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Understanding Microsoft Virtualisation – Free eBook

February 4th, 2009

I came across a posting on Planet V12n in my Google reader this morning on the way to work.  One that I wish had been around when I was doing my MCTS 70-652 Windows Virtualisation exam.

Mitch Tulloch with the help of the Microsoft virtualization team have created a new book entitled Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions.  Best of all, all 450 pages can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft learning site once you register.

The Microsoft learning site description of the eBook can be found below.  I haven’t had a chance to look through it thoroughly yet but it should come in handy for those of you who want some additional information on SCVMM and Hyper-V for the 70-652 exam.  There are also some detail on SCVMM and Vmware management as well as content on lesser known products such as Kidaro which fits in the desktop virtualisation space.

This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

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Microsoft Bare Metal Hyper-V Server released

October 2nd, 2008

Microsoft have announced the release of their free bare metal hypervisor called “Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008″.  I thought they might have marketed it with a different name as I can see some confusion arising there.

On first look at the features table it looks a little limited but to be honest it’s no more so than ESX 3i is on it’s own, Hoping to get a look at this sometime today at which point I should be in a better position to comment.

It’s available for download at the following location

http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx 

To compliment the flurry of release activity at  Microsoft they have announced their virtualisation exams which you can find out about at the following address.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/virtualization/default.mspx

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