Free Online Training: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start

March 29-31, 2011 — This three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft technology pros, and will cover:   ·       Hyper-V Deep Dive ·       Real-world demos of SCVMM 2012 and other just-released tools ·       New automation techniques using Opalis & PowerShell ·       Private Cloud architecture and SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 ·       A…


Download the MAP Toolkit for IBM Virtualized Servers

  The Solution Accelerators team has just released a version of its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit for IBM server virtualization hardware, including the IBM System x and BladeCenter, to help customers deploy Hyper-V virtualization more quickly in those environments.   As with the generic version of the MAP toolkit, the IBM version helps…


The other big RTM: Windows Server 2008 R2

  Not to be forgotten in the well-deserved excitement around the RTM milestone for Windows 7, the simultaneous Windows Server 2008 R2 release to manufacturing goes hand-in-hand with Windows 7, especially for IT professionals. Get the skinny on how this is great news for IT pros over on the Windows Server Division blog.   With…


Microsoft contributes open source Linux drivers for Hyper-V

  Microsoft announced today that it has contributed 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel community. The code contribution, a Linux device driver, will be published on CodePlex, and will be immediately available to the Linux Community and customers, enabling any distribution of the Linux operating system to be virtualized on Microsoft Hyper-V Server…


Get the Windows Server Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

  Now available via the Downloads Center, the Windows Server Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 supports monitoring of Windows Server Hyper-V systems. This includes monitoring coverage of Hyper-V host servers, including critical services and disks, and Hyper-V virtual machines, including virtual components and virtual hardware. This management pack provides: Management of…


Windows Server 2008 R2 RC now available for immediate download

  Windows Server 2008 R2 RC includes several new capabilities, such as File Classification Infrastructure (FCI), a built-in solution for file classification and management. In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V now gives customers the ability to scale up to 64 logical processors, delivers improved Web experiences with Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5, and offers…


Now available: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC)

  Our popular and free standalone hypervisor, Hyper-V Server 2008, has reached another important milestone. The virtualization team announced the availability of the release candidate for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Download the RC to experience the key new capabilities such as Live Migration and High Availability.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the…


Hyper-V Security Guide released

  A brand new Solution Accelerator, the Hyper-V Security Guide, provides guidance, instructions, and recommendations to address key security concerns about server virtualization. You’ll learn how to “harden” the Hyper-V server role, delegate virtual machine management and secure machine resources.   ·        See the other Security Solution Accelerators ·        See the other Virtualization Solution Accelerators…


Download the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta

  The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available via Microsoft Connect. VMM 2008 R2 beta supports new Windows Server 2008 R2 beta features such as Live Migration and Hyper-V host management. It also supports multiple VMs per LUN using clustered share volumes and offers hot add of VM storage….


An example of real savings with virtualization

  See how one company was able to save more than $200,000 last year by deploying Microsoft virtualization and infrastructure software.   Lionbridge, a a $461 million (U.S.) translation, development and testing services company, created and deployed Virtual Cloud Lab, a globally accessible datacenter that is shared by engineers in any of the company’s sites,…