Hyper-V Podcast: John Cortez on How Microsoft IT Does Branch Office Virtualization

I recently had the opportunity at TR9 to chat for 5 minutes with John Cortez in Microsoft IT about virtualization and improvements to Branch Office infrastructure that resulted in millions of dollars of savings to IT. For more information see the white paper “Virtualization Moves Datacenter Functionality to the Branch Office” at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee191522.aspx, or watch…


IT Pros, Meet Your New BFF – PSR!

There is a new free-as-in-beer utility in Win7 that will make your life easier, both in supporting your end users, and in getting support from Microsoft. It is the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR). Have your Win7 users click Start and type PSR, then click Record. Repro the issue. Stop the recording and send the zip…

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Gone in 60 minutes…Hyper-V R2 LM

Matt’s new video on TN Edge shows R2 bare metal install to LM in about an hour… Salty goodness. From the site: “In this one-off video, Matt McSpirit, Partner Technology Specialist at Microsoft UK, walks through a bare-metal installation of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (RC) on 2 physical nodes, hooks them up to an iSCSI…


Hyper-V R2 How To: Find What’s New in R2

Jeff’s blog post explains what’s new in R2 Hyper-V. Kudos to the Hyper-V team for rolling out R2, and some of my favorites, like sconfig (http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/07/07/windows-server-2008-r2-core-introducing-sconfig.aspx) SCONFIG and Live Migration: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/06/microsoft-hyper-v-server-2008-r2-release-candidate-free-live-migration-ha-anyone.aspx


2 new TN Edge Virtualization Videos

Find them all at http://edge.technet.com/Tags/Hyper-V/ 2 new ones to check out: Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 on TechNet Edge 7 minutes, 25 seconds The announcement of Windows XP mode caused a lot of excitement. In this screencast we have a look at how it is set up, what users see, and get an idea…


Hyper-V How To: Monitor Hyper-V R2 VMs in a Sidebar Gadget

Over in the Windows Server R2 Virtualization Forum Dale Unroe shared a nifty tip: Once you install the RSAT tools for Win7, you can use Tore’s Hyper-V Monitor Gadget for Windows Sidebar to monitor your R2 VMs  – slickness.