Hyper-V on a Laptop

This post is an introduction to how I have configured my demo laptop.  I can comfortably run eleven VMs on the one laptop, including a two node Hyper-V cluster, App-V and the four main System Center products (Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager and Configuration Manager). I have built this to enable me…

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Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008

The Windows Server 2008 User Group – Ireland will be running an event on Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 on the 2nd of September at 7pm in the evening (beer might follow).  The location is Buswells hotel in the city centre.  The event is free to all User Group Members. You can register…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 is here

OK, looks like I was just a bit premature.  All the official sites are now up-to-date.  SCVMM pages on Microsoft,com and the official Windows Virtualisation blog. We’ve announced four things: Public availability and general availability in October. Pricing and Licensing A Workgroup edition Future directions for SCVMM Number 4 is interesting – obviously we’ll be…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager has shipped!

Many of you will know that I’ve been talking about SCVMM for ages (I even mentioned it today at the presentation in the Guinness Storehouse).  I’ve been running the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) code for the last week, but haven’t been allowed to say so (I have to wait until Microsoft officially announce products).  Well…

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VHD Test Drive Program

I’ve been telling people how they can download pre-configured, 30 day evaluation copies of Microsoft (and Partner) software from www.microsoft.com/vhd – well, looks like it’s finally taking off.  You can now download: Windows Server 2003 R2 Windows Vista Exchange Server 2007 SQL Server 2005 ISA Server 2006 System Center Essentials 2007 Visual; Studio 2005 Team Suite…

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