Making it easier to revert

Sometimes when things go wrong in my environment, I don’t want to have to clean it all up — I just want to go back in time to when everything was working. But remembering to maintain good recovery points isn’t easy. Now we’re making it so that you can always roll back your virtual machine to a recent good state if you… 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

Windows NAT (WinNAT) — Capabilities and limitations

Author: Jason Messer   How many devices (e.g. laptops, smart phones, tablets, DVRs, etc.) do you have at home which connect to the internet? Each of these devices probably has an IP address assigned to it, but did you know that that the public internet actually only sees one IP address for all of these… Read more

Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure – Part 2

  Continuing from the previous blog – check out the recent TechEd NA 2014 talk @ https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B322 which includes a cool demo of this product. Love it??? Talk about it, try it and share your comments. Let’s retrace the journey – in Jan 2014, we announced the General Availability of Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM). HRM … Read more

MICROSOFT HYPER-V SERVER 2008 R2 SP1 RELEASED!

Virtualization Nation, The good news just keeps coming and we’re pleased to keep the momentum rolling with the latest release of our rock stable, feature rich, standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1! For those who need a refresher on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, it includes key features based on customer… Read more

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory test for VDI density

Hi, I’m Michael Kleef, senior technical product manager within the Windows Server and Cloud division. As Brad Anderson and I discussed at the TechEd Europe keynote today, Dynamic Memory, a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, can increase Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) densities by 40% compared to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 and… Read more

MED-V 2.0 beta is available – for Windows 7 migrations

You’ll be interested to know that MED-V 2.0 beta is available to download today. Karri blogged about it over at the Windows team blog [here]. Here’s an excerpt from Karri’s blog: With MED-V 2.0 Beta, we have been listening to customer feedback to further simplify the MED-V experience by enabling one-time sign on to the… Read more

Reducing the cost of virtualization using Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center

My name is Elliott Morris, manager of what’s known within Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business as the “War on Cost team.” The team’s role is to collect operational data from business and public sector customers to understand their costs for deploying, operating and managing Microsoft server and desktop software. We use this information to improve our products, and… Read more

Guest post: Storage Loves Dynamic Memory

Hi, I’m Alex Miroshnichenko, chief technology officer of Virsto Software. One of the most exciting events of my summer was the announcement of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Though still in beta, SP1’s stability has lived up to production standards in Virsto’s test labs. SP1 brings Dynamic Memory to Microsoft Hyper-V. … Read more

VDI reference architecture with HP and Citrix

At HP’s Tech Forum conference, HP started to market a VDI reference architecture, and deployment offer, with us and Citrix. The brochure can be seen here. The VDI offer can be seen here. The nuts and bolts of the architecture includes: HP ProLiant BL460c server blades HP StorageWorks P4800 SAN HP Insight Control for System Center… Read more