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.

Microsoft Announces System Center 2012 Community Test Programs

Open signups began today for Microsoft's community evaluation program (CEP) for testing the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012).

Hyper-V Gets CentOS Support for Better Windows/Linux Interop

Microsoft announced support for a popular Linux distribution to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

ESXi 4: A Guide for Hyper-V Experts

Your skills working with Microsoft Hyper-V won't translate over to just any hypervisor. So, here's what you'll need to know to get up to speed with VMware's ESXi 4.

Release Candidate for Windows Thin PC Available

According to an announcement by Microsoft today, the release candidate (RC) version of its Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) solution is available to the public.

Manage VMs with PowerShell

Manage the whole VMware infrastructure from PowerShell. Yes, you heard right; it can be done.

SP1 Needed Hyper-V Virtualization on Intel vPro Boxes

Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's Core vPro processors -- unless SP1 is also applied.

Dell Puts Up $1 Billion for Cloud Technology

Dell announces two-year initiative to build out datacenters to provide customers with capabilities to create public and private cloud resources.

Microsoft Releases iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2

A new update for Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 allows shared block storage in storage area networks with the use of iSCSI Protocol.

SCVMM 2012 Beta Includes Server Application Virtualization

Beta version of Virtual Machine Manager adds Server App-V, which lets Windows apps not designed for Windows Azure to work on Microsoft's cloud platform.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Ships with Improved App-V, MED-V

Customers who use MDOP can now download the latest version that includes updated virtualization tools.

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