VMyths 

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For those of us interested in virtualization, we now have a new definition of white paper, to say the least. It appears the Dan’s pre-VMWorld 2006 blog was good enough to qualify and package as a white paper. Not only did Mike Neil reject VMWare’s claims today, but there have been many questions in the press…Read more

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Where we’re headed with virtualization 

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Hi, Mike Neil here. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. To update you, I now oversee the development teams, plans and strategy for our virtualization software – both the desktop and server. In this role, I’m really fortunate in that I get to meet with a broad range of customers and partners. I value…Read more

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Windows Home Server Beta 2 

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Windows Home Server has reached the Beta 2 milestone!  While previous releases have been tested by 1000+ Microsoft employees and some of our hardware and software partners, we are now starting to invite a broader group of external testers to participate in Beta 2. People interested in participating in Beta 2 can register here so we have…Read more

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Windows Server virtualization calculator 

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Check out the new Windows Server virtualization calculator to get an estimate on the number of OS licenses needed, and the costs, to virtualize different datacenter configurations. The calculator is pre-populated with the US dollar Open agreement Estimated Retail Prices for Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition (yellow chart below), which you can update with your organization’s…Read more

Bill Gates announces Windows Home Server 

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I suspect all you fans of Windows Server will be interested in this news… Last night, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Bill Gates announced Windows Home Server, an new version of Windows focused on multi-PC households. From the Microsoft press-release: During his keynote address, Gates announced Windows Home Server, a new software product…Read more

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Video training for Virtual Server 

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While away on holiday, a company called TrainSignal released a training tool for Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Virtual PC. I watched the demo video and it offered clear, step-by-step training for setting up virtual machines (running on WinServer 2003 SE). Check it out if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to start working with virtual machines. And…Read more

Administering Windows Server 2003 from Windows Vista 

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One of the more popular questions on our Windows Server “Longhorn” discussion forums is around the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack. In particular, people have been asking why they can’t use the Admin Pack on Windows Vista. It can be installed, but it gives error messages and many of the administration tools seem to…Read more

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Windows Server virtualization – a perfect stocking stuffer 

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Twas the week before Christmas and all through Redmond, not a creature was stirring … except for the Windows Server virtualization development team. These folks gave some select partners early bits (private beta) of Windows Server virtualization (aka, Viridian; aka, hypervisor). Sharing this type of technology with a small group of partners for testing is standard practice. A…Read more

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Pre-Register for Beta 3! 

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As many of you will have heard, we are on track to release our next major milestone of Windows Server “Longhorn” in the first half of 2007. Beta 3 will be feature-complete, and it will be the first *public* milestone of Windows Server “Longhorn”, meaning that we’ll be doing everything we can to get it…Read more

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