How VMware Experts Can Get Certified on Hyper-V!

As Brad Anderson explained on his blog last week, the IT industry never slows down, with the virtualization world going through a big inflection point. As result of this, as demand for Hyper-V grows, it is advantageous for virtualization professionals to be “bilingual” i.e. comfortable with Microsoft and VMware platforms.   Jeff has already done…


Welcome back from TechEd and preparing for R2

Welcome back from TechEd! It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned to the office,equipped with loads of great information about the latest releases and deep-dive training. It doesn’t stop here though, and whether or not you attended TechEd, there’s plentyof great content out there for you to take advantage of. Your first stop should be Channel…


Download an R2 Evaluation and you could win big!

We have a super easy competition running at the moment that could see you take home twofantastic prizes! There’s only three days left to enter so you better get in quick though… All it takes it downloading one of the R2 previews – these are the latest Microsoftvirtualisation and management tools, which provide a wealth…


Microsoft IT Showcase: Cloud Content Available Now!

I know through a lot of discussions I’ve been having with IT Pro’s that Cloud Computing is top of mind.  Our internal IT folks our having the same thoughts and concerns about how to use cloud computing in the best way. Cloud computing is a top priority for Microsoft customers and partners. For CIO Tony…

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Live Meeting – Beyond the Compete Microsoft vs VMware

Event Overview  This session will focus on the key technologies within the Microsoft Product Family that address very real needs that any organisations adopting VWWare Technology has.  We will focus on discussing how to manage VMWare and Hyper-V side by side. Technologies covered include System Center Virtual Machine  Manager, Windows Server 2008 R2 Beyond the…

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Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

Its all happening this week.  Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate is ready for download.  Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and…

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Another thing to get your hands on – Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

I blogged about the actual announcement of this a while ago and now Windows Server 2008 R2 is ready for download. As mentioned before Windows Server 2008 R2 is the next version of the Windows Server OS.  This includes all the cool new Hyper V features. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes three core…

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A tour of Hyper-V in 10 minutes

Jeffa has released a Screencast on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. A nice little tour all in 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Check it out below:

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PacLib Group chooses Hyper-V over VMware

Full story here http://www.itnews.com.au/News/85969,paclib-performs-vmware-analysis-but-chooses-microsoft.aspx The analysis involved monitoring PacLib’s servers for a month, according to IT manager David Furey. “They came back with a proposal of about $25,000 in installation costs and another $25,000 in software costs,” Furey told iTnews. “You’ve got to question whether it’s worth paying $50,000 for that. I know the VMware…

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Hyper-V Server available as a Free Download

Hyper-V Server is now available as a free download.  When to Use Hyper-V Server 2008 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a great choice for customers who want a basic and simplified virtualization solution for consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments. Hyper-V Server 2008 only offers the most basic of virtualization features,…

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