Linux Integration Services 4.1.3-2

Linux Integration Services has been update to version 4.1.3-2 and is available from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51612 This is a minor update to correct the RPMs for a kernel ABI change in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux’s Red Hat Compatible Kernel version 7.3. Version 3.10.0-514.10.2.el7 of the kernel was sufficiently different for symbol conflicts to… Read more

How to give us feedback

We love hearing from you.  So what’s the best way to give us feedback? The best way to report an issue or give a quick suggestion is the Feedback Hub on Windows 10 (Windows key + F to open it quickly). The feedback hub lets the product team see all of your feedback in one… Read more

Overlay Network Driver with Support for Docker Swarm Mode Now Available to Windows Insiders on Windows 10

Windows 10 Insiders can now take advantage of overlay networking and Docker swarm mode  to manage containerized applications in both single-host and clustering scenarios. Containers are a rapidly growing technology, and as they evolve so must the technologies that support them as members of a broader collection of compute, storage and networking infrastructure components. For… Read more

Fun fact: Quick Create handles emoji in virtual machine names and splices them into simple Unicode

I was playing with Windows 10’s on screen keyboard and discovered the emoticons section.  Specifically, I found this awesome set of cat emojis. WindowsKitty definitely needed to be a VM Name.  It even has a laptop!  Luckily, it turns out, the Quick Create option we added recently handles emoji beautifully. Not only does the VM name look… Read more

Editing VMConnect session settings

When you connect to a VM with Virtual Machine Connection in enhanced session mode, you’re prompted to choose some settings for display and local resources. The main thing that changes between sessions is usually display configuration. But since you can now resize after connecting starting in the latest Insider build, you might not want to see this page each… Read more

Live Migration via Constrained Delegation with Kerberos in Windows Server 2016

Introduction Many Hyper-V customers have run into new challenges when trying to use constrained delegation with Kerberos to Live Migrate VMs in Windows Server 2016.  When attempting to migrate, they would see errors with messages like “no credentials are available in the security package,” or “the Virtual Machine Management Service failed to authenticate the connection… Read more

Introducing VMConnect dynamic resize

Starting in the latest Insider’s build, you can resize the display for a session in Virtual Machine Connection just by dragging the corner of the window. When you connect to a VM, you’ll still see the normal options which determine the size of the window and the resolution to pass to the virtual machine: Once you… Read more

No more “out of memory” errors for Windows Phone emulators in Windows 10 (unless you’re really out of memory)

For those of you who run emulators in Visual Studio, you may be familiar with an annoying error: It periodically pops up even when task manager reports enough available memory – this is especially true for machines with less than 8GB RAM.  Most of the time, it’s because there genuinely isn’t enough memory available but… Read more

Introducing the Host Compute Service (HCS)

Summary This post introduces a low level container management API in Hyper-V called the Host Compute Service (HCS).  It tells the story behind its creation, and links to a few open source projects that make it easier to use. Motivation and Creation Building a great management API for Docker was important for Windows Server Containers. … Read more

A closer look at VM Quick Create

Author: Andy Atkinson In the last Insiders build, we introduced Quick Create to quickly create virtual machines with less configuration (see blog). We’re trying a few things to make it easier to set up a virtual machine, such as combining installation options to a single field for all supported file types, and adding a control… Read more