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Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Whether you’re a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users to run entirely separate operating system instances on a host. And despite being a separate OS, we feel there’s a great importance in having ... continue reading

Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log (January 2018 edition)

Hyper-V has changed over the last few years and so has our event log structure. With that in mind, here is an update of Ben’s original post in 2009 (“Looking at the Hyper-V Event Log”). This post gives a short ... continue reading

A smaller Windows Server Core Container with better Application Compatibility

In Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074 released on Tuesday Jan 16, 2018, there are some exciting improvements to Windows Server containers that we’d like to share with you. We’d love for you to test out the build, especially the ... continue reading

Tar and Curl Come to Windows!

Beginning in Insider Build 17063, we’re introducing two command-line tools to the Windows toolchain: curl and bsdtar. It’s been a long time coming, I know. We’d like to give credit to the folks who’ve created and maintain bsdtar and curl—awesome ... continue reading

Tar and Curl Come to Windows!

Beginning in Insider Build 17063, we’re introducing two command-line tools to the Windows toolchain: curl and bsdtar. It’s been a long time coming, I know. We’d like to give credit to the folks who’ve created and maintain bsdtar and curl—awesome ... continue reading

Migrating local VM owner certificates for VMs with vTPM

Whenever I want to replace or reinstall a system which is used to run virtual machines with a virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), I’ve been facing a challenge: For hosts that are not part of a guarded fabric, the new ... continue reading

WSL Interoperability with Docker

We frequently get asked about running docker from within the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). We don’t support running the docker daemon directly in WSL. But what you can do is call in to the daemon running under Windows from ... continue reading

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

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 updates and improvements since Creators Update in April ... continue reading

Create your custom Quick Create VM gallery

Have you ever wondered whether it is possible to add your own custom images to the list of available VMs for Quick Create? The answer is: Yes, you can! Since quite a few people have been asking us, this post ... continue reading
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