Windows Server 2008 on Virtual PC and Virtual Server

We’ve just released updates to both Virtual Server and Virtual PC to give better support for Windows Server 2008 (and Vista SP1 and XP SP3). If you’re running either solution, I’d recommend you upgrade to the latest.   Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 with KB948515.msp New Host Support Windows 2008 (Core, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter) XP…


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 – 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…


Windows Server Code Name ‘Longhorn’ – Beta3, Now What?

Windows Server Code Name ‘Longhorn’ reached the Beta 3 stage in its development on the 25th April (which means that we’ve finished adding features; we’re feature complete). Longhorn will be given an official name soon (I know it, but cannot tell you – an educated guess would probably be correct). We’re still on schedule to…


My Virtualisation Presentations

I’ve recently delivered two presentations that cover Microsoft’s Virtualisation story.  The agenda was this: Microsoft’s Virtualisation Strategy Microsoft’s Virtualisation Products: Today Virtual PC Virtual Server SoftGrid (Clustering, Terminal Services, MOM) Microsoft’s Virtualisation Products: Tomorrow Windows Virtualisation System Center Virtual Machine Manager Q&A Throughout I’ve posted the PowerPoints here. And the video I used is here….


Virtual PC 2007 is now available

We’ve just launched Virtual PC 2007.  As usual, it’s absolutely free.  You can get it here. Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualises the hardware of a complete physical computer. Use virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS, Windows, and OS/2. You can run multiple operating systems…