Virtualization


How To Upgrade Hyper-V to Windows Server 2012 R2

This three-step process will get your virtual machines running on Microsoft's latest Windows Server version.

Reader Survey: The Death of Windows XP

As Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP and ends support for the 2003 versions of Office and Exchange, IT faces difficult choices and a variety of options.

Inside Look: System Center 2012 R2's New Data Protection Manager

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now better suited for virtual environments, Linux servers, SQL Server support and provides more consistency.

Microsoft Previews Virtual Desktop Starter Kit

Microsoft released a software tool today for testing virtual desktop infrastructure scenarios using its Remote Desktop Services protocol.

Microsoft Adds Windows Azure Management Improvements

Microsoft announced a bunch of Windows Azure management improvements on Thursday.

VMware and Google Deal Will Enable Windows on Chromebooks

Partnership could make Chromebooks an upgrade consideration for organizations.

System Center 2012 R2: Manage VMware VMs and Hyper-V Together

You can administer both virtualization platforms through a single pane of glass using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2.

How To Rebuild a Failed RAID Array

Brien walks you through how to repair a failed drive within a storage pool to quickly get you up and running after an error occurs.

How To Interact With Virtual Disks Through PowerShell

Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.

How To Make Use of Hyper-V Replicas

Besides using replicas as protective backups, they can be used for testing purposes.

Windows Server 2012 R2's Hyper-V Networking Improvements

Microsoft's tweaks make it easier to fail over to a second datacenter when issues occur.

Dell Event Highlights Virtual Desktop and Management Solutions

Dell is showcasing its enterprise management software, virtual desktop infrastructure solutions and storage products as part of its Dell World event.

Microsoft Releases Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 R2 with Windows 8.1 Support

The R2 version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 got released this week.

The Disappearing Windows Server GUI, Revisited

Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.

Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 for Windows 7 Available

Microsoft this week released a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.1 update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft and VMware Interop Bridged with Veeam Management Pack

Veeam's latest update to its Management Pack connect the interoperational gap between Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and VMware.

SUSE Cloud 2.0 Includes Hyper-V Support

Linux-based SUSE Cloud 2.0, which was released last week, now includes "full support" for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.

Oracle VM Previews Now Available on Windows Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have released previews of virtual machine images that enable Oracle workloads to run on Windows Azure.

Prepare Your Shop for Software-Defined Networking

Virtual networks are the future of your datacenter. Here's what you need to know about implementing SDN.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Preview Available

Microsoft has rolled out a limited public preview of a Windows Azure-based disaster recovery solution for private clouds.

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