Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta… Ohh and Windows 7 too…

imageUnless you’ve been under a rock all day you know that Windows 7 Beta was announced and released last night – along with Windows 7 Beta we also announced and released Server 2008 R2 (formally known as Windows 7 Server).  If you have an MSDN subscription you can download the new hotness right now – just go to the subscriber downloads section.  Apparently the build will be available to everyone as early as tomorrow – however I haven’t heard for sure yet…


New Hyper-V features include (not limited to): Live Migration, Improved Power Management (Core Parking/Timer Coalescing), Hot-Add/Remove of SCSI Disks, Native VHD Integration (Diskmgr/Diskpart can create/mount VHDs), Jumbo Frame Support, Performance Improvements, Deducted Guest External Networks, 32 Core Support and there are more that I am forgetting I am sure…  I should say this is beta – these features are subject to change.  Over the next month of so I as well as many others around the team will be posting information about new features and how they are used so look forward to that… For now I am just happy that you all get to play with Windows 7 (which btw ROCKs – I love it) and Server 2008 R2 w/Hyper-V…



Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead


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  1. Poshoholic says:

    I just upgraded to R2 beta, quite anxious to check out the PowerShell additions for Hyper-V in that release.  Um…there don’t seem to be any PowerShell additions for Hyper-V in that release. 🙁

    Is the Hyper-V team deferring any development of PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V management in favor of the cmdlets that come with SCVMM 2008 that allow you to manage Hyper-V, or are there Hyper-V specific cmdlets coming in a later release, maybe beta 2?  My gut feeling is that there are no cmdlets for Hyper-V management in the pipeline yet…


    Kirk out.


    There are not any new Hyper-V specific PowerShell cmdlets – System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a set of cmdlet’s for management of all of their supported virtualization platforms.


    -Taylor Brown


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