Pricing for Virtual Server 2005 R2 announced

Pricing for Virtual Server 2005 R2 announced

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As part of the IT Forum announcments - pricing for Virtual Server 2005 R2 was announced today.  Microsoft will be offering Virtual Server R2 Standard Edition for $99 (U.S.) estimated retail price and Virtual Server R2 Enterprise Edition for $199 (U.S.) estimated retail price.

Hopefully this will make a lot of people happy to hear :-)

Cheers,
Ben

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  • I really would like to know what's the future for VPC... considering the new price of VS...
  • Now the folks who can't run VPC on XP Pro x64 have an affordable MS alternative, at least for dev & testing or as an unsupported scenario.
  • Is that the upgrade from R1 price, or is it the full version for a fresh customer price?
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    This is full pricing

    Cheers,
    Ben
  • Any chance Virtual Server will be available through the MSDN Academic Alliance? It would be very useful for setting up lab assignments.

    thanks
  • On a totally unrelated note, Australia qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany for the first time in 32 years

    Hows Fifa 2006 run under Virtual PC? :)
  • Well I guess it will make everybody happy.... exept those guys from VMWare......
    practicly giving Virtual Server for free....
  • VMWare are giving their player away for free. This is particularly useful in QA environments where before you would have to buy dozens of copies of VPC/VMWare (one for each host machine). Now you can buy just a few for the people who make the images, and the majority of the testers can just use the player.

    I am very grateful that Microsoft helped improve the pricing for virtualization products :-)
  • VS was always way-way less than VMWare ESX, now it is impossible to ignore if you don't need VMotion or the Virtual Center GUI. ESX still has a reputation of being more mature and stable though ... but maybe that is not true anymore with R2.
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