Where’s Taylor Been? + Great Script From John…

I have been getting people asking where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting very often (or very much stuff when I do) for a while.  So this little Windows update shipped in June and I guess it’s pretty popular and everyone’s using it and everyone’s wants new cool stuff in the next version…

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New Hyper-V Case Study (MLS Property Information Network)

A new Hyper-V case study was published late last week.  In this study they also employed the Sanbolic Melio FS clustered file system – which if you haven’t looked it is absolutely worth looking at (it’s really cool).  Using this file system you can place many VM’s on a single LUN which is shared across…

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Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment

The SQL Performance Team has published an excellent document on running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V environment.  The document is 37 pages long and has detailed performance information as well as recommendations.  The full document can be downloaded at: http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/9/4/d948f981-926e-40fa-a026-5bfcf076d9b9/SQL2008inHyperV2008.docx The key section (as far as I am concerned) is the conclusion: Conclusion From…

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Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

Many of you may have already seen this but if you haven’t it’s pretty cool… From the October Issue of TechNet Magazine… Utility Spotlight Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Download Details This Solution Accelerator includes the following tool and documentation: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Getting Started Guide Offline Virtual…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Reviewers Guide Posted

The Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta) Reviewers Guide has been posted, 74 pages of riveting marketing stuff about Windows Server 2008 R2 – they actually do a pretty good job talking about a new clustering feature specifically for Hyper-V named Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  CSV allows multiple cluster nodes to utilize the same LUN at…

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Hyper-V PDC Recordings Posted

Both the recording’s from my and Nihar’s talks from PDC have been posted from our PDC talks… Enjoy!   Enabling Test Automation Using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Online:  https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES09/ Download:  WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune | MP4   Developing Solutions for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Using WMI Online: https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES10/ Download: WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune…

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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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