Upcoming French and English TechNet live meetings

  26/10 – Optimized Desktop series: Windows Server et Windows 7 better together Windows Server 2008 R2 présente de multiples fonctionnalités spécialement conçues pour collaborer avec des postes clients tournant sous Windows 7. Cette session est consacrée à la présentation de solutions telles que branch caching, Direct Access, Applocker et bien d’autres encore. Speaker: Arlindo…


Upcoming Dutch and English TechNet live meetings

  26/10 – Optimized Desktop series: Windows Server and Windows 7 better together Windows Server 2008 R2 heeft tal van features specifiek voor het werken met client computers die draaien op Windows 7. In deze sessie maken we kennis met oplossingen zoals branch caching, Direct Access, Applocker en nog veel meer. Speaker: Arlindo Alves –…


Free TechNet Event: Are you ready for a journey to the cloud?

See full agenda online Have you heard about IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Private- and Public cloud? Do you know what it means and how this technology can help your customers, your company and your business? As with any journey, many different challenges are ahead. Join us with a journey to the cloud where you will learn…


Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Release Candidate

VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center VMM. You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside your…


Screencast series on Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0

One of my colleagues created a 6 part screencast on how to use MAP. The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring the installation of agent software on any computers or devices. The new…


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…

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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….

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