Microsoft and Red Hat Cooperative Technical Support

Hi, I’m Mike Neil, general manager of virtualization at Microsoft. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here, but today’s post is worth a read. Ever since we released Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Terminal Services, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and Microsoft App-V 4.5 last year, customers and partners have been getting huge… Read more

Windows Insider Preview: Nested Virtualization

Earlier in the year, we announced that we will be building nested virtualization so that people could run Hyper-V Containers in Hyper-V virtual machines. In preparation for the first public preview of Hyper-V Containers, we are releasing a preview of nested virtualization. This feature allows you to run Hyper-V in a virtual machine (note that… Read more

Hyper-V virtual machine gallery and networking improvements

In January, we added Quick Create to Hyper-V manager in Windows 10.  Quick Create is a single-page wizard for fast, easy, virtual machine creation. Starting in the latest fast-track Windows Insider builds (16237+) we’re expanding on that idea in two ways.  Quick Create now includes: A virtual machine gallery with downloadable, pre-configured, virtual machines. A… Read more

MSDN and TechNet Powered by Hyper-V

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> Hi—I am Rob Emanuel from the Microsoft.com Operations team.  For those of you who may not know what we do, our group designs, deploys, manages and sustains highly available, highly scalable Web and SQL systems for Microsoft for some of the largest corporate web sites in the… Read more

Explaining Microsoft RemoteFX

Hi, my name is Max Herrmann, and I am part of the Windows Server Remote Desktop Services marketing team at Microsoft. Two years ago, Microsoft acquired Calista Technologies where I came from – a startup that set out to create technology that allows remote workers to enjoy the same rich user experience over a network… Read more

What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived!  While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V updates and improvements since Creators Update in April. Summary: Quick Create includes a gallery (and you can add your own images) Hyper-V has… Read more

PowerShell Direct – Running PowerShell inside a virtual machine from the Hyper-V host

Official PS Direct documentation is located here (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/user_guide/vmsession.html). At Ignite we announced PowerShell Direct, and briefly demoed it’s capabilities in the “What’s New in Hyper-V” session.  This is a follow up so you can get started using PowerShell Direct in your own environment. What is PowerShell Direct? It is a new way of running PowerShell… Read more

What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

Microsoft just released the Windows 10 Creators Update.  Which means Hyper-V improvements! New and improved features in Creators Update: Quick Create Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V Dynamic resize for VM Connect Zoom for VM Connect Networking improvements (NAT) Developer-centric memory management Keep reading for more details.  Also, if you want to try new Hyper-V… Read more

Hyper-V Replica Certificate Based Authentication – makecert

We have had a number of queries on how to enable replication using certificates created from makecert. Though the Understanding and Troubleshooting guide for Hyper-V Replica discusses this aspect, I am posting a separate article on this. The below steps are applicable for a simple lab deployment consisting of two standalone servers – PrimaryServer.domain.com and… Read more