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…


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) and (TechNet) have been successfully running on Hyper-V. Late last week we provide more details of the project (PDF Version Included) and announced…



So this feels like Demo week for me. Essential Business Server (EBS) demo with Bjorn We just shipped the first public preview of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server(EBS). David on the EDGE team had an interview with one of the program managers for EBS.  Bjorn Levidow has been at Microsoft for 12 years…


Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Labs RELEASED

Jason has just finished the first four labs in a series of Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility labs have been released on MSDN. You can find them as follows: – MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 – Access Rights, Impersonation – MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 – Impact of Code Signing – MSDN Virtual…


MMS – System Center and Virtual Machine Manager Go Cross Platform

One of the key announcements at MMS today was System Center and Virtual Machine Manager going cross platform. Adam spoke with Robert Reynolds about this announcement as asks him "Why do cross platform now?". Robert Reynolds talks System Center and Cross Platform Management


Installing MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008

Matt Hester placed a screencast on EDGE which steps you through how to install Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008. MOSS is supported, but you need to take a few clearly defined steps to make this work. There are a few blogs on these space, and I did post a compatibility article…


iSCSI with Suzanne and Shiv from the Storage Team

So we have been talking a lot iSCSI as we think that this is a really cool technology for people that want a really inexpensive solution for building a flexible storage solution in their data center. Adam ( that guy is everywhere ) interviewed Suzanne and Shiv from the storage team about iSCSI and raised…


Windows Server 2008 Launch With Iain McDonald

This week David had a chat with Iain McDonald who is the person responsible for getting Windows Server 2008 to the party on time. Pretty interesting how his PM team works to make sure that all the parts of the product come together. Server 2008 launch interview with Iain McDonald As part of the "over…


Application Considerations When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008

So how do servers upgrade themselves to Windows Server 2008, and how does data, that is not part of the operating system get handled? One of the interesting point to note is that in Windows Server 2008 the data that is part of the operating system, the registry and certain file locations are recreated during…


Forget the Super bowl, Windows Server 2008 has RTM’d

For me it has been a long road. It all started 2 years ago with the "Longhorn Server Software Design preview", followed by countless training events and deep dive labs in Bld20 and around the world. Today we announced that Windows Server 2008 released to manufacturing. In this release of Windows Server 2008 we are…