PDC Update Day 2 – Windows 7

Day 2 started off with Ray’s talking about the convergence of the conventional pc platform and the internet, cloud, devices.  He quickly handed the floor over to Steve Sinofsky who almost immediately handed to the floor to Julie Larson-Green (VP of Windows Experience aka WEX).  She demoed several new features of windows including the new…

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PDC Update Day 1

Day 1 has come and gone by the time I got back to my hotel last night I was pretty much dead on my feet.  I had to miss the keynote to finish configuring my demo machines and put the finishing touches on my slides.  I also realized yesterday that I completely forgot my camera…

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PDC Update: Day –1 and Day 0

I flew in on Saturday and I think the flight was about 90% Microsoft employees including Mike Swanson – so the migration has begun.  I got in rented a car and got checked in to my hotel,  I am staying at the Hilton Checkers hotel in downtown LA.  I think the hotel is about 90%…

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SCVMM Question #1 – “Why do my hosts show Needs Attention?” or “Virtualization Service Version Status Is Not Up-To-Date”

I have been onsite with a customer this week helping evaluate Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM, by the way I am only going to type that out like 3 more times…) for there company.  We installed the RTM version and our hosts had the yellow ‘bang’/‘!’/‘exclamation’ next to them and them denoting…

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Hyper-V PowerGUI PowerPack – Now That’s Power….

I loved PowerGUI ever since I found it a month ago or so… Well Kirk and the PowerGUI guys have done it again… They now have a pretty comprehensive PowerShell wrapper for Hyper-V… Pretty Cool! http://poshoholic.com/2008/10/22/powergui-now-with-100-more-hyper-v/ As of today, PowerGUI users can download a free Hyper-V PowerPack for PowerGUI!  This PowerPack has been a huge…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTM’ed Today!

A big pat on the back for our friends in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager team – they have released SCVMM 2008.  This release supports Hyper-V, Virtual Server and VMware!  You can download the evaluation of SCVMM at http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/virtualmachinemanager/en/us/default.aspx.  And you can read more about the RTM at System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008…

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PDC T-1 Week…

Wow it’s almost time… For the past 20 weeks or so I have been getting an email from Mike or one of the other PDC planners with titles like PDC2008 T-20 Weeks, PDC2008 T-10 Weeks, PDC2008 T-5 Weeks, PDC2008 T-02 Weeks and I know what’s coming on Monday!  I had the dry run of my…

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Virtualization Sales Strong, Hyper-V Strong First Quarter

IDC released a report this morning entitled “Virtualization Continues to See Strong Growth in Second Quarter, According to IDC”…  Among the data they report Virtualization licence shipments in Q2 of 2008 increased 53% year over year.  Vmware holds the largest market share at 44% (combined VMware ESX and VMware Server) however Microsoft now holds a…

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PDC Teaser – Attaching a VHD to A Virtual Machine

PDC is just around the corner now – I am giving the dry run of my talk tomorrow morning, so of course I am working on my demo’s today…  Just to give you a bit of a teaser here’s one of the scripts that I am using in one of my demo’s… This script will…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server Available Now – For FREE!

You can now download Microsoft Hyper-V Server for free from Microsoft Download center.  It’s pretty cool take a look (after all it’s free). Download Links: English | Chinese Traditional (ZH-TW) | All Other Languages   Taylor Brown Hyper-V Integration Test Lead http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

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