Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Architecture Brief

So you heard about the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program and wonder … what exactly is it? Is it marketecture or is there some meat to it? What do these “pre-architected, pre-validated” solutions consist of, and how were those decisions arrived at? What was the architecture and validation methodology? Well my friend, this post is… Read more

TechEd Europe Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind of wrap up of the goings-on of the past several… Read more

TechEd Europe 2010 Day 1: Voices from the Community

We’ve been seeing quite a bit of chatter on the “internets” about the goings-on at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin, and it’s great to see the diverse impressions of attendees as the event happens. Net Noteworthies The announcements and news about a range of things—including Hyper-V Cloud, the VMM SSP 2.0 release, and RC availability… Read more

Hyper-V Cloud Program for private cloud

Hello from Berlin. Microsoft TechEd Europe started today with Brad Anderson’s keynote. Aside from the keynote, you can read the news release here. There are several items that you’ll be interested to know if interested in private cloud computing, virtualization and systems management. The Hyper-V Cloud program is the main item. Here’s a few of the… Read more

Hey channel partners: Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance

 For you channel partners out there, if you don’t know about the Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance, then speak with either your Microsoft or Citrix contacts. The program is rolled out in Europe, is rolling out in the U.S., and will kick-off soon in Asia. The website is here.  Here’s a brief video that I recorded… Read more

Microsoft and Citrix share their feedback on today’s keynote from VMworld Europe 2010

I’ve had the priviledge to attend Citrix Synergy in Berlin last week, and then attend VMworld Europe in Copenhagen this week. 3,500 attendees last week, and 5,700 this week. It’s great to see the enthusiasm. Today’s keynote at VMworld Europe 2010 was 95% the same content as the San Francisco show at the end of August. Paul… Read more

Items of interest from VMworld 2010

Hi – by now you might have read there’s 17,000 of us attending VMworld in San Francisco. Huge crowds, just as Rick Vanover predicted. Lots of energy and excitement as you can imagine. This post is designed to bring some of the show to you, assuming you’re not attending and queuing up to a session… Read more

Why Does Microsoft exhibit at VMworld?

I’ll be posting more this week about what you’ll see when you visit the Microsoft booth (#1431) at VMworld 2010 U.S. conference next week. You can read an overview at NetworkWorld. But last week a virtualization industry insider and consultant who has followed Microsoft virtualization for 5+ years and has met with Microsoft at the last… Read more

Go vote

The savvy editors of NetworkWorld chose 3 weeks before VMworld 2010 conference to publish an online tech debate between Microsoft and VMware. The topic: who has the better virtualization platform. The editorial summary reads: VMware is the kingpin of virtualization, but the game is changing fast and Microsoft is baking the technology into the very… Read more

Update to private cloud toolkit for System Center

Back in February we started working with partners and TAP customers on a toolkit to create private cloud environment.  See our February blog about the Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for System Center. A couple updates were announced Monday at our Worldwide Partner Conference. First, the tool has a new name: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service… Read more