How scalable is Remote Desktop Service for you ?

Virtual Desktops are all the rage right now and there is a lot of discussion about where and how Virtual Desktops provide the right solution for the diffent types of users in your environment. Microsoft categorises the different types of users in your environment Mobile Knowledge workers Office Knowledge workers Task Workers Contractors or Offshore…


Microsoft Site Recovery Solution

Recently in my discussions with customers regarding virtualisation the topic of Site Recovery is becoming very popular. I thought it would be worthwhile listing some the resources available to help you understand how Microsoft virtualisation solutions can help you with Site Recovery The Microsoft Site Recovery Solution helps customers implement and manage cost effective, end-to-end…

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Booting Hyper-V R2 from USB

Lot of customers have been asking me about booting Hyper-V R2 from a USB drive There is documentation for that http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee731893(WS.10).aspx To make this process easier there is a app for that http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/BootHVSR2FromUSB


Beyond the compete – Microsoft vs VMware

This session will focus on the key technologies within the Microsoft Product Family that address very real needs that any organisations adopting VWWare Technology has.  We will focus on discussing how to manage VMWare and Hyper-V side by side. Technologies covered include System Center Virtual Machine  Manager, Windows Server 2008 R2 Speaker details Amit Pawar…


Hyper-V Unleashed – Online Event on July 21

Microsoft Virtualization is a sponsor at this online event, organized by Windows IT Pro. The event is an interactive experience with staffed booths by Microsoft, Citrix, Certeon, and Symantec. The event also includes educational chats to complement each conference session. If you miss the real-time event, the virtual platform will be available on demand for…


How much will you pay for a Hypervisor on those cores ?

Now that 6 core processors are available from both Intel and AMD, the virtualisation team at Microsoft have done some analysis on how much it will cost to run Hypervisors from Microsoft and VMware on these new machines. Refer to http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/06/28/Beware-the-VMware-Core-Tax-and-More.aspx Technorati Tags: Cores,Virtualsiation,Hyper-V,TCO


You can now cluster SQL server in a Virtual Machine

Microsoft has updated the support policy for running SQL server in a virtual machine that has been clustered. Refer to Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running in a hardware virtualization environment Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Clustering,SQL Server

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-v and Clustering Resources

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft has released a lot of documentation that supports Hyper-V and Failover clustering. For a consolidated list of these resources head on over to http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/04/20/9557017.aspx Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Clustering,Live Migration,Cluster Shared Volumes


Hyper-V growing up to be stronger

I wanted to cover the latest announcement around Hyper-V that occurred at TechEd 2009. http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/12/tech-ed-windows-server-2008-r2-hyper-v-news.aspx


Game on – VMware spreads more FUD

The past few days there has been an very robust discussion through blogs and videos about how VMware is spreading FUD about Hyper-V. Refer to Day 1 – http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/09/hyper-v-winning-daily-vmware-fud-reaching-new-heights.aspx Day 2 – http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/09/day-two-of-the-scott-drummond-vmware-fud-fiasco.aspx All I want to add to this is that customers looking to consolidate their workloads on a hypervisor need to do their…

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