Creatively using a VHD file for development

Image Usage In a previous post I discussed the creation of a fully configured Windows based virtual machine for various Windows development work. Now let’s use it. This post assumes the availability of a fully configured VHD file as outlined in the previous post “Setup a Windows Development Environment in a Virtual Machine and Beyond”….

Setup a Windows Development Environment in a Virtual Machine and Beyond

Let me explain how you can build your own Windows development system for anything Windows development from Windows Store app and Windows Phone, all the way to Windows Azure. All based on free and/or trial software. Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on a small project to do exactly that. Developers on…

Hyper-V News at TechEd in LA

Jeff Woolsey – after the #TechEd session – posted an update on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on the Virtualization team blog. Here’s test gist of it: Support 64 logical processors 384 concurrently running VMs per server Greatly enhance processor compatibility Read the full post at the source.


New Hyper-V Resources on TechNet

Just got word about an amazing collection of resources about Hyper-V and virtualization in general. Anything you ever wanted to know about Hyper-V but didn’t know where to find. Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources for IT Professionals Technical Library, How To… videos, Go Green, Labs, Step-by-step guides and more Windows Server TechCenter for Hyper-V All…


Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2

Want to know more about Hyper-V and what’s coming with R2? Here’s a collection of resources: TechNet Virtualization landing page What’s New in Hyper-V Download the Beta of Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 Beta Using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V R2 and Management NICs Managing MAC Address Pools in Hyper-V R2 Virtual…


Microsoft webcast series on Gartner 2009 Predictions

Starting in March Microsoft folks in the UK run a series of webcasts for IT managers covering the top predictions from Gartner for 2009 from a Microsoft perspective. Curious George lists then nicely. Date and Time in GMT Title Event ID Wed 18th March, 4pm Virtualisation 1032404083 Wed 25th March, 4pm Cloud Computing 1032404086 Wed…


Sleep and Hibernate in Windows Server with Hyper-V installed

With Windows Server 2008 R2 you can enable hibernate and sleep even though the Hyper-V role is installed. Ben explains how on the Virtual PC Guy’s WebLog. The only catch is, you have to boot w/o “starting” the Hypervisor.


Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta

Right after Windows 7 beta now the beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available too. For links see my previous post. At the same time Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta – what a mouthful – is available too. So no better time to check out the new and enhanced features of the…


SAP officially supports Hyper-V

Colleagues over at SAP have done an awesome job and provide a lot of information and guidance on how to take advantage of Virtualizing SAP on Windows with Hyper-V. You find details about SAP on Hyper-V on the SAP on Microsoft Windows webpage. Excellent technical information can be found in the Virtualizing SAP Applications on…


Hyper-V on TechNet Edge

After the Virtualization launch earlier this week, Adam was working hard to get us some more detailed videos about Hyper-V up on TechNet Edge: Demo – Hyper-V Server and Live Migration and First Look: Hyper-V Server are now up on the IT Pro portal. Find out more about Hyper-V on TechNet Edge, on TechNet for…