Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM

Yesterday, July 22nd, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were declared Released To Manufacturing (RTM). You can read more about the Windows 7 announcement at the Windows7 blog here. And more about the Windows Server 2008 R2 announcement here. Regarding the virtualization capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2, the virtualization team has created a…

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RC2 release of Linux IC’s

The RC2 release of the Linux IC’s for Hyper-V have been released.  With this release, support for the following guest operating systems has been added: · Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.2, x86/x64) · Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.3, x86/x64) · SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86/x64) Having support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, one of…

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Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community

  REDMOND, Wash., July 20, 2009 — Today, in a break from the ordinary, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers will be available to the…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

Windows Server 2008 R2 is now publically available. Among the new features and many improvements is Hyper-V v2. Hyper-V v2 supports new features like Live Migration, storage hot-add/remove, Second Level Address Translation, TCP Offloading, VMQ (device queuing), Jumbo frames and processor core parking. It does however not support the ability to import Virtual Machines from…

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