Virtualization


Accelerated Networking for Azure Virtual Machines Now 'Generally Available'

Microsoft today announced the "general availability" of its Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines, which is available for use with both Linux- and Windows-based VMs.

VMware Talking with Microsoft on VMware Virtualization on Azure

VMware isn't planning to work directly with Microsoft on the technical details of its emerging VMware virtualization on Azure solution, but the company has dropped some of its initially condemnatory language about it.

Posey's Tech Predictions for 2018

According to Brien's take on the Microsoft tea leaves, the year ahead should bode well for Hyper-V and Azure customers. On the other hand, Windows 10 S users may want to brace themselves.

Azure Migrate Tool Will Be Production-Ready in Next 6 Months

The Azure Migrate solution is expected to be a production-ready product for organizations in the first half of 2018, Microsoft indicated this week.

Azure Virtual Machine B-Series and M-Series Now Commercially Available

Microsoft added more options to its alphabet soup of Azure virtual machine (VM) offerings this month.

VMware Partners with Carbon Black on Datacenter Security

VMware and Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, are working on a new security offering that aims to protect datacenters by analyzing historical application data.

Migration Support for Hyper-V VMs Added to AWS

AWS has added tools to migrate Hyper-V virtual machines to its cloud.

VMware Rips Microsoft for Azure 'Bare Metal' Migration Solution

Microsoft this month provoked VMware by announcing a preview of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Microsoft Azure hardware.

Getting Started With Hyper-V Groups

With the help of PowerShell, Hyper-V management is simplified when actions can be performed in bulk.

Microsoft To Preview Remote Desktop Services Improvements

Microsoft this week briefly showed access and security improvements that will be coming to Remote Desktop Services.

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Now Supports New System Center Virtual Machine Manager Reporting Option

The Microsoft Operations Management Suite now has a way to show System Center Virtual Machine Manager health and performance information for on-premises-located virtual machines.

Building Hyper-V VMs with Quick Create

The new feature, available in Windows 10, allows for the creation of simple VMs with just a few clicks.

Windows Server 2016 Version 1709 To Support Linux and Windows Containers

Microsoft on Wednesday described how its next major release of Windows Server 2016 will have improvements for running containers.

First Look: Down to the Server Core

The Windows Server 2016 "Insider" preview Build 16237 of the fall update only supports Server Core deployments and a stripped-down Nano Server option with improvements to Hyper-V, RDMA for trusted guests and support for persistent memory.

How To Shrink Hyper-V Virtual Machine Volumes

With the massive sizes of Hyper-V VMs, it might be a good idea to put a hard cap on how large they can grow to.

Configuring Workgroup Connectivity to a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell

Here's how to get Hyper-V's management tools configured to manage connections in five steps.

How To Delete a Corrupt Windows Server Storage Pool

When things go wrong, we turn to a PowerShell command to right the ship.

Microsoft Taps Google's Kubernetes for Windows Container Orchestration

Docker has given rise to Linux and Windows containers but Microsoft is also championing Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration system developed by Google.

Addressing Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk Permission Problems

The issue might lie with juggling multiple Hyper-V virtual machine unique security identifiers.

How Microsoft Can Improve Hyper-V Checkpoints

The ability to perform group checkpoints and rollbacks will make a good feature truly great.

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