Virtualizing SQL

Running SQL Server with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory – Best Practices and Considerations http://sqlcat.com/sqlcat/b/whitepapers/archive/2011/08/02/running-sql-server-with-hyper-v-dynamic-memory-best-practices-and-considerations.aspx   Onboarding SQL Server Private Cloud Environment http://sqlcat.com/sqlcat/b/whitepapers/archive/2011/03/22/onboarding-sql-server-private-cloud-environment.aspx   High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V http://sqlcat.com/sqlcat/b/whitepapers/archive/2010/05/27/high-performance-sql-server-workloads-on-hyper-v.aspx


Demystifying Exchange 2010 SP1 Virtualization

Important information from Exchange Team http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/10/11/demystifying-exchange-2010-sp1-virtualization.aspx   It’s been a few months since we announced some major changes to our virtualization support statements for Exchange 2010 (see Announcing Enhanced Hardware Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010). Over that time, I’ve received quite a few excellent questions about particular deployment scenarios and how the changes to our…


Free Training: Building the Private Cloud

Free one-day online conference for developers and administrators of cross-platform Cloud products and technologies. Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern Join Cloud IT Pro for Building the Private Cloud, this conference brings industry experts straight to your computer, offering free, technical Cloud training. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask…


Forrester study: ROI of Office 365

As with any critical business decision, organizations considering Office 365 should first ask the question: Is it really worth it? A recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting answers that question with a resounding YES. The study, which was commissioned by Microsoft and analyzes the total economic impact of Office 365 on midsize businesses, found that…


MORE QUALITY ISSUES FOR VMWARE…

Virtualization Nation, Shortly on the heels of their latest vSphere 5.0 release, VMware has already recalled one of their new features, telling people to disable it manually and developing a patch to disable the feature. This is the latest in a long string of QA SNAFUs for VMware. In this latest incident, VMware enables a…


Exchange – Future of /Hosting Mode

  http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/10/13/future-of-hosting-mode.aspx With the release of Exchange 2010 SP1, we introduced the /hosting mode switch – a feature which deploys Exchange using an Active Directory structure that affords complete separation between tenant organizations shared on the same underlying platform. /Hosting mode makes the need for a solution like Hosted Messaging and Collaboration largely redundant when…


Microsoft’s Data Center Takes Fresh Approach On Water Reuse

  http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdatacenters/archive/2011/10/13/microsoft-s-data-center-takes-fresh-approach-on-water-reuse.aspx   From: Christian Belady, General Manager of Data Center Advanced Development Around the globe, water is becoming a scarcer and more valuable commodity, and that’s an important factor for data center operators and cloud service providers to consider as consumers and businesses aggressively adopt cloud-based computing. It’s even more critical that all of…


US government heavily build on Cloud Services

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/cloud-saas/231900355 The Department of Homeland Security has committed to 12 cloud service offerings, including nine private cloud offerings and three public cloud offerings, as part of its commitment to the White House’s “Cloud First” policy, DHS CIO Richard Spires told a House cybersecurity subcommittee on Thursday. DHS’ plans go beyond White House requirements that each…


Optimizing Branch Office Servers by Using Windows Server® 2008 R2

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Optimizing Branch Office Servers by Using Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V which discusses how Microsoft IT uses Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V to provide a secure, future-proof platform on which to provide key services to users.  Microsoft Information Technology (IT) used Windows Server…