Archive for the ‘Deployment’ Category

We are pleased to announce that the Take the Microsoft Solution Accelerators for the Datacenter and Private Cloud course is now available on the MVA. The Microsoft Solution Accelerators (SAs) are free out-of-band tools and utilities which can be downloaded to enhance existing Microsoft technologies. This course provides an overview of six of the most […]


I’m pleased to announce that today the “Deploying Windows 7” course has been published to the MVA. This course originated in the Deployment Learning Portal (DLP). While the DLP itself has been phased out, it will continue to live within the MVA and in the 10 languages listed below. Tomorrow we will release the component […]


The Microsoft Virtual Academy team would like to announce the release of the Understanding Microsoft’s High Availability Solutions course. This course covers the best ways to provide continual availability to all applications, services, servers and VMs in your datacenter. The modules will cover all the planning, deployment and management considerations for bringing high-availability to every […]


With the news that the original pool of internet addresses has officially run dry, the move to IPv6 is the next step. So with that in mine I thought it would be useful to provide a list of resources available on TechNet about IPv6. Article: Introduction to IP Version 6 Webcast: Introduction to IPv6 Book: […]


The beta of the next version of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) is now available. For those not familiar with MED-V, it’s part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). The purpose of MED-V is to remove the barriers to Windows upgrades by resolving application incompatibility with Windows Vista or Windows 7. MED-V does this […]


The increasing use of virtual machines—for purposes ranging from support of older operating system environments to power savings—has created new challenges for IT. In particular, virtual machines may be left offline (stored in a non-operating state) for extended periods of time, which conserves resources when the server capacities of the virtual machines are not needed […]


Can I offer IT as a Service? Virtualization offers many benefits; it’s the technological change in our industry that underpins the Cloud Computing wave. With Virtualization, you can reduce the number of physical servers you own and maintain, reduce energy costs, even implement high availability solutions you thought beyond your budgets. Then you look at […]