Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 RTM

This is great news especially since it contains virtualization enhancements like Dynamic Memory and Remote FX. It is not available yet, general availability will be February 22nd. See this post on the Windows Server Division weblog.

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Microsoft War on Cost study: Microsoft Hyper-V vs. VMware ESX & vSphere Operations & Management Cost Analysis

The War on Cost team conducted research in late 2009 and early 2010 to determine the on-going operations and management costs for Hyper-V in comparison with VMware’s ESX and vSphere products. The research intended to answer two questions: which platform is less expensive in IT labor to operate on an on-going basis, and do the…

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Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, 2nd Edition

This is a free 450-page downloadable e-book offering from MS Press. The new version includes updates for Windows Server 2008 R2, Cloud Infrastructure, and more content around Desktop Virtualization. We’ve also added the best practice guidance for virtualizing Microsoft workloads – SQL, SharePoint and Exchange.   A new edition of this FREE ebook is now…

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Project Virtual Reality Check publishes second phase of results

In case you missed it last year, PQR and Login Consultants published test results of running Terminal Server workloads on the three major hypervisor platforms: Hyper-V, XenServer and ESX. This week, on Tuesday, they published the second phase of the test results. Again they ran their tests on the latest hardware and latest hypervisors being…

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