What are my virtualization options?
Looking at virtualization but unsure about your options? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Interested in VDI and Server Virtualization? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? How to improve IT flexibility? Have more questions than answers?
Ready, Set, Virtualize.
Join Microsoft, industry experts and IT leaders online for a Desktop Virtualization Hour on March 18th at 9am PST. Save the date on your calendar.
Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Interested in VDI and Server Virtualization? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? How to improve IT flexibility? Have more questions than answers?
Learn how server & desktop virtualization can help you:
- Build a desktop virtualization management strategy that helps you manage your applications, data, mobile workers and multiple physical and virtual form factors.
- Reduce desktop costs.
- Enable flexible and agile IT through virtualization.
- Increase desktop security and compliance.
- Improve business continuity and end user productivity.
- Understand how Microsoft is building a solid foundation for a private cloud.
- Increase end user productivity and streamline your IT management with Windows 7.
|Where/When : Canberra, May 6, 2010||,||(Venue and Registration Links Coming Soon!)|
I just would like to express some feelings that I found here this year:
So far this year is the best ever experience I ever had. It’s really amazing what’s going on here : We are sharing experiences, LEARNING A LOT, improving our skills, having feedback for our suggestions from the program managers/engineers and developers, and so far so good, knowing what’s coming next releases, making new friends and meeting old ones from all world.
or if the user is not added or removed from the Self-Service User role because the create virtual machine job is running, check if :
- A new virtual machine was created, and the owner of the virtual machine is a member of the Self-Service User role.
- While the create virtual machine job is running, a user is added or removed from the Self-Service User role.
If you are experincing these, you shoud install the : Update for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (KB978560). This update is available on Microsoft Update but also, you can manually download the hotfix rollup from the Microsoft Update Catalog, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
If the rollup was downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog, do the following to install the hotfix rollup package on the Virtual Machine Manager server:
- Extract the VmmServer64Update-RETAIL.cab to a temporary directory.
- Open an elevated command prompt, and then run the following command to install the update:
msiexec /update vmmServer64Update-RETAIL.msp BOOTSTRAPPED=1
Note The name of the package varies based on the version that was downloaded.
- After the hotfix rollup package is installed on the Virtual Machine Manager server, update the VMM agent on the Hyper-V and Virtual Server hosts
Note : A restart is required if the Virtual Machine Manager or Virtual Machine Manager Agent service is running when the hotfix rollup package is installed on the Virtual Machine Manager server.
Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."
You must restart your system after you apply this security update.
Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations.
The latest version of MBSA has been released: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1. For more information, see Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.
On June 1st, 2010, a non-genuine experience is triggered where your wallpaper is removed and “This copy of Windows is not genuine” will be displayed in the lower right corner above the taskbar. This means your PC will no longer be able to obtain optional updates or downloads that require genuine Windows validation.
To avoid any data loss, I suggest making plans to move to a released version of Windows 7 before the automatic shutdowns start. During these shutdowns, your work will not be saved.
Remember, pre-release versions of Windows are unsupported. For more information on the expiration of the Windows 7 RC, see this KB article.
If you would like to keep on testing make sure you download the Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day trial.
Second Shot, the most popular certification offer in Microsoft history, has returned to help you pass your next certification exam and further your career. Second Shot gives you a free retake offer if you do not pass a Microsoft Certification Exam on the first attempt.
But don’t wait–to get a Second Shot you must take both the first exam and (if necessary) the retake exam before June 30, 2010. This offer applies to all Microsoft Learning IT professional, developer, project management, and Microsoft Dynamics exams, including academic exams.
Register to acquire a voucher for a Second Shot (Prometric.com)
Dates: January 13, 2010 – June 30, 2010.
Details: You must register, obtain a voucher code, schedule, pay, and take the first and (if necessary) the retake exam before June 30, 2010.
Applicable exams: This offer applies to all Microsoft Learning IT professional, developer, project management, and Microsoft Dynamics exams, including academic exams.
Note Only one Second Shot voucher is available per purchased exam.
Where to find more information about this offer
View our frequently asked questions (Microsoft Office Word file, 17.2 KB)