Test Windows 7, 8 or 10 using free virtual machines from Microsoft

Connectix, a company known for their x86 emulator pioneering, was acquired by Microsoft in 2003. A few years later Microsoft released Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server under their own brand and created a pathway to Hyper-V. You might remember something like Windows XP mode when Windows 7 was introduced. It was nothing more … Continue reading Test Windows 7, 8 or 10 using free virtual machines from Microsoft

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Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

Pop quiz: Which Operating System edition from Microsoft has been free for use throughout it's almost 10 year long lifespan? Microsoft Hyper-V Server. What is it? Hyper-V is Microsoft's hardware virtualization product. It lets you create and run a software version of a computer, called a virtual machine. Each virtual machine acts like a complete computer, … Continue reading Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

New and improved features in Creators Update: Quick Create Checkpoint and Save for nested Hyper-V Dynamic resize for VM Connect Zoom for VM Connect Networking improvements (NAT) Developer-centric memory management Quick Create Introduced in build 15002, Quick Create focuses on getting the guest operating system up and running as quickly as possible — including creating … Continue reading What’s new in Hyper-V for the Windows 10 Creators Update?

Manage Hyper-V with Powershell – the Hyper-V cmdlets

Description This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Hyper-V-specific cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet. Hyper-V Cmdlets Add-VMDvdDrive Adds a DVD drive to a virtual machine. Add-VMFibreChannelHba Adds a virtual Fibre Channel host bus adapter to a virtual machine. Add-VMGroupMember Adds … Continue reading Manage Hyper-V with Powershell – the Hyper-V cmdlets

Windows 10, Hyper-V and Wireless – Yes, Hyper-V also can do NAT

Set up a NAT network Windows 10 Hyper-V allows native network address translation (NAT) for a virtual network. This guide will walk you through: creating a NAT network connecting an existing virtual machine to your new network confirming that the virtual machine is connected correctly Requirements: Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later Hyper-V is enabled … Continue reading Windows 10, Hyper-V and Wireless – Yes, Hyper-V also can do NAT