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Managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine (VM) activations running on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtualization Host…Solution: AVMA (Automatic Virtual Machine Activation)!!!

Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2 in October of last year. And ever since release it has been our flagship datacenter operating system, also known as Cloud OS. Like many of you I use Windows Server 2012 R2 for building virtual infrastructure. A lot of times we want to test certain scenarios and we often… Read more

Microsoft Windows Server: Virtualize Enterprise Applications Guidance

Many customers begin their virtualization journeys’ by virtualizing the low intensity, less critical workloads, such as File & Print Servers, or Web Servers, but as customer confidence in virtualization grows, customers need to understand the impact of virtualization, from a performance, scalability and reliability perspective, on their more mission-critical, tier 1 and tier 2 applications… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Beta now available!

We are very excited to welcome you to the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Beta Program and appreciate your interest and participation in the program. Click here to download the solution accelerator. If you have additional questions or feedback about the solution accelerator, please send an email to MVMCDISC@microsoft.com. You can also visit the MVMC TechNet… Read more

Windows Server 2012: Convert VHD to VHDX using Hyper-V Manager

As you are all aware Hyper-V is Microsoft’s Virtualization platform and we use VHD as the file format for installing operating systems. VHD stands for Virtual Hard Disk. Windows Server 2012 features new file format known as VHDX. You can read more about it over here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831446.aspx  As enterprise workloads for virtual environments grow in… Read more

Microsoft Private Cloud announcement: Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud, 17th JAN 2011. REGISTER NOW !!

  Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud The definition, business value, and technology benefits of the "the cloud" have been hotly debated in recent months. Most agree that cloud computing can accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and increase business agility in the market. In 2012, cloud computing will transition from hype and discussion, to part of… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Linux Integration Services Version v3.2 for Hyper-V Now Released

A set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. Overview When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide. Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V…. Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Why Hyper-V for VDI whitepaper

This whitepaper demonstrates why organizations should choose Microsoft® Hyper-V™ as their hypervisor when designing and implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. Choosing a hypervisor for deploying a VDI solution involves a number of important considerations, each of which can be fulfilled by using Microsoft’s Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 hypervisor-based virtualization technology. When implemented together… Read more

Coming up next…Microsoft IT Camps–India for IT Professionals.

Hello IT Professionals, Few months we presented IT Pro Roadshows in various cities in India. Now, we are back with IT Camps in India. Microsoft IT Camps are the in-person events. Is your core Windows Server Infrastructure outdated and clinging to the x86 server architecture? The time is now to move the critical services this… Read more

Microsoft Downloads: Server Virtualization at Microsoft

Yes. At Microsoft we virtualize servers. At Microsoft, server virtualization has become a primary way to address data-center power consumption, to address space issues, and to rationalize server utilization. To optimize deployment and management of thousands of virtual machines, Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) has developed standards and best practices for configuring host servers, storage,… Read more

Now Available – System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

Well, here we go…SCVMM SSP 2.0 SP1 RTM. Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1, you can respond more effectively—and at a lower cost—to the rapidly changing needs of your organization. Built on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Hyper-V™ technology, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, VMMSSP enables you to offer infrastructure as… Read more