Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center

For those who follow this blog, you have noticed that the blog is much more about Microsoft Virtualization and why you should use it and less about what is negative with the competition.  While I do write and make comparisons with VMware, my goal is to promote Microsoft Virtualization.  Still, when I meet users and…

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Great Technical Resources for Hyper-V: How to get started and find advanced configurations

I wanted to highlight a couple new resources that are available for Hyper-V.  The first is an amazing update to the Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources page on TechNet.  There is great information for Hyper-V including: Installation Guides Deployment and Performance Guidance Deployment Guides Planning and Pre-deployment Tools Management Tools Workload Specific Guides, including Sharepoint,…

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Hyper-V R2 Case Study – Podravka

Hello again!  I’m back with another Microsoft Virtualization case study.  Here is another great real-world example of how much impact Microsoft virtualization can have on your business.  This time, it’s Podravka, a Croatian food company competes with global giants like Kraft and Nestlé.  Competing in this space means Podravka must be incredibly agile and lean….

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Hyper-V Case Study – PEAB

I’ve been highlighting Microsoft case studies recently because they do such a great job of showcasing tangible benefits from using Microsoft virtualization. Highlighting more real-world examples is something that a lot of you have been asking for when I meet you at shows and meeting.  I just saw another one that is definitely worth a…

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Updates, SCE 2010, and Virtualization Tours

Well, I’m back after some time off for the holidays and recovering from TechEd EMEA.  I wanted to start off the week with a couple of quick notes.  I wanted to remind everyone that you can follow me on my Twitter account (@edwinyuen) and also on the Because it’s Everybody’s Business blog that I contribute…

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TechEd EMEA Day 2

Hello again from Berlin.  As many of you probably saw on TV (or in the streets), it was an amazing celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall.  As for TechEd, day 2 has been amazing.  I think that the thing everyone I’ve spoken to at the show is how friendly everyone is at the…

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Greetings from Berlin

Hello again.  Right now, I’m in Berlin for TechEd EMEA 2009, which is really exciting as Monday was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It was also Day 1 of TechEd EMEA.  Despite a down economy, it’s a sold out show with over 7,000 people.  If you want to follow the…

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FPWEB.net Case Study

I’m back with another great case study.  This time, it’s Fpweb.net, a Sharepoint hosting provider.  Fpweb.net switched from VMware ESX to Microsoft Virtualization, resulting in so many benefits by using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager that I can’t list them all. But I do want to highlight some of the cost…

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Microsoft Site Recovery Solution Launch

Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, Director of Virtualization Solutions at Microsoft and I’m writing as a guest on Edwin’s blog today.  Despite tough times, an Enterprise Strategy Group study shows that 31% of businesses surveyed said DR will be their main driver for Virtualization in 2009. This shows a continued shift as IT Pros who look…

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System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Preview Video

Just a quick blog post for now.  The TechNet Edge video site just posted a video blog that David Mills and I did, with a preview of the new System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 Beta.  What’s really exciting about SCE 2010 is that in addition to the existing great Small and Medium Business (SMB) systems…

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