Windows SIG: Microsoft Virtualization Solutions



  • Join us at the Windows SIG meeting on May 28 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View.  Food and drinks will be served starting at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.  Please RSVP to so we can order the appropriate amount.

    The topic of our meeting is virtualization solutions on the Microsoft platform which includes the following.

    • Application Virtualization
    • Presentation Virtualization
    • Desktop Virtualization
    • Server Virtualization
    • Storage Virtualization

    There will be demos of the new Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2, App-V and Windows Virtual PC and Virtual XP Mode in Windows 7.  Finally, the session will wrap up with a discussion of the impact virtualization is having on IT budgets including reductions in power usage and changes to procurement and provisioning.

    Our presenter is Scott Mauvais.  Scott has been an architect at Microsoft for the past eight years.  Currently he is the Technical Director of the Microsoft Technology Center in Silicon Valley where he leads Architecture Design Sessions and runs Proof of Concept labs for Microsoft's global customers.  Prior to joining the MTC, Scott worked for Microsoft Consulting Services where he ran early stage projects for customers in Microsoft's Early Adopter Program.  For three years he wrote the Developer Feature column for Microsoft Press.

    At the end of the session, Scott will give a prize for the best way to complete the following sentence: When not at work, Scott spends his free time lounging around with _____ and noshing on ____.