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  • Blog Post: Update on the VMware FUD Fiasco.

    Virtualization Nation, If you've been following the VMware FUD fiasco, I just wanted to provide a quick update. In the last post, we finally reached a point where VMware provided some basic information about their configuration and we immediately began working to reproduce the test. As I mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: The Green Benefits We've Experienced with a Virtualized Data Center

    Greetings! I’m Chris Steffen, Principal Technical Architect with Kroll Factual Data and you may have seen some guest posts from me before. At Kroll Factual Data, we’ve done a lot of work with virtualization and while flexibility and cost savings were major considerations for initiating our virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Hypervisor Footprint Debate Part 1: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 & VMware ESXi 3.5

    Virtualization Nation, After my recent blog discussing the release of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 , we received overwhelmingly positive feedback. At the same time, there's still some skepticism about free Live Migration and almost daily we keep hearing, "This is too good to be true, is Live Migration...
  • Blog Post: Partner Resources: Windows Error Reporting & More

    Virtualization Nation, In my last blog, I discussed the importance of a Security Development Lifecycle and how we're making resources available to our customers and partners. Today, I want to discuss a more resources Microsoft provides our partners to develop and refine their products running on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Kidaro to be added to Microsoft's desktop virtualization products

    So we just announced the intent to acquire Kidaro, a desktop virtualization vendor based in Silicon Valley and with R&D in Israel. Kidaro entered the desktop virtualization management market nearly 17 months ago with their Kidaro Managed Workspace product. With this acquisition, Kidaro's product...
  • 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: Follow us on Twitter and get a chance to win a Zune HD

    I now have the final list of sessions that I will be attending at VMworld. As I noted last time I had a lot of waitlists which it now appears I have not made the cut for most of the sessions. That means I will be at our booth (#2422) almost all of today (Aug 31, 2009) and at the times when I am not attending...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: The Role of IT in an Economic Downturn: Spend Smarter, Not Smaller

    Hello everyone, Richard Campbell here from Campbell & Associates based in Vancouver, BC. I am not only the host of RunAs Radio ( www.runasradio.com ) but also a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. It’s fun being an IT consultant during boom times – my clients are only focused on getting more...
  • 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: HYPER-V QUICK MIGRATION & VMWARE LIVE MIGRATION PART 1...

    Virtualization Nation, Generally speaking, I like to focus my blogs on what we’re doing at Microsoft regarding Hyper-V virtualization and pretend the rest of the Internet doesn't exist. However, there’s some buzz on the web about a topic that I feel I need to address. Today, this blog is the first...
  • 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: Isolation of VMs

    Our resident VM security dev lead, Brandon Baker, posted a blog today about isolation of VMs. Brandon shares his thoughts on VM security, many of which he also shared to attendees of the BlackHat security conferences in U.S. and Japan last year. Brandon discusses the design goals of Hyper-V development...
  • 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: Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V iSCSI Performance Webcast

    My friend and teammate Jim Schwartz on our Virtualization Solutions Marketing Team has asked me to post this entry about a very exciting webcast coming up, but he can describe it much better than me... Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, a director of virtualization solutions marketing with Microsoft in Redmond...
  • Blog Post: WinHEC 2006 Presentation slides are available online

    The Microsoft WinHEC 2006 presentation slides are now available to view online under the WHDC (Windows Hardware Developer Central) area on microsoft.com. The Windows Virtualization related sessions are near the bottom of the page and are listed below for reference. - Device Virtualization Architecture...
  • 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: WinServer 2K8 Hyper-V is alive

    Fellow Virtualization Fans, Bryon Surace here. I’m a senior program manager on the server virtualization team. Last week Steve Ballmer officially announced the public availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta! So did my friends over at the Windows Server Division blog . With this release, there...
  • Blog Post: Windows server 2008 rc0 with windows server virtualization

    Greeting Folks, Jeff Woolsey here from the Microsoft Virtualization Team. It’s a great week here at Microsoft and there’s a lot going on… First, I HAVE to mention Halo 3 . :-) Every review I’ve read as been extremely positive and it looks like the Halo team knocked one out of the park, AGAIN. Congratulations...
  • 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: VMworld Europe 2008 - will cost be a factor?

    We'll be a gold sponsor at VMworld Europe next week. I'm part of the crew headed to Cannes (along with Jeff Woolsey and Mike Neil and others) to meet with customers, partners, bloggers. We'll demo Hyper-V beta, SCVMM 2007, Terminal Services (Windows Server 2008 has RTM'd after all) and SoftGrid app virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Intel Inside for Hyper-V Virtualization

    Hi my name is Radhakrishna Hiremane, a senior product marketing engineer at Intel based in Portland, Oregon, and I’m responsible for marketing of virtualization technology on Intel servers and workstations. Microsoft recently extended the processor core support for Hyper-V to 24-cores. A shift from...
  • 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: 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...