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 To make this process easier there is a app for that

Is VMware costing you way too much

Head over to to find out how you and your organisation could save with Microsoft’s virtualisation solutions. Use the ROI tool to find out how much you could be saving. Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,VMware,Cost,TCO,ROI

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Releases/Hosting for App-V

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5 has been released. Formerly known as SoftGrid, App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualisation implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options including over-the-Internet application availability to meet your business needs.  Additionally, Microsoft Application…


Exchange on Hyper-V

Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2007 in production on hardware virtualisation software only when all the following conditions are true: The hardware virtualisation software is Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, or any third-party hypervisor that has been validated under the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program. The Exchange Server guest virtual machine: Is…


Australian customers using Hyper-V

Now that Hyper-V and SCVMM have officially launched ( the case studies are coming in for Australian customers Click on this link to see a list of the Australian case studies for Hyper-V Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Australia,Case Studies

Hyper-V has now released to manufacturing (RTM)

Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, has now released to manufacturing (RTM) and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release.  Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the IT world because…


Hyper-V Release Candidate and remote management

There are two update packages for the Hyper-V Release Candidate. Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219) This package includes the following items: • The updated version of the Hyper-V Manager console and of the Virtual Machine Connection remote connection tool for x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 • The updated version of the Integration Services…

DPM explained

So in my earlier post today I talked about System Center Data Protection Manager also known as SCDPM 2007. The flash animation below explains how DPM can be used in a Dynamic Datacenter to backup  Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. When Microsoft releases Hyper-V later this year DPM 2007 will also be able to backup…