September 6th, 2007

Studio 60 (Matt is my hero)

Before I lose this

THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN NETWORK TV SHOW

CAST
We'll be the very model of a modern network TV show
Each time that we walk into this august and famous studio
We're starting out from scratch after a run of twenty years and so
We hope that you don't mind that our producer was caught doing blow

CHORUS
They hope that you don't mind that their producer was caught doing blow
They hope that you don't mind that their producer was caught doing blow
They hope that you don't mind that their producer was caught doing mounds of blow

CAST
Yes, it's hard to be a player when at heart you've always had a hunch
To bite the hand that feeds you is a scary way of doing lunch
But still when we walk into this august and famous studio
We'll be the very model of a modern network TV show

CHORUS
But still when they walk into this august and famous studio
They'll be the very model of a modern network TV show

HARRIET
I am a Christian tried and true, baptized at age eleven
So unlike the lib'rals, gays and jews i'm going straight to heaven

JEANNIE
But if you feel you've been cheated and our sordid content lets you down

JEANNIE / HARRIET
We'll hap'ly do the favor of an intellectual reach-around

CHORUS
They'll hap'ly do the favor of an intellectual reach-around
They'll hap'ly do the favor of an intellectual reach-around
They'll hap'ly do the favor of hundred-dollar hooker's reach-around
They'll hap'ly do the favor of a verbal euphemistic reach-around

CAST
We know the evangelicals are lining up to tag our toe
And then the corporations will not hesitate to pull their dough
But still when we walk into this august and famous studio
We'll be the very model of a modern network TV show

CHORUS AND CAST
But still when they/ we walk into this august and famous studio
They'll/ we'll be the very model of a modern network TV show
But still when they/ we walk into this august and famous studio
They'll/ we'll be the very model of a modern network TV show

Shocked (Vir)

Huge Microsoft virtualization news

This is a "drinking the Kool-Aid" type of email. If Microsoft's virtualization announcement today lives up to statements, it could end up having huge implications for many companies - enterprise and mid-sized.

Summary:
System Center Virtual Machine Manager went RTM today
General availability in October 2008
New license (System Center Management Suite Enterprise license)
Priced at $860 per physical host
The license is on the physical host and includes unlimited VMs running on that host
Includes the following licenses
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Operations Manager 2007
System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Workgroup edition available January 2008
Manages up to five physical host servers and an unlimited number of virtual machines
Priced at $499
Future release (with Viridian)
In our next set of releases will be adding support for non-Windows virtualization environments – specifically VMWare and Xen
From a single console and a single command-line you will be able manage Virtual Server, Viridian, VMWare and Xen.