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          <h2>Microsoft Virtualization - Part 1</h2>
          <p>Today you can choose from a range of virtualization technologies: Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Private Cloud and Virtualization management. In this issue we'll be focusing on <strong>Server and Desktop Virtualization</strong>.</p>
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                <p>You haven't got much time but you still want to know that Microsoft has to offer you in the area of virtualization. <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/virtualization-jump-start-01-virtualization-overview?ocid=otc-f-corp-jtc-dpr-us+fy12q0+edge+mva_virtualization">This video</a> will help you to choose the right virtualization technology.</p>
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                  <a name="halvedag" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt">In half a day</a>
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                <p>Want to find out more about our virtualization technology? We've made a selection of content that will be of interest to you:</p>
                <h4>Server Virtualization:</h4>
                <ul>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-failover-clustering-amp-hyper-v-planning-your-highly-available-virtualization-environment">Failover Clustering &amp; Hyper-V: Planning your Highly-Available Virtualization Environment</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-dynamic-memory-for-hyper-v">Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-failover-clustering-amp-hyper-v-multi-site-disaster-recovery">Failover Clustering &amp; Hyper-V: Multi-Site Disaster Recovery</a></li>
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                <p>If instead of watching videos you'd rather read the white papers, then the <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-be/virtualization">Virtualization page on TechNet</a> is the right choice for you.</p>
                <h4>Desktop Virtualization:</h4>
                <ul>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-best-practices-in-virtualizing-remote-desktop-services-and-virtual-desktops-the-virtual-reality-check">Best Practices in Virtualizing Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktops: THE Virtual Reality Check</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-vdi-day-designing-your-vdi-implementation">VDI Day: Designing your VDI Implementation</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-managing-the-user-experience-across-physical-and-virtual-environments">Managing the User Experience Across Physical and Virtual Environments</a></li>
                </ul>
                <p>Read more about Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions such as:</p>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/solutions/virtualization/products/vdi.aspx">Microsoft VDI Suite</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/rds-product-home.aspx">Remote Desktop Services</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/solutions/virtualization/products/thinpc.aspx">Windows Thin PC</a>
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                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/products/mdop/app-v.aspx">App-V</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/enterprise/solutions/virtualization/user-state/default.aspx">User State Virtualization</a>
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                <p>These will enable you to achieve a great deal in half a day!</p>
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                <p>If you've got even more time to spare, I would advise you to look at the information below so that you can dive even deeper into the technology.</p>
                <h4>Hyper-V</h4>
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                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-failover-clustering-amp-hyper-v-planning-your-highly-available-virtualization-environment">Failover Clustering &amp; Hyper-V: Planning your Highly-Available Virtualization Environment</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-dynamic-memory-for-hyper-v">Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-failover-clustering-amp-hyper-v-multi-site-disaster-recovery">Failover Clustering &amp; Hyper-V: Multi-Site Disaster Recovery</a></li>
                  <li>Virtualization Jump Start (03a): <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/virtualization-jump-start-03a-hyper-v-deployment-options-architecture-part-1.aspx">Hyper-V Deployment Options &amp; Architecture | Part 1</a></li>
                  <li>Virtualization Jump Start (03b): <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/virtualization-jump-start-03b-hyper-v-deployment-options-architecture-part-2.aspx">Hyper-V Deployment Options &amp; Architecture | Part 2</a></li>
                  <li>Virtualization Jump Start (04): <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/virtualization-jump-start-04-high-availability-clustering.aspx">High-Availability &amp; Clustering</a></li>
                </ul>
                <h4>Virtual Desktop Infrastructure</h4>
                <ul>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-vdi-day-hyper-v-and-vmm-as-a-platform-for-vdi">VDI Day: Hyper-V and VMM as a platform for VDI</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-vdi-day-designing-your-vdi-implementation">VDI Day: Designing your VDI Implementation</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-vdi-day-deploying-applications-and-user-state">VDI Day: Deploying Applications and User State</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-vdi-day-deploying-pooled-desktops">VDI Day: Deploying Pooled Desktops</a></li>
                  <li>TechDays 2011: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-vdi-day-deploying-private-desktops">VDI Day: Deploying Private Desktops</a></li>
                </ul>
                <h4>Desktop Virtualization</h4>
                <ul>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/tdbe11-best-practices-in-virtualizing-remote-desktop-services-and-virtual-desktops-the-virtual-reality-check">Best Practices in Virtualizing Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktops: THE Virtual Reality Check</a>
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                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/teched/northamerica/2011/vir319">Using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) to Solve Windows 7 Application Compatibility</a>
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                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&amp;familyid=1f0d3e54-25d1-4ec1-a844-3b508bd63ffa#overview">This series provides step-by-step guidance on common tasks that would be performed by IT professionals to deploy Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e0cca44a-f522-48c3-837f-85493b3734a9">Learn how to configure App-V; create, publish and update virtual applications; and create and manage policies for virtual applications</a>
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                </ul>
                <h2>Would you rather read a white paper or a step-by-step guide?</h2>
                <h4>Hyper-V</h4>
                <ul>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732470(ws.10).aspx">Hyper-V Getting Started Guide</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181(ws.10).aspx">Hyper-V: Using Hyper-V and Failover Clustering</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/solution-business-apps.aspx#mssqlserver">Virtualizing SQL Workloads</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/solution-business-apps.aspx#msofficeshareserv">Virtualizing SharePoint Server workload</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/solution-business-apps.aspx#msexchserv">Virtualizing Exchange Server workload</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://trycatch.be/blogs/roggenk/archive/2010/06/21/best-practice-analyzer-for-hyper-v-what-does-it-check.aspx">Best Practice Analyzer for Hyper-V - What does it check?</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V™ live-migratie (no longer available)</li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd446679(ws.10).aspx">Hyper-V: Using Live Migration with Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2008 R2</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://trycatch.be/blogs/roggenk/archive/2011/01/06/hp-proliant-network-teaming-for-hyper-v-white-paper-4th-edition-amp-vlan-promiscuous-mode.aspx">HP ProLiant Network Teaming for Hyper-V white paper (4th Edition) &amp; 'VLAN Promiscuous' Mode</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd277865(office.12).aspx">Performance and capacity requirements for Hyper-V</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fdd083c6-3fc7-470b-8569-7e6a19fb0fdf&amp;displaylang=en">Hyper-V Live migration: overview and architecture</a>
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                  <li>Choice of targets: Raw Disk vs Regular File vs VHD (no longer available)</li>
                </ul>
                <h4>Desktop virtualization</h4>
                <ul>
                  <li>Virtual Lab: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://online.holsystems.com/software/hollaunchpadonline/hollaunchpadonline.application?eng=techbelg2010&amp;auth=none&amp;src=tnb&amp;altadd=true&amp;labid=2275">Application Virtualization, Sequencing Lab</a></li>
                  <li>Virutal Lab: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://online.holsystems.com/software/hollaunchpadonline/hollaunchpadonline.application?eng=techbelg2010&amp;auth=none&amp;src=tnb&amp;altadd=true&amp;labid=2271">Virtualizing Microsoft Office 2010 Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)</a></li>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=679193cb-9b74-4590-a2be-00bde429c990">Microsoft RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Capacity Planning Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1</a>
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                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ca837962-4128-4680-b1c0-ad0985939063">Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft RemoteFX in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1</a>
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                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=9bc943b7-07c5-4335-9df9-20e77ed5032e">Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture Poster</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1d95a910-72a5-44ec-96db-6853f6f9dc5b">Remote Desktop Services Deployment Guide</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2011/04/18/new-white-paper-why-hyper-v-for-vdi.aspx">White paper: Why Hyper-V for VDI?</a>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&amp;familyid=8d454921-72d6-45b4-b6ba-ac1c26d337bd">Rolling out a virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=47&amp;p=1&amp;srcdisplaylang=en&amp;srccategoryid=&amp;srcfamilyid=8d454921-72d6-45b4-b6ba-ac1c26d337bd&amp;u=details.aspx?familyid=da934121-f85d-4827-bb11-e17e9db5d53a&amp;displaylang=en">Step-by-step guide for installing Remote Desktop Session Host</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=47&amp;p=2&amp;srcdisplaylang=en&amp;srccategoryid=&amp;srcfamilyid=8d454921-72d6-45b4-b6ba-ac1c26d337bd&amp;u=details.aspx?familyid=0d278f5c-37fa-43fb-8032-614c7bf1d617&amp;displaylang=en">Step-by-step guide for rolling out Personal Virtual Desktops using Remote Desktop Web Access</a>
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                  <li>
                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=47&amp;p=3&amp;srcdisplaylang=en&amp;srccategoryid=&amp;srcfamilyid=8d454921-72d6-45b4-b6ba-ac1c26d337bd&amp;u=details.aspx?familyid=906b5769-07a2-452a-9783-30137b0d650a&amp;displaylang=en">Step-by-step guide for rolling out Remote Desktop Web Access with Remote Desktop Connection Broker</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=47&amp;p=4&amp;srcdisplaylang=en&amp;srccategoryid=&amp;srcfamilyid=8d454921-72d6-45b4-b6ba-ac1c26d337bd&amp;u=details.aspx?familyid=e33b0953-e89a-4b97-a6fe-60da44add5c7&amp;displaylang=en">Step-by-step guide for rolling out Virtual Desktop Pools using Remote Desktop Web Access</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=47&amp;p=1&amp;srcdisplaylang=en&amp;srccategoryid=&amp;srcfamilyid=da934121-f85d-4827-bb11-e17e9db5d53a&amp;u=details.aspx?familyid=6d146124-e850-4cec-9efa-33a5225e155d&amp;displaylang=en">Step-by-step guide for rolling out Remote Desktop Gateway</a>
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                    <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=47&amp;p=4&amp;srcdisplaylang=en&amp;srccategoryid=&amp;srcfamilyid=da934121-f85d-4827-bb11-e17e9db5d53a&amp;u=details.aspx?familyid=b00819e6-70e2-4a9e-9224-26804eb0ba4e&amp;displaylang=en">Step-by-step guide for rolling out RemoteApp programs for the start menu using RemoteApp and Desktop Connection</a>
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