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Finding Virtualization at TechEd 2007

Over on the Windows Server Division Weblog, Patrick writes that for the 14,000 people attending TechEd 2007 next week in Orlando, you can learn a lot about virtualization at the show.  He writes:

It all starts with Bob Muglia's keynote on Monday where Jeff Woolsey will reprise his role of virtualization demo dude. Jeff will demo Windows Server 2008 server core installation running an IDS build of Windows Server virtualization, managed by both MOM and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. I'd expect to see VM creation, interop and network load balancing with limited disruption of service. I'm hoping to see V-to-V conversion, from ESX Server to Windows Server virtualization. I'll be watching on Monday, and I expect the webcast to be available from here.

Looking for something a bit more technical? Well I'd recommend the following sessions:

  • SVR239 - Virtualization 360: Microsoft's vision and strategy for virtualization
  • SVR342 - High Availability for Physical and Virtual Environments with Windows Server 2008
  • SVR344 - Running Paravirtualized Linux Guests with Microsoft Windows Virtualization
  • SVR241 - Debunking virtualization market myths and misperceptions 

If you're looking for 300-level fun, I'd recommend attending the first-ever, public hands-on lab for Windows Server virtualization. You won't walk away with code (it's not public yet) from this HOL, but you'll walk away with the ability to: configure Windows Server virtualization, create and manage VHDs, create and manage virtual network switches and VMs.

OK, OK that's all well and good, you say. But what about using virtualization to better manage desktops? I'd recommend the following:

  • SVR345 - Terminal Services and SoftGrid used together for application delivery
  • SVR201 - Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services overview

You can read this and more at the following Web site.

Published Friday, June 01, 2007 6:00 AM by David Marshall
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