Microsoft Team Blog Alert: Virtualization – Licensing and Support Changes! (updated)

Today a number of important announcements were made about virtualization and how it will affect the Microsoft Support Policy and Licensing. 

Press Pass Press Releases:
New Microsoft Licensing and Support Eases Path to Virtualization - 19-Aug-2008

Following the press announcement the Sharepoint and Exchange teams posted blog entries to provide further detail to customers:

SharePoint Products and Technologies
Update on Licensing and Virtualization Support for SharePoint Products and Technologies - 18-Aug-2008

Solution Accelerator: Assessment and Planning
NEWS! Application Server License Mobility - 19-Aug-2008

Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements - 19-Aug-2008

SQL Server
No blog entry posted so far, however refer to KB articles below for further information!

Knowledge Base (KB) Articles

Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software:

Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments:

Support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software:

Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running on a vritual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment.

Microsoft support policies and recommendations for servers that are running Exchange Server in hardware virtualization environments

Other Resources

Volume Licensing Briefs:  

Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program:

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