Hyper-V for Developers Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we explored an approach to getting your Client Hyper-V environments up and running quickly on a Windows 8 developer workstation.  We also reviewed basic networking fundamentals to create virtual datacenters by segmenting our virtual machines across different subnets as well showing a means of introducing latency…

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SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 SysPrep “Gotcha”

Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 quietly introduced enhancements to the SQL SysPrep feature contained within SQL Server 2012.  Prior to this update the ability to SysPrep SQL Server 2012 was limited to the database engine services and reporting services (native only).  CU2 enhancements to this feature add support for…

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Hyper-V for Developers Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we detailed a number of infrastructure tasks for getting your Client Hyper-V environments up and running quickly on a Windows 8 developer workstation.  With this post we will focus inward into our datacenter simulation and complete the work necessary to prepare for simulation of real-life application deployment scenarios. What…

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Hyper-V for Developers Part 1

[6/21/2013] Updates to additional useful resources listed at the bottom. The goal of this blog series is to share how I use the Windows 8 Client Hyper-V feature to model application infrastructure.  I will share my techniques and tips to get the developer focused on getting environments up and running as quickly as possible. The…

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Introduction

I am a Developer Premier Field Engineer who has been with Microsoft since December, 2000.  Before I came to Microsoft I worked as a developer at Lucent Technologies in the manufacturing space.  My expertise is primarily in the developer space with SQL Server and .NET including both middleware and web applications.  Since I have been…

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