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  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

    The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind...
  • Blog Post: Hosting Virtualization MVPs

    This week, Microsoft hosted 1,800 tech professionals here in Redmond for the annual MVP Global Summit , and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to chat with a number of Virtualization MVPs from the community. Since you might not be familiar with the Microsoft MVP Awards, let me give a quick...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 lab management uses virtualization

    There are 4 million .NET developers in the world, so I figure one or two might read this blog, or you might know someone. A couple weeks ago at the Professional Developers Conference , we began discussing , and announced a CTP, of Visual Studio 10 . One of the many features of VS10 is lab management...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Virtualization; Something Old, Someone New and Some Really Big Cost Savings

    Hello, I’m Kevin Knox, VP Worldwide Commercial Business at AMD . Microsoft invited me to do this guest blog post in conjunction with our sponsorship of Microsoft’s “Get Virtual Now” event on Sept. 8. I always find it interesting to hear people singing the praises of x86 virtualization and talking...
  • Blog Post: Online sessions, book and more

    Admittedly this post is a stew and not a meal (if that metaphor works). But you might be interested in the following items. I'll keep it short: John Kelbley will host a webcast on Friday, May 8 at 8:00am PDT titled, "Running Linux on Hyper-V." The session will discuss install, configure, run, backup...
  • Blog Post: Deja vu: blogs from week of May 17

    Hi readers, Due to the planned MSDN/TechNet blog upgrade, we have to re-post blogs posted during the week of May 17. We wanted you to know you'll be seeing 2-3 posts again. Thanks for your patience with us. Patrick
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2010 Day 1: Voices from the Community

    We’ve been seeing quite a bit of chatter on the “internets” about the goings-on at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin, and it’s great to see the diverse impressions of attendees as the event happens. Net Noteworthies The announcements and news about a range of things—including Hyper-V Cloud , the VMM SSP 2...
  • Blog Post: LiveMeeting on Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization Strategy: Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:00 AM PST

    Join us Thursday, November 19, 8:00 AM PST for a LiveMeeting session on “Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization Strategy, Products and Solutions” presented by Kenon Owens, Technical Product Manager. This LiveMeeting is exclusive to members of the System Center Influencers Program (which is also open to...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Network Command Line Tool NVSPBIND Now Available Externally

    Hello all, I’m Paul Despe and I work as a program manager on the Microsoft Hyper-V team. Until now, Hyper-V administrators using Server Core installs of Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Hyper-V Server were unable to enable and disable protocol bindings from the parent partition due to the...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Feed for Your RSS Reader

    With a "tip of the cap" to creators of Planet V12n blog , we've just launched a blog and Twitter aggregator for virtualization. It's called VirtualizationFeed . Like Planet V12n, this site aggregates virtualization blogs from lots of sources. In this case, 18 independent bloggers and 14 Microsoft bloggers...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Virtualization and Cloud Computing

    Hello, my name is Karl Schulmeisters, director of alliance technology and architecture for the Microsoft global alliance at Unisys. We are a global systems integrator that focuses on large scale-up solutions particularly in the public sector, financial services, federal government and pharmaceuticals...
  • Blog Post: RT: Opalis Software Availability and Roadmap News

    Louise Johns blogged about software availability and roadmap news for the Opalis software we acquired in December. Since all of you care about systems management as much as virtualization, I wanted to make sure you saw Louise's post. Here's some excerpts: We have started the process of sending...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Why Microsoft and Hyper-V for HostBasket

    Hi, my name is Bert Van Pottelberghe, business unit manager at Hostbasket , which is the leading hosting company and SaaS-provider in Belgium with over 30,000 SMB customers. In a recent survey of our datacenter with over 1,000 servers, we saw that the average CPU-usage was only 12%. On the other hand...
  • Blog Post: TechEd, Day 1 Musings

    Wow, 11,000 attendees, press, analysts and speakers here at TechEd. That’s a testimony to the passion, and excitement that this generates amongst our customers and partners. Day 1 got off to a flying start with Bob Muglia and his inimitable style. For those who did not get a chance...
  • Blog Post: VMworld is over, but the facts remain

    I’ve been to Las Vegas too many times to count and have always left with good stories, but I never thought that my best Vegas story would be work-related. That story of course is about last week’s marketing activity at VMworld . Definitely not your typical day at the office. While I have enjoyed...
  • Blog Post: Hands-On-Labs at TechEd, Virtualization at work!!!

    One of the fun parts of being in a team that develops Hyper-V is seeing it in action. Here at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans, Hyper-V and the System Center Suite are running the Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. Powering the labs for the 11,000 people here at TechEd are 25 x HP380G6’s. The detailed specs...
  • Blog Post: VMWare figures out that virtualization is an OS feature

    Every now and again, we like to use this forum to provide commentary and context on happenings in the industry. Today’s news from Waltham, Mass. and Palo Alto, Calif. is a good example. On the one hand, there’s a Microsoft competitor . On the other hand, there’s a Microsoft partner...
  • Blog Post: Bare metal hypervisor is here, along with new training, services

    "Bare metal" was my attempt at being dramatic ;-) Anyway, I really wanted you to know that the standalone hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 , was released today for download. This is the no-cost, bare metal hypervisor. Think ESXi, but with Windows and not Linux. More on this in a bit. Today...
  • Blog Post: Beta of standalone hypervisor: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

    Hello fellow virtualization fans, Bryon here again . With all the excitement around the beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 , it’s important to call attention to another important beta release: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2! To ensure there is no confusion, let me be clear that I’m talking...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting for Influencers, 1.12.10 at 10:00 am PST: Moving from VMware to Microsoft

    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:00 AM-11:00 AM., we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers entitled, “So you Want To Move from a VMware Infrastructure to Microsoft,” presented by Kenon Owens, Microsoft Virtualization product manager. Please note: This Live Meeting presentation...
  • Blog Post: Update: What you won't see at VMworld 2009

    This post is for the readers out there that will be attending VMworld, or have colleagues attending VMworld. There’s been some speculative statements made in the press and blogs in the past 24 hours, so I want to try to set the record straight: 1. Microsoft will be exhibiting at VMworld 2009...