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Updates to Our Container Tagging Format

We’re introducing several minor changes to the tagging format of Windows containers. These changes will begin taking take effect next Patch Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Build Number Tags We’re re-introducing a build tag across all Windows base images. This will ... continue reading
KubeCon, Windows Containers on Kubernetes, and 101 Materials for Your Holiday Reading…

KubeCon, Windows Containers on Kubernetes, and 101 Materials for Your Holiday Reading…

I attended KubeCon earlier this week in Seattle and had some little fun there. It was eye-opening to see the vibrant community there. The energy is enormous. Very fortunate to be a witness of this part of the history. Windows ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Now Available

Introduction Windows Server 2019 is once again generally available. You can pull the new Windows Server 2019 images—including the new ‘Windows’ base image—via: docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/nanoserver:1809 docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows:1809 Just like the Windows Server 2016 release, the ... continue reading
Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Introduction A new speculative execution side channel vulnerability was announced recently that affects a range of Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors. This vulnerability, referred to as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) and assigned CVE 2018-3646 for hypervisors, can be used ... continue reading

Bringing Device Support to Windows Containers

When we introduced containers to Windows with the release of Windows Server 2016, our primary goal was to support traditional server-oriented applications and workloads. As time has progressed and the utility of containers as a technology is becoming fully realized, ... continue reading
Hello World MSMQ! …from Windows Containers

Hello World MSMQ! …from Windows Containers

Hello from Microsoft Hackathon!!! What are we hacking? Containerizing MSMQ! Let me tell you more… MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing) is one of the top asks from Enterprise customers who are lifting and shifting traditional apps with Windows Containers. We are ... continue reading

Hyper-V symbols for debugging

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 in the Microsoft Hyper-V Bounty Program. Starting with ... continue reading
Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

**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 to run entirely separate operating system instances on ... continue reading
Windows Event Viewer showing the Hyper-V-VMMS Admin log

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
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