Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare IT Pros

Recently Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes presented two days of live sessions focused at helping VMWARE ITPRO’s to understand and implement Microsoft’s Virtualization technology. This content has now been placed on TechNet EDGE in HD format for everybody to view. You can view the content through the following short link. @MS_Virt @virtualization http://bit.ly/JSvidVM

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Windows 7 : Windows XP Mode RELEASE CANDIDATE Available for Download

Windows XP Mode is specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses to help ease the migration process to Windows 7 by providing additional compatibility for their older productivity applications. The newly updated Windows XP Mode now works with the RC and RTM versions of the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise SKUs. For all up…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager released to RTM

As described on EDGE, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) released to manufacture(RTM) this week which is going to be another huge step for making Virtualization more common place in the enterprise. One of the key issues that ITPROs told us, was there was no really great solution for managing the potentially 1000’s of virtual…

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Microsoft Hyper-V already has 23% share of new Virtulization Machines

There was a report out from IDC late last week which provides a great summary of the Virtualization business. The key number that I was surprised by, was that Hyper-V has already taken 23% of the Virtualization market for new machines in its first quarter of release.   x86 Virtualization License Market Standings, by Virtualization…

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GREEN IT is like "LIVING WITH YOUR MOM" ??

Adam Carter did an interview with James Governor, who is an an analyst with RedMonk, when he was in town recently to present at the Virtualization event that took place in Bellevue.  He talks a lot of about how IT organizations should think about Green computing, and how it is very much like living at…

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SQL Server 2008 Consolidation and Virtualization at UBS

Charley Hanania who is a Senior Database Specialist at UBS talks on EDGE about how SQLServer 2008 is going to help resolve some of the key enterprise database challenges with technologies such as Policy Based Management (formerly known as DMF), the resource governor and how consolidation and virtualization are going to play a major factor…

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Bob Muglia Gets a Grilling From An analyst

At TechED, Bob Muglia got a answer some tuff questions from a leading analyst. There are some key questions around Dynamic IT ( what happened to the vision ), Virtualization and being late to market, VMWare’s advanced capabilities and what is the next big bets ( a soft ball ). See how he did? Bob…

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Application Support is still the biggest challenge to Virtualization

From a hardware and software perspective the virtualization industry has made leaps and bounds over the last year with the support of hardware chipset technologies from AMD and Intel to support hypervisors which are coming on strong from Microsoft and VMWare. However the biggest challenge still seems to be, will an Application Vendor take a…

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Microsoft migrates MSCOM (MSDN and TechNet) to Hyper-V virtual machines

  MSCOM have been working for a while to get their infrastructure completely virtualized. If you were at MMS 2008 and heard Bob Muglia’s Keynote, you already know that MSDN.microsoft.com (MSDN) and TechNet.microsoft.com (TechNet) have been successfully running on Hyper-V. Late last week we provide more details of the project (PDF Version Included) and announced…

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DAY TWO at MMS

So what are the announcements on Day to of MMS? Well today it is all about Microsoft System Center Config Manager (used to be SMS). Key announcement are:- Config Manager SP1 which will come later this Quarter which will contain great support for Intel and AMD chipset and the inclusion of a new asset manager…

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