Machine
B V A Windows Azure has been providing great Cloud based PAAS with compute, storage, and database for several years now. One consistent ask I have heard came to fruition last Friday June 8th 2012, as the Windows Azure team announced some “NEW Services” as well as updates to the platform...
11 Jun 2012
Great Resource–MPN Partner Learning Plan Tool
Josh Condie – In my many interactions with our SMB partner community throughout the year, I often come away with requests to assemble and consolidate targeted training resources for partners looking to start a new practice or update old skillsets in preparation for a new product release. Until...
8 Jun 2012
Private Cloud–What does that mean to Microsoft ?
B V A Just because you are using Virtualization technologies, does not mean you have a private cloud. I have been speaking about Pro-active Management for several years, and now as we move into the “Cloud World” we start to hear certain definitions – Public Cloud, Private Cloud, SAAS...
29 May 2012
Register Now: Simple Strategies to Increase Business with System Center and SQL
J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- With the upcoming versions of System Center 2012 and SQL 2012 around the bend, are you ready to bring your customers up to date? ======================= Dear Partner, Join us on April 4 to learn and understand the new System Center and the new licensing...
29 Mar 2012
Assessment Tool’s–Now Available–
B V A Private Cloud, CIO Conversation assessment, and Five Application Workload-Specific assessments There are actually 2 different Cloud Assessment tools, the first is targeted to the End-User Customer, you can use this to introduce the topic of Private Cloud, and utilizing Process and Management...
27 Feb 2012
Virtualization ROI Calculator
Q: (from Lara) Is there a tool that helps partners show the return on investment for virtualization? A: I found the link on the partner.microsoft.com site under the Products/Solutions tab under the Virtualization branch. Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Tool Use this tool to strengthen...
15 Dec 2011
A Concise SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview
Josh Condie – With the Release Candidate for SQL Server 2012 now available it is now more important than ever that Microsoft effectively communicate the significant licensing changes that are coming with the new release. Below is the best, concise summary that I have seen. SQL Server 2012...
30 Nov 2011
SMB Windows Server Marketing Campaigns
For partners in the Small and Medium Business space, the Microsoft Windows Server team has a group dedicated to developing a distributing messaging and tools to support your business. For this first round of announcements, the team has hosted two marketing campaign web sites: one for Small Business ...
8 Nov 2011
HP VirtualSystem for Microsoft Roadshow Trainings Starting this week!
Woody Walton I wanted to take a moment to invite all of you out there in the Microsoft partner community to take advantage of some live training events that are rolling out starting this week! I often hear from partners that there is not enough live “In-Person” training anymore. ...
31 Oct 2011
We just released the Release Candidate for SCVMM 2012
Rob Waggoner We just announced the Release Candidate for SCVMM 2012 and it brings some great new solutions to the table. You can download the Release Candidate bits here , and we have a good overview of what this Release Candidate brings to the table here . We also have a very comprehensive...
8 Sep 2011
Virtualization & Management Competency Paths
B V A The Microsoft Virtualization competency helps you differentiate your virtualization expertise to customers and grow your business. Achieving this competency helps you maximize the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network and quickly gain customer credibility, regardless...
6 Sep 2011
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