While I was in Las Vegas last week, the virtualization team wrapped another product release and made it available for web download. I still think they should have called it D2 but I guess we wanted to avoid any trouble with the trademark Jedi knights.
Not only that, the web Jedi cooked up a whole new look and set of resources for the virtualization nation. See the new Virtual Server resource center at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/.
Download VS 2005 R2 SP1 @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bc49c7c8-4840-4e67-8dc4-1e6e218acce4&DisplayLang=en.
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