WINDOWS SERVER 8 SESSION VIDEO…

This session will introduce the next release of Windows Server, code-named Windows Server “8”. Microsoft will talk about the engineering investments we have done in this release along with their benefits.  This session will include lots of demos illustrating how Windows Server 8 lets our customers and partners move beyond virtualization and embrace a truly…

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Microsoft Hyper-V vs. VMware ESX & vSphere Operations & Management Cost Analysis

This White Paper is already one year old, but still valid! The Microsoft War on Cost team conducted research to determine the on-going operations and management costs for Hyper-V in comparison with VMware’s ESX and vSphere products. The research intended to answer two questions: which platform is less expensive in IT labor to operate on…


Virtualization Self Service Portal 2.0 SP1 RTM

Follow the links below for further information. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26701 Now Available – System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/vmmssp/archive/2011/07/11/now-available-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-self-service-portal-2-0-sp1.aspx System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Overview and Quick Start http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg588340.aspx System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/virtual-machine-manager/vmm-self-service-portal.aspx


Free Private Cloud trainings

  Here are some  private cloud trainings which is available on the www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com training site.  This content is available without registration on TechNet Edge. Platform o 01: Virtualization Overview o 02: Differentiating Microsoft & VMware o 03a: Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture | Part 1 o 03b: Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture | Part 2…


NEW VIRTUALIZATION TRAINING CONTENT @ MS VIRTUAL ACADEMY

Microsoft released a series of virtualization training videos and assessments on the Microsoft Virtual Academy: www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com.   Virtualization Overview Differentiating Microsoft & VMware Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture High-Availability & Clustering The MVA is a free portal for training related to Microsoft’s cloud solutions.    In the near future Microsoft will be adding tracks about…


Announcing Enhanced Hardware Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010

The Microsoft Exchange team is enhancing positioning by including additional supported scenarios regarding Exchange Server 2010 running under hardware virtualization software. Now the following support scenarios are being updated, for Exchange 2010 SP1, and later: · The Unified Messaging server role is supported in a virtualized environment. · Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database…

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MICROSOFT HYPER-V SERVER 2008 R2 SP1 RELEASED!

The good news just keeps coming and we’re pleased to keep the momentum rolling with the latest release of our rock stable, feature rich, standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1! For those who need a refresher on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, it includes key features based on customer feedback such…


Which applications can Server Application Virtualization virtualize as part of System Center 2012?

Microsoft is prioritizing business applications such as ERP applications. As with Microsoft Application Virtualization for the desktop there is not a list of applications that Server Application Virtualization will support.  However, there are a number of architectural attributes that the initial release of this technology has been optimized for. These attributes include: State persisted to…


TechEd Dubai– 2011 (8-10March)- Presenting 3 sessions

I just like to inform you that I will present this year following session at TechEd in Dubai I will update this post after Teched and provide the download of the presentations and the provided Powershell scripts   Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management Track: Virtualization (VIR301)  Speaker/s: Wilfried Schadenboeck…


Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – Free Online Classes – March 29 – 31

  Just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day Jump Start class specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft virtualization technology pros.  Registration for “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” is open now and will be delivered as a FREE online class on March 29-31, 2010 from 10:00am-4:00pm…