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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: Where should I look for Hyper-V Information?

    So your looking for information on Hyper-V and struggling for where to look! So I wanted to get a nice bit of compiled information that Jeff did....   Websites Microsoft Virtualization Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/default.mspx Virtualization Case Studies http://www.microsoft...
  • 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: 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: 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: Windows Server 2008 Solution Accelerators

    All, just wanted to call out this resource building on my pervious blog entry about MAP Windows 2008 Solution Accelerators Use proven guidance and automated tools in these Solution Accelerators to assess your hardware and deploy and securely operate Windows Server 2008. Assess your existing environment...
  • 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: Hyper-V Quick Migration & VMware Live Migration Part 2

    Just wanted to put part 2 up of Jeff's post ! ------------------- Virtualization Nation, Last week, I blogged about the importance of HA for unplanned host downtime. By the number of responses, this is clearly a hot topic. Today, I was going to discuss planned downtime, specifically, the differences...
  • 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: Windows 2008 Server Core Configurator

    Andrew Auret pinged me the other day to tell me about a tool that he has been working on with Tony Ison. I remembered him telling me about this months ago when we were on a project together! Well the boys have done good and released the tool on CODEPLEX : http://www.codeplex.com/CoreConfig This tool...
  • Blog Post: Part 1: The initial Setup - Building your App-V RC test lab (using 4.5.1305)

    I have a zillion things on the go these days and I have been meaning to upgrade my labs for a while. Its a handy task for us engineers in the trenches! There is always some little problem that comes up and knowing the process inside out really does help (no seriously it does!) It can be hard for administrators...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning 3.1 beta program

    May be old news but worth calling this out again! One of the most valuable tool for virtualisation is free and comes from Microsoft. It's called Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP), it's a capacity planning product that supports hardware and application virtualisation platforms, and it's able to...
  • 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: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Beta 2 Terminal Services Gateway and Remote Programs Virtual Lab

    Part of our Virtual story includes the presentation aspect. Terminal services delivers this capability has has been extensively enhanced in Windows Server 2008. Terminal Services Gateway is one of these new enhancements. I have just completed this online lab and found it most useful in getting to grips...
  • 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: PFE Hyper-V Ops Day – October

    We ran a Hyper-V day at the end of October, and collated a series of useful links and best practice guidance. Well here we go: Architecture Informal Hyper-V Architecture Disucssions http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-1/ http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 Beta Available Now

    This to me was a pretty big announcement on Friday that the Microsoft Terminal Server Team Released .......... The mac RDC Client is back! This is great for the new upcoming Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway .... as our mac customers can look to start to leverage this solution! ------------------------...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Security Guide – Now Available!

    The Hyper-V Security Guide is designed to provide you with guidance, instructions, and recommendations to help further elevate the security of virtualized Windows Server® environments and address their business-critical needs. Here’s your chance to efficiently manage the security of their virtualized...
  • Blog Post: A Technical Overview of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (Level 200)

    Looking to get a fast start on Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008? then join this TechNet Web Cast. Friday, August 17, at 9:30 AM Pacific Time For organizations that have remote users, Windows Server 2008 adds improvements and innovations to Terminal Services that facilitate better integration...