Free tool to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V based virtual machines and disks

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V®-based virtual machines and disks. MVMC provides the following features: Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows… Read more

Now available: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team is pleased to announce that the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager guide is now available for download. Download the guide now: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=245473 This guide outlines the elements that are crucial to an optimized design of Virtual Machine Manager. It leads you through a process of identifying the… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 now available

This article describes the installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the issues that are fixed in this update rollup. Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 consists of two update packages. Follow the installation instructions to… Read more

New System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 hotfix rollup package available for download

Just wanted to let you know that the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 hotfix rollup package dated July 12, 2011 was now available for download.  Here’s the text from the KB describing the update: ===== INTRODUCTION This article describes the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM 2008 R2) Service… Read more

The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I wanted to let you know that it was now available for all you Android users out there as well.  I won’t go into all the details as you can read that at the link above, but… Read more

Like our System Center blogs? Now you have an app for that

Ever since Windows Phone 7 was launched late last year there’s been a growing buzz surrounding Microsoft’s new phone OS, and with the recent announcement that the Windows Phone Marketplace had surpassed 10,000 apps in those 4-5 months and was growing fast (now well over 12,000) I took a look said “Hey, why not me… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 Available Now!

On behalf of the SCVMM product team and I am proud to announce the availability of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 RTM.  Support for new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Dynamic Memory: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V supports Dynamic Memory enabling customers to better utilize the memory resources of a Hyper-V host. VMM… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta Available Now!

On behalf of the whole System Center Virtual Machine Manager product team it is with great pleasure we’re announcing the public release availability of SCVMM 2012 Beta. With this release you will be able to do: Fabric Management Hyper-V and Cluster Lifecycle Management – Deploy Hyper-V to bare metal server, create Hyper-V clusters, orchestrate patching of… Read more

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager SSP 2.0 SP1 beta is now available

The Microsoft System Center team is pleased to announce an updated release of VMMSSP: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1. This new version provides users the ability to import virtual machines created outside the portal but managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager and to re-import virtual machines previously removed. What’s new… Read more

Updated: KB2397711 – Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Just a quick note to let you know we updated the following Knowledge Base article this morning: KB2397711 – Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Added is a recommendation to install the latest version of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package for February, 2011.  This replaces… Read more