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[] Does Exchange Server virtualization scare you?
[Kimbers Sheppard, Site Editor,]

If you’re not up to speed on the latest developments regarding Exchange Server virtualization, a few myths surrounding the hot technology may have you running scared. First, let’s debunk the #1 concern: Yes, Microsoft will now support your installation if you’re using VMware or another third-party virtualization technology. The big caveat is that you must follow Microsoft’s guidelines. Does that make you feel any better?

You’ll feel even more at ease with the idea of virtualization once you take a closer look at these Exchange virtualization resources:

How Microsoft’s new support policy for virtualized Exchange will affect you
Get honest analysis of the new support guidelines from Exchange virtualization expert David Davis. You’ll learn 10 specific virtualized Exchange conditions that you must follow.

Is virtualizing Exchange a good idea?
From a server consolidation and storage standpoint, Exchange virtualization makes sense, but what about cost and high-availability concerns? This webcast examines the big questions surrounding Exchange Server virtualization, including the pros and cons of popular virtualization platforms and best practices for virtualizing both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007.

What every Exchange admin should know about virtualization
Before designing a virtualized Exchange infrastructure, listen to this podcast to get valuable answers to some frequently asked questions.

Virtualizing Exchange 2007 with Hyper-V
Using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology, learn the steps needed to virtualize Exchange 2007 and Windows file servers to reduce server load.

Considerations for virtualizing an Exchange environment
Take a look at these reasons for virtualizing with VMware ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V.

What scares you most about Exchange virtualization? Email us to let us know.


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Microsoft SharePoint resource page
Access the latest expert advice, tutorials and best practices on SharePoint governance, management and implementation to help you configure, deploy and administer Windows SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.



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