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  • 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: 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 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: Announcing the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series and New Releases for Virtualization!

    As I got home tonight I Saw this great new whitepaper. Architect for Success! New Guidance to Plan and Design Infrastructure for Application and Server Virtualization. Download them Today! This is a really exciting release for the Solution Accelerators Team. The concept of the Infrastructure Planning...
  • 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: Hyper-V WMI API's Publicly Available

    The virtualization team is pleased to announce the public beta release of the Hyper-V WMI interfaces . Hyper-V WMI APIs . Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. We expect the Hyper-V WMI APIs to be used widely in a variety...
  • Blog Post: Eric's Virtualization PodCast

    So I am flying around a lot and walking in town these days..... and as I do this I tend to use my trusty portable music player (the fact that i have not put a name down should say it all!) ....But I tend to use it for listening to podcasts and some music! .....Enjoying my "Radiohead" albums at the moment...
  • Blog Post: Windows Virtualization Hypercall APIs available via open specification promise

    Jeff posted up to the Windows Virtualization blog around the hypercall APIs. The good thing here is that we are continuing our drive to be open and allow easy ways for you to develop solutions. Great news for us and Great news for you! ------------------------------------------------------ Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: What are the dates for Windows Server Virtualization!?

    The public dates for Windows Server virtualization are: · Windows Server Virtualization Technology Preview 1. Available with Windows Server 2008 RC0 · Windows Server Virtualization Beta 1. Available with Windows Server 2008 RTM · Windows Server Virtualization RTM 1. within 180 days of Windows Server...
  • 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: Building a Host Cluster with Hyper-V Beta 1

    I love these types of posts! And good old Robert L posted this amazing post on Hyper-V. Roberts Blog should be on the left and down a little :o) ...... Anyway if you want to rapidly build up a 2 node Hyper-V Cluster this is what your going to need..... Some Hardware.... A copy of Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: VMRCPlus - Download

    Keith Combs has put up the link a great new tool that I have been playing with all day. Its a great way for controlling and managing your Virtual Server platforms. For those of you running Microsoft Virtual Server , we have a new treat in store for you. Matthijs ten Seldam , a Principal Consultant in...
  • Blog Post: WSV Customer Technology Preview (CTP) Setup Guide

    Windows Server virtualization is now publicly available with Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0. The build number for Windows Server RC0 is: 6001. 16659 .070916-1443 . Publicly, you can download Windows Server 2008 RC0 here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/audsel.mspx System Requirements...
  • Blog Post: Beta Solution Accelerators for Virtualization

    Beta Announcement: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for SoftGrid Application Virtualization and Windows Server Virtualization The Infrastructure Planning and Design series is the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline...
  • Blog Post: Edinburgh Virtual Server and Beyond Day

    Just wanted to post a quick blog saying thank you to all that attended the Virtual Server and Beyond Premier Services Day. Myself and BenP went up and delivered some great content and very cool demos on a number of areas. BenP covered of information on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and features. Where as...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bryon Surace on Windows Server Virtualisation Scenarios and Architecture

    So whilst doing my section of the platforms Technical Rollup Mail I came across this cool little podcast that Bryon did! Tune in for the interview with Bryon Surace as he provides a brief overview of the new virtualisation technologies incorporated in Windows Server 2008. He will provide an overview...
  • Blog Post: Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies

    So here I am in Ghent in Belgium and a customer that I was with was talking about SWsoft Virtuozzo and the licence costs around the product! I looked at them and went hmmmmmmm I know just the article! Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies . I don’t know about...