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  • Blog Post: Download beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1

    Over at the Windows Server Division blog , Oliver says the beta is available to download . Oliver focuses on Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1, but Windows 7 sp1 beta is also available. All of this was announced today at our Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. Here's an excerpt from Oliver's...
  • Blog Post: Go vote

    The savvy editors of NetworkWorld chose 3 weeks before VMworld 2010 conference to publish an online tech debate between Microsoft and VMware. The topic: who has the better virtualization platform. The editorial summary reads: VMware is the kingpin of virtualization, but the game is changing fast and...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Dynamic Memory test for VDI density

    Hi, I’m Michael Kleef, senior technical product manager within the Windows Server and Cloud division. As Brad Anderson and I discussed at the TechEd Europe keynote today , Dynamic Memory, a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, can increase Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) densities...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Memory Coming To Hyper-V

    Virtualization Nation, I’ve had the pleasure of talking with customers in the last few months and the Hyper-V R2 reception has been nothing but unequivocally positive. Whether it’s been folks in small, medium or the enterprise, they appreciate the new capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 4

    ===================================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we're taking...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 2…

    ====================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we’re taking the approach we...
  • Blog Post: Repost: Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 5…

    ===================================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we’re...
  • Blog Post: Mark your calendar: Watch the MS Management Summit keynotes

    Next Tuesday (20th) and Wednesday (21st) be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Bob Muglia and Brad Anderson discuss the latest IT Management news, MS strategies for datacenter and desktop...
  • Blog Post: Repost: Resellers and SIs check out our virtualization partner profitability toolkit

    This post is for all the Microsoft channel partners who read this blog. You'll want to check out our new virtualization partner profitability toolkit ( here ). David Greschler's blog here sums it up better than I could. Here's an excerpt: Every partner knows about the great opportunity to sell virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: Storage Loves Dynamic Memory

    Hi, I’m Alex Miroshnichenko , chief technology officer of Virsto Software . One of the most exciting events of my summer was the announcement of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Though still in beta, SP1’s stability has lived up to production standards in Virsto’s...
  • Blog Post: More on Service Pack 1 & VMware ASLR Guidance

    Virtualization Nation, In my last blog, we announced the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The bits will be available for download on Feb. 22, so mark your calendars. A frequent follow-up question to hit my inbox was from folks interested...
  • 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: 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: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Add New Virtualization Innovations

    Virtualization Nation, On behalf of the Windows Server and Cloud teams at Microsoft, I’m pleased to announce that today we released Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 – adding two new virtualization capabilities: RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. SP1 will be made generally...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Memory Coming to Hyper-V Part 3…

    ====================================================== Preamble: The point of this series, and the spirit in which it is written, is to take a holistic approach at the issues facing our customers, discuss the complexities with regard to memory management and explain why we’re taking the approach we...
  • Blog Post: From 2010 to 2011: Walking the Cloud Talk

    My colleague David Greschler wrote a blog post for David Marshall's blog, VM Blog . DavidGr's blog post is part of a series this month on VM Blog where vendor representatives write about 2011 predictions and looking ahead. See DavidGr's post here . Following is an excerpt: 2010 was the year of the...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V VM Density, VP:LP Ratio, Cores and Threads...

    Virtualization Nation, With Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1, we focused Hyper-V development on enhancing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, which resulted in the introduction of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. In addition, we increased the maximum...