Videos to watch: Mark Russinovich; Virt and cloud computing panel

Before I start hunkering down for what’s supposed to be a snowy weekend in Redmond, and without college football on TV, I wanted to pass along a couple videos that are worth a watch.First, TechTarget interviewed Mark Russinovich, technical follow, about Windows 7, WS08 R2, virtualization and Vista. It’s about 8 minutes long. You can watch… Read more

Guest post: – Saving Energy While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint and Costs in the Process

Green, Sustainability, and Environment – what does this have to do with virtualization? Quite simply virtualization technologies can help you reduce your carbon footprint, reduce energy, reduce cooling, and of course save some money as well.    Today we’re announcing the release of a set of tools available at designed to help you and your organization… Read more

Guest post: Moving VM automation and inventory beyond Excel files

Hi, I’m John Suit, CTO and principal founder of Fortisphere, which is a member of the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program. In this tough economy, the cost savings of virtualization are driving faster adoption – and the introduction of Microsoft Hyper-V is exposing more companies, large and small, to the benefits of this deceptively simple technology. … Read more

Visual Studio 2010 lab management uses virtualization

There are 4 million .NET developers in the world, so I figure one or two might read this blog, or you might know someone. A couple weeks ago at the Professional Developers Conference, we began discussing, and announced a CTP, of Visual Studio 10. One of the many features of VS10 is lab management, which leverages virtualization… Read more

New VDI, Management Technology Announced

A few items to call out. First up is Manlio’s post about the renaming of Terminal Services – it’ll be known as Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 — and the new VDI features. Here’s an excerpt: The key here is that RDS in Windows Server 2008 R2 makes the new server OS… Read more

Guest Post: Intel Inside for Hyper-V Virtualization

Hi my name is Radhakrishna Hiremane, a senior product marketing engineer at Intel based in Portland, Oregon, and I’m responsible for marketing of virtualization technology on Intel servers and workstations.  Microsoft recently extended the processor core support for Hyper-V to 24-cores.  A shift from the initially announced 16 core support in Hyper-V, this highlights the… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs and what I’m hearing from customers and partners about Microsoft’s virtualization solutions

I’m Zane Adam, sr. director of virtualization strategy here in Redmond at Microsoft. I’m writing today to announce the exciting news that we’ve released to manufacturing (RTM’d) System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and to talk a bit about its critical role in the broad set of virtualization offerings from Microsoft.    Recently, I returned… Read more

Guest post: IU Hoosier virtualizes 75% of workloads – saving time and money with System Center, PowerShell, and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Hi, I’m Janssen Jones, and I’m the Associate Director of Auxiliary IT Infrastructure at Indiana University. Since April, my team has been evaluating the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) as part of the SCVMM Technology Adoption Program, and in the past six months, we’ve made great strides in virtualizing our IT… Read more

Guest post: Hyper-V Performance Scales Well in 24-Core Dell Server

My name is Todd Muirhead and I’m one of the engineers behind Dell’s online community for IT professionals – DellTechCenter.  This means that I get to work with all of the latest Dell servers and storage and provide technical guidance and assistance to customers.  The goal is to help people understand how they can use… Read more

Guest post: virtualization requires the proper perspective

Hi, I’m Doug de Werd, technical marketing manager for Windows Virtualization at Hewlett-Packard. In the past few weeks following the Microsoft virtualization launch event in Bellevue the virtualization buzz keeps growing louder and louder.  We keep hearing more and more from customers that virtualization is a key component of their IT infrastructure strategy.  IT organizations… Read more