Virtualization Saves Microsoft Customers Nearly a Half-Million Dollars Per Year

Microsoft today announced that some business customers around the world have saved on average $470,000 (U.S.) per year through IT projects using Microsoft virtualization software. Microsoft’s business customers have been able to use virtualization to help reduce operations and capital expenses via reduced electrical power consumption and cooling within datacenters, reduced hardware acquisition costs, automation… Read more

It All Comes Together: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs

Microsoft’s virtualization solutions span the desktop to the data center including the management tools required to ensure that virtualization remains an asset and doesn’t become an unwieldy burden.  On the server Microsoft has Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and also Hyper-V Server, our standalone hypervisor, recently released in September.  On the desktop Microsoft has application, desktop… Read more

Get Virtual Now

Today at 9 AM PDT, Bob Kelly will take the stage at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, officially kicking off Microsoft’s five-month long worldwide event series to “‘Get Virtual Now.”   Product milestones will be announced through two live webcast keynotes, available for viewing at the Microsoft Virtual Press Room. ·         Bob Kelly- 9:00-10:00 AM… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager General Availability

Today, Microsoft announced the General Availability of three Microsoft System Center products: Configuration Manager 2007, Virtual Machine Manager 2007 and Data Protection Manager 2007, expanding Microsoft’s management offerings which also include System Center Operations Manager 2007 released earlier this year.  The announcement was made at IT Forum in Barcelona today and can be found at  … Read more

SCVMM 2007 Workgroup Edition Available Jan 08

Microsoft is announcing the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Workgroup edition, which will be available in January 2008.  This edition is aimed at mid-market customers and allows them to manage up to five physical host servers and an unlimited number of virtual machines.  The System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Workgroup will be priced… Read more

New Licensing for System Center Products

Microsoft is introducing new licensing for System Center products. The System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise is a comprehensive management solution designed to let enterprise customers effectively manage server and application workloads across physical and virtual environments.  Server Management Suite Enterprise is priced at $860 plus two years of SA, and will allow management of… Read more

Next Version of SCVMM to Support Virtualization Hypervisor

Microsoft is also announcing that the next version of SCVMM will support the virtualization hypervisor available as part of Windows Server 2008 (codename “Viridian”), as well as select third-party virtualization software, including VMware and Xen. Customers use Microsoft’s System Center management tools to manage their Windows-based server and desktop environments, both physical and virtual. Customers… Read more

RTM of System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft is announcing the RTM of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007, now publicly available at, with general availability in October.  System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (SCVMM) is a standalone server application used to manage a virtualized datacenter running Microsoft Virtual Server2005 R2. With SCVMM, customers can assess and consolidate suitable server workloads… Read more