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

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

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

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization now available via MDOP

It’s great to see that MED-V is now available to customers with the new version of MS Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for customers with Software Assurance. See Ran’s post here. Following are excerpts from Ran’s post: MED-V provides deployment and management of virtual Windows desktops to enable key enterprise scenarios. MED-V 1.0 helps enterprises upgrade to… Read more

March 31 live web chat

On Tuesday, March 31, Microsoft’s Edwin Yuen will be hosting a live web chat 11am-3pm EST. Edwin is a sr. technical product manager. Edwin came to Microsoft with the acquisition of Softricity (and the SoftGrid application virtualization technology). He now also covers Hyper-V and System Center VMM. Sign up here.     Patrick… Read more

Microsoft customers showcased at VMworld Europe 2009

This week at VMworld Europe 2009 we’re showcasing a number of European customers who have deployed Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center and App-v 4.5. You can watch two videos below. One is of Bouygues Construction based in France. Bouygues does civil engineering, electrical contracting, and maintenance, employs 51,100 people and operates in more than 80… Read more

The Virtualization Essentials from Citrix

Bonjour from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” /> Cannes. This is just a quick post about Citrix making public the Essentials for Hyper-V news. It’s been talked about already by Alessandro and others. There’s lots of opinions of what this means for the virtualization software vendor landscape. But that’s less important really than… Read more

Microsoft and Red Hat Cooperative Technical Support

Hi, I’m Mike Neil, general manager of virtualization at Microsoft. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here, but today’s post is worth a read. Ever since we released Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Terminal Services, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and Microsoft App-V 4.5 last year, customers and partners have been getting huge… Read more

For $50,000, I could pay someone to move my virtual machines for me

The title of this post will make sense in a moment. It’s a quote from a customer in Australia … and pretty funny one, too. But before that, a few items crossed my inbox that I thought I’d share: Software vendor AspenTech has a process engineering/manufacturing application called aspenONE. Today they announced that their customer BASF deployed aspenONE… Read more

Virtualization Feed for Your RSS Reader

With a “tip of the cap” to creators of Planet V12n blog, we’ve just launched a blog and Twitter aggregator for virtualization. It’s called VirtualizationFeed. Like Planet V12n, this site aggregates virtualization blogs from lots of sources. In this case, 18 independent bloggers and 14 Microsoft bloggers on either TechNet or MSDN. I’m sure you’ll… Read more