New e-learning course on Virtual Server 2005

Title: Course 2288: Using Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005Course Type: Self-paced courseAvailable Offline: YesEstimated Time to Complete: 5 hours Description: This course prepares students to migrate legacy applications and consolidate server functions by using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.  Objectives: At the end of the course, students will be able to: Install and configure Virtual Server 2005. Configure virtual machines…


Learn about Virtual Server at TechEd 2005

TechEd 2005 is coming right up, from June 5 – 10 in Orlando, FL, US. Register before April 15 to save $300. The following are some breakout sessions and hands-on labs where you can learn more about using Virtual Server and Virtual PC: Consolidating and Migrating LOB Applications Using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Developing on Virtual…


HP Webinar: Virtual Machine Management Pack

HP is delivering a live Webinar on January 14, 2005 on Virtual Machine Management. Here’s the description from HP: “Learn the advantages of virtual machine technology and understand how the Virtual Machine Management Pack allows you to manage and control the VMWare and Microsoft Virtual Server resources in your environment.” To register, go to


Blogcast series: Using VSMT to migrate an NT4 server to Virtual Server 2005

John Howard has posted a series of blogcasts (e.g., video clips published on a blog) that walk you through the process of using VSMT to migrate a Windows NT 4.0 server into a virtual machine running under Virtual Server 2005. You can find them on his blog at The first blogcast of the series is…


Upcoming Webcast: Options for Upgrading NT4 LOB Applications Including Using Virtual Server 2005

On Friday, January 07, 2005 11:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Kevin Remde, a Technet presenter, will discuss ways you can upgrade your existing NT 4 applications. As Windows NT 4.0 Server comes to the end of its supported life, many organizations still have vital line of business (LOB) applications that run on…


Upcoming TechNet Webcast: Virtual Server 2005 COM API: Automating Your Virtual World

On December 14, 2004, Robert Larson showed us how to work with the Virtual Server 2005 COM API and create scripts for automating tasks like virtual machine creation, configuration, enumeration, and provisioning virtual machines for a test lab. This was a Level 300 class, and assumed a knowledge of VBScript. I learned a lot about speeding up the…