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Windows Server 2012: Install & Configure Windows Server 2012 using VHD Boot

Hi IT Professionals, Often I receive lot of queries on evaluating Windows Server on their test environment or on some spare machines. Most of the times users want to carry a laptop to try/test evaluate Windows Server on their laptop. Well during our recent IT Camps, we delivered the same experience using Boot from VHD… Read more

Windows Server 2012: Convert VHD to VHDX using Hyper-V Manager

As you are all aware Hyper-V is Microsoft’s Virtualization platform and we use VHD as the file format for installing operating systems. VHD stands for Virtual Hard Disk. Windows Server 2012 features new file format known as VHDX. You can read more about it over here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831446.aspx  As enterprise workloads for virtual environments grow in… Read more

Microsoft Webcast “Ask the Experts” Series: Building Private Cloud using Hyper-V and System Center & What’s in Windows Azure for IT Professionals

This will be an “Ask the Expert” Session around Private Cloud & Windows Azure. In this session Microsoft expert speakers will answer all your questions around setting up your own Private Cloud Infrastructure using Hyper-V & System Center Management Tools. Also, we will cover how an IT PRO can still play the role with Windows… Read more

My First Zeollar Session on Boot from VHD

Hello Everyone, In my previous post I talked about the new Zeollar Platform from Microsoft India DPE, a new initiative. Recently we started IT Pro Channel and today I presented my first session on Native VHD Support and Boot from VHD. In my upcoming session on 10th March 2010, I will be demonstrating AppLocker Feature… Read more

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image

VPC Hard Disk Images for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista. This download page contains different VPC images, depending on what you want to test. IE6-XPSP3.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE6 VHD file. Expires April 1, 2010 IE7-XPSP3.exe contains a Windows XP SP3 with IE7 VHD… Read more

Native VHD & Boot from VHD Screencast on TechNet EDGE

As per my previous post I have uploaded my 2 new screencasts on Native VHD and Boot from VHD in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. One of the best features that is being discussed around is the native support for VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) Yes the same VHD files that are used in… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RTM – 180 Days Evaluation Available Now

Announcing the availability the of VMM 2008 R2 RTM.  Take full advantage of platform enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 including Live Migration, Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV), hot add/remove of storage, network optimization, and remote desktop services (RDS). VMM 2008 R2 also adds functionality to migrate storage for running VMs, SAN-based migration across clusters, template… Read more

Frequently Asked Questions: Virtual Hard Disks in Windows 7

Some of the brief content… This article provides answers to common questions about Virtual Hard Disks in Windows 7. Questions related to VHD file types Questions related to native VHD boot Questions related to backup support for volumes in attached VHDs Questions related to VHD file types What are the different VHD file types? There… Read more

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta

Well, here it is, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta available on Microsoft.com/download. Brief Description Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD… Read more

Windows 7: Boot from VHD First Impression: Part 3 (Booting VHD from Vista SP1 or later)

Hello All, In last 2 parts we have seen how easily we can create/attach VHD files in Windows 7 and how easy it is to boot from VHD. In this part we will see booting the VHD file from PC running Windows Vista operating system. We have native support for VHD in Windows 7 and… Read more