It’s Coming… Can we now compare Hyper-V with vSphere as both new products prepare for launch?

On July 5th I published an article titled A Response to VMware’s ‘Get the Facts’ page comparing vSphere to Hyper-V & System Center’. In the seven weeks since it went live it has become the 4th most read article I have ever published (in seven years as a blogger), as well as being by far the … Continue reading It’s Coming… Can we now compare Hyper-V with vSphere as both new products prepare for launch?

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Just in time… Second Shot Exams Are Back!

Why do I say Just in Time? Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 exams are coming out soon, and there’s a good chance that you may still have to write a few exams to earn your MCSE! I don’t know if they are THE most popular promotions that Microsoft Learning offers, but if they are … Continue reading Just in time… Second Shot Exams Are Back!

Memory Limits in Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012

Hey folks!  While I have not seen this documented anywhere official (yet) I was just sent a list of memory caps on different SKUs of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.  If you have a need for speed, you are going to like the new changes! Windows 8 Client OS Windows 8: 128GB RAM Windows … Continue reading Memory Limits in Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012

Join us for the Windows Server 2012 online launch!

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!

Windows 8 Support is Here!

We have been talking about Windows 8 for some time, but in the pre-release forms.  Earlier this month Microsoft closed the lid on the final bits, releasing them to manufacturers and OEM partners on August 1st, and subsequently to various community members (MSDN, TechNet, Partners) mid-month. Today they have launched their Partner support forum for … Continue reading Windows 8 Support is Here!

Client-Side Hyper-V: How Microsoft is changing the game

I have been a virtualization guy for a long time, so when Microsoft released Hyper-V 2.0 with Windows Server 2008 R2 I was among the first to ask why they weren’t including it in the client OS.  In my opinion it was a no-brainer. With the launch of Windows 8 with the client-side Hyper-V, they … Continue reading Client-Side Hyper-V: How Microsoft is changing the game

Mitch is Back on TechNet Radio’s Community Corner!

On July 6th I sat down with John Weston and talked about Virtualization once again.  This is the third show that I recorded with John, and I love going back because we go back and forth so well. TechNet Radio is a great resource for learning about new and existing technologies.  If you spend any … Continue reading Mitch is Back on TechNet Radio’s Community Corner!

Coffee Coaching

I have a great relationship with HP dating back years.  They have great products and great people working there.  As such when I was asked at Microsoft’s WPC recently if I would record a session for their ‘Coffee Coaching’ series, it was my pleased to do so. Coffee Coaching snippets are 3-5 minute videos talking … Continue reading Coffee Coaching

Hyper-V on the Client: How to install the hypervisor on Windows 8

For four years people have known me as the Hyper-V guy, and of course my interest in Microsoft virtualization dates back to 2004.  However I am also known as a Windows client guy – my MVP Award category is Windows Expert (IT Pro).  So what could be better than combining the two?  Microsoft has given … Continue reading Hyper-V on the Client: How to install the hypervisor on Windows 8

Windows Server 2012: Free EBook!

For the last few months I have been talking about Windows Server 2012, and I am thrilled to see that so many of you are downloading it and using the Release Candidate.  When the product does release so many IT Pros will be ready to hit the ground running!  If you, like me, are one of … Continue reading Windows Server 2012: Free EBook!

Private Cloud Training from Microsoft Learning

Hey folks!  I have been asked to post here information about the release dates for Private Cloud training from Microsoft, so here it is: 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: June 29, 2012 (currently in Beta) 10748A: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: June 29, 2012 (currently in Beta) 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a … Continue reading Private Cloud Training from Microsoft Learning

Creating a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 8 “beta” with Hyper-V

Hyper-V is, as I have mentioned in this space before, going to be a game changer.  I am really looking forward to the new maximums both of the host and guest machines.  However those of you who have become familiar with Hyper-V over the past couple of years, you will be able to hit the … Continue reading Creating a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 8 “beta” with Hyper-V