Daily Archives: June 5, 2006

System Center Virtual Machine manager

We announced this last week at WinHEC.  Bill Gates and Bob Muglia talked about this product and where we are going with our overall virtualization strategy.  I’ll leave it to James to go into the Virtualisation technicalities in more detail, but this product falls within my area and is certainly worth a mention if you have a nightmare managing all of your .vhd’s in the organisation.  The product overview talks about a few useful features, like the Central library of .vhd files (really useful for your development teams and support resources) and the ability to create a self service provisioning environment.  This is going to save shedloads of disk space as the resources are managed centrally and provisioned and managed in a structured way.  A long overdue feature.  So if you’re interested, here are the details from the web…
System Center Virtual Machine Manager is a standalone server application used to manage a virtualized datacenter running either Virtual Server or Windows Server Virtualization. Virtual Machine Manager is tightly integrated in the System Center family of products and together they provide comprehensive management of physical and virtual environments.

By the way – you can register for the beta version of SCVMM here


Do things really happen in threes?

I wonder

Last week, the video that I’d done for channel 9 was published, and this week the video that we all did for the Exchange Unplugged tour back in November has gone live on the IT’s ShOwtime site.  There are little clips of all of us, presenting different parts of the day.  I get to talk technically on several segments this time.  The guitar session at the start of each video segment is our very own Ewan playing.  He had a little strum during the breaks which we captured on film.  You can see Jason and Brett  in all their glory too.  It’s also nice that through releasing these videos I’ve managed to change someones perception a little bit too…

So me appearing on film for the third time? I really hope that the next one isn’t a video of me speeding…