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Price Commitment for Windows Server Workloads

In a recent blog post filled with FUD and misinformation, the Microsoft virtualization team makes a surprising commitment to maintain Windows pricing.

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 Linux Smokescreen

Hyper-V Linux guests (SUSE) do not yet have integration components or customization capabilities. Nor can you P2V a Linux system to Hyper-V.

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:

Nice writeup on Windows Server licensing

Licensing in a virtual environment can be confusing.  Here is a nice summary of how Windows Server is licensed and explains the differences between Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions. One thing I really appreciate about this article is that even though it was written by a Microsoft employee, it specifically acknowledges that the licensing model […]