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  • Blog Post: Virtualization TechCenter

    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: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

    This is friking cool! You need to have a play with this! download this now and play around on this bad boy! The tool is so easy and funky to use its great! Try it out...... Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator Beta 1 Now Available! Are your existing servers and desktops capable of running...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Showcase proudly presents Insight Workshops - New! Virtualization at Microsoft

    I get asked this question all the time.. How does Microsoft IT use Virtulization internally? Well now you can find out! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb687787.aspx#Virt Duration: 2-day workshops Fee : Based on location (email Insightw@microsoft.com for details) Dates, regional registration...
  • Blog Post: What to know what Windows Server Virtualization looks like?

    If you are interested in our new Windows Server virtualization (or want to see a tour yourself) and want to see a great demo that shows off 32/64-bit vms, snapshots, virtual switches and more, you have got to check this out!!! The video is available for download or you can stream it off the web. Here...
  • 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: Using SMS 2003 to upgrade a SoftGrid 4.1.0.56 client to 4.1.1.306 (Service Pack 1)

    So here I am trying to figure out how to help out my charity ( a school in south east london ) upgrade there SoftGrid Environment up from v4.1.0.56 to Service Pack 1 . We have SMS 2003 to leverage which is a powerful tool for standard Electronic Software Distribution (ESD). I needed to upgrade around...
  • 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: Windows XP Mode Beta for Windows 7 - Available

    Hopefully you have been able to get and install Windows 7 RC.  If not I think we killed the internet yesterday due to demand certainly MSDN. What's next?  from an Application Compatibility and Virtualisation perspective I will be taking a look at the recently announced Windows XP Mode for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Beta 4.5 - John Sheehan / Microsoft App-V 4.5 Features

    I stumbled across this today! Its a cool little video of John Sheehan TechEd giving a break down of all the great 4.5 Beta Features! If you have never had the time to play with 4.5 than this Video may suite you better as it gives you a great overview without you having to do anything! http://www.microsoft...
  • 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: Hyper-V Quick Migration & VMware Live Migration Part 3

    Jeff has been posting up a great number of articles to give the world better clarity on the subject! He posted part 3 earlier on..... and wanted to keep this series up to date! Part 1 Part 2 ---------------------------------------------- Virtualization Nation, In the last two blogs, I discussed the importance...
  • 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: 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: SoftGrid Guides and Documents

    So there is some great SoftGrid Documentation and Guides up on download @ microsoft . The guides have some great value add information to help you get going on your deployments. The SoftGrid Product Team will have a KB coming out soon to talk about the download. http://download.microsoft.com/download...
  • 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: Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Beta now available

    @ CES 2009 we also announce the availability for the Windows Server 2008 R2, there is some cool stuff in here.  Live migration for one.  Check it out, download and test.   Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Overview The following is a brief description of each Hyper-V feature included in R2...
  • Blog Post: Will Hyper-V exceed VMware ESX production workloads?

    So I have been talking to many customers with regard to our Visualization strategy in the context for both the Data centre and Desktop as of late.  Typically you to asked about VMWare.  I am not going to get into this conversation right now.  However I came across this interesting view...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

    Today the Windows Virtualization Team , Blogged the availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate .  Jeff Woolsey and the team awesome. I am off for a week and a bit so over to Mr Zarb for some MS insight :) The Virtualization team is pleased to announce the availability of...
  • 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