Virtualization is here to stay. It doesn’t matter if you're an IT Professional for a multinational company, or running a small business, chances are virtualization is making an impact on how you work. Developers are also leveraging virtualization to gain efficiencies, stabilize their test environments and more.

Chris E. Avis, an IT Evangelist here at Microsoft, is posting a blog series on virtualization that you may find interesting. The series has a strong focus on delivering the skills required to take and pass the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659).  Even if you aren’t interested in taking the exam, the information provided is invaluable to anyone that is just starting to use the Microsoft virtualization platform. Also planned is some deep dive technical information for those who already work with virtualization.

Check out the series at his blog:

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 1 – Study Resources

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 2 – Skills Measured

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 3 – Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 4 – Creating and Configuring Guest VMs

Passing the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Exam (70-659) – Part 5 – I’m a Developer! Why Virtualize?