The folks over at Microsoft IT Showcase have been busy uploading videos to TechNet Edge on various topics about they are using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. The two new videos below caught my eye and are worth a watch.
How Microsoft IT Leverages Security Enhancements from Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 offers significant security enhancements related to network access, branch offices, enforcement, and applications control. Learn how Microsoft IT leverages these enhancements to provide a safer and more secure environment for Microsoft employees and partners.
Microsoft IT Datacenter Virtualization Past, Present and Futures
This session will cover a combination of present machine and infrastructure virtualization technologies implemented by MSIT and our thoughts on what the future may bring. Coverage of present technologies will include what we have implemented over the past six years, from Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 through Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V, and the “how and why” behind particular choices we have made. Discussion around future initiatives will focus on how MSIT plans not only align with emerging technologies, but also be able to use them in combinations that provide new and innovative offerings to our customers. Specific topics will include but are not limited to a description of our hardware platforms, how Hyper-V leverages underlying infrastructure virtualization features, how public and private cloud initiatives relate to our current service offerings, and an overall effort towards a dynamic infrastructure to bridge the various solutions.