What you won't see at VMworld 2009 - a demo of SCVMM 2008 R2

What you won't see at VMworld 2009 - a demo of SCVMM 2008 R2

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Ordinarily it'd be great news that we RTM'd System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 ahead of schedule, so close to the RTM of WS08 R2 Hyper-V and one week before VMworld conference. You can't beat the timing of it all. And the ~10,000 beta testers of SCVMM08 R2 are a big part of why we were able to deliver a high-quality release in the time we did.  Some of the early adopters included Continental Airlines, Lionbridge Techologies, Sporton, Indiana University Auxilary IT and MaximumASP. Thanks to all!

But unfortunately, next week at VMworld 2009 we can't show SCVMM 2008 R2, or any other products, in our booth. You've probably read about it. In short, it's their show, it's not an industry show, and they set the rules. So we'll make the best of it; always lots of Microsoft customers and partners on the floor. Stop by the booth to meet some of the best/brightest minds at Microsoft.

As for the RTM of SCVMM 2008 R2, Zane summarizes his thoughts here. Kerim blogged about upgrade path to R2 from SCVMM 2008. See here. And on May 11, Vishhwa provided some details on features of SCVMM 2008 R2 here.

As Cheng wrote in his blog (I can't say it any better)

Go download a trial and give it a try, go get it now, and unleash the virtualization power that Microsoft brings to you.


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  • its funny some of the comments state this is a common practice at tech conferences.  Yet almost all of the ms's competitors are at teched, showing competitive products and services!

  • That's funny, that's not the impression I get from reading Network World....


  • tonyr08

    Really ? Does Citrix allows competitors on their Synergy Conference ?

    Can you point only 1 company that allows competitors to fully show their products at their own conference ?

    This is BS from MS, they are crying like babies because they cannot beat the market leader.

  • At every single teched that I've been to all of ms's main competitors have been there, nuff said!

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