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Microsoft Highlights Kubernetes Support on Windows Server 2019

Microsoft's No. 1 networking feature for the forthcoming Windows Server 2019 product is Kubernetes support, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Windows 10 Hyper-V Is (Probably) Not Going Away

There's a rumor that Microsoft is planning to replace Hyper-V with an alternative feature called simply "Virtual Machines." Brien breaks down just how little sense that would make.

How Will Windows Server 2019 Impact Hyper-V Architecture?

Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Server product looks to be jam-packed with new features. Here are some of the standouts, specific to Hyper-V.

Intel Issues Security Advisory on L1 Speculative Execution Attack Method

Intel, Microsoft and Red Hat issued security advisories on Tuesday for yet another speculative execution side-channel attack method, this time going by the "L1 Terminal Fault" name.

Provisioning Outdated OSes with Hyper-V 2016 Integration Services

Managing Integration Services used to be a pain until Microsoft began including it in all Windows OSes, starting with Windows Server 2016. But administrators of older platforms don't need to be left high and dry.

Retrieving Detailed Information About Hyper-V VMs

There is actually quite a bit of VM info that is hidden from view, but that can be exposed through the Get-VM cmdlet if you know how. Brien walks you through the steps.

Microsoft Releases System Center Version 1807

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of System Center version 1807, its latest semiannual channel update to its suite of management tools.

Fixing a Virtual Machine that's Stuck in a Saved State

There are a few reasons why a VM might be placed in a saved state, but the most common is that it needs to be backed up. Here's how to fix this.

Microsoft Previews New Windows Container Image for Windows Server

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of a new Windows Server container image, which is available for testing by Windows Insider Program participants.

How Much Space Do You Get by Shrinking a Hyper-V VHD?

The answer lies in Hyper-V's Edit Virtual Hard Disk Wizard. Here's a walk-through.

Azure Kubernetes Service Now Commercially Available

The Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) reached "general availability" status on Wednesday, and can now be commercially used in 10 Azure regions.

What To Do When Hyper-V Runs Low on Disk Space

The obvious solution (add more physical storage) is usually easier said than done. Here are some short-term fixes that can buy you some time -- and reveal some pockets of spare storage you might not know you had.

How Microsoft Is Building Windows Server and Service Fabric To Address Developer Needs

Microsoft experts on Windows and Azure responded to a few questions post-Build about how the company has been simplifying the developer experience, from spinning up containers to tapping microservices.

How To Perform a USB Passthrough in Hyper-V

If you're familiar with how to access a USB device from inside a VMware environment, be aware -- the process isn't quite as seamless as it is in Hyper-V. Here's how to do it in Hyper-V at the host and client levels.

Red Hat Bringing OpenShift Container Orchestration to Microsoft Azure

Red Hat and Microsoft offered a progress report on their collaboration efforts this week and promised to deliver a preview of Red Hat OpenShift on Azure "in the coming months."

Microsoft Readying Kubernetes on Azure with New Developer Perks

Microsoft announced during this week's Build Conference that its Azure Kubernetes Service, formerly known as "managed Kubernetes on Azure," will reach general availability status "in the next few weeks."

Taking a Better Look at Hyper-V Private Networks

Private virtual networks are the most secure virtual network because they never communicate with the Hyper-V host or with the physical network. But what exactly happens when you create one?

Containers: The Future of Database Infrastructure?

Databases usually lag behind other servers in moving to new architecture, but containerization brings enough major improvements to convince even the most old-school DBAs.

Azure Container Instances Now Commercially Launched

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of Azure Container Instances, a serverless runtime that's designed to make it easier for developers to spin up containers on Microsoft's public datacenter infrastructure.

Hyper-V Predictions for Windows Server 2019

For starters, don't be surprised if Microsoft takes an axe to Server Manager in favor of Project Honolulu.

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