App-V Book Giveaway!

  As a celebration since my App-V Book: Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 has just been published, I want to give away a free paperback version among my blog readers. Here’s the deal: All you need to do is email me at augusto@augustoalvarez.com.ar with the subject: “App-V Book”. Include in the email body your full name plus the […]

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App-V Book Published and Sample Chapter Available for Download

  My book “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6” has been finally published by Packt and the pre-order waiting game is over :) This App-V book is available in the following stores and in the following links: Packt Publishing Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Lehmans Bookware Sample Chapter Also, as a preview of this book, you can download a sample chapter for […]

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App-V Book: “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6”

  Finally the writing process is complete, and my App-V book is just around the corner: “Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6”. The book is available for pre-order in Pack Publishing website and in Amazon. An overview about what we will cover: Publish, deploy, and manage your virtual applications with App-V. Understand how Microsoft App-V can fit into your […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration: “Overview & Architecture” and “Step-by-Step Guide” Documents Released

Microsoft released in the last days two new more documents about one of the most expected technologies on Windows Server 2008 R2: Live Migration. This new technology will allow you to move any running virtual machine using Hyper-V from Windows Server 2008 R2 or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (the free hypervisor offered by Microsoft) to another machine with any of those operating systems, without any downtime or disruption of the service. Here are the two links for the new articles: Windows Server 2008 R2 & Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 – Hyper-V Live Migration Overview & Architecture Step-by-Step Guide to Using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 Here’s an example graphic of how Live Migration setup handles Configuration Files of the virtual machines: It is important for you to notice that Live Migration requires Failover Clustering to be configured on all hosts, access to a shared storage (like in NAS or SAN environments) and a special network configured between them to be used only for Live Migration feature. For more information about Hyper-V Failover Clustering check this guide:Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Hyper-V and Failover Clustering Complete list of requirements for Live Migration: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise Edition Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Datacenter Edition Live migration is also supported on Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2. Microsoft Failover Clustering must be configured on all physical hosts that will use live migration Failover Clustering supports up to 16 nodes per […]

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Infrastructure Planning and Design: Complete Package

This is, no doubt, one great link to share with the community. Whenever you are planning to implement any kind of technology or solution on your company regarding to Windows Server, you’ll need to take a look at these documents. Infrastructure Planning and Design The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides will help and guide you among the design process giving you all the tools and scenarios needed for a correct design. The new document available is the complete planning and design for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1. Another interesting thing about it, is that the download also includes for each technology not only the document of IPD but also a great PowerPoint that can help you around with maybe a small presentation for your team or management in your company.   Overview Infrastructure Planning and Design guides share a common structure, including: Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process. Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations. Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics. Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape. These guides complement product documentation by focusing on infrastructure design options. Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate order, evaluating the available options for each decision against its impact on […]

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