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Hyper-V HyperClear RETbleed Update

Multiple new speculative execution side channel issues were recently disclosed by both Intel and AMD. These issues were described in security bulletins available here: AMD CPU Branch Type Confusion | AMD Return Stack Buffer Underflow / CVE-2022-29901, CVE-2022-28693 /... ( ... continue reading
AMD Nested Support showing a VM running on a VM on AMD Hardware

AMD Nested Virtualization Support

AMD Nested Support showing a VM running on a VM on AMD Hardware Nested Virtualization is not a new idea. In fact, we announced our first preview of Nested Virtualization running on Windows way back in 2015. From that Windows ... continue reading

VMware Workstation and Hyper-V

As a follow up to our previous post on VMware and Hyper-V Working Together, VMware has released a version of VMware Workstation that works with the Windows Hypervisor Platform (WHP). This release adds support for VMware Workstation running side by ... continue reading

Hyper-V Powering Windows Features

December 2019 Hyper-V is Microsoft’s hardware virtualization technology that initially released with Windows Server 2008 to support server virtualization and has since become a core component of many Microsoft products and features. These features range from enhancing security to empowering ... continue reading

Virtualization-Based Security: Enabled by Default

Virtualization-based Security (VBS) uses hardware virtualization features to create and isolate a secure region of memory from the normal operating system. Windows can use this "virtual secure mode" (VSM) to host a number of security solutions, providing them with greatly ... continue reading

VMware Workstation and Hyper-V – Working Together

Yesterday VMware demonstrated a pre-release version of VMware Workstation with early support for the Windows Hypervisor Platform in the What's New in VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation session at VMworld. In Windows 10 we have introduced many security features that ... continue reading

5/14: Hyper-V HyperClear Update

Four new speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities were announced today and affect a wide array of Intel processors. The list of affected processors includes Intel Xeon, Intel Core, and Intel Atom models. These vulnerabilities are referred to as CVE-2018-12126 Microarchitectural ... continue reading

What’s new for container identity

Identity is a crucial component of any application. Whether you’re authenticating users on a web app or trying to query data from a back-end server, chances are you’ll need to integrate with an identity provider. Containerized applications are no exception, ... continue reading

Hyper-V symbols for debugging

First published on TECHNET on Apr 25, 2018 Having access to debugging symbols can be very handy, for example when you are A partner building solutions leveraging Hyper-V, Trying to debug a specific issue, or Searching for bugs to participate ... continue reading
Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

First published on TECHNET on Feb 28, 2018 **Update: This feature is now generally available. Please see our latest blog post to learn more** Whether you're a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users ... continue reading