Virtualization


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.

Microsoft Pulls Extended Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit

A few licensing tidbits, and other Microsoft product changes, are showing up in obscure places.

VMware Horizon VDI Now Supports Skype for Business

VMware has integrated its Horizon virtual desktop solution with Microsoft's Skype for Business communications product.

Windows Server 2016 Getting Linux Containers

Microsoft this week announced that a new type of Linux container that runs on Windows Server 2016 will be coming soon.

Dell Adding Quad-Core Processors to Thin Client

Dell this week announced that it is refreshing its Wyse thin client line aimed at virtual workspace environments with quad-core processors.

Azure Container Service Now Has Kubernetes Support

Organizations using the Azure Container Service soon will be getting the ability to orchestrate workloads using Kubernetes, Microsoft announced today.

How To Reclaim Storage Space from Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Battle quickly shrinking storage space by deleting and compacting physical disks.

Perform a Rolling Upgrade of a Clustered Hyper-V Deployment, Part 2

Now that the upgrade has been applied, there's some cleanup and maintenance work to be done.

Perform a Rolling Upgrade of a Clustered Hyper-V Deployment, Part 1

Here's how to get started deploying a Hyper-V upgrade through PowerShell.

Docker for Azure Public Beta Released

Docker this week released a public beta of Docker for Azure.

Azure Gets Bots Service Preview and New Compute Services

Microsoft announced a few Azure milestones today and showcased developer options to tap into its new compute capabilities.

Shield Hyper-V with Microsoft's Host Guardian Service

The new Windows Server 2016 is the most secure version of Microsoft's server OS with the introduction of the Host Guardian Service for Hyper-V Shielded VMs. Learn about this critical new feature and how to configure and implement it.

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