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  • 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: Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering and Hyper-V Host Clustering

    Andy Vierthaler pinged me earlier with some cool details and info on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover clustering and hyper-v Clustering which he got forwarded from the cluster teams blog . Microsoft have some upcoming webcasts covering both introductory material and R2 features.  If you’re new to...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V R2 sizing tool now available from HP

    Good Old Patrick Lownds pinged me today to let me know that HP have released there Hyper-V R2 sizing tool. The HP Sizer for Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 is an automated, downloadable tool that provides quick and helpful sizing guidance for “best-fit” HP server and storage configurations running in a Hyper...
  • 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: 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    
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Planning Tools for Your Server Virtualization Projects

    Baldwin, just posted a great load of info about using the IPD for your server virtualization projects over here . But to recap here is what he said… --------------- Planning is a crucial part of every successful IT project.  Unfortunately, who can ever find enough time to plan?  Well, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: A Day in a geek’s life – Server Quest - II

    Remember the days of Space Quest? I do, many hours! This is a great find, Server Quest II .  I selected the IT Commando, what role will you select? great fun and funny too.  IT Pro’s this is for you?
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows – Video 2

    Continuing to build a community Talking About Windows the second video is now out.  I really link this thinking with memories off many late nights. Video: Up All Night - Talking About Windows viral video #2
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insider’s Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor

        Just found this book and ordered it  without hesitation.  sounds just what I have been looking for.  Outline This book can help you and customers get up and running quickly with expert guidance from three team members at Microsoft who work with the product. This insiders...
  • Blog Post: Thrive – in your skills, your organisation

    A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight :) focused around different Technology interest area’s.  The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator.  Check it out.
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RC released to the web!

    With the public availability of Windows 7 RC, Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you may want the Windows 7 RC Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) tools which are now publicly available. What is RSAT RSAT Client is the collection of Windows Server management tools which...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Solutions Webcast Series

    Found some good upcoming webcast that will focus on a particular partner solution from both a technical and business standpoint. Cost Optimizing your Virtual Datacenter January 26 th , 2009 NetApp and Microsoft have partnered together to deliver the lowest cost and highest value in datacenter consolidation...
  • Blog Post: How to use the new VHD features of Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2

    Did you think that VHD files were only for Virtualization ? In this screen cast you can see the different ways that Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 can use VHD files, this will show different ways that we can configure boot from VHD, how we can work with VHD files from the command line and GUI, and even how...
  • Blog Post: Next MVUG Event – 16th April 2009

    As the title so easily describes, the next MVUG has been announced and will be held at the Microsoft Office in London (Cardinal Place). It should be a cracking event which I am really looking forward too. At this event I get the privilege of sitting at the back of the room and heckling Mr McSpirit !...
  • Blog Post: Core Configurator 2.0

    My buddy Andy Auret pinged me with an update of his core configurator tool for win2k8 R2. It is completely open source so it can be amended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference to Winforms so that a GUI format...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V

    I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der Plas for dinner. We had...
  • Blog Post: Cool 2k8 R2 VDI Scripts

    I am not the greatest script writer! Certainly I can bolt together some stuff that other people can do! And to add i have been doing loads with our new VDI implementation in 2k8 R2. So whilst doing some troubleshooting I was told about some Great Scripts for the Windows Server 2008 R2 VDi implementation...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Edge: Dual Boot from VHD with Windows 7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2

    Want to learn how to "Boot from VHD" with the new operating systems we have coming?  How about "Dual Boot" with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ??? It's simpler than you think.  Checkout this video and see the full background and details at http://blogs.technet.com...
  • Blog Post: Talking about Windows

    A really cool viral Video has been launched to showcase the new Talking About Windows web site.  I just think this is really cool.  Check out the video and learn all about BitLocker to Go from our Windows Experts and of course visit the site. Talking About Windows – BitLocker to Go Talking...