Measure Boot Performance with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit

Article written by Bhumit Shah, Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft India, who specializes in tuning Windows Server performance. Common questions I hear from my customers are: “My desktops and laptops are taking long time to boot, can we find out why?” and “What can I do to increase my boot performance and how do I…


How to: Ensure Hyper-V live migrations move at “Warp Speed!”

David Hail over at the PFE Virtualization Blog notes a correlation between BIOS power state settings (c-states) and Hyper-V performance during live migrations: How long does it take for you to do a live migration between hosts? I ask that of all the customers I talk to that are using Hyper-V. If your answer is…


Windows Server 2012 – a look at the new Server Manager

It’s a time of great change! Michael Hildebrand posted a quick overview of server management in past Windows versions, and a “walk around” the new Server Manager interface in Windows Server 2012 over on the Ask PFE Platforms blog. I say as someone that’s only been using it for a little while: It’s a little…