Virtualization Nation, We just completed a great week at MMS 2011 in Las Vegas. To say it was a busy week would be a huge understatement. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks. I spoke to a lot of folks at the show and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Whether it was the announcements for:… 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

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

Promotion of Brad Anderson to Corporate Vice President, Management and Services Division

It comes as no surprise to the regular readers of this blog, that a key tenant of Microsoft’s virtualization strategy is that customers should be able to manage their physical and virtual IT resources from the same set of easy to use tools.  It seems that customers agree, as demonstrated through the growth of the… Read more

Server & Tools Business Exec to discuss state of IT, answer your questions on June 23

Do you have questions about Microsoft’s efforts to deliver new server infra (Windows Server, virt, System Center, Forefront security) to customers and partners? What is Microsoft doing about enterprise security? Are you interested in hearing how other IT pros are reacting to economic conditions and where they’re investing?   On Tuesday, June 23rd from 10:30am – 11:00am (PDT), you’re invited… Read more

HP releases Insight Control suite for Microsoft System Center

Hello – I’m Zane Adam, senior director of System Center and Virtualization marketing at Microsoft. I wanted to share some exciting news related to Microsoft’s virtualization and System Center offerings and HP’s Insight Control Suite for System Center.  With the official release today of Insight Control Suite for System Center, HP has taken a significant… Read more

MMS 2009: Application Virt for Servers

I’m a bit behind is sharing the following demo video. On Tuesday at Microsoft Management Summit, we did a demo of application virtualization for servers. Both Mary Jo and Alessandro predicted this demo a couple weeks ago – so not a real surprise. The demo was described as a technology preview, meaning there’s no plan… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta available

Exciting news for Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center, and VMWare customers.  The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available on the Microsoft Connect site for download. If you don’t already have access to VMM on the Connect site you can get to it here by simply filling out a quick survey, which will help us better… Read more

Analyst perspectives on Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization strategy & System Center evolution, from MMS 2008

Greetings! My name is Robb Mapp and I’m the analyst relations manager in Server & Tools focused on System Center management tools and Integrated Virtualization. This week at MMS, we had nearly 60 industry analysts participate in a summit focused on strategies for systems management and virtualization. These summits are great for Microsoft, as it… Read more