VHD compatibility between Hyper-V and Virtual Server

Honestly I was shocked when I read John’s recent post about "Are VHDs compatible between Hyper-V and Virtual Server and Virtual PC?" Hestarts off with some "No, not supported" cases and I almost immediately started felling nauseous. Thankfully I read the full post. Towards the end there is relief: Now let’s look at some “yes”…

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Virtualization Starter

TechRepublic published an article about the” 10 things you should know about virtualization.” If you are new to the whole virtualization thing, it will certainly get you started. The author, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, is right, “Virtualization is a huge topic, and this article is only meant to provide an overview of your options.” She briefly…

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Series of Virtualization Podcasts on InfoWorld

A series for five short and comprehensive podcasts will be published on InfoWorld’s blog. This week the first has been posted. Below some info about the complete series. The podcasts can be found here. Podcast Descriptions Episode One: Top Virtualization Myths Industry Analyst, Dan Kusnetzky, Principal Analyst at the Kusnetzky Group, outlines virtualization myths and…

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Hafnium helps increasing performance of virtual environments

On Nov 11th Intel already announced a "Fundamental Advance in Transistor Design," extending  Moore’s Law and therefore computing performance. You find the full press announcement here. Why’s it important in the context of virtualization? Well, not only are these new chips using the element Hafnium to be more "Eco-Friendly", the new processor architecture also has…

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One of the largest Virtualization conferences

One of the largest Virtualization conferences of the industry seems to happen this week in Barcelona, Spain. Microsoft Teched IT Forum. Obviously not a pure virtualization conference but the Microsoft technical event for IT professionals. But if you look at the number of sessions and the many different aspects of virtualization that are covered, IT…

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Series of Webcasts and chats on Windows Server Virtualization

TechNet Webcast: Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time The new Windows Server Virtualization infrastructure will be a core feature in Windows Server 2008.  This session will provide you an overview of virtualization role, the scenarios and features that make server virtualization an important pillar of…

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VHD Test Drive – Storing large images in the cloud

“Now that I have my image ready, how can I make the 6 GB of files available to my clientele?” “Does Microsoft store my images?” Especially our smaller partners in the VHD Test Drive program have been asking these questions a lot. For many reasons Microsoft cannot store partner images on any of its servers…

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VHD Test Drive – Two new images

Just a quick note on new images. Over Labor Day weekend we have uploaded 2 new images: Windows 2003 + Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta 2 Windows 2003 + BizTalk 2006 Virtually Yours

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Microsoft Virtualization has a new home

 Microsoft Virtualization information has a new home. Check out the new URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualization/default.mspx. The content available here cover all virtualization technologies in one place as you can see: Looking forward to the house warming party. Virtually Yours

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New set of Microsoft Virtualization videos available

Virtualization in Windows ServerMike Neil, General Manager http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=515 Virtualization technology roadmap and an outline of Microsoft’s vision for how these technologies will combine with future capabilities in hardware.   Application and Presentation VirtualizationAlex Balcanquall, Product Manager http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=517 Virtualization features in Windows Server Longhorn Terminal Services.   NPIV SAN Integration and Microsoft Virtualization Therron Powell, Principal…

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