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VMware or Microsoft?–VDI: A Look at Supportability and More!

“A little bit of history first.  Virtual Desktop computing has been slowly etching its way into more IT plans year over year.  The advantages can be enormous when isolating the end user into a virtual desktop that looks and acts like their regular everyday PC.  Of course the ROI has been quite difficult to manage… Read more

VM Templates in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM: Build Your Private Cloud (Series)

Today’s installment of our “Build Your Private Cloud in a Month” series is the fourth of a 5-part mini-series we’re calling “Deploying Private Cloud Workloads”.  This week we (Tommy Patterson, Blain Barton and I) are going to detail and demonstrate some of the key areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager that support… Read more

Breaking News: System Center 2012 RTM eval is avalable to all

Wonderful news!  Today at the Microsoft Management Summit going on in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the availability of System Center 2012.  You can start your evaluation downloads now: https://aka.ms/PvtCld Pass it on!… Read more

SCVMM in System Center 2012 and managing Citrix XenServer (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 5.)

This question came from Randy at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis: “Are the VMM management capabilities for a Citrix XenServer based VM the same as for a Hyper-V based VM?  (example: can you still live migrate, change RAM, etc?)” The simple answer is: The capabilities are pretty much the same.  Live Migration, for example,… Read more

Breaking News from MMS: SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is RTW!

(RTW = Released to the Wild Wild Web) At the Microsoft’s Management Summit (MMS 2011)  Microsoft announced the availability of BETA 2 of System Center Configuration Manager 2012.  “What are the new big improvements?” I was just getting to that.  Here’s a quick summary: “User-Centric Management” / “Flexible Delivery of Applications”: This SCCM version acknowledges… Read more

Breaking News from MMS 2011: SCVMM 2012 Beta is RTW!

(RTW = Released to the Webtubes) Today at the 2011 Microsoft Management Summit Microsoft announced the availability of the BETA of the next version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager – SCVMM 2012 Here are more details you should check out: The SCVMM 2012 Beta page The Download Bing it. “What are you most excited… Read more

Kevin’s Microsoft Virtualization 360 Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com Follow Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinRemde “WAG” = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn): With Subgroups for user groups by geography – http://tinyurl.com/y8u2z35 Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde MSDN Events (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com IT Managers… Read more