Monthly Archives: February 2012

Windows Server 8 Beta Install in 20 Pictures

I figured if a silent film can win an Oscar, maybe a silent blog post can work too. Advertisements

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From the DPM Storage Calculator–DPM 2010’s Biggest Weakness

The newest versions of the Storage Calculators for DPM 2010 were republished and they confirm what has plagued me for years when trying to backup Hyper-V VMs to disk.  If you look at the screenshot below from the DPM 2010 … Continue reading

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Recent Article: The Hardware Requirements for Testing Hyper-V 3.0

     Testing Hyper-V 3.0 is a worthwhile side project, as it will help you attain valuable skills and experience before the official release of Windows Server 8. But, first, you need to assemble the proper hardware. The hardware requirements … Continue reading

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Virtualization Group – Boston Deck is Now Uploaded

The presentation deck from last nights Virtualization Group – Boston is now uploaded.  You can get it from the link below or view decks from my recent events from the “Shared Files” section in the right-hand bar. VirtG-Bos 02/16/2012 – … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 Licensing Limiting the Public Cloud?

Reading through the licensing documents of the upcoming System Center 2012 I came across the FAQ document that touches on the number of OSEs (Operating System Environments) that you are entitled to run for free based on which level of … Continue reading

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Vendor Spotlight: Altaro Hyper-V Backup V3 Released Today

I have made a point to spotlight vendors who have embraced Hyper-V.  Seeing more and more of vendors getting excited about the potential market opportunities that Hyper-V is bringing as a result of its increasing market share is a great … Continue reading

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Could System Center 2012 be Good for 3rd Party Hyper-V Vendor Market Share?

The upcoming Microsoft System Center 2012 licensing changes are a good value for many customers, previous or new.  For those already using a previous System Center suite or may have been using individual components of the system center family, the … Continue reading

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