You know… just in case you haven’t heard it.  I’m sure there aren’t a lot of people talking about it or anything, so you might have missed it.  (There’s some good information in that link – I highly advise you to click on it if you plan on getting the beta.)

The beta is currently available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, but it will be available to the public at some point on 1/9.  That includes both the client and the server versions, which means that not only will you be able to play with all of the great work that’s been done in Windows 7 client, but you can also kick the tires on the next version of Hyper-V, which is included with Windows 7 Server (Windows Server 2008 R2).

My team and I have been working super hard on Hyper-V in R2, and we’re really happy to be able to talk about it now.  I’ll have more about the new Hyper-V later on, but right now I’ve got some posts lined up that do what this blog was originally started for – to tell you how to run a shiny new beta of Windows in a VM.

I’ll start with Hyper-V, and then move on to Virtual PC and Virtual Server.

These posts are all about VIIrtualization (see what I did there?).

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