Those of you keeping an eye on the cloud side of Microsoft’s enterprise business may be aware that Redmond and Oracle recently entered into a corporate partnership. And the fruits of this joint venture are now (almost) ripe for picking. Microsoft and Oracle first announced this partnership back in June, and starting...

If you wanted to run, say, Windows XP in Windows 7, you could use Windows Virtual PC and install a fully functional copy of Windows XP SP3 in a virtual machine running inside of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions. For Windows 8, Microsoft has dispensed with this for the more powerful and...

Some cool changes are coming to Windows 8 re: printing. Three interesting points… IT pros can use Hyper-V and fail over clusters of print servers to remove the need for special drivers. If one of the virtualized print servers fails, another automatically starts. In the event of a hardware failure, the virtual print...

New Windows Video from Microsoft. Microsoft’s virtualization solution Hyper-V is no longer just for servers. In Windows 8, developers and testers will be able to use the powerful virtualization capabilities of Hyper-V to help them do more with less hardware. Yes, even on the Windows 8 desktop, Hyper-V will be...

ITproportal has put together a quick brief guide for enabling Hyper-V in Windows 8. This will show you how to enable Hyper-V virtualization in the Windows 8 Developer Preview. This tweak is not on by default in the Windows 8 Developer Preview so this should be helpful for you if you’re interested in checking out...

Another video from the Microsoft library. This time it’s related to Windows Server and deals with high availability systems. Customers demand continuous availability from their Hyper-V deployments. In Windows Server 8, Hyper-V delivers better availability and scalability to customers. This video session will cover the...

On eo the great pluses about Windows Server 8 is virtualization. The big feature in Windows Server 8 is Hyper-V or Hyper Virtualization. New features in Windows Server 8 expand Hyper-V for performance, reliability, scale and security. In this BUILD session, server and solution developers learn how to enhance their...

In a new post on the Microsoft Windows 8 development blog, Microsoft just confirmed that Hyper-V will in fact be included in Windows 8. A quote: In building Windows 8 we worked to enable Hyper-V, the machine virtualization technology that has been part of the last 2 releases of Windows Server, to function on the...

WindowsNow.com blogger Robert McLaws has discovered Hyper-V 3.0 is incuded in the Windows 8 client code. “Apparently it’s (Hyper-V 3.0’s) been in there for quite a while, but between the focus on Consumer features, and the lack of X64 builds leaking out, it’s the first time we’ve seen it,” McLaws blogged. Hyper-V 3...