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My Favorite “Feature” (So many questions. So little time. Part 30)

For my 30th posting in this series, I thought I’d tackle a couple of really tough questions posed by John at our Columbus, Ohio TechNet Event:

Get the Server 2012 Beta

Well, John… this of course would require me to enter an opinion here on my blog.  And I don’t think I’m allowed to give my opinion of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 just yet.

“Oh c’mon you coward..”

Hey now.. be nice.  Alright, since you dared me, I will mention one feature from each that I’m really excited about.

For Windows 8, my favorite feature right now has got to be having Hyper-V available to me.  On my work laptop, which I use for presentations, I run several demo virtual machines (you saw them the morning of our TechNet Event) using Hyper-V.  It runs great!  And I also take advantage of new Hyper-V PowerShell commandlets for quickly resetting my machines to the starting place (snapshot) for my demos.

For Windows Server 2012 (formerly codename Windows Server “8”) the feature-set I’m most excited about are the improvements in Hyper-V and in Storage.  More specifically, to actually configure and witness a running virtual machine move between two virtualization hosts with no cluster, no shared storage.. no shared NOTHIN’… That’s amazing.  And it’s a game-changer. 


And John also decided to have a little fun with my request for written questions:

You put your left foot in...

Sorry we couldn’t fit those in that day, John.  Maybe next time. Smile with tongue out

What features are your favorites?  What have you had a chance to try out and really like in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012?