MED-V 2.0 beta is available – for Windows 7 migrations

You’ll be interested to know that MED-V 2.0 beta is available to download today. Karri blogged about it over at the Windows team blog [here]. Here’s an excerpt from Karri’s blog: With MED-V 2.0 Beta, we have been listening to customer feedback to further simplify the MED-V experience by enabling one-time sign on to the… 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

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

Windows 7: Windows XP Mode Release Candidate Now Available

Virtualization Nation, Just a quick blog in case you missed the big news for Windows 7. Windows XP Mode has hit Release Candidate. Here are some highlights of the new Release Candidate: New Features in Windows XP Mode RC Based on feedback from the Windows XP Mode beta, we’ve made several improvements to the usability… 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

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

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

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

Kidaro to be added to Microsoft’s desktop virtualization products

So we just announced the intent to acquire Kidaro, a desktop virtualization vendor based in Silicon Valley and with R&D in Israel. Kidaro entered the desktop virtualization management market nearly 17 months ago with their Kidaro Managed Workspace product. With this acquisition, Kidaro’s product will lead to new capabilities within Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for customers… Read more