Join us for a free hands on training on Windows Server 2012

                  Register for the next IT Camps!   Microsoft offers free technical resources to help you be successful in today’s evolving IT environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to elevate your skills by learning more about Windows Server 2012 through our free IT Camps. Register now for these hands on training:   Windows Server…


Dive into the summer with TechNet : Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2)

We kicked off the TechNet Summer 3 weeks ago where we invited you to dive into the Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 1) and Desktop Deployment.   Now it’s time for the 3rd topic: Microsoft Virtualization Technology (Part 2) Microsoft has a virtualization strategy that will help you virtualize your Datacenter & Desktop in the Cloud….

Get skilled up on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies at your own pace and at no cost with Microsoft Virtual Academy

Looking for a simple, effective way to get the skills and training you needed to take advantage of the opportunity Cloud computing offers IT professionals? The Microsoft Virtual Academy offers no-cost, easy-access training for IT professionals who want to get ahead in cloud computing. MVA guides you through the latest cloud computing technologies and tools….

Updated Requirements and Limits for Virtual Machines and Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2

Last week during the VDI day I still mentioned that we only supported 64 virtual machines running on a clustered Hyper-V infrastructure. Well we’ve changed the support limits of virtual machines running in a clustered environment towards 1000 VM’s per cluster and still a max of 384 VM’s on each node. Below you can find…

VDI Day Sessions online

Last week we organized a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure day together with Citrix. We’ve published the sessions onto TechNet Edge. Session 1: VDI Day: Citrix & Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Strategy In this session we will guide you through the desktop virtualization strategy and show you how Citrix and Microsoft will help you reduce the costs of…

New White Paper: High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V

This new white paper discuss how you can run SQL server workloads on our Hyper-V (R2) infrastructure. The tests in this white paper demonstrate that Hyper-V provides the performance and scalability needed to run SQL Server workloads in consolidation scenarios. As an example, the following diagram compares OLTP workload performance of 8 stacked native instances…

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 – Now in Beta Release!

VMST 3.0 helps customers more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating their offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 3.0, customers can now service: · Offline virtual machines in a SCVMM library. · Stopped and saved state virtual machines on a host. · Virtual machine templates. · Offline virtual hard disks in a SCVMM library by injecting…


Manage your Virtualized infrastructure with System Center Essentials 2010

I often get the question if you can use System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE) to manage your Virtual Infrastructure. The answer depends on how many virtual machines you want to manage today and in the future. SCE 2010 includes Virtual Machine management but only a subset of the capabilities of System Center Virtual Machine Manager….


TechDays: New session about Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX

There was still one session in the IT Pro track that I could not disclose because the announcement was not made yet. But now that we announced the Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX capabilities in SP1 I can disclose the following session:  Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and NEW SP1 features! In this session, we will look at…


Do you want to know how Microsoft IT does Virtualization?

Come to the TechDays 2010 and attend the following session: Virtualization in Microsoft IT Lessons learned in 5 years of implementing Microsoft’s virtualization platform and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, driving from 5 pilot Virtual Server 2005 hosts to 1100 virtualization hosts with 7000 Hyper-V guests. The changes in the computing hardware, storage solutions and…