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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: Guest post: NetApp and Microsoft See Virtualization Success Together

    Hi, I’m Friea Berg from NetApp’s Virtualization Solutions team. Today, I’d like to share how Microsoft and NetApp have been helping customers get the most out of their virtualized infrastructure. Microsoft is a leader in applications, Windows, and management while NetApp leads in highly...
  • Blog Post: VDI reference architecture with HP and Citrix

    At HP's Tech Forum conference , HP started to market a VDI reference architecture, and deployment offer, with us and Citrix. The brochure can be seen here . The VDI offer can be seen here . The nuts and bolts of the architecture includes: HP ProLiant BL460c server blades HP StorageWorks P4800...
  • 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: VMworld 2009 an oppurtunity to meet our customers

    Hi, I am Vijay Tewari a program manager with the Virtualization team here at Microsoft. Having spent the last 15 months or so deeply involved in the development of Hyper-V I am really looking forward to meeting customers and partners at VMworld 2009 . Much is being made about the fact that we are...
  • 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: RT "Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center"

    I'm not sure the retweet tag (RT) also applies to blogs or not, but I thought I'd give it a try. Now to my point. Edwin posted a good blog this evening about re-occurring Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt the spreads via traditional journalism or blogs. I don't know for sure, but I suspect his post had something...
  • Blog Post: BEWARE THE VMWARE MEMORY VTAX; PLUS--GOOD NEWS FOR HYPER-V...

    Virtualization Nation, The last few weeks have been buzzing with virtualization news. Just two examples are the Windows Server “ 8 ” Hyper-V Sneak Peek at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) and VMware’s creation of the Memory vTax. WPC: A Sneak Peek at Windows Server...
  • 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: Strong end to end management required for Virtualization to be successful (VMworld day 2)

    I am pleased that it is being acknowledged by VMware (evidenced by their keynote announcements yesterday on the vCenter additions) that for a strong virtualization platform a complete end-to-end solution is required. We agree completely!! We at Microsoft provide solutions for configuration/change management...
  • Blog Post: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool v2.1

    Virtualization affects how we plan, build, deploy, operate, and service workloads. C ustomers are creating large libraries of virtual machines containing various configurations. The patch-state of these virtual machines are not always known. Ensuring that offline virtual machines are properly patched...
  • Blog Post: 5Nine Manager for Hyper-V

    Virtualization Nation, With the release of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1, we have once again raised the bar for providing a robust, enterprise class virtualization platform at no cost. For example, did you realize that Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 includes RemoteFX? This new feature...
  • Blog Post: Reducing the cost of virtualization using Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center

    My name is Elliott Morris , manager of what's known within Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business as the "War on Cost team." The team’s role is to collect operational data from business and public sector customers to understand their costs for deploying, operating and managing Microsoft server...
  • Blog Post: The Virtualization platform vs. the Operating System

    Day 1 at VMworld was mostly about Labs and content which builds up to the main event starting with the keynote on Tuesday morning. Looking forward to today. In the meanwhile I have been hearing about a concept being put forth that the virtualization platform is it and the OS is but relegated to the...
  • Blog Post: Dress up your office wall with the Hyper-V component architecture poster

    Hi, this is Bryon Surace again . I’m a senior program manager on the Windows virtualization team at Microsoft. I wanted to draw your attention to the new Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster . The poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and...
  • Blog Post: More on today's announcement with NetApp

    We published some news today with NetApp; see here . In short, Microsoft and NetApp... today announced a new three-year agreement that deepens product collaboration and technical integration, and extends joint sales and marketing activities to customers worldwide. Under the new agreement, the two...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft a Leader in x86 Server Virtualization

    Great news to share with our virtualization blog readers - Gartner published the 2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, in which Microsoft is listed among the leaders, along with Citrix and VMware. Microsoft’s Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V, your journey starts here!

    I have been inundated by people here at VMworld 2009 with tons of questions on Hyper-V and who want to see demos of Hyper-V. This blog post attempts to put together a list material for folks. Given the large amount of material this list is only a snapshot but one which will provide you enough to get...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V R2, Sandy Bridge and AVX...

    Virtualization Nation, Intel has recently released their new “Sandy Bridge” processors which is the second generation of the Core i3/i5/i7 processors. Most of these new processors hitting the market with the first wave of product released are designed for notebooks and a few for desktops...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (Free live migration anyone!) available for download

    We are really excited to announce that Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is available for download here . It’s been a long an exciting journey bringing this product to our customers. The chart below tells it all, we have listened to our customers and have designed the product to meet their needs. This...
  • 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: Installing Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

      With the release of Beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 a number of you have asked about Service Pack 1 for the standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 , and whether the new capabilities of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX will be available for it. Absolutely, both Dynamic Memory...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server is a Great Workload to Consolidate on Microsoft Virtualization

    Yesterday, Vipul Shah, a Senior Product Manager with the Virtualization Team, guest posted on Virtualization Planet about how Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center is a great platform for running SQL Server consolidated workloads. He pointed to a newly released video by Ted Kummert, Senior...
  • 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...