It’s here! Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is available for download…

Today, Microsoft reaches a significant milestone for customers and partners with the release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization feature included in select versions of Windows Server 2008. Those who have already deployed the x64 versions of Windows Server 2008 can receive Hyper-V from Windows Update beginning July 8, while new customers and partners can download Hyper-V later today (12:00 pm PT). The Windows Virtualization team will be counting down the days to download from Windows Update, so be sure to visit the Windows Virtualization Team blog to see daily spotlights on specific features and benefits of Hyper-V technology, as well as to read about customer stories and see postings from guests.


Since the beta release of Hyper-V in February, more than 250 customers have participated in Hyper-V’s early adoption program. Microsoft’s own deployment and results with Hyper-V is showcased today in Rob Emanuel’s guest blog and video on the Windows Server Division blog, specifically on customers using Hyper-V and partner benefits, visit the Microsoft PressPass site.


Also, check out the new Hyper-V videos on TechNet Edge:

TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Overview with Mike Neil

TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Program managers interview Part 1

TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Program managers interview Part 2


Other Resources:

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

Virtualization Solution Accelerators