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Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference news coverage

The Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference takes place May 11-15 in Los Angeles.

Microsoft issued release candidates of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V in the weeks leading up to the conference. TechEd 2009 attendees will learn more about those products, other new Microsoft software and the company's strategies for cloud computing and green IT over five days of sessions with executives and industry experts.

This page will offer complete Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference news coverage, including articles, blogs, podcasts and videos.

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Microsoft TechEd 2009 news articles
Microsoft TechEd 2009 blogs
Microsoft TechEd 2009 multimedia

Microsoft TechEd 2009 news articles

TechEd attendees weigh problems, benefits of server virtualization
Improper planning and management can create unique server virtualization deployment problems, Microsoft executives and longtime users warned at the TechEd 2009 conference. "ISV stall" and keeping up with storage and networking requirements are some of the biggest challenges for systems administrators in virtual environments.

Microsoft TechEd attendees raise cloud computing security concerns
Systems administrators and managers at the TechEd 2009 conference said many businesses don't want to store or process their data in the cloud because of serious security concerns. Find out why regulatory compliance and other issues are making enterprises hesitant about cloud computing.

IT pros push back on Microsoft volume license deals
IT managers' concerns about Microsoft Enterprise Agreements bubbled to the surface at TechEd 2009. Read why technology executives are questioning the value of these volume, multi-year agreements for support and maintenance.

Microsoft virtualization software generates Hyper-V, Windows 7 buzz
Enhancements to Microsoft's virtualization software really got people talking at the TechEd 2009 conference. Find out how Live Migration in Hyper-V, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization in Windows 7 and other new features are attracting more interest from business users.

Microsoft renames SQL Server release, adds data services
The next SQL Server release was codenamed Kilimanjaro and expected to be called SQL Server 2010, but at TechEd 2009 Microsoft said it renamed the release SQL Server 2008 R2. The release will include new master data services, and a Community Technology Preview is due in the second half of the year.

Microsoft adds hypervisor support to Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft announced at the TechEd 2009 conference that it will increase the hypervisor support in Windows Server 2008 R2 from 32 to 64 CPUs. IT shops will also be able to mix nodes running different CPUs within a given Intel or AMD chip family.

Microsoft gushes over new Windows tandem
Microsoft highlights upcoming releases at TechEd 2009, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2. But, the company still tells customers to focus on its current offerings -- walking a tightrope best exemplified by the Windows Vista-Windows 7 upgrade debate.

A quick tour of test, dev products on display at TechEd
Couldn't make it to the big show? Check out the new application development and testing products introduced in Los Angeles.

Microsoft mantra: Developers use what you have
.Net developers should to take a break from learning the latest CTPs and previews -- and focus on making full use of the skills they've built over the years, one Microsoft executive counseled.

Microsoft to highlight Windows 7 and more at TechEd 2009 conference
Microsoft will offer up details on several upcoming releases, including Windows 7, SQL Server 2010 and Hyper-V R2, at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles. Find out what attendees are most looking forward to in this conference preview story.

Microsoft TechEd 2009 blogs

Top five lessons from TechEd 2009
The big tech education event for IT forces was smaller this year, but there were still some big lessons -- for Microsoft.

SharePoint 2010 to join 64-bit-only club
SharePoint 2010 will be 64-bit only, joining the ranks of Windows Server, SQL Server and Exchange Server. Blogger Barbara Darrow wonders if SharePoint 2010 will draw the same negative reactions Exchange got when it went 64-bit a few years back.

Vista who???
By telling testers to move to Windows 7 at the TechEd 2009 conference, Microsoft exec Bill Veghte brought about the beginning of the end for the sad Vista saga, blogger Barbara Darrow writes.

Microsoft TechEd, virtualization and you
The Microsoft TechEd show in L.A. will have a ton of good stuff for all you virtualization users out there. Blogger Colin Steele recommends some of the most promising sessions on Hyper-V R2, cloud computing and green IT.

Panel gives developers, testers recession-savvy career tips
Panelists give software developers and testers some career advice in this post, which includes a video tip just for testers.

Spec Explorer 2007 offers model-based testing
Consultant Mike Kelly reviews a TechEd session on Spec Explorer 2007.

IT pros see (sort of) good news in keynotes
TechEd attendees showed mixed reactions to the news from the keynote news. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2's virtualization drew praise, but some users wanted technology they can use right away.

Microsoft TechEd 2009 multimedia

TechEd attendee considers Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure
In this video, C.J. Metz of the Orange County United Way says he likes Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure software because it integrates well with his existing VMware server virtualization environment. Watch him discuss Microsoft VDI from the TechEd 2009 floor.

Technical architect looks forward to Windows 7 release
Brennan Stehling of Fullhouse is excited about the virtual PC capabilities in the upcoming Windows 7 release. Watch him talk more about Windows 7 in this video from TechEd 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Microsoft GM: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 beats VMware on price
Watch Iain McDonald, general manager for Windows Server, talk about Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware during the Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference keynote. Microsoft will include live migration and several other new features in Hyper-V R2, the upcoming version of its server virtualization hypervisor.

Microsoft announces Windows 7 availability timeframe at TechEd 2009
Windows 7 availability is "on track" for the holiday season, Microsoft said at TechEd 2009. Watch Windows Senior Vice President Bill Veghte talk more about the upcoming operating system release in this video.


This was first published in May 2009

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