Microsoft working with OVF community to improve virtual machine interoperability

Hello, I wanted to send out this quick note to update everyone on our continued focus on and commitment to portability and interoperability using OVF.  We have gained valuable on-the-ground experience to ensure interoperability with our partners such as Citrix and VMware for Open Virtualization Format (OVF).  Portability and interoperability of virtualization technologies across platforms…

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Update on VMM refreshers – what has changed and what this means to you

Good day, folks! Since System Center 2012 SP1 Beta was released last week, we’re super excited to receive raving interests & feedback just over the past few days.   I’d like to briefly talk about one of the major investment areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager – overall system scalability and performance,…

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System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 SPF Installation Issue

Greetings folks, After we released our System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 release, we’ve received a lot of feedback. Thank you very much for trying out our latest preview on our exciting SP1 release! Among all new features / improvements in SP1, Service Provider Foundation (SPF) is one new component that received a lot of attention…

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System Center 2012 VMM OVF Export / Import Tool is available now.

Greetings folks!   Microsoft is committed to interoperability and openness in the products and services we provide, as evidenced by our multi-hypervisor and standard-based storage management features in System Center 2012. Today, we have taken this even further with the release of the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) OVF Export/Import Tool, which…

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Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is available now!

Greetings folks! As you’re all busy getting ready for the holiday season, I’d like to introduce you another Christmas gift idea for a “VMM geek”. 🙂 My colleagues, Michael Michael and Hector Linares, just finished writing a new book “Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2”, and it’s available for order now at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Virtual-Machine-Manager-2008/dp/0470463325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260507554&sr=8-1-catcorr#noop. I also…

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SCVMM 2008 R2 downloadable docs are available now!

Greetings, folks!   I’m pleased to let you all know that our documentation team has just published the doanloadable version of SCVMM 2008 R2 documents at here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764   Available documents for download are: ·         Deployment Guide ·         Guide to Operations Manager Integration ·         Security Guide ·         Operations Guide ·         Scripting Guide ·         Cmdlet Reference…

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It’s here – SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM’ed.

Greetings folks! This is one of the very exciting mements that I have to drop whatever I’m doing and tell you about this. 🙂 I’ve been busy on a few things. So sorry for not able to post much information lately. And I’ll tell you about what I was working on in a few months. We’re…

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VMM 2008 R2 Upgrade Guide

As part of the VMM 2008 R2 launch,  I’m inviting my colleague, Kerim, to provide you some information on how you can upgrade your existing VMM 2008 / VMM 2008 R2 RC versions to the VMM 2008 R2 RTM version.  Here comes Kerim:   ===================    Hi everyone,   My name is Kerim Hanif. I am…

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What’s new in VMM 2008 R2 RC?

Greetings, folks!   Hope you had a good Mother’s Day weekend (if you celebrate that holiday)!   Since VMM R2 Beta was released, the team has been working hard in incorporating feedback from customers. Here is a nice blog from Vishwa that explains the new set of features we’ve added in the upcoming VMM R2…

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VMM Network Location and Network Tag

Hello there! Today I got a guest poster, my colleague, David Armour. David is a senior program manager responsible for SCVMM 2008’s Networking feature. Based on the questions he has seen on the Technet SCVMM forum, he wanted to post this information out to help clarify the concepts and usage of Network Location and Network…

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