Well - a bunch of folks have had questions about the nitty gritty details of yesterday's virtualization licensing announcement - so I thought I would share some helpful resources on this.

First there is a 10 page licensing breif available here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_brief.doc

Then there is a 30 page whitepaper that goes over all the common scenarios and discusses the implications that the new licensing scheme has on them here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_whitepaper.doc

Sad thing is that I have read both of these documents multiple times now - ah the joys of being a program manager :-)


P.S. My comment notification system seems to be badly broken at the moment - so I apologies if I take a long time to respond to comments.