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Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Learn more about Microsoft® Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 today. The next generation of Virtual Server is here; Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a FREE stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs.

Get the Overview
The most cost-effective server virtualization technology is now available as a free download. Discover Virtual Server 2005 R2, a key component of any server consolidation strategy. Increase hardware utilization and cut power costs while enabling your organization to rapidly configure and deploy new servers.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool Just Released
To help you determine your readiness for Windows Server 2008, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool quickly assesses your existing computers in just a few hours or less and offers migration and server consolidation reports. Download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool today!

Upgrade to Service Pack 1
Now available Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. The latest release leverages hardware-assisted technology and enhanced support. Get upgraded today.

Explore Computing Options
Explore the new flexible desktop computing options that are available with Windows Vista Enterprise Diskless PCs and Windows Vista.

Update for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Available
This update qualifies support for the following additional Guest and Host Operating Systems: Windows Vista SP1 (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate), Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web).

Evaluate VHDs
Discover the VHD Test Drive Program. Take a spin through the enhanced server-based evaluation software and VHD catalog available from Microsoft.

Manage Virtualization
SCVMM provides centralized administration of Virtual Server, enables increased physical server utilization and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines.

In the News

User switches from VMware ESX to Microsoft Virtual Server
TechTarget (June 4th, 2007 ) "Today, Quigley — a senior network engineer — told me that his firm, Total Quality Logistics, LLC, will be migrating over to Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, over the next 45 days."

Microsoft Exec: SUSE Linux Guest Support Coming
TechTarget (February 13, 2007): Speaking from the InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum in San Francisco this week, Mike Neil told discussed how Microsoft and Novell are working toward interoperability and the role of virtualization in that effort and about the impact of these technologies on IT shops.

Microsoft, Novell Plot Longhorn, Linux Virtualization
Computerworld (February 12, 2007): Microsoft and Novell spelled out details today of how they plan to put their operating systems on the same physical servers.

Microsoft Publishes License Calculator for Virtualization Scenarios
Virtualization Info (January 24, 2007): Microsoft just released a neat online calculator, showing differences in price between Windows editions in a virtualization scenario, with multiple physical server and different CPUs configurations.

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