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    New last month, the Virtualization TechCenter offers IT Pros links to technical documentation relative to the breadth of Microsoft’s virtualization products. Documents on the site include assessment, evaluation, deployment information as well as news and announcements about virtualization products. For...
  • Blog Post: How far will you take virtual

    We Launch a new campaign around Virtualisation, powered by Microsoft Siliverlight.  Get a refreshing new take on Microsoft Virtualisation, watch video’ and read case study of the impact that Virtualisation could have to you and your business.  Visit www.microsoft.com/virtualization and check...
  • 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: Windows Server Virtualization Security Discussion At Black Hat

    Jeff has managed to get 5 minutes of his day back to put up an announcement around WSV security . An important heads up about Black Hat next week in Las Vegas. For those of you who don’t know what Black Hat is, Black Hat bills itself as a security convention that puts you face to face with people on...
  • 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

    This free e-learning collection of four clinics offers a comprehensive introduction to Hyper-V and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Application Virtualization. Click here to learn more Summary Collection 6333: Exploring Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

    Jeff Woolsey has thrown an update on the Virtualization Teams blog around installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 and the tip you need to get it to work! Start to play with Windows Server 2008 and still get the benefits of Virtual Server also :) Virtualization Nation, If you’re trying...
  • 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: Virtual Server Resource Kit

    Today marks another great milestone in Microsoft Virtualization. One of our very first virtualization supporters, Robert Larson , has completed his long time goal to complete and release the Virtual Server Resource kit. Today, this resource is off to the printers and I can’t wait to get a copy in my...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager RTM

    Massive announcement from the Virtual Machine Manager Team today . The RTM of SCVMM has hit the floor which means we will start to do some deep dive work on this product and show some amazing value add, which includes showing some of the value add when using this product! I have used many a virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows 2008 Virtualization Architecture

    One of the key pillars that is new to the Windows platform is Virtualization. Available 180 days post the launch of Windows 2008. The ability to virtualizes an existing operating systems (Guest) multiple times on the Windows 2008 (host). How is this achieved from an architectural standpoint in Windows...
  • Blog Post: An Interview with Bryon Surace on Windows Server Virtualisation Scenarios and Architecture

    Tune in for the interview with Bryon Surace as he provides a brief overview of the new Windows Server virtualisation technologies incorporated in Windows Server 2008. He will provide an overview of the scenarios, architecture and key features. Watch it here
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting slow OS installation over the network

    One of my friends who does a lot of work on O/S deployments and the BDD (Ian Fraser ) always questioned me about Virtual Server 2005 and slow network install's when using PXE. He always asked "why and what can I do to improve this?" Well Robert Larson wrote a great little number on his blog that explained...
  • Blog Post: Dates for Windows Server 2008 Virtualization

    I get this question asked a lot, so here it is. Straight from the product group ! Windows Server Virtualization Technology Preview Available with Windows Server 2008 RC0 Windows Server Virtualization Beta Available with Windows Server 2008 RTM Windows Server Virtualization RTM...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server Virtualization Licensing

    This is one of the most hilarious topics to discuss.......... why I hear you ask!? Well, because most people just don't get it!!!..... or just don't want to!!!! :) So what is the difference in licensing costs between the 3 Server Products when Virtual Server is installed on top of them? What do you get...
  • Blog Post: Virtualboy.tv

    This is a great resource, delivered from my good friend Matt McSpirit.  Demo’s, training and a really good insight of our end to end Virtualisation strategy.  Check Virtualboy.tx out and of course check out Matt’s Blog    
  • 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: SuperSite for Windows - Paul Thurrott

    I read a number of blog's, one of which is Paul Thurrott.  He is the founder of the The SuperSite for Windows . If you have a lengthy drive to work and need to kill that time I would recommend subscribing to this weekly PodCast and listening on your Zune :) or generic MP3 device.  I find it...
  • Blog Post: Branch Office Design.............. Part 1

    Ok so I have started drilling into the New Microsoft System Center Virtual Application Server Branch Configuration Guide. Its change slightly from the old softricity days and this is to help us develop some of our core developing plans. Now I have some views that I would have liked to have seen in the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server Virtualization Calculator demo

    If you don't by licence's or have no interest in them, then this article probably is not going to be one for you to read...... :( However for the rest of you that carried on reading, I wanted to put up another demo on a handy tool that can show you the cost advantages of using Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization Videos from Teched 2007!

    So I will be posting some great Virtualization Video's from TechEd 2007 over the next couple of days! These were two great Videos around Windows Server Virtualization (Which had more people hitting these stands than you could shake a stick at!). These Video's are here to help dismiss some of the myths...
  • 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: Virtualization Videos Online

    Found these great online video's and worth a look Virtualization in Windows Server Mike Neil, General Manager http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=515 The session features a discussion of the virtualization technology roadmap and an outline of Microsoft's vision for how these...