Today, the virtualization team kicked off the Get Virtual Now event in Bellevue. It’s designed to educate more than 250,000 IT professionals on our virtualization products, deployment tools and partner solutions, helping customers to virtualize from the datacenter to the desktop, and manage with the same tools they’re already using for their physical infrastructure.  With more than 125 events planned, the event series started Aug. 3 in South Africa, and by early 2009 will have covered more than 50 other countries.
Highlights from the event:

·         Microsoft Hyper-V Server will be a free download: Microsoft Hyper-V Server  will be available at no cost and within 30 days.

·         SCVMM Soon!: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) will be available within 30 days.

·         Live Migration is Coming:  This feature was demoed for the first time and will be available with Windows Server 2008 R2.

More info can be found on the Virtualization Team Blog.
Here are some highlights from the day’s keynotes.  More videos can be found here:
Hyper-V Live Migration is demonstrated publicly for the first time:

Cloud Computing and Virtualization:

Virtualization and the Datacenter: