Application Virtualization 4.5 Documentation

There has been a host of documentation and announcements around Application Virtualisation recently. I would suggest that you read the App-V team blog here. Of note though are several whitepapers that have been produced to help you evaluate, and deploy App-V and integrate it with SCCM R2. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/cc843994.aspx for more details.

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 RTW – Download Now

As Keith writes – Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 is a stand-alone product that provides a simplified, reliable, cost-effective and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. It allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who want a basic and simplified…

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vmware costs way too much .com

This is amusing. Announced on the Virtualization teams blog and in the spirit of ‘friendly competition’ the Virtualisation product group have created this web site – www.VMwareCostsWayTooMuch.com.   Check this out – and ask yourself whether you would like the same results for a third of the price….

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Coming...

I tend to discuss the MAP tool fairly frequently in meetings with customers as it’s a great – FREE – tool for helping you with planning for migrations and deployments. In a posting from last Friday the MAP team announced an upcoming open beta of the next version of MAP 3.2. In a nut shell…

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Windows Server 2008 Branch Office deployment

Just noticed this video of an interview with UK partner Risual on there deployment of Windows Server 2008 to Branch office. They are discussing RODC and Bitlocker amongst other things. Worth a watch…

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Virtualization Launch Day - Summary

[Update – this post seemed to get lost so I’m posting again – apologies if you get it twice!] I thought that I would try to summarise what we launched this week, pull together the case studies, 3rd party analysis, etc. The launch has been well blogged so I’ll point to what others have already…

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Virtualization Launch and Demo's R Here!

This is as much about testing embedding Silverlight Videos as it is actually presenting this video here!! The actual link is here as previously posted.

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Want to see "Live Migration" in Hyper-V Demo?

Hi, Well the Virtualization and Windows Hyper-V launch events have been well covered all over the place. BUT, have you noticed that in the press release it offers "Microsoft executives will further outline virtualization solutions for customers and also demonstrate the live migration capabilities of the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008 R2."? Now I’ve…

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Important Desktop Virtualisation Announcements

Hi Folks, I can do no better than point you at This blog post from the MDOP product team. But if you need further encouragement, besides covering the new Windows Virtualization 4.5 (latest Softgrid release) in some detail they also announce new really interesting upcoming licensing changes to enable new home and remote worker scenarios….

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MSDN.com and Technet.com running 100% on Hyper-V!!

I’ve been hinting to a few of you recently that a major web site is running totally live on Hyper-V, and has been for some weeks. Well the announcement came out last week so here it is  – MSDN.com which receives about 3 million hits per DAY, and technet.com which receives about 1 million hits…

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