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  • 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: March 31 live web chat

    On Tuesday, March 31, Microsoft's Edwin Yuen will be hosting a live web chat 11am-3pm EST. Edwin is a sr. technical product manager. Edwin came to Microsoft with the acquisition of Softricity (and the SoftGrid application virtualization technology). He now also covers Hyper-V and System Center VMM. Sign...
  • Blog Post: New VDI, Management Technology Announced

    A few items to call out. First up is Manlio's post about the renaming of Terminal Services - it'll be known as Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 -- and the new VDI features. Here's an excerpt: The key here is that RDS in Windows Server 2008 R2 makes the new server OS the ideal...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 beta 2

    Hello, this is Bryon Surace again . I’m a senior program manager on the Windows virtualization team at Microsoft. Recently , the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 beta 2 became available for public download. Part of this release is the Beta 2 version of Visual Studio Team System 2010 Lab...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on today's virtualization licensing and support news

    Today we announced some changes to server application licensing and support policies related to running MS server apps on top of anyone's hypervisor. Several folks have written or blogged about it, here are some: Chris Wolf (Burton Group) Virtualization.info NetworkWorld Windows IT Pro ...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2011 LABS POWERED BY HYPER-V, SYSTEM CENTER & HP...

    Virtualization Nation, We just completed a great week at MMS 2011 in Las Vegas. To say it was a busy week would be a huge understatement. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks. I spoke to a lot of folks at the show and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Whether it was the announcements...
  • Blog Post: Re: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Hyper-V

    Hi Isaac Roybal here. I’m a technical product manager on the Windows Server team covering Hyper-V. It’s been 3 weeks since the release of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and we’re seeing great adoption. From a Hyper-V point of view, we’re excited because the final Hyper-V release is an...
  • Blog Post: What you won't see at VMworld 2009 - a demo of SCVMM 2008 R2

    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...
  • Blog Post: Live Migration and Host Clustering available at no charge in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

    I’m Zane Adam, senior director of virtualization and System Center. It’s been a while since my last post , and wanted to update you on our standalone hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Last Fall we released Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a standalone hypervisor-based virtualization product...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Cloud Program for private cloud

    Hello from Berlin. Microsoft TechEd Europe started today with Brad Anderson's keynote. Aside from the keynote, you can read the news release here . There are several items that you'll be interested to know if interested in private cloud computing, virtualization and systems management. The Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: Moving Virtualization into the Mainstream

    I’d like to start this post by saying thank you to our friends at Microsoft for running my blog post here. As AMD is mid-way through Virtualization Ecosystem Month (VEM), it has been exciting to see the partner support around the topic of virtualization and I encourage you to check out Microsoft’s guest...
  • 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: MDOP 2010 Launches, with 64-bit version of App-V 4.6

    Earlier today we announced important updates for IT pros considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, we released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010 , which includes App-V 4.6 , supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010. The App-V support for Office 2010 means you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest: Day 2, Question 2

    Yesterday we kicked off the “ Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud” Contest, read official rules . Today we have another Xbox to give away, so see below for second question in the series of three for the day. A reminder on how the contest works: We’ll be posting three (3) questions...
  • Blog Post: New Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Partners Double Down on Private Cloud Vision

    Tech Ed North America 2011 http://bit.ly/mdfwpA kicked into high gear today with news that Cisco and NetApp are participating in Microsoft’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program. Together, NetApp and Cisco have developed a pre-validated private cloud solution for customers who want to deploy with less...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Citrix share their feedback on today's keynote from VMworld Europe 2010

    I've had the priviledge to attend Citrix Synergy in Berlin last week, and then attend VMworld Europe in Copenhagen this week. 3,500 attendees last week, and 5,700 this week. It's great to see the enthusiasm. Today's keynote at VMworld Europe 2010 was 95% the same content as the San Francisco show...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at VMworld Europe 2009

    VMworld Europe's tagline this year is "virtually anything is possible". Kinda reminds me of Mike's blog post on Monday about Red Hat. And for many IT pros, "virtually anything is possible" might apply to the fact that Microsoft is exhibiting at, and sponsoring, VMworld Europe for the second year in a...
  • 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: Items of interest from VMworld 2010

    Hi - by now you might have read there's 17,000 of us attending VMworld in San Francisco. Huge crowds, just as Rick Vanover predicted . Lots of energy and excitement as you can imagine. This post is designed to bring some of the show to you, assuming you're not attending and queuing up to a session 45...
  • 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: Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Raise the Stakes in the Virtualization Race

    It is great to see InfoWorld acknowledge the significant progress we’ve made with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V (“ Virtualization shoot-out: Citrix, Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware ”). We’re excited that the reviewer recognizes what our customers and respected industry analysts...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization and Streaming

    I am Gavriella Schuster and I am responsible for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) within the Windows team. This week I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion at Interop with my peers at Symantec, Citrix, and VMWare discussing the benefits to be gained and pitfalls to...