If you have been wondering where I have been, I have been on holiday for the last four weeks, visiting friends and family in sunny Australia.  But now I am back in cold, rainy, dark Seattle – so I should have plenty of time to get blogging.

Just before I went off on holiday, the MED-V team put together a helpful set of videos that step through the administration side of using MED-V.  Lifting their descriptions from their blog post on this, the following videos are available:

  1. Preparing a MED-V Image - Learn how to prepare a Virtual PC image for use with MED-V.
  2. Testing, Packing, and Uploading a MED-V Image - After completing the preparation, an image will be tested, then packaged, and finally uploaded to the MED-V Server for distribution.
  3. MED-V Workspace Walkthrough - See how to configure a MED-V workspace (policies for the virtual machine) and watch a demonstration of the key features so that you can evaluate and learn the key capabilities of MED-V.
  4. Publishing Different Applications to Different Users of the Same MED-V Image - This demonstration will show you how to use a common MED-V image to serve multiple users or groups while presenting different applications.
  5. Creating a MED-V Installation Package - Deploying MED-V packages can be streamlined by creating an installation package that includes all of the prerequisite technologies (Virtual PC, Virtual Machine Additions update, and MED-V client) as well as a MED-V Workspace.
  6. MED-V First Time Setup with Domain Join - Taking workspace images and configuring them to join the organization Active Directory domain is a critical part of managing, controlling and updating the virtual machines deployed, and is easy with MED-V first time setup.
  7. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools in MED-V - Having the right tools to gain status, detect errors, and analyze problems is important when planning a MED-V infrastructure.
  8. Updating a MED-V Image - MED-V workspaces will require updates as any other machine on the network, this walkthrough of updating the master image and distributing to users can be used if machines are not joined to the domain and managed by typical system management tools.

You can download any one (or all) of these videos from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1f0d3e54-25d1-4ec1-a844-3b508bd63ffa

Cheers,
Ben