BCDEdit and debug setup

This blog is a short guide to provide some basic info regarding Boot Configuration Data Editor (BCDEdit), and present a collection of useful links where more detail is available. Boot Configuration Data (BCD) provides a store that is used to describe boot applications and their settings. These objects and elements effectively replace Boot.ini. The data…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 release candidate available for download now.

The Virtualization team is pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for download. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, our free standalone hypervisor, represents our continued commitment to providing high performance, hypervisor based virtualization for everyone, especially small and mid-market customers. This release underscores our customer focus by adding key…

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Overview of Hyper-V features available with the Server 2008 R2 Beta

If you’re a MSDN customer you can download the ISO’s now and begin testing. If you don’t subscribe to MSDN then you can go here for more information. Please note that this page will likely go live tomorrow around 9AM PST. Live migration of Virtual machines Enhanced virtualization capabilities in the hardware Virtual addition/removal of storage Networking enhancements Power…

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Information on Downloading and Installing Windows 7 Beta

Yesterday Steve Ballmer announced the public availability of the Windows 7 Beta. Customers with access to MSDN can begin downloading now and using ImgBurn to burn the .ISO to start installing. For those that don’t have access to MSDN, head over to the Windows Team Blog for information on downloading the Windows 7 Beta publically….

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