Talking About Virtualization

There has been quite some noise around the talk that Eric Traut (Distinguished Engineer) give at the University of Illinois. During his talk Eric showed something is called MinWin which is a stripped kernel of Windows 7 that will be the basis of our future products. Not just the Windows OS but it’s also the…

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New Virtual Machine Additions for Linux

Now with support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10Microsoft is committed to testing and supporting many third-party operating systems for use as guest operating systems on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 virtual machines. To help make sure that you have a favorable experience when you run third-party guest operating systems in Virtual Server 2005, Microsoft…

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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for SoftGrid and Windows Server 2008 Virtualization (Beta)

The Infrastructure Planning and Design series is the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies; each guide addresses a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. All guides share a common structure including: Definition of the technical decision flow through the…

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Gartner’s 10 strategic technologies for next year

  Last week I read an interesting article about the 10 strategic technologies for next year according to Gartner. I am happy to see that Green IT has been put on top of the list because it’s something we must care about and show commitment to it. So my work to get a Green IT…

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TechEd IT Forum: Management Track – Top 5 Sessions

Here are the top 5 sessions for the Data Management track according to Frank Koch track owner: Systems Center Operations Manager 2007: End-to-End Management This session covers the management of an environment consisting of distributed applications. We cover means and mechanisms that enable complex IT systems in a logical and holistic manner by using the…

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TechEd IT Forum: Windows Server Track Top 5 Sessions

Below you will find a list of what Kevin Sangwell and myself think to be the Top 5 sessions in our track: Windows Server 2008 Kernel Advances This session, presented by the coauthor of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press), goes beneath the surface to explore the new features and enhancements in the Windows Server 2008 operating…

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How to Install Windows Server Virtualization?

Ok now that you have the RC0 bits you definitely want to start playing with Windows Server Virtualization. I’ll explain the installation steps through different screenshots I took. Before you begin the installation you have to install two updates that are located into the systemdrive\windows\wsv directory. First install the Windows6.0-KB939854-X64.MSU which will install the WSV…

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Virtualization Cookbooks

If you are looking to Virtualize your physical servers, applications than you will find valuable information in the cookbooks we’ve created for you. You will find information about Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, Data Protection Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Terminal Servers.   Name Description Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1…

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Windows Server Virtualization Screencast

Last week Keith Combs published his 10 Min of Windows Server Virtualization (WSV) screencast. In this screencast Keith shows you a quick technical overview of what and how Windows Server Virtualization can be used. As I mentioned earlier WSV will be included as a Server Role in Windows Server 2008 RC0.   Read Keith’s blogpost…


Windows Server Virtualization will be included in RC0 Release

This week at VMWorld we made some announcement around Windows Server Virtualization (codename Viridian). The Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows Server virtualization is coming soon with the initial release candidate of Windows Server 2008. You will finally be able to test out our newest hypervisor based Virtualization Technology. I’ve been playing around with this…

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