Virtualization


Windows Server 2012 To Come With RDS Improvements

Microsoft said improved Remote Desktop Services will roll out along with Windows Server 2012.

Pop Quiz: Deploying Windows 7

Applies to the "Deploying Windows 7" objective of Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7 Configuration.

Pop Quiz: Installing Windows 7

Applies to the "Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7" objective of Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7 Configuration.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Configuration -- Manage Certificate Templates

Applies to the "Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services" objective of Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration.

VDI Licensing Complex in Windows 8 Enterprise

Licensing experts believe licensing for Windows 8 Enterprise virtual desktops may end up costing you more and/or bring new restrictions.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Configuration -- Configure RODC

Applies to the "Configuring Active Directory Roles and Services" objective of Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration.

Microsoft Announces System Center 2012 and 'Windows Server 2012'

Microsoft's code-named Windows Server 8 solution now has the official product name of "Windows Server 2012," which was announced today at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS).

Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Configuration Pop Quiz: Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Applies to the "Creating and Maintaining Active Directory objects" objective of Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration.

Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Configuration Pop Quiz: Configuring DNS Zones

Applies to the "Configuring Domain Name System for Active Directory" objective of Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration.

Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization Pop Quiz: Determining Number of MED-V Instances

Applies to the "Create a MED-V infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-669 TS: Windows Server 2008 Desktop Virtualization.

Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization Pop Quiz: Enable and Manage Windows XP Mode

Applies to the "Deploying and Managing a Presentation Virtualization Environment" objective of Exam 70-669 TS: Windows Server 2008 Desktop Virtualization.

First Look: Deploying Private Clouds With System Center 2012

A hands-on look at using App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager for private cloud deployments.

Put Hyper-V into Hyper-Drive

In this first of a series on Hyper-V, Paul looks at squeezing the best performance out of the hypervisor through the right mix of processing power both virtual and physical.

Microsoft: Windows 8 Will Have Storage Virtualization Benefits

Microsoft revealed that Windows 8 will have a sophisticated "storage spaces" feature that works with NTFS.

OpenNebula Project To Support Windows Server Hyper-V

Microsoft is collaborating with team members of the OpenNebula project to add Windows Server Hyper-V support.

Windows Server 8 Ups Data Transfer Ante

Imagine data transfers at 2GB per second. Simple, right? Now, imagine that transfer happening in a virtualized environment that leverages SMB 2.2 multichannel and RDMA. Yeah, we thought that'd make you smile.

Microsoft Partners Already Implementing Hyper-V 3 Virtual Switch

Microsoft's new extensible virtual switch in Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows Server 8 has already been implemented by 5nine, Broadcom, Cisco, inMon and NEC, among others.

Windows 8 Will Include Hyper-V, Says Microsoft

Microsoft said it took some engineering savvy to include Hyper-V in the upcoming Windows 8 OS.

Microsoft, VMware Battle Clouded By Licensing Claims

As an answer to VMware's licensing changes for vSphere 5, Microsoft has been highlights its more cost-effective cloud marketing message.

Windows Thin PC Is Released to OEMs

Microsoft announced that its Windows Thin PC solution has reached its release-to-manufacturing milestone, with general availability expected on July 1.

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