Datacenter Virtualization in Windows Server 2008: Year in Review

Wow! I can’t believe 2009 is almost over. It has been a tremendous year, and Virtualization has come a long way in just a year. With the mid-year RTM of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, we have seen a great step forward in Virtualization capabilities. Hyper-V had been making some strong inroads with…


2009 the Year of Windows 7 and So Much More to Come!

When we look back at 2009 as IT Pros, it was the much anticipated arrival of Windows 7 in late October that drove a lot of our decisions on technology.  Not only for our business, but our friends and relatives.  How many of you loaded the beta and after playing with the beta early in…

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2009: A Big Year for Windows Server

You might say it’s been a big year for the Windows Server platform. Certainly the launch of Windows Server 2008 R2 is a major step, but that step has a little more spring in it than most people realize. Windows 2000 Server’s march towards end of life actually brings this into sharp relief: Overall, I’d…

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Getting your Servers to Windows Server 2008 R2

Modernizing your servers to newer platforms have several benefits, in addition to the newer technologies.  With newer technologies and servers you can lower your TCO, from power consumption to server reduction to improvements to save your end users time.  You can improve the overall health of your server, by moving to the new server environments…

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Virtualization and a Virtual Introduction

I just wanted to say hello. My name is Kenon Owens, and I am a Product Marketing Manager here at Microsoft specializing in our Integrated Virtualization Message. Over the coming weeks, you are going to see some posts from me about our virtualization capabilities and our vision for Integrated Virtualization, but before you do, l…


2009 in Review: Microsoft Releases Device Driver Code to Linux Community!

The Summer of 2009 showed what many saw as a break from the ordinary.  Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community to enhance the performance of the Linux operating system when virtualized on Hyper-V. The code included three Linux device drivers (the Linux Integration Components), and was submitted to the…

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New Blogger: Oliver Rist

Just a quick post to introduce myself, new voice on the blog. My name is Oliver Rist and aside from the obvious Dickensian rhyme, my only claim to fame is that I’ve been a product reviewer for magazines like InfoWorld, PC Magazine and many more over the last 15 years. Then, about a year and…

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Hyper-V R2 Can Give You Backup / Recovery Options You Never Had Before!

Times are tough, and belts are tight.  Many companies have looked to server virtualization to reduce costs through hardware consolidation.  Cutting costs by combining server instances onto fewer physical systems can reduce costs, but could you do more?  Are you squeezing the right cost without putting your organization at risk?  Could you actually save more…

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Welcome from John Kelbley: Who I Am and What I do Around Here

Hey everyone – I just wanted to let you know who I am.  My name is John Kelbley and I’m a Senior Technical Product Manager with the Windows Server Platform Tech Strategy Team.  Unfortunately, my title and team name don’t say much about what I actually do!  I’m part of a team at Microsoft very…

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