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John Baker's WebLog : Migrating Physical-to-Virtual and Virtual-to-Virtual Machines with SCVMM During one of my presentations the other day I had mentioned a tool that can migrate physical and VMWare machines to virtual machines for Virtual Server and HyperV (once SCVMM supports HyperV). An attendee had emailed me to get more details, so here are the links to the information on System Center Virtual...

TechNet Magazine Blog : Deploying Windows in a Virtual World An AWESOME post on Deploying Windows in a Virtual World!!

Free Download of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Download and test drive Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 to maximize IT resources. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7949072

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V beta ships early to customers and partners. Customers and partners today can download Windows Server 2008 RC1 Enterprise with the beta version of Hyper-V to evaluate the new technology, test applications and plan future consolidation, business continuity and high-availability projects. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/dec07/12-13EarlyBetaPR.mspx

Taken from http://blogs.technet.com/jweston/archive/2007/10/05/virtualization.aspx We have a Virtualization Webcast series coming up that dives a lot deeper into the benefits of virtualization. You can register for it here -- Virtualization Webcast Series The individual sessions and a few extra that are on demand are: Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 An overview of the virtualization role, the...

On Microsoft site dedicated to betas, Connect, a new program just appeared: codename Himalaya. The brief description and enrollment survey reveal it's a solution to automate patching of powered off virtual machines, a critical feature in large scale virtual datacenters. Codename Himalaya may become a feature included in further versions of upcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 .

Larry Orecklin ("General Manager at Microsoft focussed on the System Center family of Management products and Virtualisation") has announced that System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is due to be Release(d) To Manufacture (RTM) by the end of August. This is good news as SCVMM provides the means to dynamically manage the workloads on your virtual machines to maximise server utilization...

Ever wanted to launch a VPC without going through the console? You can through the command-line: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual PC\Virtual PC.exe" -pc <VPCNAME> -singlepc