Disk2vhd Released!

Now this is a cool tool that gave me some massive loving recently. I was in a situation that i needed to repro a customer issue and wanted to take it away with me for further testing, obviously i could not take there PC ……. or could i :o) Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell have…



This is a great resource, delivered from my good friend Matt McSpirit.  Demo’s, training and a really good insight of our end to end Virtualisation strategy.  Check Virtualboy.tx out and of course check out Matt’s Blog    


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…


Thrive – in your skills, your organisation

A great new resource for IT Pro, built using Siliverlight 🙂 focused around different Technology interest area’s.  The section on virtualisation is a good reference point, contain the links to TCO calculator and the Green calculator.  Check it out.


How far will you take virtual

We Launch a new campaign around Virtualisation, powered by Microsoft Siliverlight.  Get a refreshing new take on Microsoft Virtualisation, watch video’ and read case study of the impact that Virtualisation could have to you and your business.  Visit www.microsoft.com/virtualization and check it out. 


TechNet Radio, Monthly Dialogue Series – Trends Impacting IT

As do most people at Microsoft I spend a lot of time travelling across the UK talking to customers.  So the Zune and more importantly Podcast help to make that travel time more productive.  I listen to the TechNet Podcast series and of course I am a fan.  This one is no exception with some…


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…


Virtual PC and Virtual Server verison numbers as well as additions

Have you ever tried to figure out if you had the latest VM additions installed on all your Virtual Guests?  This week I was at a customer site reviewing a Virtual Server 2005 R2 Deployment.  At the customer site they had a mix of VM additions installed across the estate and no easy way of…


Supported Virtual Environments

This was really interesting…. did you know that Microsoft ISA Server and Forefront TMG are supported on hardware virtualization in accordance with the following programs: · Microsoft Support Lifecycle · Microsoft ISA Server 2000 System Requirements · Microsoft ISA Server 2004 System Requirements · Microsoft ISA Server 2006 System Requirements · Forefront TMG System Requirements…


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…