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Ride the Virtualization Wave

Virtualization is becoming the norm.  Most organizations I talk with already have virtualized some of their servers or have plans to roll out virtual servers.  I get questions frequently on the process for going to virtual email servers.  Micheal Noel over at Windows IT Pro has written a great article on the requirements and some best  practices for virtualizing Exchange 2010.  Check it out below

Going Virtual with Exchange 2010

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July 27, 2010 Posted by | Exchange 2010, Hyper V, Microsoft, Virtual Server, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 | 1 Comment

A True Virtualization Success Story

Wells Fargo has taken on the challenge of turning their IT department into an energy saver.   Heather Clancy over at ZDNET has a great article on how Wells Fargo has gone green and how virtualization played a major role.

Virualization core to Wells Fargo green IT initiative

July 6, 2010 Posted by | Virtualization | Leave a comment

Microsoft Press Free e-books

Microsoft Press has several titles they have made available to download for free.

I guess it is a bit ironic to read these on an iPad. 🙂    Check out the links below.                                     

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview II)

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview)

Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)

First Look Microsoft Office 2010

Windows 7 troubleshooting tips

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance


June 10, 2010 Posted by | Active Directory, Certification, Microsoft, MSPress, Office 2010, Virtual Server, Virtualization, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Virtualization Certification

Microsoft has recently released its newest MCTS and MCITP certification tracks.  These certification tracks focus on Desktop, and Server Virtualization.

Here is a list of the MCTS certifications available:

TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization

TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring

and for MCITP:

Pro:Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

Check Out the details on Microsoft’s web site here:   Microsoft Virtualization Certification

June 7, 2010 Posted by | Certification, Microsoft, Virtualization | Leave a comment