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    VHD Test Drive - New Image

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    VHD Test Drive has posted a new image for download on Microsoft Connect . This morning we uploaded an image with SQL Server 2005 and Exchange Server 2007 in one image. Partners have been asking for this particular virtual machine for quite some time....
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    But first, let's do the numbers

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    The Microsoft third quarter report is out . In PowerPoint , too. "Robust demand for Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system drives 72% growth in earnings per share." Revenue is up 32 percent or $14.4 billion. (Only) Virtually Yours
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    Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 Chat

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    More goodies around the Beta 3 release . On the Windows Server Division Weblog the team announces an "... online text based Q&A in real time. Management, Alex Hinrichs-Group Program Manager, Joseph Landes-Director of Product Management, David Lowe...
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    More virtual applicances

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    Not from Microsoft . Not yet. Parallels today announced the availability of their Parallels Technology Network or PTN. Virtualization is a hot topic these days and will continue to be. Enabling all sorts of powerful scenarios, some not possible without...
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    VHD Test Drive Partner Quest

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    Quest Software, a valuable partner of Microsoft and participant in the VHD Test Drive program , just released their first custom Virtual Harddisks (VHD) as part of the program. Learn more about the software inside the VHD on the Quest website . The VHD...
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    Longhorn Server Beta 3 is out

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    What a great day! Microsoft just announced the availability of Windows Server code name "Longhorn" Beta 3. I know the whole company was very anxious to get this build out to our customer and partners. To all our partners and customers: No more excuses...
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    Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 RC available

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    The release candidate of the latest Virtual Server Service Pack is available. Go grab it here if you are part of the beta program! Not being part of the beta you will have to sign up here to get it. Thanks Ben .
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    Never touch a working presentation

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    Today I had a great opportunity to present about Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualization to some of our valuable ISV partners . Once a month or so the ISV team here in Redmond invites global partners to a briefing/meeting event. To paint a full...
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    Viridian and Virtual Server Timing Updates

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    Mike Neil, General Manager, Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft, just posted an updated timeline for Microsoft Virtualization products on his blog . In summary: The first public beta of Windows Server virtualization, codenamed Viridian, will now be available...
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    VHD Test Drive partners

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    Last night I received email from our partner SplendidCRM Software, Inc. SplendidCRM has posted their first VHD Test Drive image. Go to their download website and check it out. The company is a Microsoft Certified Partner and their Customer Relationship...
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    Microsoft 64-bit website overhaul

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    Microsoft has updated its 64-bit website . Cool. check out the new layo ut and content. You will find up to date information about x64 and Itanium. In the recent past I had quite a few questions about our story on Itanium. This new website links to the...
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    Missing password

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    People downloading the publicly available Test Drive images from Microsoft need a user id and password to log on the the virtual machines. In a recent post Clive refers to Dugie's blog post containing the password information. But there's also a document...
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