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Managing Hyper-V Server from Windows 7

  Now you can manage your Virtual Machines hosted on Windows Server 2008 Hyper V from Windows 7 client OS, Windows 7 comes with an inbuilt Hyper V management Snap In which you need to enable from Turn features on/off. 1. Go to Control Panel. 2. Click on Programs and Features and click on Turn… Read more

Welcome to my blog…!!!!

Hi All. Welcome to my brand new blog, My Name is Iftekhar Hussain (You can call me Ifti). I am working with Microsoft Corporation as a Partner Technology Specialist and i work on Microsoft Virtualization technologies and System Center Manageability Solutions like System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager. So Ifti why this… Read more

Microsoft Virtualization: Windows XP Mode for Windows 7

If you are read my last Blog post, you are all aware that Microsoft has just released Windows 7 RC for TechNet and MSDN subscribers, and it will be available for general public on May 5th 2009. Microsoft Virtualization Team today introduced a new feature in Windows 7 where Windows XP Mode is a virtual… Read more

Enable Hardware settings in BIOS to run Hyper V

I would be lying if I say that i don’t get this question anymore from our customers and partners. I just bought a new server and it appears to have a multitude of BIOS options for virtualization. Which BIOS options should be enabled and/or disabled to use with Hyper-V? I recently received a well drafted… Read more

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta F&Qs

    Service Pack 1 Beta If you haven’t seen it already, Microsoft has released an FAQ document related to Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 BETA Notable thing here is this one:- Q. Can I upgrade from the beta builds to the final build of SP1? A. No. You will have… Read more

Microsoft Virtualization: Optimized Desktop

Today we’ll talk about Optimized Desktops and how its different from Traditional desktops. There is lots of buzz word around for Optimized Desktop but do we really know what exactly a Optimized desktop means. Enterprise IT infrastructures are increasingly complex to manage. Microsoft Optimized Desktop model enhances application deployment and compatibility, increases IT responsiveness and… Read more

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate NOW AVAILABLE

  Its a great day today for the Computing world, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RC is now available for download to Microsoft TechNet and MSDN Subscribers. Get your copy NOW.                    Dont have MSDN or TechNet Subscription?? For those who don’t have MSDN and TechNet Subscription, Please wait till May 5th when… Read more

Implementing Microsoft VDI with Server 2008 R2 RDS

Microsoft® VDI  If you are following my blog, I discussed about Microsoft VDI solution and how it can proved to be a great solution for organizations to lower their management cost and enable flexible work scenarios such as work from home and hot-desking, increased data security and compliance, as well as easy and efficient management… Read more

Get Virtual NOW: FREE Hyper V Server 2008 R2 RC

   In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RC, Microsoft also announced the public availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RC (the stand-alone Hypervisor based product) this week. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RC is a bare metal hyper Visor without the Operating System, and Its FREE download from So… Read more

Hyper V RC: BIG BANG ANNOUNCEMENTs : 64LPS and Processor Compatibility Mode.

There is no end of road for Virtualization Team here in Microsoft for coming up with great features in Hyper V. So what’s the BIG NEWS ?? Microsoft Announces following two features now supported on Hyper V R2 which is included in the Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Hyper V Server 2008 R2 RC… Read more