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  • Blog Post: VHD compatibility between Hyper-V and Virtual Server

    Honestly I was shocked when I read John's recent post about " Are VHDs compatible between Hyper-V and Virtual Server and Virtual PC? " Hestarts off with some "No, not supported" cases and I almost immediately started felling nauseous. Thankfully I read the full post. Towards the end...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Starter

    TechRepublic published an article about the" 10 things you should know about virtualization." If you are new to the whole virtualization thing, it will certainly get you started. The author, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, is right, "Virtualization is a huge topic, and this article is only meant to provide...
  • Blog Post: Series of Virtualization Podcasts on InfoWorld

    A series for five short and comprehensive podcasts will be published on InfoWorld's blog. This week the first has been posted. Below some info about the complete series. The podcasts can be found here . Podcast Descriptions Episode One : Top Virtualization Myths Industry Analyst, Dan Kusnetzky, Principal...
  • Blog Post: Hafnium helps increasing performance of virtual environments

    On Nov 11th Intel already announced a "Fundamental Advance in Transistor Design," extending  Moore's Law and therefore computing performance. You find the full press announcement here . Why's it important in the context of virtualization? Well, not only are these new chips using the element...
  • Blog Post: One of the largest Virtualization conferences

    One of the largest Virtualization conferences of the industry seems to happen this week in Barcelona, Spain. Microsoft Teched IT Forum . Obviously not a pure virtualization conference but the Microsoft technical event for IT professionals. But if you look at the number of sessions and the many different...
  • Blog Post: Series of Webcasts and chats on Windows Server Virtualization

    TechNet Webcast: Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time The new Windows Server Virtualization infrastructure will be a core feature in Windows Server 2008. This session will provide you an overview of virtualization role, the scenarios and...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive - Storing large images in the cloud

    "Now that I have my image ready, how can I make the 6 GB of files available to my clientele?" "Does Microsoft store my images?" Especially our smaller partners in the VHD Test Drive program have been asking these questions a lot. For many reasons Microsoft cannot store partner images on any of its servers...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive - Two new images

    Just a quick note on new images. Over Labor Day weekend we have uploaded 2 new images: Windows 2003 + Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta 2 Windows 2003 + BizTalk 2006 Virtually Yours
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization has a new home

    Microsoft Virtualization information has a new home. Check out the new URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualization/default.mspx . The content available here cover all virtualization technologies in one place as you can see: Looking forward to the house warming party. Virtually Yours
  • Blog Post: New set of Microsoft Virtualization videos available

    Virtualization in Windows Server Mike Neil, General Manager http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=515 Virtualization technology roadmap and an outline of Microsoft's vision for how these technologies will combine with future capabilities in hardware. Application and Presentation...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive MOSS images now includes Visio 2007

    The VHD test Drive team just finished an updated version of the MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) image and uploaded it to Microsoft Connect . The new version of this image now contains Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 + Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 + Microsoft Visio 2007 + Microsoft Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Windows Virtualization Team Blog adds new member

    Starting yesterday Jeff Woolsey, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft in the Microsoft Virtualization team started blogging. You can read his first blog post here . If you have not yet subscribed to the team blog. Here's one more good reason. Moving forward Jeff will start educating us in great depth...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server and Data Protection Manager Install and Configure

    A (new) virtualization webcast is heading your way. The DPM-Virtual Server partner webcast we did last week was so well attended that we decided to do a repeat with even more demo. So, mark your calendars: Microsoft Virtual Server and Data Protection Manager Install and Configure Walk-through Event ID...
  • Blog Post: Citrix launched PS 4.5 as VHD in VHD Test Drive

    It is good to see a valuable partner (and competitor) like Citrix to leverage the VHD Test Drive. They are a long time partner of the program. You can download Citrix EVA (Citrix Evaluation Virtual Appliance) from their website . From the website: What is the Citrix Evaluation Virtual Appliance...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive - Image Update

    Microsoft has increased the number of available images of VHD Test Drive for partners. As usual, the images are available on Microsoft Connect . Currently we provide a total of 6 different images that can be enhanced by ISV partners with own applications and made available for free for test and evaluation...
  • Blog Post: Want to be paid for having fun?

    Now that I have your attention, I just got approval for another position in our developer evangelism team . The job description is up on the Microsoft careers website . Look for Job Code 201681 . The Windows Server Virtualization project is well under way and we need more help evangelizing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization Webcasts in June

    Microsoft is hosting a series of 3 webcasts in June (18, 19, 20), focusing on virtualization installation and configuration. They will be a little different as they will show installation and configuration steps versus feature overviews. They will be available for on-demand viewing afterwards. So if...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization at TechEd 2007

    Don't miss the sessions about Virtualization at TechEd 2007 in Orlando, FL. Patrick over at the Windows Server Division Weblog has the info . Excerpt: Looking for something a bit more technical? Well I'd recommend the following sessions: SVR239 - Virtualization 360: Microsoft's vision and strategy for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft pushed Virtualization

    We are always our first and best customer for our own products. Microsoft pushed Virtualization even inhouse as the Computerworld published in its Q&A with Devin Murray, group manager within Microsoft’s utility services group: " In a recent interview with Computerworld , Murray explained some of...
  • Blog Post: Hardware Virtualization Check Utility

    How do I find out if the processors in my laptop, desktop or server supports resource virtualization? Does my system run on Intel-VT or AMD-V ? There are a few tools out there allowing to check either one or the other vendor's processors or they just return the build and stepping and you have to look...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive - Vista Images

    The VHD Test Drive team has posted new images for download on Microsoft Connect . I guess many of you have been waiting for this. We just finished uploading the first 2 Vista images . Yeah, that's right, Vista. The first image is our Vista base image. Vista Enterprise. The second image - also Vista based...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive - SCVMM Image

    VHD Test Drive has posted a new image for download on Microsoft Connect . This morning we uploaded an image with Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition plus Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Beta 2 . In total we currently provide 6 different images that can be enhanced by ISV partners...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive - New Image

    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. In total we currently provide 5 different images that...
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