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  • Guest Blog: SQL Server Consolidation with Microsoft Virtualization

    Hello, my name is Vipul Shah and I’m a Senior Product Manager with the Virtualization Team. Due to its ability to drive down costs and drive up resource usage, Microsoft SQL Server consolidation is top of mind for our customers these days. Microsoft...
  • Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center

    For those who follow this blog, you have noticed that the blog is much more about Microsoft Virtualization and why you should use it and less about what is negative with the competition. While I do write and make comparisons with VMware, my goal is to...
  • 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...
  • FPWEB.net Case Study

    I’m back with another great case study . This time, it’s Fpweb.net, a Sharepoint hosting provider. Fpweb.net switched from VMware ESX to Microsoft Virtualization, resulting in so many benefits by using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine...
  • Microsoft Site Recovery Solution Launch

    Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, Director of Virtualization Solutions at Microsoft and I’m writing as a guest on Edwin’s blog today. Despite tough times, an Enterprise Strategy Group study shows that 31% of businesses surveyed said DR will be their main driver...
  • Hyper-V R2 Case Study - Podravka

    Hello again! I’m back with another Microsoft Virtualization case study. Here is another great real-world example of how much impact Microsoft virtualization can have on your business. This time, it’s Podravka , a Croatian food company competes with global...
  • 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...
  • Guest Blog: How AMD and Microsoft Help Redefine “Efficiency”

    In late September I was lucky enough to get a chance to attend Microsoft’s “New Efficiency” event in San Francisco to talk about the importance of the new products they are bringing to market – including Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Exchange...
  • 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...
  • How does VDI impact the responsibilities of Server/Desktop teams?

    I saw another article from Brian Madden site’s (which I saw via Twitter) which asks the question that many VDI adopters forget, which is Who controls the new virtual desktops? Is it the Server team or the Desktop team? Traditional IT has been very easy...
  • Hyper-V Case Study – PEAB

    I’ve been highlighting Microsoft case studies recently because they do such a great job of showcasing tangible benefits from using Microsoft virtualization. Highlighting more real-world examples is something that a lot of you have been asking for when...
  • More Case Studies: Companies in Norway and Switzerland Choose Microsoft Over VMware, Saving Money and Improving Efficiencies

    Happy New Year to all my readers. In keeper with the positive tone I’ve been on recently, I wanted to again highlight more case studies about Microsoft Virtualization. We recently published two case studies that exemplify the cost savings, scalability...
  • New IBM tools for Microsoft Virtualization

    For those who use IBM hardware, there is some great news today. IBM has released the Microsoft Assessment Planning Tool for IBM, which is based on the existing Microsoft Assessment Planning Tool. This tools provides specific guidance on how to consolidate...
  • Virtualization Case Study of Jefferson County Schools

    Hello Virt Planet! When I meet with customers and partners about Microsoft Virtualization, I often get asked about similar companies or case studies. We have a great resource of case studies on Microsoft Virtualization but I am going to start highlighting...
  • Finally back and how to watch the MMS 2010 keynotes live!

    Hello Virtualization Planet! I know in my last blog I wrote that I would be posting more but things have gotten very busy for me. As I told a colleague recently, if blogging and tweeting were my only job, it would be a lot easier. :) Still, things...
  • Join the Microsoft Virtualization Community

    I’m back. I’ve been running a little slient recently but hopefully, I’ll get back to my regular rhythm (for those who follow me twitter , you may have seen what’s been driving me crazy!). Today, I wanted to highlight some of what Microsoft and a lot...
  • When and how should SMBs Virtualize?

    First off, I wanted to apologize for the lack of postings to my blog. I’ve been a little under the weather of late. Still, I saw this article and thought that it brought up some important points about virtualization and small and medium businesses (SMBs...
  • System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Preview Video

    Just a quick blog post for now. The TechNet Edge video site just posted a video blog that David Mills and I did, with a preview of the new System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 Beta. What’s really exciting about SCE 2010 is that in addition to the existing...
  • 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...
  • Lab Validation Report for Hyper-V

    We just published a Lab Validation Report for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, which was written by Enterprise Strategy Group. This report goes over the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and management of those servers with Virtual...
  • Webcasts on Virtualizing SQL and other MS Applications

    Just a quick post today (there are more coming I assure you!). We have a series of webcasts coming up on best practices on virtualizing Microsoft applications. Check out this blog entry on the list of webcasts http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter...
  • News: Pricing Comparisons, Red Hat, and More

    Hello everyone! It’s been a little bit of time since I last posted but I promise to post more regularly, as soon as I get back from my vacation in Hawaii :). This week, I wanted to cover some new news and some items I tweeted about but didn’t blog...
  • Greetings from Berlin

    Hello again. Right now, I’m in Berlin for TechEd EMEA 2009, which is really exciting as Monday was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was also Day 1 of TechEd EMEA. Despite a down economy, it’s a sold out show with over 7,000 people...
  • Updates, SCE 2010, and Virtualization Tours

    Well, I’m back after some time off for the holidays and recovering from TechEd EMEA. I wanted to start off the week with a couple of quick notes. I wanted to remind everyone that you can follow me on my Twitter account (@ edwinyuen ) and also on the Because...
  • VMworld Day 3 Recap: End of line for me

    Day 3 is my last day at VMworld 2009. This day went really well but somehow, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed when compared to previous VMworlds, but more on that later. First, there was Stephen Herrod’s keynote today. Certainly, Stephen...