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TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Virtualization: Did You Know…

In Part 3 of our “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, Jeff Woolsey and I conclude our Top 10 list of Virtualization solution facts. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) Missed Part 1 or Part 2  in… Read more

What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft, responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… “So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog – In the Cloud – we recorded these three… Read more

The “Replica Replica” in Hyper-V

In today’s article in the “Why Windows Server 2012 R2” series, I’d like to show off a new feature in Hyper-V; something I like to call the “Replica Replica”. “Huh?” As many of you know, Microsoft introduced a new, powerful tool for your disaster recover (DR) tool belt called Hyper-V Replica back in Windows Server… Read more

Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

What’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get long and complex.  Even if we simply the… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Can I get an app with that?

How do you know that the application you want to run on a virtualized machine is actually supported to run on a virtual machine? “You ask the vendor?” Which vendor?  The virtualization vendor or the application vendor? “Umm… both.” It’s definitely a good idea to do that.  But there are some things to know, and,… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Get the “Scoop” On Hyper-V at VMWorld

Today in our series “VMware or Microsoft?”, we leverage an awesome opportunity to promote our products and give away some good stuff during the VMworld Conference.  Check out Matt Hester’s blog post today for more details…. Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) What’s New in 2012 R2 – Transforming the Datacenter

Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson and I are back for part 2 of our "What’s New in 2012 R2" series.  We discuss the new and exciting "cloud OS vision" in the next wave of Microsoft’s Server and System Center products. Tune in as we take a deep dive into how your business can transform its… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Who’s patching what?

Did you know that our free hypervisor, Hyper-V Server 2012, has very little reason to ever require a patch? “I didn’t know that.” You are not alone.  Not enough IT Pros know that, especially when VMware and their fans continue to claim that “Hyper-V requires Windows” or “it’s a monolithic operating system".  Those claims may… Read more

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. UPDATE: The six weeks are over.  The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! Date Article… Read more