Twas the week before Christmas and all through Redmond, not a creature was stirring ... except for the Windows Server virtualization development team. These folks gave some select partners early bits (private beta) of Windows Server virtualization (aka, Viridian; aka, hypervisor). Sharing this type of technology with a small group of partners for testing is standard practice. A public beta of Windows Server virtualization is planned for the first half of 2007.

Read more about Windows Server virtualization from Mike, download related WinHEC presentations, and watch a TechNet webcast on transitioning to Windows Server virtualization. It's coming.

Happy holidays.

Patrick O'Rourke