I was having a conversation this week with a colleague about his plans to create a hybrid-cloud environment by moving many of his datacenter workloads onto Windows Azure. After all, it makes plenty of sense – eliminating new capital expenses and reducing ongoing operational expenses just makes sense. “And once we have tested it, we … Continue reading Cloud-Based VDI!!! No.
I used to say to my audiences that while the number of jobs in IT will go down, the best will always be in demand. I then spent several months essentially unemployed. The IT field has changed dramatically over the course of the last few years. I suppose it is natural for an industry as … Continue reading Sad Times for an Industry
As a subject matter expert (SME) on virtualization, I was neither excited nor intimidated when Microsoft announced their new exam, 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center. Unlike many previous exams I did not rush out to be the first to take it, nor was I going to wait forever. I actually … Continue reading Another tough exam…
I have been saying for the past couple of years that Microsoft’s Hyper-V is much simpler than vSphere, but I never imagined that I would see this: Caleb, a 5th grader, shows us how to create a virtual machine, install an OS, and even create a virtual switch. Not only was I impressed with how … Continue reading If He Can Do It YOU Can Too!
Microsoft has released a poster diagramming virtual networking in Hyper-V 2012. Much of it revolves around Virtual Machine Manager, and is actually branded System Center 2012 SP1. If you are building or managing datacenters – even smaller ones – you should download this document and review it. We all have something to learn from it! … Continue reading Virtual Networking in Hyper-V 2012
In December I sat down with Kevin Remde, Technical Evangelist with Microsoft USA, to discuss how Windows 8 now includes Microsoft Hyper-V. It is a great conversation about why you might want to use the power of Hyper-V virtualization on the desktop, what is required, and how to get started. I invite you to watch … Continue reading Windows 8: Client Hyper-V and Why It Matters
Celebrate the arrival of Windows Server 2012 with Microsoft experts and a community of users from around the world! Watch the keynote address at 8:00 am PDT on Tuesday, September 4. Then, dive in deeper. Learn more about amazing new capabilities in the areas of Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Management, Application Development, VDI, and more! Get … Continue reading Join us for the Windows Server 2012 online launch!