Microsoft Server software supported by Windows Azure Virtual Machines

My last post provided a list of all Microsoft server products supported on Hyper-V (and other hypervisor platforms covered by Microsoft’s certification program). Today I bring you the list of which Microsoft Server products are supported in Windows Azure Virtual Machines:

Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines:

Quite shorter than the last one…

Ever wonder if your Microsoft product is supported for virtualization?

If so, wonder no more!

The Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria (CEC), a 140-page checklist, lists all the requirements a Microsoft product must fulfill before it can ship. One such requirement is “Must support Hyper-V”. So if you cannot support Hyper-V you cannot launch! Microsoft has been kind enough to list all its server software and the software’s current virtualization support in a frequently updates KB article called: KB957006 Microsoft Server Software and supported virtualization environments. Every piece of server software that is currently under support is listed here, along with its virtualization support. Any caveats or limitations are also listed.

Virtualization is not limited to Hyper-V but also any virtualization platform certified under the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). And before you ask; Yes, VMWare is validated!

Also remember; supported in this context means Microsoft officially supports virtualizing the software. If your favorite product is not supported, that does not mean it will not run…

Windows Azure Camp in Norway

For all of you living in Norway who are interested in learning more about Windows Azure; you can sign up for one of the four free Windows Azure Training Camps I will give at the Microsoft offices in Oslo. We will do one training camp on the first Wednesday of each month for the rest of 2012. The camps will include both aa instructor led presentation and hands on labs (so remember to bring your own device!). The agenda looks like this:

Presentaion: Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Comprehensive presentation that introduces the technical concepts and business value of Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
Hands-on Lab: Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Windows)
In this hands-on lab you will learn how to deploy a simple ASP.NET MVC3 Web application to a Web server hosted in Windows Azure, using SQL Server and configuring load balancing.

Presentation: Deploying Active Directory in Windows Azure
Presentation Understanding how and when to deploy Active Directory within Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Hands-on Lab: Deploying Active Directory in Windows Azure (PowerShell)
In this Hands-on lab you will walk through the steps necessary to deploy a stand-alone domain in the cloud using Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks using PowerShell.

Presentation: Automating Virtual Machine Management with PowerShell
Introduction to using the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets to manage and automate virtual machines and virtual networks.
Hands-on Lab: Managing Virtual Machines with the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets
In this hands-on lab you will understand the capabilities of automating the deployment and management of virtual machines in Windows Azure.

Register for the training camps here:

Hope to see you there!