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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615


Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments:  
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=957006


Support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944987


Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running on a vritual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment.
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx


Microsoft support policies and recommendations for servers that are running Exchange Server in hardware virtualization environments
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320220
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794548.aspx



Other Resources


Volume Licensing Briefs:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/volbrief.mspx  


Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program:
http://windowsservercatalog.com/svvp/

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