Here it is! Mitch Tulloch has updated his free ebook of last year; it’s now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, From the Desktop to the Datacenter in XPS format here and in PDF format here.
Six chapters adding up to 466 pages.
Here are Mitch’s acknowledgments:
Acknowledgments This book would not have been possible without the support and assistance of numerous individuals. First, I would like to especially thank Michael Cooper, Senior Product Manager and Field Technical Community Lead for System Center and Virtualization Business Group; Aurora Santiago, Product Manager for System Center and Virtualization Technical Readiness; and Kenon Owens, Technical Product Marketing Manager for Integrated Virtualization, all of whom helped drive this project forward and provided liaison with other members of the virtualization team at Microsoft. Next, my sincere thanks to each of following experts at Microsoft who provided key technical insights, peer-reviewed chapter content, contributed Direct from the Source sidebars, and assisted me in many other ways with this project:
Aaron Holzer, Alex Balcanquall, Arun Jayendran, Balagopan Nikhil, Chuck Timon, Fei Lu, Isaac Roybal, Karri Alexio-Tiernan, Max Herrmann, Megan Kidd, Mohit Srivastava, Peter Ballantyne, Prashant Ketkar, Ran Kohavi, Ran Oelgiesser, Rick Kingslan, Vipul Shah and Wole Moses
Thanks also to Brett Polen of Xtreme Consulting Group, Rex Backman of Simplicity Consulting, and Nicole Pargoff of iSoftStone who assisted me with certain topics covered in this book. Special thanks to Bill Noonan, Mark Kitris, and the CTS Global Technical Readiness (GTR) team at Microsoft for contributing their expertise to this project.
I’d also like to thank again others at Microsoft together with several Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) who contributed their expertise to the previous edition of this book, namely:
Anshul Rawat, Baldwin Ng, David Greschler, Edwin Yuen, Falko Gräfe, James O’Neill, Jason Leznek, Jeff Woolsey, Kalle Saunamäki Kyle Beck, Michelle Foley, Ming Zhu, Peter Larsen, Sean Donahue and Tim Mangan
Next, special thanks Devon Musgrave, the development editor for this project, and Valerie Woolley, the project editor for this project, both of whom work at Microsoft Press. I’ve enjoyed working with them on this book and hope to do so again on another one in the near future.
Thanks also to Steve Sagman of Waypoint Press who managed the editing and production for this book, to Bob Hogan the technical editor for this project, and to the ever-insightful Roger LeBlanc who copy edited the manuscript. Thanks also to Ken Jones who was project planner for this title.
As always, heartfelt thanks to my friend and agent, Neil Salkind of the Salkind Agency, which is part of Studio B Productions, Inc.
And last but never least, thanks to my wife, Ingrid, for her encouragement and support during this project.
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Does this only cover 70-669? Or does it also cover 70-693?
Fred, this free ebook wasn't developed as prep for any exam. Here's info from the ebook:
The primary target audience for this book is IT administrators, implementers, and decision
makers of large and mid-sized organizations who want to learn about the benefits of the
latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastruc-
ture solutions based on these technologies.
The topics covered by the various chapters are as follows:
Chapter 1: Why Virtualization? This chapter provides an overview of Microsoft’s
integrated virtualization solution and how it plays a key role in Dynamic IT, Microsoft’s
strategy for enabling agile business. The chapter also describes the benefits businesses
can achieve through virtualization and how Microsoft’s virtualization platforms, prod-
ucts and technologies can help these businesses move their IT infrastructures toward
the goal of Dynamic IT.
Chapter 2: Server Virtualization This chapter covers the Hyper-V role of Windows
Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and how these platforms can be
used to manage virtualization server workloads in the datacenter. The chapter explores
features of Hyper-V including the new Live Migration feature of Windows Server 2008
R2. It also describes the benefits of deploying Hyper-V, and various usage scenarios.
Chapter 3: Local Desktop Virtualization This chapter describes various Microsoft
virtualization technologies that enable client operating systems and applications to
run within a virtualized environment hosted on the user’s computer. The platforms
and products covered in this chapter include Windows Virtual PC and the Windows
XP Mode environment, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), and
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V).
Chapter 4: Remote Desktop Virtualization This chapter describes various Microsoft
run within a virtualized environment hosted on a server located in the datacenter. The
platforms and products covered in this chapter include Remote Desktop Services in
Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and App-V for
Remote Desktop Services.
Chapter 5: Virtualization Management This chapter describes how System Center
Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 can be used to centrally manage all aspects of
a virtualized IT infrastructure. The chapter explains how VMM works and explores how
to use the platform to manage virtual machines running on Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V servers. The chapter also describes the benefits of the other members of the
System Center family of products.
Chapter 6: Cloud Computing This chapter examines Microsoft’s emerging cloud
computing platform, how it works, and what benefits businesses can obtain from it.
The chapter examines both private and public cloud solutions including Windows
Azure, and describes how Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Center Toolkit can be used to inte-
grate cloud computing as a part of your virtualized IT infrastructure.
I've downloaded the book in PFD format but it has errors. Anybody have the same problem. I'm using Adobe Reader X
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I have tried several times today, and the download link (pdf) is not working.
Nice share, thankyou so much.
Downloaded, converted and uploaded to my kindle...
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