Lot's of interest at our IT Camp Events on using Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 with Hyper-V Server Virtualization. Here's the key take-aways:
So, how can you better leverage Hyper-V if you only have the Essentials or Standard editions and want to play with Server Virtualization? The answer is: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 … and, better yet, it's FREE! Here's the 10 steps to try for yourself:
That's it! Now, just test logging in and accessing your new virtualized SBS 2011 server, and, if successful, wipe and re-use the old physical server box for something else!
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