Microsoft IT Insight Workshop on Virtualization

We’ve just announced a new Microsoft IT Insight Workshop on Virtualization.  Insight Workshops are fee-based offerings delivered in collaboration between Microsoft IT and Microsoft Services. This new workshop offers key insights into Microsoft IT’s virtualization efforts and how Microsoft IT plans and executes deployment, management, and leverage of virtualization in its environment (including datacenters, branch…


Exchange Server and Hardware Virtualization

Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments.  For details on the announcement, including links to updated support policies and recommendations for Exchange 2007 SP1 in a hypervisor environment, see Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements.


Hyper-V has RTM’d and is Available!

Today, Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization technology that is a feature of select versions of Windows Server 2008.  I’ve been using Hyper-V for some time, and it is rock solid, easy-to-use, and scalable.  As I blogged previously, both the TechNet (1 million hits a day) and the MSDN (3 million hits…


Exchange Server 2007 and Hyper-V

While at TechEd IT Pro North America 2008, I also had the opportunity to attend Brent Alinger’s session on Exchange Server 2007 and Hyper-V.  Brent is a Senior Test Lead on the Exchange Team at Microsoft, and he’s leading our testing efforts around Hyper-V. Brent described a number of terms, such as the Hyper-V root…


TechNet and MSDN Site Changes

Many cool changes were made this week to both the TechNet and MSDN Web sites.  These changes include a slick new look to the Exchange Server TechCenter, as well. What’s also extremely cool, are the changes you can’t see – both the TechNet (1 million hits a day) and the MSDN (3 million hits a…