Heard about Shielded VMs? Looking to learn more?

Then you should definitely check out this post by Dean Wells.. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/datacentersecurity/2017/03/14/shielded-vms-a-conceptual-review-of-the-components-and-steps-necessary-to-deploy-a-guarded-fabric/ it’s full of great information about building a guarded fabric.. well worth the read. (side note – if you ever get a chance to see him speak, do it, you won’t regret it)

Desktop virtualization in Windows 8

*CHEER*   The days of needing to dual boot, or run 3rd party virtualization on your desktop OS are nearly over.. Hyper-V in Windows 8 is coming 🙂

Changes to ISO and VHD access in Windows 8..

In case you missed it on the B8 blog, we’ve published new details on accessing and using ISO and VHDs in Win8..  check it out HERE

2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 announced..

During our desktop virtualization hour held yesterday we announced some of the details of the upcoming SP1 for 2008 R2 and Windows 7.  If you’re interested you can get additional details here, here, and of course.. here.   The changes in virtualization alone are pretty compelling..    <taken from the PressPass site> Microsoft outlined improvements…

Powershell management library for Hyper-v

Give this a look:   http://www.codeplex.com/PSHyperv   James O’Neill whipped up an excellent PS library for accomplishing something like 80 of the most common functions via script.  Very cool for those not able to leverage System Center tools at this point..


Offline VM Servicing Tool – v2

Check out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73&DisplayLang=en The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines do not receive operating system updates. The tool provides a way to keep offline virtual machines up-to-date so that bringing a virtual machine…