Hyper-V beta is now available

No doubt you’ve already seen this announcement, being keen all things virtualization people…   http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/12/12/Yes_2C00_-Virginia_2C00_-there-is-a-Hyper_2D00_V-beta.aspx   http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2007/12/13/happy-holidays-windows-server-2008-hyper-v-beta-now-available.aspx There are even a few videos to watch if you click on the second link whilst you download the beta.   Happy viewing and beta! Clive   Technorati tags: virtualization, hyper-V


New Podcast site (to me anyway)

An email today mentioned a website I’d not heard of before; there are some big names in Windows Virtualization that have provided interviews. I’ve only managed to listen to Mark so far… Dr. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Technical Fellow Eric Traut, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Mike Neil, General Manager of Virtualization Strategy, Windows Server Division Stuart Schaefer,…


Going Virtually Green

Dugie kindly pushed out some great stats last week (which I forgot to blog about at the time…it’s been a busy two weeks!).  Anyway if you want to take a look at some numbers Microsoft IT made available, Andrew’s post has them.  I hope we get the numbers in watts soon!   Technorati tags: virtualization,…


Hyper-V not WSv

As you may of heard, WSv has had a name change to Hyper-V Here are a few links: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/11/12/windows-server-2008-product-lineup-and-hyper-v.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12HyperVPR.mspx http://www.p2vd.com/?p=224 (note: the 1st paragraph has a mistake, Hyper-V is the name, Hyper-V server is the stand-alone product mentioned later) http://bink.nu/news/more-on-microsoft-hyper-v-server.aspx   No one seemed to notice that ‘hyper-V’ was mentioned on Oct 18th on…


Windows Virtualization Hypercall APIs are OSP

Great news from Jeff on the Virtualization team blog, here is a short summary you can get the full details from here.  “The hypercall API enables partners to develop solutions with Windows Server virtualization allowing customers to achieve dynamic IT environments.   These APIs are available for use by any organization seeking to integrate or extend…


Virtual Server UK community…

If you’re a Virtual Server user in the UK, and if you’re a TDM (Technical Decision Maker), Architect or even a CTO (with the proliferation of job titles these days I’ll let you make up your own mind as to whe ther your title is equivalent to these suggestions) – would you like to meet your…


Readers question on SCVMM

Lee emailed me to ask: I’ve been interested in trying out some of the Microsoft Virtualization software but I’m somewhat confused by the product and wonder if you can set the record for me.  I have setup a test server running W2003 Server with Virtual Server 2005 R2.  I’ve do some reading on the VMM…


SCVMM – straight from the top

Rakesh Malhotra – Group Program Manager for SCVMM has started to blog.  It looks like you’ll get some great content so add him to your RSS feed now.   Technorati tags: scvmm

Virtualisation webcasts

Thanks John for posting all the links, that should keep us all busy!  These are the webcasts associated with Windows Server 2008 RC0 and the virtualization preview   Technorati tags: ws2008, virtualization, wsv

Windows Server RC0 – yes it is…

So that’s confirmed then RC0 of Windows Server (with those WSv/viridian bits!) is now available to download: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/sep07/09-24windowserverrc0.mspx Ben has some guidelines that you must consider if you’re planning on using the virtualization features, see his blog for more details. Technorati tags: wiindows server 2008, WSv, virtualization