There are a number of things happening with the ever popular Hyper-V architectural posters at the moment. First, last week updated Hyper-V architectural posters for Windows Server 2012 R2 were made available here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=40732
One neat detail to call out is that you can now download the entire poster, or just the individual sections of the poster. We made this change as we had a lot of people asking us to make it easier to print this stuff out on a standard office printer – so the smaller sections should print comfortable on a single sheet of A4 / Foolscap.
On top of this – an updated version of the Posterpedia app is now available. You can install it from here: http://aka.ms/sposterpedia
This is a Windows 8 application that gives you full access to all of the Windows architectural posters that have been released over the last couple of years. Apart from the obvious fact that it is a convenient way to take this posters with you when you are on the road – I like this application for two reasons:
- Older architectural posters are all included, and they are often still accurate and helpful. I was looking at the Hyper-V poster that we published for Windows Server 2008 R2 the other day and it is full of information that is still useful and relevant.
- As you drill down into each poster – you can link directly to more detailed information that is available on TechNet. This really helps if you identify an interesting area where you need to know more.