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How Steve Ballmer Uses Evernote to Manage Executives

What would it be like to see Steve Ballmer's MacBook Pro, where he uses Evernote to devise his latest Microsoft executive transition plans.

Dear Red Hat…

Satirical open letter to Red Hat from VMware ESX.

Pimp My Hypervisor

Yo Dawg! I heard you like to virtualize, but there is no truth to the rumor that Xzibit influenced the Hyper-V design.

Linux apps run directly on Windows with virtualization!

Microsoft has broken through numerous technological barriers, enabling Windows/Hyper-V to directly execute Linux applications.

Microsoft announces Windows Server 2008 R2. Again.

After being featured at numerous events, Microsoft has finally launched Windows Server 2008 R2 for the last time. Please take a moment to acknowledge the launch -- or they may launch it again.

Windows Server 2008 R2 — Windows 7?

Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Thee technical version number for those products is not actually 7, it is 6.1.

Hyper-V Administrators Exhibit Advanced Memory Skills

Hyper-V CSV LUNs have no human-friendly labels, making it difficult for administrators to easily identify volumes. Instead, cryptic GUIDs are shown when monitoring from System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Wild SCVMM 2008 R2 rumors and speculation

It’s really getting out of hand — crazy rumors and speculation surrounding the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 release date are indeed baffling. Take the following example*, where an anonymous author had the audacity to say: It is our goal that the final (RTM) version of SCVMM 2008 R2 will ship within 60 […]

Exclusive: Hyper-V 2013 Product Roadmap

Now that Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V has released… What’s that? It has not yet released? Sorry about that, I was confused for a moment — all of the key features of Hyper-V that Microsoft Virtualization team has been talking about for months are actually in the R2 product, which is currently just at […]

The Parent Partition is dead!

Long live the Management Operating System! In an effort to clarify the overly complex concept of “parent partition,” Microsoft changed the terminology before things really got out of hand.  Surely you’ve heard the one about the Hyper-V administrator that called into Microsoft product support asking why he had to give a portion of his new […]

Windows Server Core training kit – 1994 edition

Recently, I was going through some old computer paraphernalia at home and came across something that might just come in handy if I ever have to use Windows Server Core:

Storage vendors unanimously applaud SCVMM innovation

A surprising feature of SCVMM and Hyper-V is the requirement to copy multi-gigabyte ISO image files from the library server to individual VM directories on SAN storage instead of sharing a single instance.