Hyper-V R2 sizing tool now available from HP

Good Old Patrick Lownds pinged me today to let me know that HP have released there Hyper-V R2 sizing tool. The HP Sizer for Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 is an automated, downloadable tool that provides quick and helpful sizing guidance for “best-fit” HP server and storage configurations running in a Hyper-V R2 environment. The tool…


Cool 2k8 R2 VDI Scripts

I am not the greatest script writer! Certainly I can bolt together some stuff that other people can do! And to add i have been doing loads with our new VDI implementation in 2k8 R2. So whilst doing some troubleshooting I was told about some Great Scripts for the Windows Server 2008 R2 VDi implementation…


Core Configurator 2.0

My buddy Andy Auret pinged me with an update of his core configurator tool for win2k8 R2. It is completely open source so it can be amended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference to Winforms so that…


Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V

I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der…


Microsoft Planning Tools for Your Server Virtualization Projects

Baldwin, just posted a great load of info about using the IPD for your server virtualization projects over here. But to recap here is what he said… ————— Planning is a crucial part of every successful IT project.  Unfortunately, who can ever find enough time to plan?  Well, Microsoft has developed a set of planning…


How to use the new VHD features of Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2

Did you think that VHD files were only for Virtualization ? In this screen cast you can see the different ways that Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 can use VHD files, this will show different ways that we can configure boot from VHD, how we can work with VHD files from the command line…


TechNet Edge: Dual Boot from VHD with Windows 7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2

Want to learn how to "Boot from VHD" with the new operating systems we have coming?  How about "Dual Boot" with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ??? It’s simpler than you think.  Checkout this video and see the full background and details at http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2009/05/22/dual-boot-from-vhd-using-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx.


Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 RC released to the web!

With the public availability of Windows 7 RC, Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you may want the Windows 7 RC Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) tools which are now publicly available. What is RSAT RSAT Client is the collection of Windows Server management tools which enable IT professionals to…


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate

Today the Windows Virtualization Team, Blogged the availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate.  Jeff Woolsey and the team awesome. I am off for a week and a bit so over to Mr Zarb for some MS insight 🙂 The Virtualization team is pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server…


Talking About Windows – Video 2

Continuing to build a community Talking About Windows the second video is now out.  I really link this thinking with memories off many late nights. Video: Up All Night – Talking About Windows viral video #2