Virtual Server licensing changes and other news

Check out the PressPass site for information on Virtual Server licensing changes that have been just announced. In summary the changes are: • New virtualization use rights for Windows Server™ 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server “Longhorn” Datacenter Edition enable cost-effective consolidation.Licenses for the upcoming Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition will allow customers…


MSCS, first time for a while

Sorry for the lack of posts in the last few weeks (holiday season!), hopefully I will start to post regularly again from now on.  I presented on clustering today which I enjoyed doing (and I hope the audience liked it), as usual I was asked for links to the resources I mentioned in the discussion,…

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Security – what and when

Loads of announcements today – check it out here.  Details on our security strategy, client protection and Antigen are mentioned.


More Data Protection Manager (DPM)…

It’s been a while since I mentioned DPM in this blog, but we shouldn’t have long to wait for the release of DPM (no official announcement of the date yet, keep an eye on the DPM website), but judging by the interest I’ve had when talking to customers about it – it’s sure to be…


ADS 1.1 released

It’s been a busy few days…ADS 1.1 is now available for download here: Key features include support for deploying Windows X64 servers, as well as bundling the Virtual Server Migration Toolkit into the package as well !!    

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Virtual Server 2005 is now available on MSDN & TechNet

For all those that have asked this question many times, Virtual Server is now available to download from MSDN, for more details see here. Update: TechNet Plus subscribers have been asking for Virtual Server 2005 since it released.Virtual Server 2005 Standard Edition will ship to TechNet Plus subscribers in November.  With TechNet Plus evaluation software,…


HPC goes to Beta 1

I’ve no idea how many times recently I’ve been asked when this product is going to be released – but it’s a lot.  Beta 1 is now availble for more info read the Window Server Division blog or take a look at the updated HPC pages on Microsoft.com.


Managing Connected Systems

This information became available sometime this month (just noticed it myself), this is an architecture and design series, so if you are interested in connected systems or wish to align business architecture and IT architecture through modelling then this is the resource for you.    


One step forward…

It’s always nice when after a struggle something finally goes right…today was one of those days. After a few attempts at creating a caching server for workstation server and builds over a number of weeks (using internal MS technology…currently). I finally managed to get the crucial component working today, this should mean being able to…


Installing the Virtual Server Administration Web site on a Separate Computer

Microsoft Virtual Server can be configured so that the Virtual Server service and the Administration Web site, with its corresponding installation of IIS, are on different computers. You may want to install the Administration Web site on a different physical computer if you want to have multiple physical computers running Virtual Server, but only one…