Virtualization


Containers: Beyond Virtualization

The open source lightweight Docker runtime environment for Linux could someday supersede the traditional virtual machine. Among its many supporters is Microsoft, which just announced a deep partnership with Docker Inc. to bring containers to the next version of Windows Server.

5 Hyper-V Host Decisions To Make Before Installing

Before making the jump, here are some points to consider.

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Microsoft's Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC )3.0, made available for download Monday, has brought back the ability to do physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions.

Should You Deploy Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs?

While the new features may be tempting, the new Hyper-V VMs' incompatibilities should stop you from jumping on board.

Microsoft Expands Virtual Machine Options for Azure

Microsoft announced a new virtual machine (VM) "D-Series" today that expands VM sizing options for organizations using Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Windows 9 Rumor Round Up

From Cortana integration to the return of the Start Menu, here are some of the rumors circulating online about Microsoft's next OS.

Hyper-V and the Cloneable Domain Controller

Is the new feature an IT game changer or an unnecessary headache?

Microsoft Enables Office 365 ProPlus App Sharing on Computers

Microsoft this month enabled a "shared computer activation" feature for business subscribers to its Office 365 productivity suite solutions.

My Wish List for the Next Version of Hyper-V

Native third-party support tops the list.

Hyper-V Private vs. Internal Virtual Switches: Which to Choose?

Here's how to choose the right switch type for your environment.

How to Make Hyper-V Virtual Machines Highly Available

Here's how to use the Failover Cluster Manager to make virtual machines fault tolerant or to create new virtual machines.

Microsoft Enables Custom Apps on Azure RemoteApp Service

Microsoft added some basic functionality to its new Azure RemoteApp service this week.

System Center Operations Manager: Management Packs Go Deep

The new System Center feature plugs in monitor infrastructure and apps in real time.

Microsoft Releases Windows RT Azure RemoteApp Client

Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.

Docker 1.0 Released, Gets Microsoft Azure Support

Docker commercially released its open source application containerization solution, which is now supported on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Releases Remote Desktop App Preview for Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has released yet another preview of its Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1.

How To Migrate to Hyper-V

Here's a rundown of how to use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter to switch from VMware hypervisors to Hyper-V.

Hyper-V Moves into the Fast Lane

The Microsoft hypervisor is gaining more respect and usage for datacenter and hybrid cloud virtualization.

vCenter Orchestrator: An Easily Missed Diamond in the Rough

Many don't even know that their VMware vCenter Server license comes with an incredibly powerful automation tool for admins.

How To Work with Hyper-V Checkpoints

Here's a quick breakdown on how to roll back to an earlier Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V checkpoint.

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