imageUnless you’ve been under a rock all day you know that Windows 7 Beta was announced and released last night – along with Windows 7 Beta we also announced and released Server 2008 R2 (formally known as Windows 7 Server).  If you have an MSDN subscription you can download the new hotness right now – just go to the subscriber downloads section.  Apparently the build will be available to everyone as early as tomorrow – however I haven’t heard for sure yet…

 

New Hyper-V features include (not limited to): Live Migration, Improved Power Management (Core Parking/Timer Coalescing), Hot-Add/Remove of SCSI Disks, Native VHD Integration (Diskmgr/Diskpart can create/mount VHDs), Jumbo Frame Support, Performance Improvements, Deducted Guest External Networks, 32 Core Support and there are more that I am forgetting I am sure…  I should say this is beta – these features are subject to change.  Over the next month of so I as well as many others around the team will be posting information about new features and how they are used so look forward to that… For now I am just happy that you all get to play with Windows 7 (which btw ROCKs – I love it) and Server 2008 R2 w/Hyper-V…

 

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Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead
http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

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