I Have a New Phone (and it’s just a phone!)

I mentioned in my last post that I’m now focused on Unified Communications at Microsoft.  I’ll go deep on what Unified Communications (UC) is later  – should you care.  The BIG news is that as part of my new gig, I get to use lots of cool phones and devices that integrate with Office Communication…


New News … New Gig!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a LONG time, but I was super busy getting “all in”.  I changed gears at Microsoft this Summer after my presentation at the Red Hat Summit – Microsoft has lots of credibility (and customers) in virtualization now, and I thought I was ready for new challenges. I’m focusing once again…


Linux on Hyper-V @ TechEd

TechEd North America was a blast this year in New Orleans! I co-presented two sessions (one with Brett and another with Larry) and both went well. I got to pitch in and help with a few other sessions (with Michael Greene, Nick Smith, Bob, and Soumya Das Bhaumik). I ate too well – got to…


TechEd 2010 Sessions

I’ve been heads down on all sorts of things, including preparing for two sessions at TechEd next week. If you’re heading to New Orleans, be sure to check out these two sessions next week at TechEd in New Orleans covering mixed environments: Code Session Room Day Time WSV318 Living in a Mixed Environment: Integrating Your Heterogeneous…


We’ve Been Kindled!

I just got a copy of the second edition of our book in the mail (starts shipping next week!) and found out that there’s a Kindle version!  That’s cool!   In case you hadn’t noticed, Microsoft has upgraded our blog platform (lots of changes!).  This is kind of my test post for the updated backend….


Linux P2V With DD and VHDTool – EASY and CHEAP!

So I’ve been busy the last two week getting ready for TechEd (WAHOO!) where I’m co-presenting two sessions this year.  One of the sessions is all about Linux on Hyper-V.  To get ready, I’ve been working though lots of the common operational tasks including (as you know P2V) migrations. I mentioned to my buddy Alexander…


Calling a PowerShell Function

I’m back from lots of traveling (why I’ve had time to post a few things). I got a great question about my last post…how best to call a custom PowerShell function.  I’m not a PowerShell expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I do use it a good amount and I find it useful…


Hyper-V CPU Data Collection Script

I received an e-mail from someone looking for an electronic version of the VMCPU PowerShell reporting script I wrote for our book on Hyper-V, so I thought I would post it here (FYI the updated, 2nd edition is due out in a month or two!). I wrote to script to address CPU performance monitoring requirements…


Hyper-V Linux P2V with PlateSpin

I mentioned in my last post how challenging manual Physical to Virtual migrations (P2V) of Linux systems can be.  There are a number of great automated tools that make Linux P2V simpler that I’ll try to run through in the coming weeks. The tools I’m showing fill a need – to migrate a Linux host…


Hyper-V Linux P2V The Hard Way

I mentioned in a post last week that I would go over some options to perform a Linux Physical to Virtual (P2V) migration on Hyper-V.  Before showing you the easy way, I wanted to go over a manual approach that a coworker worked out for me a while back.  Even before that, I wanted to…