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Microsoft Management Summit 2012 : Las Vegas, Here I Come, Again!

This is the time of the year when anybody who works on Microsoft Virtualization and System Center technologies gets excited about Microsoft Management Summit which happens every year where thousands of IT PROs joins to share knowledge, exchange ideas, indulge in networking and get to do some deep dive technical learning on new technologies and… Read more

Must attend Virtualization and Cloud Sessions at TechEd Europe 2010

TechEd Europe 2010 is starting next week in Berlin, Germany (Nov 8-12) and there are more than 500 sessions covering the entire breadth of Microsoft Technologies scheduled to be running back to back. Its an great opportunity for attendees to learn cutting edge technologies, network with fellow attendees and meet Microsoft Employees and discuss your… Read more

Tech-Ed Europe 2010: Deutschland (Germany), here I come.

  Yes, I’ve been missing from blogosphere for quite some time now, was busy with lots going on in personal and professional life If you have been following me on twitter and read my last blog posts, I have been pretty busy with regular engagements with the partners including delivering Practice Accelerator. The other thing… Read more

Practice Accelerator for Microsoft® Server Virtualization with Advanced Management

    If you’ve been following me on Twitter , You may have seen some recent tweets about Microsoft Practice Accelerator for Server Virtualization and Advance Management which i have been delivering to Microsoft partners. In my opinion its a great workshop and will help the partners in developing a Virtualization practice in their organization… Read more

Enable Hardware settings in BIOS to run Hyper V

I would be lying if I say that i don’t get this question anymore from our customers and partners. I just bought a new server and it appears to have a multitude of BIOS options for virtualization. Which BIOS options should be enabled and/or disabled to use with Hyper-V? I recently received a well drafted… Read more

Microsoft VDI : Whitepapers and FAQs

With the words like VDI catching up real fast in IT world, Curosity among customers and partners about this new way of deploying Windows has increased. About 40 percent of the time whenever I am in a conversation with customer and partners that relates to Virtualization, we talk about VDI and what are the best… Read more

Virtual Partner Tech Days UK: Windows 7 Deployment

  Virtual Partner Tech Days is currently in progress in EMEA (27-29 April, 2010), I will be presenting a Webcast on Windows 7 deployment on 29th April. If you are a Microsoft certified or Gold Certified Partner in UK and interested in latest deployment enhancements for Windows 7, please join my session on Windows 7:… Read more

Deploying Hyper-V R2 and NetApp

Just came across a great article on deploying Hyper V R2 with NetApp with some specific guidance setting up High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. Our partners over at NetApp and Avanade have written an article discussing a real world deployment of hundreds of virtual machines on Hyper-V R2 and what they learned. This article… Read more

We Listen : Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX Coming Soon to Hyper V

Microsoft Virtualization Hour is currently in progress and lots of announcements is made to day with respect to Microsoft Virtualization. Following Announcement is made : (from PressPass) New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose from today. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering the “Rescue for VMware VDI” promotion, which allows VMware View customers… Read more

Virtualization and Cloud: Part 2

In my last post Part 1 of Virtualization and Cloud, I mentioned about Microsoft Cloud computing strategy and how strongly we are committed to this new area of computing and how Microsoft Virtualization can help a great deal in setting up a private cloud. Today, I’ll talk about Microsoft’s Offerings in the Public Cloud, we’ll… Read more