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My Favorite “Feature” (So many questions. So little time. Part 30)

My Favorite “Feature” (So many questions. So little time. Part 30)

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For my 30th posting in this series, I thought I’d tackle a couple of really tough questions posed by John at our Columbus, Ohio TechNet Event:

Get the Server 2012 Beta

Well, John… this of course would require me to enter an opinion here on my blog.  And I don’t think I’m allowed to give my opinion of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 just yet.

“Oh c’mon you coward..”

Hey now.. be nice.  Alright, since you dared me, I will mention one feature from each that I’m really excited about.

For Windows 8, my favorite feature right now has got to be having Hyper-V available to me.  On my work laptop, which I use for presentations, I run several demo virtual machines (you saw them the morning of our TechNet Event) using Hyper-V.  It runs great!  And I also take advantage of new Hyper-V PowerShell commandlets for quickly resetting my machines to the starting place (snapshot) for my demos.

For Windows Server 2012 (formerly codename Windows Server “8”) the feature-set I’m most excited about are the improvements in Hyper-V and in Storage.  More specifically, to actually configure and witness a running virtual machine move between two virtualization hosts with no cluster, no shared storage.. no shared NOTHIN’… That’s amazing.  And it’s a game-changer. 

 

And John also decided to have a little fun with my request for written questions:

You put your left foot in...

Sorry we couldn’t fit those in that day, John.  Maybe next time. Smile with tongue out

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What features are your favorites?  What have you had a chance to try out and really like in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012?

  • Those are certainly awesome features, but I've got to say I love that Microsoft has finally paid just a little attention to DHCP and DNS, and provided some actual tools! Would be nice if we could get a little more love under the hood, but I've got to say it is nice to see some method of IPAM now.

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