System Center 2012 VMM add-on and extensions available

VM Recovery Tool The stand-alone Virtual Machine Recovery Tool works with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to temporarily remove a host, cluster, virtual machine, or service from VMM when that object is in a failed or persistent warning state due to environmental conditions, third-party applications, or other causes. After resetting the state…


System Center RTM bits break cover – now available for TechNet subscribers

The astute TechNet Subscriber might have noticed some new downloads on the download center.  Yep, the RTM binaries are available for download ahead of the coming out party at the Microsoft Management Summit. If you have a subscription, go get em.


System Center 2012 RC now available for download

Go get it @ http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9796988. Here’s some bedtime reading while you watch the download, download. ======= A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (6.5) now available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop and server migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail…


App-V Downloadable Documentation Page

Looking for some Application Virtualization (App-V) information?  Here’s a nice download page with all of the docs in a nice ordered list.  Go get em @ http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27760.


Microsoft Certified live conference event – free Virtualization session

This free 3 hour session presents a current look at Virtualization – An update on the technology, overview of certifications, and a discussion of the career opportunities available. Presented by two experts in the field: Symon Perriman and Rick Claus, you won’t want to miss the first in our new series of Career Conference live…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 RC – now available for download

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 delivers industry leading fabric management, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. VMM offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation. It features deep investments in server application virtualization, service design…

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Ben “The Virtual PC Guy” Armstrong is the next Talk TechNet guest on 9/2 at 9am PST

Ben “The Virtual PC Guy” Armstrong has been on the leading edge of many of our virtualization developments for years.  Ben joined Microsoft during the CONNECTIX acquisition back in 2003. During his tenure here at Microsoft Ben has helped shape the virtualization offerings with Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Hyper-V and more.  Ben is an avid…


I’m a Virt Guy

Dig the cool mini van on this video.  LOL.  Someone had fun making this.