This week, TechEd North America is happening up in LA, in this mornings keynote Bill Veghte announced that Windows 7 is on track to be available for the “holiday season” that means before Christmas for us here in NZ.
and from Engineering Windows 7 blog:
If the feedback and telemetry on Windows 7 match our expectations then we will enter the final phases of the RTM process in about 3 months.
You can check out the TechEd keynote videos at TechEd Online
Also today at TechEd we announced attendees will get an opportunity to participate in the invitation-only Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview programme in July 2009. Check out http://www.office2010themovie.com and if you’re interested, join the waitlist for the Tech Preview. More info on the Office 2010 blog.
We also announced 64 Logical Processor support in Hyper-V R2 (up from the original plan of shipping 32 way support) 64 is totally feasible in the foreseeable future with 4 core CPUs mainstream, 6 core out and 8 core coming shortly, an 8 way 8 core machine with 64 cores total. Hyper-V R2 RC also supports Processor Compatibility Mode to Live Migrate between different processors classes, more info on the Windows Server blog, AMD have posted a Live Migration demo, what is different about this, is that they do this across CPU families using Compatibility Mode.
SCVMM R2 will also have a release candidate in about a month. It has support for live migration, Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV), and hot add/remove of storage. SCVMM R2 RC includes:
- Storage Migration
- Queuing of Live migrations
- Rapid Provisioning
- Host compatibility checks
- Support for 3rd party CFS
- Support for Veritas Volume Manager
For more info check out SCVMM 2008 R2.