Deploying VMM 2008 R2 Now?

March 23, 2011 // 2 Comments

You need to be aware of a few things if you are deploying System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 at the moment. First thing is that VMM 2012 is just around the corner.  The public beta launched yesterday.  It brings about some big changes.  If you are buying that [...]

MAP 5.5 Beta

November 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

Watch out, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 will be in a store near you real soon.  Microsoft just sent out emails about the start of the MAP 5.5 beta: “What’s new with MAP Toolkit 5.5? Assess your environment for upgrade to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (or the latest [...]

Mastering Hyper-V Deployment Excerpts

October 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sybex, the publisher of Mastering Hyper-V Deployment, have posted some excerpts from the book.  One of them is from Chapter 1, written by the excellent Patrick Lownds (Virtual Machine MVP from the UK).  As you’ll see from the table of contents, this book is laid out kind of like a Hyper-V [...]

On-Demand Hyper-V VM Design Webcasts

May 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Do you want to know what the best practices for deploying Exchange, SharePoint and SQL are on Hyper-V (or any virtualization platform)?  Well here you go: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SQL Server Deep Dive Microsoft [...]

MS Partner Event: Application Platform University

January 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

This is a business intelligence “road show” funded by MS Europe, presented in the Dublin office.  The speaker is Tibbs Pereira, hosted by Barry McMahon.  Barry is a good guy; I’ve worked with him in a previous job and he was great at sharing info and helping us out. They do [...]

SQL 2008 R2 Licensing

December 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

Emma Healey (MS Licensing person capable of speaking both English and Microsoft Licensing) has just posted about some changes coming with SQL 2008 R2.  The edition comparisons (available now) are: SQL Datacenter edition will continue to allow unlimited virtual machines to run SQL on a [...]
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