Creating Virtual Application Packages with Microsoft Server Application Virtualization Sequencer

Server App-V’s very own Emre Kanlikilicer recently posted a great introductory article on creating packages using the Server App-V Sequencer: Microsoft SCVMM 2012 can manage Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) packages. In this blog post, we are going to explain what a Server App-V package means and how we can create Server App-V packages…

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Isolation and State Separation

Isolation and State Separation are two very important concepts in the world of application virtualization, but we throw those terms around a lot without really explaining what we mean by them. I’m going to attempt to explain what those concepts mean to us and the roles they play with application virtualization. I will dive pretty…

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Welcome to Server Application Virtualization

Easy as pie. Like taking candy from a baby. A walk in the park. Like shooting fish in a barrel. You hear those phrases all the time. But how often do you hear them applied to installing server applications in a datacenter? Sure, maybe you have some web app that’s easy to set up, but…

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Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization

How awesome is this http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/mar10/03-18DesktopVirtPR.mspx  To Sum up ; Microsoft outlined improvements that make it easier to access desktop virtualization. More information on today’s announcement and Microsoft’s virtualization strategy is available here. •New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose from today. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering the “Rescue for VMware VDI” promotion,…

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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…

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Updated Virtualization IPD Guides— Now Available

Windows Server Virtualization System Center Virtual Machine Manager The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated virtualization guides, Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, now available for download here. Introduction These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager…

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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…

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Windows XP Mode Beta for Windows 7 – Available

Hopefully you have been able to get and install Windows 7 RC.  If not I think we killed the internet yesterday due to demand certainly MSDN. What’s next?  from an Application Compatibility and Virtualisation perspective I will be taking a look at the recently announced Windows XP Mode for Windows 7. The great news is…

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Virtualboy.tv

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    

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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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