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What's new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 13, 2017 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived! While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V ... continue reading
What's new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

First published on TECHNET on Apr 13, 2017 Microsoft just released the Windows 10 Creators Update . Which means Hyper-V improvements! New and improved features in Creators Update: Quick Create Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V Dynamic resize for VM ... continue reading
Fun fact:  Quick Create handles emoji in virtual machine names and splices them into simple Unicode

Fun fact: Quick Create handles emoji in virtual machine names and splices them into simple Unicode

First published on TECHNET on Feb 03, 2017 I was playing with Windows 10’s on screen keyboard and discovered the emoticons section. Specifically, I found this awesome set of cat emojis. WindowsKitty definitely needed to be a VM Name. It ... continue reading
No more "out of memory" errors for Windows Phone emulators in Windows 10 (unless you're really out of memory)

No more “out of memory” errors for Windows Phone emulators in Windows 10 (unless you’re really out of memory)

First published on TECHNET on Jan 27, 2017 For those of you who run emulators in Visual Studio, you may be familiar with an annoying error: It periodically pops up even when task manager reports enough available memory – this ... continue reading
A closer look at VM Quick Create

A closer look at VM Quick Create

First published on TECHNET on Jan 20, 2017 Author: Andy Atkinson In the last Insiders build, we introduced Quick Create to quickly create virtual machines with less configuration (see blog ). We’re trying a few things to make it easier ... continue reading
Cool new things for Hyper-V on Windows 10

Cool new things for Hyper-V on Windows 10

First published on TECHNET on Jan 10, 2017 Insider build 15002 is now available for Fast Ring windows insiders. In it, you’ll find a few improvements in Hyper-V for Windows 10 users: A new virtual machine Quick Create experience (work ... continue reading

Waiting for VMs to restart in a complex configuration script with PowerShell Direct

First published on TECHNET on Oct 11, 2016 Have you ever tried to automate the setup of a complex environment including the base OS, AD, SQL, Hyper-V and other components? For my demo at Ignite 2016 I did just that ... continue reading
Windows NAT (WinNAT) -- Capabilities and limitations

Windows NAT (WinNAT) — Capabilities and limitations

First published on TECHNET on May 25, 2016 Author: Jason Messer How many devices (e.g. laptops, smart phones, tablets, DVRs, etc.) do you have at home which connect to the internet? Each of these devices probably has an IP address ... continue reading

What Happened to the β€œNAT” VMSwitch?

First published on TECHNET on May 14, 2016 Author: Jason Messer Beginning in Windows Server Technical Preview 3, our users noticed a new Hyper-V Virtual Switch Type – “NAT” – which was introduced to simplify the process of connecting Windows ... continue reading
Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (3 of 3)

Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (3 of 3)

First published on TECHNET on Mar 02, 2016 Author: Dexuan Cui Link to Part 2: Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V Link to Part 1: Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V Background This blog post is ... continue reading