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  • Blog Post: Looking Back at Some Key News and Two New Whitepapers

    Hello Virtualization Planet followers! I’m back for a quick update on a couple of items from the past month a couple new ones. First, I made what I considered a really important post right before the holidays. The post, Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center...
  • Blog Post: Guest Clustering with SQL Server supported

    In my job, I spend a lot of time meeting with customers and users, talking about Microsoft Virtualization and their virtualization needs. One of the items that customers raise with me is whether having high availability (HA) VMs means that they don’t have to cluster their applications anymore, with SQL...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Takes Virtualization Game To Next Level

    With our Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) going on this week, there have been some big announcements on Microsoft Virtualization. I’ll probably post some highlights at weeks end but here is a Channel Web article on how some non-Microsoft people see our new offerings. http://www.crn.com/software...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RC Available

    In case some of you missed it on Friday, the Release Candidate for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for download! http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/virtual-machine-manager-2008-r2-hits.html
  • Blog Post: How the Microsoft and HP Agreement Impacts Virtualization

    If you haven’t heard by now, today, Microsoft and HP announced a three-year, $250 Million agreement to build a strategic partnership to simplify technology for our customers. This agreement between Microsoft and HP will result in collaborations in engineering roadmaps, prepackaged application solutions...
  • Blog Post: Great Technical Resources for Hyper-V: How to get started and find advanced configurations

    I wanted to highlight a couple new resources that are available for Hyper-V. The first is an amazing update to the Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources page on TechNet. There is great information for Hyper-V including: Installation Guides Deployment and Performance Guidance Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft gets it edge back

    In July, we held our Worldwide Partner Conference and our COO, Kevin Turner, gave a great speech. This post from ZDNET is really interesting, addressing more than just virtualization but also where Microsoft in several areas.
  • Blog Post: TechEd EMEA Day 2

    Hello again from Berlin. As many of you probably saw on TV (or in the streets), it was an amazing celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall. As for TechEd, day 2 has been amazing. I think that the thing everyone I’ve spoken to at the show is how friendly everyone is at the show. TechEd EMEA has always...
  • Blog Post: Free tools from Microsoft for Green IT

    I'm back from the holiday weekend. I saw this great post on a number of free tools we make available here at Microsoft, to make things easier for IT. http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/no-cost-help-virtualization-and-green-it-720 Ther eare some security tools, Virtualization assessment tools, and...
  • Blog Post: Nissan chooses Hyper-V for Virtualization

    Here is just another example of companies that are choosing Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtualization. It's also a good example of how to plan on VM density and growth. http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/server_virtualization/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218100715&pgno=1&queryText=&isPrev
  • Blog Post: Will VMware become the next Novell?

    I know that’s a provocative headline but I didn’t write it. It comes from this blog post http://blogs.gartner.com/david_cappuccio/2009/06/30/just-a-thought-will-vmware-become-the-next-novell/ I think David raises some interesting questions and perspectives but for me, his last paragraph is the...