Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization support natively. Using the same technology found in Windows Server 2012 R2, the embedded Hyper-V client allowed IT professionals…

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Step-By-Step: Running A Windows 10 VM on Mac via Oracle VirtualBox

Not two years ago, Mac users and PC users were at odds when Mac users would attend Microsoft events.  How times have changed. At the recent Build and Ignite events, attendees touting Mac notebooks reveled in the numerous announcements brought before them in regards to how Microsoft plans to enable their choice of computing within…


Step-By-Step: Installing Windows 10 on Oracle VirtualBox

If Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware Workstation 11 are not your first choice to test Windows 10 in a virtualized state, then steps on installing Windows 10 Technical Preview on VirtualBox might be of interest.  Oracle’s general-purpose virtual management offering on x86 hardware is also free and can also be of use to test Windows 10…

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Step-By-Step: Testing Windows 10 Via VMware Workstation

 At a recent event at the Nova Scotia Community College, the ask was put forward with regards to testing Windows 10 Technical Preview on VMware Workstation. This is in fact possible and here are the steps to enable the requested setup. Step 1: Download the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Visit the Windows Insiders webpage …

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Step-By-Step: Creating a Windows 10 To Go Key Inside a Hyper-V VM

Windows 10 will include many cool features to enable system administrators in securing client computing.  Testing is key and this blog has detailed many ways IT Professionals can test Windows 10 Technical Preview without the requirement of loading it on a production machine. So I thought I would share some of my findings as I…


Step-By-Step: Building A System Center Virtual Machine Manager Lab Part 1

*This post was authored by Garth Gorling. Correction of author is forthcoming Virtualization, and more specifically Hyper-V , is awesome.  While I am knowledgeable about Hyper-V, I'm always interested in learning more.  I'm interested in having separate, isolated networks.  I want users to be able to create VMS in one IP space but not another. …

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Step-By-Step: Creating and Running A Windows 10 VM on Windows 8.1

With the Windows 10 Technical Preview now available, many IT Professionals and those who are technically incline are facing a decision to update an existing primary machine or to update a possible secondary machine with the newly released client software. There is however another option one could pursue to conduct testing and provide feedback. This Step-By-Step will…

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Tips on Migrating A Hyper-V Cluster

  Microsoft did a brilliant job in creating a procedure to upgrade Hyper-V Clusters from 2012 to 2012 R2. During this simple migration, not a single virtual machine experienced downtime nor did any user notice any performance degradation. The following steps were observed when completing said migration: 1. Verify that you are able to move…


What is Microsoft Azure StorSimple?

In the enablement of people centric IT or BYOD, people are empowered at their organization to use devices such as smartphones and tablets to consume and create content on behalf of their organization.  While focus on security has been top of mind as of late, some IT departments are now focusing on a new growing…

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Step-By-Step: Migrating From VMware to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft's investment in Azure is tremendous and by today's announcements show no signs of stopping.  Announcements made at World Partner Conference also highlighted significant gains in Hyper-V 2012 R2 adoption over previous years.  In light of this, last year's post entitled Step-By-Step: Migrating From VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 now becomes the first step to an even larger…

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