Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Microsoft Virtualisation official launch

A date has been set for the official launch of the Microsoft Virtualisation products! It will be on Monday 8th September 2008 and the following products will be officially launched:

  • Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Desktop Virtualisation (Softgrid)


  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Hopefully it will be the full release of VMM 2008 and not a workgroup release or something similar.

Microsoft's official launch page can be found here https://www.getvirtualnow.com/Main.aspx?

At the moment there seems to be no official launch by Microsoft UK but watch this space for any updates. Also something that should be of interest to everyone involved technically in the virtualisation space, especially those interested in Microsoft's Virtualisation offerings, is the launch of the Microsoft Virtualisation user group in the UK http://www.mvug.co.uk/

Their first meet is on Wednesday 24th September 2008, 18:00 - 21:00. These meetings are free to attend and are great for networking, learning and talking to people with actual deployment experience. Agenda will be the following:

Microsoft, Victoria, London
100 Victoria Street
Auditorium No 1

Date and Time:
Wednesday 24th September 2008
1800 – 2100

As this is our first meeting the intention is to present a roadmap of Microsoft virtualization technologies, finally we will have a open discussion on what you would like out of this user group.

1800 - 1900
Desktop virtualisation
Application virtualisation

1900 – 1915

1915 - 2100
Server virtualisation
Presentation virtualisation
Microsoft SCVMM

Final 10-15mins
Open discussion (ask the audience
what future subjects we should cover)

Registration is possible via http://www.mvug.co.uk/

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