Well – a bunch of folks have had questions about the nitty gritty details of yesterday’s virtualization licensing announcement – so I thought I would share some helpful resources on this.
First there is a 10 page licensing breif available here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_brief.doc
Then there is a 30 page whitepaper that goes over all the common scenarios and discusses the implications that the new licensing scheme has on them here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/9/68964284-864d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/virtualization_whitepaper.doc
Sad thing is that I have read both of these documents multiple times now – ah the joys of being a program manager 🙂
P.S. My comment notification system seems to be badly broken at the moment – so I apologies if I take a long time to respond to comments.