How Microsoft Does IT – Deploying Virtual Machines using Hyper-V

Again another great set of materials showing how we do Virtualisation and the potential value of this technology.  Microsoft IT virtually deploys more than 80% of new servers using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. To ensure optimal performance, Microsoft IT has developed configuration best practices, based on the application workloads or services being provided by the…

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IT Management Community Hub is Live on TechNet

The new Microsoft TechNet IT Management Community Hub is ready for you to participate. Connect, find resources, and get the information you need. Check out webcasts and podcasts from industry leaders, blogs by subject matter experts, community forums and more. And that’s just the beginning.

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Free Virtualization E-Learning Collection Available

This free e-learning collection of four clinics offers a comprehensive introduction to Hyper-V and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Application Virtualization. Click here to learn more Summary Collection 6333: Exploring Microsoft Virtualization Technologies Overview This collection of three 2-hour online clinics and an 1-hour online clinic…

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Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2

Steve pinged me earlier today to let me know that a new white paper that he had been working on was up. The white paper was around SCCM 2007 R2 and App-V 4.5 management. The Virtual Application Management with App-V 4.5 and SCCM R2 whitepaper is now available for download from the following site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/cc843994.aspx…

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SCCM SP1 R2 Release Candidate is out!!!

The System Center Configuration Manager team would like to announce that the following has been released and available for download: R2 Release Candidate build 6335 Get on http://connect.microsoft.com and download it today (All the lovely App-V 4.5 RC integration is there!!! HTTP streaming come on!!!!!) …….. 16/07/08 Updated with Correct picture :o)

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Tech-Ed Keynote Highlights ‘Dynamic IT’ and Virtualisation

In case you have not heard, virtualisation is big! When I mean big I mean important to both Microsoft and the IT industry.  To demonstrate this Bob Muglia keynoted at Tech-Ed 2008.  Where our very own report Mr Zarb is currently.  What did he talk about? well the inside story is here.  I wait to…

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Event: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies – UK

Are you from the UK?  Can you get to Reading?  If so you may want to attend this event Register NOW! Abstract: This event will take you through our latest management and Virtualisation technologies. We’ll start the day with a thought provoking keynote explaining how to use System Center to reduce the impact your business…

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UK Architect Insight Conference 2008

All, so I know I am late with this post.  However I was speaking at the Insight Conference this year on you have guessed it "Virtualization"  More of a briefing on the Microsoft Strategy for Virtualization.  From Data center to desktop, and of course a focus on application Virtualization. Feed back has been very positive,…

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Beta SCCM R2 – Virtual Application Server

In SCCM R2 we have the option to stream from a distribution point! At that moment you think great…… You go straight into the SCCM Management Console > Site Database > Site Code > Site Settings > Site Systems > Server > Distribution Point There you will find this lovely new tab "Virtual Application", and…

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