E-Book on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions from MS Press – Absolutely Free

I caught this in an RSS feed earlier this week and just had a request to share the link in our presentation today.  Here you go! http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urmvs17u33 When searching for the link, I discovered additional learning resources: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/virtualization/default.mspx

Hyper-V @ EDU

This morning Microsoft announcied the Release to Manufacturing of the hypervisor for Windows Server 2008, also known as Hyper-V.  You’ll also find that some of our existing case studies are in Education!!! I was ecstatic to learn during TechEd that several customers in higher education are already running Hyper-V RC1 in production.  I met one…


Hyper-V and WINPE!

Thanks Mike, and great job publishing this info! http://blogs.msdn.com/mikester/archive/2008/05/30/using-the-hyper-v-integration-components-in-winpe.aspx This post details how exactly to build a WinPE disk with the Hyper-V integration components build in.  You can bet Kevin and I will be working over the next couple of days to build this in to our deployment labs.

Manage Hyper-V from MMC in Vista SP1

The Virtualization team has announced the MMC snap-in to manage Hyper-V from Vista SP1 is now available for download.  This is a nice compliment to the recent release of RSAT! Vista x64 Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=450931F5-EBEC-4C0B-95BD-E3BA19D296B1&displaylang=en Vista x86 Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BC3D09CC-3752-4934-B84C-905E78BE50A1&displaylang=en Windows Virtualization Team Blog : Hyper-V manager mmc now available!


Using WS-Management to get a Remote Shell on Server Core

Over the last two weeks I must have built, tore down, and rebuilt my test lab 8 times.  I’ve been experimenting with every option I can come up with for my Hyper-V install to test performance, admin tools, and searching out answers to a variety of questions from customers I met with over the last…


Reducing application conflicts on unmanaged faculty/staff machines

Yesterday a press release snuck out with several announcements regarding virtualization.  For full detail, link to Kevin’s post and then to the press announcement after the jump. Kevinsul’s Management Blog : Announcing the ‘Windows Installer Utility for MSFT Application Virtualization’ (and why you should care) This is a major opportunity for Education because we live…