Digital By Choice and Virtualisation

This was an awesome post from Emma, our resident Licensing Guru. It’s an obvious choice to give to customers so I am really pleased to share this…… 1) All Volume licensing customers have the option to download products via VLSC, for most of you, this is so much faster than waiting for a disk kit…

1

virtualization.info Adoption Survey 2008

Fifteen days ago virtualization.info launched a web survey to try to understand the state of the union for hardware virtualization. In just three days they collected over 500 responses, and have now surpassed 750.  The emerging picture is surprisingly interesting. They are aiming to get 1000 responses before stopping the survey and after that will…

0

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Released

he Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure. In this version, MAP has expanded its assessment…

0

Accelerating Virtualisation

“Solution Accelerators” are one of our best kept secrets. They are not meant to be secrets but I think they get lost amongst everything else This set of Virtualisation Solution Accelerators are designed to help accelerate adoption and deployment of Microsoft virtualisation technologies. This collection includes automated assessment and deployment as well. You can also…

0

Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for the next year

Not much of a surprise of what is included in this list, but I would have expected Green IT to appear higher. I would also have expected social networking/enterprise mash-ups to still be in early days of adoption and exploration, rather than in the top 10 1 – Virtualisation 2 – Cloud computing 3 -…

0

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this latest version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Security Assessment Proposal, Forefront/NAP migration, Microsoft Online Services, as well as providing a Power Savings…

0

Virtualisation, virtualisation, virtualisation……….."IT Pros, IT Pros IT Pros…..and I say I love IT Pros!"

Sorry that it seems as though I dropped off the planet…my world has been all things Virtualisation for the last week. Here is what’s been going on: 1) TechNet Changing Technologies event Steve Ballmer came over to present at a TechNet event for IT managers yesterday in London and announced Hyper-V Server. Hyper-V Server is…

0

GreenIT and Virtualisation

Watch this short Silverlight video to find out how virtualisation compliments green IT practices that can lead to more-efficient energy use and cost savings.

0

Easing the Path to Virtualization

There was a great intro to the US newsletter that I wanted to share: Microsoft recently updated its software licensing terms for 41 server applications, and updated its technical support policy for 31 server applications so that customers can receive technical support when deploying those applications on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, or…

0