Utilizing Virtualization and boot-from-vhd for making a dual-boot laptop

I received my brand new Dell Latitude E4300 laptop today and I wanted to make sure i could boot both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on it. Here is how virtualization came in handy. Instead of partitioning my laptop using two partitions (one for each OS) and wasting space, i created a single…


New features in VMM 2008 R2

In line with the Rapid Provisioning feature that i mentioned in my previous blog post, Vishwa, a PM from our team, just posted a comprehensive list of new features of VMM 2008 R2. Check it out here:http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/archive/2009/05/11/scvmm-r2-rc-features.aspx  


Using the VMM Self Service Portal from a Win7 computer

We have seen a lot of cases of customers trying to view the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) UI from a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. If the portal is running VMM 2008, it is likely that you can’t view the connections to a Virtual Machine and you are getting error…


VMM 2008 R2 beta is now released

The much anticipated VMM 2008 R2 beta is now released. You can go to http://connect.microsoft.com/ and sign up for the beta. Click on “Connection Directory” and sort by the newest beta programs or search for “System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Beta” What’s New in VMM 2008 R2 Beta System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008…


How to detect if your hardware can run Hyper-V

The Virtualization Detect (DetectVp.EXE) tool is the logo test for checking if the system meets the requirements for Microsoft Virtualization Software. This test checks virtualization support for both Intel and AMD processors. You can find this tool here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd424588.aspx


The VMM team is hiring

hi all, if you are passionate about virtualization or would like to be part of the new disruptive technology on the market, come and join our team. We have multiple positions available, ranging from Software Design Engineer (developer) to QA to Program Managers. Visit the link below for a list of open positions. good luck!…