With Windows Vista and Windows 7 we had tools that enabled the removal of old source files once a service pack has been applied. With Windows Server 2012 Microsoft has provided a way to remove all the source files for the unneeded roles and features Read the full article
During the last couple of months I have been asked about storage migration within Hyper-V 3.0 and what is possible. The simple answer is assuming the host has access to both the source and destination storage locations, the storage can be migrated. Read the full article
With the release of Hyper-V 3.0 Microsoft made some changes in improve Virtual Machine memory management which will allow increased density but can cause problems in some scenarios. Read the full article
With Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012, Microsoft extended the capability to produce a Multi-Site/Multi-Subnet/Geo-Cluster. I thought it would be a good idea to address some of the requirements and configuration choices around this solution. Read the full article
With Windows 8, most of us are using hardware that was designed and produced before Windows 8 and therefore does not take advantage of the Windows 8 power management and fast boot services. Chances are that has made tasks like shutting down a Windows 8 computer appear to take more steps than you would like... Read the full article
On September 25th, QA was a senior sponsor at the Windows Server 2012 launch and as part of that event Microsoft asked me to produce some videos. The video used on the big stage was a whirlwind tour of the new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provisioning engine within Windows Server 2012 and by popular demand, here it is! Read the full article
With Windows Server 2012 Microsoft have introduced technologies they are branding as Safe Virtualization features. These features revolve around Domain Controllers (DC) and include being able to clone a DC and rolling a DC back to a snapshot safely. Read the full article
With Windows 8 and Server 2012 being in the hands of OEM’s for a few weeks now that has caused a number of updated to be required to support new hardware, software and experience elements because of the touch user interface. Read the full article
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