On Monday, we released Virtual Server R2 SP1 and its available here. Ben (aka Virtual PC Guy) has blogged about it here. Why is this noteworthy of our ISV blog? There are 2 key enhancements I want to highlight:

  1. I know of many ISVs that are running Virtual Server and have hardware equipped with AMD-V or Intel VT capable CPUs. There is now support for hardware-assisted virtualization technology (AMD-V and Intel VT) with R2 SP1 which will yield performance improvements.
  2. VHD Mount command-line tool and APIs: The VHDMount.exe command line tool will allow you to mount a .vhd (Virtual Hard Drive) file as a local file system without the virtual machine running.