Hyper-V Beta Now Available

The Windows Server Division unveiled a holiday surprise for customers and partners this morning, delivering a public beta for Microsoft’s hypervisor-based server virtualization technology called Hyper-V, a feature with some versions of Windows Server 2008. The beta is available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/audsel.mspx.


For Hyper-V beta details, and a discussion around Microsoft’s virtualization plans in 2008, read the posting from Mike Neil, general manager for virtualization strategy, on the Windows Server Division blog. On the systems management front, Larry Orecklin, general manager of System Center product management and virtualization marketing, discusses the importance of systems management to adoption and deployment of virtualization on the Nexus SC: System Center team blog

In addition, Jeff Woolsey, senior program manager focused on virtualization, has also posted some information (and videos) on Hyper-V beta features on the Windows Virtualization team blog this morning.


Also of note: Mike Neil will take a deep-dive in to the Hyper-V beta next Tuesday as part of a webcast series on InfoWorld