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FINALLY – Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

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The day has come; Hyper-V Dynamic Memory will be added in W2008 R2 SP1. This is a new feature that many Hyper-V Admins were screaming about, thank you Microsoft 🙂

But that’s not the end of the good news…:)
According with Microsoft press release issued today, a bunch of new statements, including features, licensing and requirements changes are available. Here are some of them:

  • New VDI promotions
  • Improved licensing model for virtual Windows desktop
  • Windows XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology
  • Hyper-V Dynamic Memory
  • Microsoft RemoteFX
  • New technology agreement with Citrix Systems

In today’s webcast, Microsoft and Citrix executives, analysts, and customers will discuss today’s news and Microsoft’s desktop-to-datacenter virtualization strategy. Today’s webcast also marks the beginning of a 100-city, worldwide series of events to educate customers on the comprehensive portfolio of desktop and datacenter virtualization solutions provided by Microsoft and its partners, including Citrix. To join the dialogue, Twitter users can tweet their comments and questions to #MSVirt.”

MS Press – Microsoft Accelerates Desktop Virtualization
Virtualization Team – Dynamic Memory Coming To Hyper-V

Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments

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For those of you that have Virtual environments with Microsoft Solutions, check the updated Microsoft Documentation to Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments.

This white paper describes Microsoft licensing models for the server operating systems and server applications under virtual environments. It can help you understand how to use Microsoft server products with virtualization technologies, such as Microsoft Hyper-V technology, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, or third-party virtualization solutions that are provided by VMWare and Parallels.

Although much of the information in this white paper also applies to licenses that are purchased from channels other than Microsoft Volume Licensing, some differences exist. If you acquired licenses through a means other than a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement, we recommend that you review the license terms that accompanied your software.

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January 28, 2010 at 11:56 PM