Visual Reference of Key Hyper-V Technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2

Like the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual reference to better understand the key features and components of Hyper-V, and Microsoft virtualization solutions in general including: Architecture Virtual Networking Virtual Machine Snapshots (shown below) Live Migration Storage Interfaces Storage Types Storage Location and Paths Import and Export I…


TechEd 2010 Video Diary

Got back from TechEd 2010 with a great experience. I met some old friends, made some new, attended some great sessions, and loosened up a little… I mean a lot during the nights. Working hard form 8 AM to 6 PM everyday attending sessions and taking notes, and taking care of business and working overtime…


Microsoft VDI Licensing Primer

For VDI, Microsoft’s licensing model is VDI Standard and Premium Suites. These are great offerings and simplify the process to acquire Microsoft VDI. And in my view and for many customers, this is a cost-effective solution and I encourage IT decision makers to examine and compare Microsoft offerings with others out there in the market….


RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience

The ability to deliver a desktop with full fidelity over a network, while deploying applications on demand and with hardware independence, is an IT reality with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Application Virtualization (App-V) which is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). This screencast highlights how these three amazing technologies work as…


Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) V1 SP1 User Experience

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, or MED-V, is a desktop virtualization solution providing a self-contained computing environment including the OS, intended applications, and customized settings, if any. Desktop virtualization allows an application to run in a specific OS environment different from the OS running the hosting computer. MED-V uses Virtual PC 2007 to provide a virtualized…


Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 User Experience

The main delivery of App-V 4.6 is 64-bit supportability. The rest product features and functions are much the same, if not identical, with those of App-V 5.1 SP1.The following shows App-V 4.6 Windows Desktop Client and App-V 4.6 Client for Remote Desktop Services (or Terminal Services) installed in a 64-bit operating system. Notice this 21-minute…


Windows 7 BranchCache™ User Experience

This is a follow-up posting of Windows 7 BranchCache™ Explained. BranchCache, an exciting feature introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, enables content from file and Web servers on a wide area network (WAN) to be cached on computers at a local branch office. Once BranchCache is configured, a copy of data accessed…


Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Explained

This is a follow-up posting and a continual discussion of desktop virtualization and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) relevant to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2). I highly recommend those who are not familiar with RDS taking a moment to review the architecture and know what role RDWA, RDG, RDSH, RDVH, and RDCB each…


Welcome from Yung Chou: Who I Am and What I do Around Here

This is Yung Chou and I am an IT Evangelist, as I have always introduced myself in many of my screencasts. Having been with Microsoft for quite a while, I previously had a number of roles including technical account management, service deliveries, and enterprise technical sales. Much of my time, I spend meeting with IT…