[windows2000] Commentary: One Small Step for Virtualization, One Bigger Step

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com" <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, virtualize <virtualize@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 18:01:54 -0800 (PST)

This from Paul Thurrott's recent newsletter may be of some interest:
   
   
  Commentary: One Small Step for Virtualization, One Bigger Step 
to Come
   by Paul Thurrott, News Editor, thurrott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Microsoft this week announced the availability of its VHD Test 
Drive Program, through which customers can download and install 
fully working virtual machine (VM) environments in Microsoft's 
VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) format. The program, which appears to be 
similar to VMware's virtual appliance concept, provides 
evaluation and trial versions of Windows Server 2003 R2, Exchange 
Server 2007, SQL Server 2005, and, presumably, other Microsoft 
software in easily digestible, already installed and configured 
virtual environments.

All customers need to do is install Virtual Server 2005 R2--
available now for free via the Microsoft Web site--and begin 
installing the solutions they're interested in. In the next 60 to 
90 days, Microsoft partners such as BEA Systems, Checkpoint 
Technologies, Citrix Systems, HP, and Network Appliance will 
begin delivering free VHD-based trials as well, Microsoft tells 
me.

To read the rest of this article, click the following link:
http://list.windowsitpro.com/t?ctl=3F1F2:27DDB




Jim Kenzig 
    Microsoft MVP - Terminal Services
  Citrix Technology Professional
  Provision Networks VIP
CEO The Kenzig Group
http://www.kenzig.com
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

    Terminal Services Downloads: http://www.thinhelp.com



   

Other related posts:

  • » [windows2000] Commentary: One Small Step for Virtualization, One Bigger Step