John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

March, 2009

  • Hyper-V floppy trivia

    "When I were a lad" (you have to say that in a northern British accent for authenticity), I used to catch the “ Number 64 ” bus outside Fairfield Halls in Central Croydon as a leg of my journey to Junior school. The busses never arrived as scheduled...
  • Hyper-V: Mouse Integration Components for SUSE available now

    News just in – the VSC (Virtualization Service Client) component providing mouse integration for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running as a guest operating system under Hyper-V has been released. The VSC is supported on SLES 10 SP2, x86 and x64 versions...
  • Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

    OK, so I'm a couple of months behind the times.... but in case you aren't already aware, there's a free 400+ page Microsoft Press E-Book available online. It makes interesting reading and has an all-up view of Microsoft virtualization covering Hyper-V...
  • Hyper-V KB967902 on Windows Update today

    Just a quick heads up – as posted on our team blog earlier this month, KB967902 resolves an issue in Hyper-V regarding a certificate expiration issue. This was released earlier today on Windows Update. A restart will be required to complete the installation...
  • Hyper-V Security Guide available

    The Hyper-V Security Guide is now available online or for download as a Word document. It covers hardening, delegation (including using SCVMM), and protection mechanisms for virtual machines. You can read it online here , or download the Word document...
  • Hyper-V Fixed VHD creation

    As Ben mentioned last year, creating a large fixed size VHD in Hyper-V can be a lengthy operation as we zero out the contents of the file during the creation process. In Hyper-V itself, there is no workaround to this. However Chris, a developer on...