Hyper-V Program Manager
A while ago I posted an original guide to Hyper-V Terminology. Well, there have been a couple of new terms that have come on to the scene that I would like to clarify for people:
Here's to confusion!
The terms "Host/Guest machine/OS" had been very clear (to me) since at least VirtualPC 2004. I also dig VS2005's "Virtual/Physical Computer/OS". The fact that you changed the internal implementation to use a "HyperVisor" instead of "emulation" is interesting to a very small fraction of the population - those who write HyperVisors (Xen, etc). I think that introducing new user-facing terms just to appease a small group of Uber-hackers in Microsoft and elsewhere will only lead to confusion.
BTW, same goes for the Terminal Services team, which changed "/console" into "/admin" (and the comparable COM property!) for no reason apparent to the customers.
So, since "Microsoft Hyper-V Server" isn't Windows, what is its "Management Operating System"?
I'd go for clarity over technical correctnet any day (although I do correct Windows 2003/8 server to Windows Server 2003/8) and I for one will be sticking with guest and host.
@Bob - lol, nice one. C'mon Ben, does that mean Windows PE is becoming "Microsoft Preinstallation Environment"?