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Server Virtualization


January 25, 2011  4:54 PM

Will Virtual Machine Manager 2012 clear the way for private clouds?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server

UPDATE! 2/02/2011 ZDNet UK just posted some screenshots from the SCVMM 2012 demos last week, for anyone interested in a few...

January 7, 2011  10:44 PM

Hyper-V R2 SP1 boosts guest support for Windows 7

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Is 5:00 p.m. on a Friday too late for a little Hyper-V-centric news? Nah. Microsoft’s Michael Kleef just posted a short update on his personal...

December 10, 2010  10:47 PM

Microsoft and VMware memory battle is the same song and dance

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, VMware, Windows Server 2008 R2

“Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V is Microsoft’s answer to VMware’s memory overcommit technology for ESX. “ “Dynamic Memory is in fact not the same as memory overcommit, and now that you mention it, VMware’s stuff is still way better.” If you’ve paid any attention at all to...

September 30, 2010  6:21 PM

Microsoft updates servicing tool for offline VMs

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 is now available for download, an update to the previous 2.1 version of the utility. The tool is designed to let admins keep their offline virtual machines...

September 2, 2010  9:10 PM

Microsoft weighs in, reacts at VMworld 2010

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft vs. VMware -- tale as old as time. As everyone knows, VMworld 2010 took place this week in San Francisco. Like last year, Microsoft’s booth...

August 13, 2010  6:57 PM

Domain controller virtualization continues to spark debate

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Server Virtualization

Less than two months ago, we posted an article by Microsoft MVP Gary Olsen on the topic of domain controller virtualization. The article was actually a follow-up to something he wrote way...

June 24, 2010  7:52 PM

Hyper-V R2 to support more clustered VMs – right now

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization

Amidst all the talk about dynamic memory and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, one recent virtualization update has managed to fly under the radar – and it actually has nothing to do...

June 14, 2010  7:03 PM

Microsoft works to extend identity management to the cloud

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization

You might not believe this, but one thing I took away from TechEd 2010 last week is that Microsoft reps seem to have a real issue with the term “cloud.” This point was brought up in nearly...

May 4, 2009  12:17 PM

The long-lost Hyper-V interview with Greg Shields

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, Windows Server

Toward the end of the year, I recorded a short podcast with Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on Hyper-V, that mysteriously never saw the light of day. Unacceptable, right? As anyone who's...


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