Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI lets customer run the same Azure software and services on-premises that they already access in the cloud. Depending on what’s required for on-premises hardware — especially if it’s compatible with current generation rack mounted systems — this could shake up the whole HCI marketplace. Only time (and an improved understanding of the details) will tell..
Mary Jo Foley mines a magnificent nugget out of Microsoft job descriptions in a Program Manager item for something called Microsoft Cloud PC. Very interesting!
Now that Windows 10 Version 2004 is publicly released, Microsoft also offers free, ready-to-run developer evaluation versions of Windows 10 Enterprise in VM form for VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox and Parallels. Good stuff!
A few weeks back, I offered free Windows assistance as long as the #StayAtHome lock-down continues. One of the emails I have received was from a user who asked if there’s anything one could do to speed up file transfer between a Hyper-V host and a virtual machine using Enhanced Session Mode. I thought that
I wrote earlier about how to create a shortcut which starts a Hyper-V VM, opens a VM Connection window, and shuts down that VM when its VM Connection is closed. For complete instructions, please see: Hyper-V – Create shortcut for virtual machine This procedure is extremely simple. Today, I made a video to show how
The VMware Workstation Tech Preview 20H1 has been available since end of January. It is the first VMWare version which can run alongside Microsoft Hyper-V. Until now, if a user wanted to run both Hyper-V and VMWare virtual machines on the same computer, the Hypervisor must have been turned on and off, depending on if
The latest version of Hyper-V Server (2019) is now available as an unlimited eval. That means you can use it forever, for free. Good stuff!
Running Windows on a Hyper-V virtual machine can naturally never be as fast as that same version of Windows on host machine’s real physical hardware. However, by tweaking virtual machine settings, you can greatly impact the speed and functionality of a virtual machine. As a Hyper-V enthusiast, I want to share my tips for making
Hyper-V has a Quick Create feature, which allows users to create virtual machines from a VHD repository, using virtual hard disks with preinstalled Windows. We covered that earlier here at Win10.guru in this story: Hyper-V Online Gallery: Create a VHD repository But, what if you want to start from scratch, with a new virtual machine
I, like many of you, have a bunch of valid Windows product keys through MSDN, Visual Studio, Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) or other Microsoft subscriptions. Because Windows 7 and 8.1 keys can still be used to activate Windows 10, you might have have a number of single use retail keys, and several MAK keys. All