Receive Windows Web Server and SQL Server Web Edition at no cost to host new websites

WebsiteSpark is a new global program, designed by Microsoft to help small professional Web development and design service companies succeed, by providing new business opportunities through connections with global partners and customers, support and training, and software tools – at no upfront cost. WebsiteSpark provides professional Web development and design companies with an innovative vehicle…

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Native VHD boot

Native VHD boot enables a physical machine to be booted directly from a virtual hard disk (VHD) with no requirement for virtualization software (such as Microsoft Virtual PC or Hyper-V). Native VHD boot is made possible with the addition of a new mini-port driver within the Windows 7 operating system which is responsible for all…

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VHD mounting under Windows 7

Windows 7 has native support for VHD mounting (and booting). In my earlier blog post about VHD mounting under Vista you needed vhdmout.exe from Virtual Server. In Windows 7 you can use Disk Management and/or diskpart to mount VHD’s native! You can also mount a VHD file in scripts using diskpart. Create a text file…

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