Native VHD support in Windows 7 and WS08 R2

This is truly cool stuff. VHDs are no longer “just” a virtualization file format. They’re baked into the OS. Yes, you can boot an entire OS from a single file. You can create a VHD from the Disk Management Console without having Hyper-V installed. Devs will love it because it vastly simplifies testing on different…

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64 Logical Processor support in latest Hyper-V

I’ve been waiting for quite a long to post this information. Hyper-V now supports systems with up to 64 cores (we call them LPs). This is 4x the number supported in the original release just 9 months ago. The devs on my team write the code and did the tuning to make this possible. It was our biggest…

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New Hyper-V Release Candidate available

If you’re still using the original Hyper-V that runs as part of Windows Server 2008, this is a big deal. While Windows 7 is getting all the attention, the equivalent server version (Windows Server 2008 R2) is also available as a release candidate. This is how you’ll get the latest and greatest Hyper-V. As the…

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