Virtualization


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.

Q&A with Greg Shields: Top VMware vSphere Tips

Dive deep into the world of vSphere with noted virtualization expert Greg Shields.

VMware Horizon VDI Adding Support for Skype for Business

VMware announced that this week that it is collaborating with Microsoft to enable Skype for Business communications using VMware's Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution.

Containers vs. Virtual Machines

The release of Windows Server 2016 will bring a new option of building apps based on micro-services that run in Docker and other standard containers. Does that portend the end of the VM?

Microsoft Highlights Windows Server 2016 Performance Specs

Microsoft is touting Windows Server 2016 in preparation for its Ignite conference next month, where the new server will make its debut.

Microsoft Unveils Server Virtualization Deal for VMware Users

Microsoft today announced a coming limited-time offer aimed at getting VMware server virtualization users to switch over to using Microsoft Hyper-V.

Microsoft and Citrix Lay Out Mobile and Cloud Partnership Efforts

Microsoft and Citrix once again explained their partnership vision that will combine Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions with Microsoft Azure datacenter solutions.

How To Back Up Hyper-V to Amazon Web Services

A guide to configuring the AWS Gateway to back up your Hyper-V VMs in the Amazon public cloud.

Newest Veeam Availability Suite To Be Integrated with Windows Server 2016

Version 9.5 of the Veeam Availability Suite, scheduled for release later this year, will be fully integrated with the Windows Server 2016 operating system and the Hyper-V-native hypervisor used in the datacenter, the company said.

How To Fix a Detached Virtual Disk in Windows Storage Spaces

While a rare occurrence, you may have a need to fix a virtual disk that has come attached.

Microsoft Changing Virtualization Tools Support Policy for Windows 10 Pro Users

Microsoft this week announced a coming change to its support for two virtualization tools, but it just applies to Windows 10 Pro edition users.

What's New in Windows Server 2016 TP5 Hyper-V

Better backups, checkpoints and security are highlights of the latest version.

Microsoft Offers Azure Virtual Machines F-Series

Microsoft released a new F-Series of Azure Virtual Machines this month.

Microsoft's Windows 7 Convenience Rollups Choking on Some VMware VMs

Microsoft's "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 aren't playing well with some VMware virtual machines (VMs), the two companies warned this week.

Docker's Close Integration with Windows Server

Windows Server 2016 TP4 and TP5 now support Docker containers. Learn what this means for the future of IT system and application architectures and how to set up and manage a host using Windows PowerShell.

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