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  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcasts for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    A great set up resources for you to enjoy. Building on Your Existing Virtual Environment (Level 300) In this webcast, we look at how to use Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to manage virtual environments and migrate to an environment based on Hyper-V. Consolidation and...
  • Blog Post: Converting a Windows 2000 P2V documentation

    I was asked this a few times when i was at TechEd last week and just thought this would be a handy little post. A couple of topics in the VMM 2007 TechNet Library may help you in converting them Windows 2000 Physical hosts to Virtual ones: · "Converting Physical Computers to Virtual Machines in...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2007 Interesting Clear Up for Database

    One of mine and Duanes good friends is a PFE engineer called Richard Diver (lovingly know to us as Dicky Diver!) He has been working on a number of issues with some of his customers around SCVMM. Well he came across a great little workaround to an issue; --------------------------------------- Here’s...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for TechEd and the Blogger's Lounge!

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  • Blog Post: Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part II

    Arlindo posted a 2nd part of the VMM Beta 2008 work that has been played with to date! ================== In the first part of this blogpost I’ve explained how you can install and what to expect during the installation of the server components of SCVMM 2008 Beta. Now we are going through the Console...
  • Blog Post: Event: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies - UK

    Are you from the UK?  Can you get to Reading?  If so you may want to attend this event Register NOW! Abstract: This event will take you through our latest management and Virtualisation technologies. We’ll start the day with a thought provoking keynote explaining how to use System Center to...
  • Blog Post: Free Virtualization E-Learning Collection Available

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  • Blog Post: How Microsoft Does IT – Deploying Virtual Machines using Hyper-V

    Again another great set of materials showing how we do Virtualisation and the potential value of this technology.  Microsoft IT virtually deploys more than 80% of new servers using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. To ensure optimal performance, Microsoft IT has developed configuration best practices...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides - Now in Beta!

    This caught my eye specifically due to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager addition to the IPD guide! This is a great resource that can help you rapidly get to your end goal! ---------------------------------- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008; System Center Operations Manager 2007; Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Cheng's Random Thoughts!

    One of the virtualization products that are close to my heart is System Centre Virtual Machine Manager. Honestly this is one rocking product! Its a product that really pulls together our hardware virtualization technologies and really is a lynch pin for organizations getting the benefit and management...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Server Application Virtualization

    Easy as pie. Like taking candy from a baby. A walk in the park. Like shooting fish in a barrel. You hear those phrases all the time. But how often do you hear them applied to installing server applications in a datacenter? Sure, maybe you have some ...read more
  • Blog Post: Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta Part I

    I came across a couple of great posts from Arlindo the other day! He has been writing up some bits on SCCVMM Beta! which as previously mentioned is just going into Beta! have a read of how to get your self set up in this two part series! ---------------------------------------- As I mentioned in me previous...
  • Blog Post: Quick Start from Nothing to SCVMM

    So I have been chatting to more and more people around System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and this product is great! Compared to other virtualization management tools that I have used in the past (prior to myself joining MS) this product really stands up and stands proud! If you have not played...
  • Blog Post: Offline Virtual Machines Software Updates

    This is a great white paper! If your a SCCM and a SCVMM user and have an active library of offline images than you have just got to get started with this! Automating Software Updates for Offline Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2007 “This white paper provides...
  • Blog Post: 70-652 Hyper-v Exam Released and more Details for 70-403 SCVMM Exam!

    So you might have read a few weeks ago Justin going on about how he passed the Hyper-v beta exam... Well for the record I passed it too. :) But thats not what this post is about. I was reading Trika's blog this week and noted that we have some more details around the Work In Progress VMM Exam 70-403...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 Beta available on Connect

    Well there's a new beta in town. Feels like we are shipping thick and fast these days on many different products! But this one is a product I like very much and the reason for that is this is where the hardware virtualization battle is being thought on the front line! With the best management tool! Anyway...
  • Blog Post: Register for Beta Exam 70-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring

    Oh Yes! Its finally here sports fans! SO Big Challenge out to you all and Mr. ZARBIE!! http://blogs.technet.com/betaexams/archive/2008/09/16/register-for-beta-exam-70-403-ts-microsoft-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2008-configuring.aspx You are invited to take beta exam 70...
  • Blog Post: Updated Virtualization IPD Guides— Now Available

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  • Blog Post: VMM Headlines TechNet Magazine

    The cover of the January issue of TechNet Magazine splashed “Living in a Virtual World: Powerful New Tools to Manage a Virtualized Datacenter” and prompted readers to explore the 4,000+ word overview of VMM 2007 by VMM’s own TPM Edwin Yuen. Initially, this issue was intended to highlight the larger System...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta: Update For Hyper-V RC1

    The SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager) team has released an update to Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta for Hyper-V RC1.  Instructions to download and install the update can be found on Clive Watson’s blog at SCVMM 2008 beta (Update for Hyper-V RC1) .
  • Blog Post: 70-403/Beta TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Config

    Ohhhhh yes its time! 23rd September which means you should be getting online and booking your exam..... I have :o) Don't forget to use the promotional code : VMM08 when you book the exam As Duane pointed out last week; You are invited to take beta exam 70-403: TS: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: October Technet Magazine – Virtualization

    The October version of TechNet Magazine is now posted online and contains an article focused on App-V.  This is a great introduction to the product and you should have a look if you want to get a high-level overview. T he October 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. And it's all...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed Keynote Highlights 'Dynamic IT' and Virtualisation

    In case you have not heard, virtualisation is big! When I mean big I mean important to both Microsoft and the IT industry.  To demonstrate this Bob Muglia keynoted at Tech-Ed 2008.  Where our very own report Mr Zarb is currently.  What did he talk about? well the inside story is here. ...
  • Blog Post: Creating Virtual Application Packages with Microsoft Server Application Virtualization Sequencer

    Server App-V's very own Emre Kanlikilicer recently posted a great introductory article on creating packages using the Server App-V Sequencer: Microsoft SCVMM 2012 can manage Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) packages. In this ...read more