Got Questions on Desktop Virtualization? You’re Not Alone…

For those of you who think about desktop management strategies, and how virtualization might fit, I’d recommend reading Edwin Yuen’s new blog post. Some of you may know Edwin as he’s contributed to this blog, now blogs at Virtualization Planet, and has done lots of demos during keynotes. Edwin’s latest post describes our approach to desktop… Read more

Mark your calendar: Watch the MS Management Summit keynotes

Next Tuesday (20th) and Wednesday (21st) be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see Bob Muglia and Brad Anderson discuss the latest IT Management news, MS strategies for datacenter and desktop management, and virtualization and cloud solutions from Microsoft. And did… Read more

MDOP 2010 Launches, with 64-bit version of App-V 4.6

Earlier today we announced important updates for IT pros considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, we released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010, which includes App-V 4.6, supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010. The App-V support for Office 2010 means you can do a one-touch deployment and don’t have to wait for Office 2010… Read more

Big news: Microsoft and HP team up to move IT forward

This morning Microsoft and HP announced a three-year, $250 million agreement to jointly deliver a new infrastructure-to-application model, advance cloud computing and generally reduce the costs and complexities of IT.      The press release, executive videos and other information about the agreement are available here.   This is a big commitment on the part… Read more

Virtualization: desktop to datacenter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog … but that one really caused a stir in the Virt circles in the Bay Area. Hopefully it doesn’t mean I can’t hit up those people for Sharks tickets. I’ve stumbled across some interesting items that I wanted to share with you. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2… Read more

Announcing the availability of the updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization and System Center

Microsoft has a comprehensive portfolio of technologies when it comes to Virtualization ranging from Presentation Virtualization with Remote Desktop Services to Server Virtualization using Hyper-V with many more in between as below. ·        Server Hardware Virtualization. Also known as a hypervisor, Server Hardware Virtualization runs a very lightweight core operating system. The hypervisor can host… Read more

Update: What you won’t see at VMworld 2009

This post is for the readers out there that will be attending VMworld, or have colleagues attending VMworld.   There’s been some speculative statements made in the press and blogs in the past 24 hours, so I want to try to set the record straight: 1.       Microsoft will be exhibiting at VMworld 2009. Can’t wait!… Read more

Microsoft’s new VDI licensing: VDI Suites

Hi, my name is Manlio Vecchiet, and I am a director of product management on the Windows Server marketing team.  I’m in New Orleans right now attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), and wanted to update you on new licenses we’ll offer for hosted virtual desktops, or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). When deciding whether… Read more

Online sessions, book and more

Admittedly this post is a stew and not a meal (if that metaphor works). But you might be interested in the following items. I’ll keep it short: John Kelbley will host a webcast on Friday, May 8 at 8:00am PDT titled, “Running Linux on Hyper-V.” The session will discuss install, configure, run, backup and monitor non-Windows… Read more

VMware vSphere pricing – Meet the new price; same as the old price, only more

Hi, I’m Edwin Yuen, a Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization team.  This past week, there were two key announcements made, one by Microsoft and one by VMware, that have an impact on how we compare Microsoft and VMware pricing.  The first announcement was actually off this blog, made by Zane Adam, announcing… Read more