Optimizing Branch Office Servers by Using Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Optimizing Branch Office Servers by Using Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V which discusses how Microsoft IT uses Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V to provide a secure, future-proof platform on which to provide key services to users.  Microsoft Information Technology (IT) used Windows Server…

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Microsoft IT Leverages its Compute Service to Virtualize SharePoint 2010

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Leverages its Compute Service to Virtualize SharePoint 2010, which discusses how MSIT uses server virtualization to address data-center power consumption, and space issues.  At Microsoft, server virtualization has become a primary way to address data-center power consumption, to address space issues, and to…

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Microsoft IT Datacenter Virtualization Past, Present and Futures

  Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Datacenter Virtualization Past, Present and Futures, which discusses what Microsoft IT has implemented over the past six years, from Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 through Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V and future initiatives that provide new and innovative offerings to our customers. …

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Improving the IntelliMirror service with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and Hyper-

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Improving the IntelliMirror service with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and Hyper-V, which discusses how Microsoft IT has leveraged the Hyper-V virtualization feature, plus other technology advances in Windows Server 2008 R2, to improve the IntelliMirror service.  To help ensure that the Microsoft® IntelliMirror®…

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Hyper-V & DPM 2010 Item level Recovery

With the release of Data Protection Manager 2010, DPM adds significant scalability, reliability, and manageability enhancements such as: • Up to 100 servers, 1000 laptops, or 2000 databases protected by a single DPM server • Significant auto-protection, auto-healing, and reduced alerting for a more “fire and forget” experience • Enhanced disaster recovery options for long-distance…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 – Release Candidate Available!

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Servicing Portal 2.0 (SSP), a key component of Microsoft’s cloud strategy and gives you the tools and tested guidance you need to build the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure.  Using SSP, you can deliver IT as a service to you organization, enabling you to respond more quickly—and at a…

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Results of the Green IT Datacenter Pilot: Consolidating Data Centers Using Virtualization

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Results of the Green IT Datacenter Pilot: Consolidating Data Centers Using Virtualization, which discusses a green IT initiative for data centers. In 2009 MSIT proposed a Green IT initiative which included anticipated power consumption savings of up to 66% in its data centers. A pilot…

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Reducing Costs and Improving Systems Management with Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Reducing Costs and Improving Systems Management with Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager, which discusses how Microsoft IT used Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager to reduce costs and improve systems management.  Microsoft E&D IT leverages System Center Operations Manager and Hyper-V to Manage over…

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How Microsoft IT Virtualized Their Infrastructure for Microsoft.com

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Virtualized Their Infrastructure for Microsoft.com, which discusses how Microsoft.com created an agile private cloud. Microsoft virtualization technologies and SAN-based clustered storage solved numerous ongoing challenges. Implementing a dynamic compute infrastructure enabled Microsoft.com Operations to increase architectural flexibility and optimize use of resources….

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – Service Pack 1 Announced

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/business/archive/2010/06/07/virtualization-updates-at-teched.aspx Today, at TechEd in the US, we are pleased to announce that by the end of July we will be releasing the public beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. During our Desktop Virtualization Hour webcast in March, we introduced you to Service Pack 1. We demonstrated the…

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