Hyper-V Exam 70-659 Cram

Want to get certified on Microsoft Hyper-V and prepare for the 70-659 Server Virtualisation exam? Come along to this free exam cram session in Auckland and Wellington later this month Please register June 21 at Microsoft Wellington 1230 arrival, 1PM start through 430PM June 22 at Microsoft Auckland 1230 arrival, 1PM start through 430PM Are…


Free Microsoft Virtualisation IT Camp 2 days hands on training in Wellington & Auckland next week

Wellington :: March 5+6 Auckland :: March 8+9 Microsoft IT Camps are expert led, no-cost, hands-on training events for IT professionals. Most importantly, they are centred on the issues and workloads that you’re tackling in your environment today. Join us to explore new approaches to your biggest challenges – with experts and peers in your…


TechDays Presents: Half-Day Hyper-V Training in New Zealand

Free Microsoft NZ technical training event in Auckland and Wellington! Find out how Hyper-V has matured and grown up a lot over the last few years, now including the core functionality you need to meet your business and technical requirements for virtualisation. This training builds on your current Virtualisation skills (regardless of which Hypervisor) and…


available for download: Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Last week we released for download Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level. It also provides on-going improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows…


NZ IT Pro Showcase : NZ Hoster deploys Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager

New Zealand based Hoster EMS-Cortex (EMS) delivers Virtual Servers in minutes with Multitenant Management Console using Hyper-V and System Centre EMS-Cortex (EMS) wanted to extend its successful Cortex Cloud Control Panel management software to enable hosting providers to configure and manage virtual-server offerings and enable end customers to manage workloads running on those virtual machines….


NZ IT Pro Showcase : Southern Spars deploys Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V and Windows 7

Manufacturer Expands Virtualisation Capacity by 20 Percent, Eases Remote Access Southern Spars wanted to expand its virtualisation capabilities and simplify remote access, so it upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. By using Hyper-V virtualisation technology, Southern Spars has capacity to deploy 20 percent more virtual servers on the same number of physical…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta 1 Now Available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is an agent-less tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments and provides you with usage information for servers in the Core CAL Suite, a…


final version of VMM 2008 R2 evaluation available for download

We’re pleased to announce the RTM of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  VMM 2008 R2 RTM is the latest upgrade to VMM 2008, Microsoft’s comprehensive management solution for the virtualised datacentre which enables consolidation of physical servers, rapid provisioning of new virtual machines and unified management of physical and virtual infrastructure through one…


Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta download

I’ve been doing a bit of work recently with IIS and Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2, running on top of Hyper-V / Hyper-V R2 hosts.  I’ve been looking forward to VMM 2008 R2 so I can manage my Hyper-V R2 hosts with it, taking advantage of the new features in the platform including Live…