Allen Stewart Program Manager Customer Advisory Team

Hello everyone welcome to the Windows Server Division Customer Advisory Team Blog. First a little about myself, I am a Program Manager in the Windows Server Division focused on the Core Virtualization, Virtualization Management and DSI workloads. I have worked at Microsoft for 7 years. I am also a Microsoft Certified Architect (Infrastructure) Enough about me how about the topics that I will be discussing. I plan to discuss topics like:

Virtualization and Virtualization Management- Focus on building solutions based on Virtualization, Virtual Machine hosting architectures, Virtual Machine lifecycle management. I will of course focus my attention on the Microsoft Virtualization stack:

Virtual Server 2005 R2 - Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 - Windows Virtualization (longhorn)

Microsoft Dynamic Systems Initiative - I plan to discuss the Microsoft DSI tools starting first with the SDM (Service definition model) the SDM toolset is a part of Visual Studio 2005 Enterprise Architect Edition. Also I plan on covering some real world use cases and get Infrastructure Architects involved with SDM and DSI. SDM or DCML choose your poison!!!

Thanks I look forward to your comments