Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool – Beta Program Now Available

Are you having a growing number of virtual machines that may not be patched on a regular basis because they are offline?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to maintain them with the most up-to-date security patches?  Now, you have a free solution!  Yes – FREE! Introducing Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (Beta)…

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Top 5 Things You Need To Know: What’s Hot at the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 (MMS)

Hello IT Managers, Couldn’t break free from your job and attend the MMS 2008 conference?  Don’t worry.  Allow me to present to you the Top 5 Hottest Topics! ·         SCOM 2007 Cross Platform Extensions o   Are you managing a mixed environment with Windows Server, SUSE and Red Hat?  The System Center Operations Manager team has just…


[VIDEO] Microsoft Assessment and Planning How-To Series: Part 1 (Server Virtualization Candidacy Reporting)

[VIDEO] Microsoft Assessment and Planning How-To Series: Part 1 (Server Virtualization Candidacy Reporting) Check out this 20-minute demo to explain how you can use the MAP tool to generate server virtualization candidates.  The demo is starts around mid-stream, you can fast-forward to the demo part if you’re already familiar with this tool. If not, I…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning How-To Series: Part 1 (Server Virtualization Candidacy Reporting)

Hi there, This is the first installment of a series of how-to content to get you started with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool (MAP).  Today, we’ll cover how users can use MAP to generate virtualization candidates for server virtualization (e.g. Virtual Server 2005 R2 or Hyper-V). It’s quite simple actually.  All you need is to follow the 3-step process…

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Webcast Announcement for Microsoft Partners – Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator (MAP)

Hello, Are you a Microsoft Partner?  Are you interested in helping your customers with Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Virtualization projects? If you are, please come join our the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Partner Webcast Series next week (March 11th) and see how the MAP tool can help you and your customers speed up their…


Virtualization On the Go!

    Want to learn more about Microsoft Virtualization technologies and the latest release of Virtualization Solution Accelerators while you’re out and about?  Check out the InfoWorld Virtualization series here!  All you need to do is to download the audio clips (6 episodes) to your music players and you’re all set!  http://weblog.infoworld.com/podcasts/2007/10/microsoft/   Episode One…


Get Your Projects Off the Ground with Solution Accelerators for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista SP1, and Microsoft Virtualization

Are you getting ready to deploy Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista SP1 and Microsoft Virtualization technologies?  Check out the brand new Solution Accelerators Microsoft is releasing this week! Today, Microsoft is launching three Solution Accelerators that will help IT professionals and Microsoft Partners more quickly assess, plan, secure, deploy and manage (operate) Windows Server 2008,…

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Microsoft Readying Customers and Partners with New Tool for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 Launch!

Hello IT Pros! February 27 is a big day.  Windows Server 2008 will be officially launching in Los Angeles with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, kicking off in just a few hours.  In support of this very important technology milestone as well as the Windows Vista SP1 release, the Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has just released the third-generation…

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TechNet Virtualization TechCenter

Hi all, For those Virtualization geeks out there, here’s a brand new site called Microsoft TechNet Virtualization TechCenter.  It’s a nice landing-spot to feed all your hunger for information about many kinds of Microsoft Virtualization content from desktops to applications and servers. You will find many good resources about Virtualization such as: read guidance on Virtualization…


Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 have been Released to Manufacturing!

Hello all, In case you haven’t heard, the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 have been released to manufacturing today (Monday, Feb 4)!  To learn more about what’s new in the Windows Vista SP1 and see how excited the Windows Server 2008 team has been, please check out these latest blog posts with a few…